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Women in Photonics 2021

Workshop on Career Opportunities

April 20 – 22, 2021 / Jena, Germany


Women in Photonics 2021

The workshop “Women in Photonics“ aims at connecting excellent female scientists at the beginning of their ­career with experts in photonics holding leading positions at research institutions and companies.

The focus of this year’s workshop will be on:

  • Biophotonics such as vibrational spectroscopy, fluorescence, OCT, PAT, etc.
  • Photonic data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence

The workshop addresses young female postdocs working in these research areas, who want to ­present their own work and build up new networks. Participants will have the ­opportunity to exchange with experienced scientists from academia and industry and ­jointly develop strategies for a successful ­professional career.

Organizing Team

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp

Conference Chair

Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology
Jena, Germany

Marc Skupch

Conference Management

Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology
Jena, Germany

Registration & Abstract Submission

Conference Venue

Leibniz Institut of Photonic Technology

At the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz IPHT) in Jena, scientists use light to find solutions to questions and urgent problems in the fields of health, environment, medicine and safety. Under the motto “Photonics for Life”, they research light-based technologies that make our lives safer, healthier and cleaner. Especially in the field of optical health technologies, Leibniz IPHT, in cooperation with partners from research and industry, is specifically promoting translation: the transfer of research results into applicable solutions – from Ideas to Instruments.

Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology
Albert-Einstein-Str. 9
07745 Jena | Germany

Travel Information


The major train connections with Deutsche Bahn to Jena are:

  • Berlin – Jena (direct connection; travel time appr. 2,5 hours)
  • Düsseldorf – Jena (change trains in Frankfurt and Erfurt or Weimar; travel time appr. 5 hours)
  • Frankfurt – Jena (change train in Erfurt or Weimar; travel time appr. 3 hours)
  • Leipzig – Jena (IC direct connection; duration appr. 1 hour or change trains in Naumburg; duration appr. 1,5 hours)
  • Munich – Jena (direct train; duration appr. 4 hours)
  • Hamburg – Jena (direct train; duration appr. 4 hours)

For timetables and tickets please visit:

You can purchase tickets on the train or at the train station on the day of your travel and do not necessarily make a reservation in advance.



The closest airport is in Leipzig-Halle (70 km away from Jena). Bigger airports are located in Berlin and Frankfurt (300 km away from Jena). Other major airports are Munich and Düsseldorf (400 kms away from Jena).


Jena can also be reached by long-distance busses from Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt and Hamburg. For timetables and tickets please visit:


Jena can be reached

  • from Berlin via the A9
  • from Frankfurt and Düsseldorf via the A4
  • from Munich and Nuremburg via the A9
  • in addition the federal highways B7 and B88 go through Jena.

Public Transportation in Jena

  • Tickets can be purchased in every bus or tram.
  • Single tickets: 2,10 €
  • Single tickets entitle you to travel with any number of changes towards your destination. They are valid for a maximum of one hour.