Industrialization Potential
of Optics in Biomedicine

i-POB by POB

About Conference

Organizer: Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS/POB

The conference will be focused on the past, current and the future developments of optical biomedical imaging techniques. The program of the i-POB conference will provide companies with an opportunity to share the experience and tribulations of taking a new discovery to the market with researchers that are successful in the process of implementing new technologies. The event will include opportunities for interaction between, scientist, innovators and entrepreneurs, including education on how to successfully run projects, start the company and enter to the global market. The meeting will be especially instructive for junior researchers and inventors interested in the development of novel imaging technologies.


In vivo Optical Biomedical Imaging: Optical Coherence Tomography and Microscopy, Holographic Microscopy, Fluorescence Imaging


– Technology

– Applications

– Industrialization


The conference will be held ONLINE.


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Keynote speakers

Conference Programme

12:50 - 13:00

Host: Maciej Wojtkowski

13:00 - 13:30

Special event: Lunch with talk!
dr Yann Cotte, Nanolife SA, Switzerland
(Keynote talk)
For registered participants only

13:40 - 15:00

Session 1
Host: Maciej Wojtkowski

13:40 - 14:00

Brendan Kennedy, Harry Perkins , The University of Western Australia / Institute of Medical Research, OncoRes Medical (invited talk),
In vivo detection of residual tumour in breast-conserving surgery using OCT based elastography

14:10 - 14:30

Robert Huber, Institute of Biomedical Optics, University of Lubeck, Germany (invited talk),
4-D Megahertz-OCT: Technology and applications

14:40 - 15:00

Egidijus Auksorius, Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS, Poland (invited talk)
Crosstalk-free volumetric in vivo imaging of a human retina and cornea with Fourier-domain full-field optical coherence tomography

15:10 - 15:30


15:30 - 16:50

Session 2
Host: Christophe Gorecki

15:30 - 16:00

Brett Bouma, Harvard Medical, School, USA (keynote talk),
The development and commercialization of endoscopic OCT technology

16:10 - 16:40

Melissa Skala, Alex J. Walsh, Katherine P. Mueller, Kayvan Samimi, Kelsey Tweed, Dan Pham, Emmanuel Contreras, Krishanu Saha,
Morgridge Institute for Research, University of Wisconsin, USA, (keynote talk),
Label-free Optical Sensing of Cell State During Biomanufacturing

16:50 - 17:00


17:00 - 18:30

Session 3
Host: Maciej Wojtkowski

17:00 - 17:20

Eric Buckland, Translational Imaging Innovations, USA (invited talk),
Romancing the Startup: Starting the Entrepreneurial Journey on the Right Foot

17:30 - 17:50

Mary Durbin, Zeiss Meditec, USA (invited talk),
Developing and verifying quantification for OCT Angiography

18:00 - 18:20

Grazyna Palczewska, Polgenix, USA (invited talk),
Beauty and power of two-photon excitation

9:00 - 10:30

Session 1
Host: Karol Karnowski

9:00 - 9:20

Andrea Curatolo, Judith S. Birkenfeld, Eduardo Martinez Enriquez, James A. German, Ashkan Eliasy, Ahmed Abbas, Jedrzej Solarski, Karol Karnowski, Maciej Wojtkowski, Ahmed Elsheikh, Susana Marcos,
Instituto de Óptica "Daza de Valdés", Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (IO, CSIC), Madrid, Spain (invited talk),
High-frame rate multi-meridian corneal imaging of air puff induced deformation for improved detection of keratoconus

9:30 - 9:50

Thomas Klein, Optores, Germany (invited talk),
High finesse tunable Fabry-Perot filters in Fourier-domain mode-locked lasers

10:00 - 10:20

Huikai Xie, Beijing Institute of Technology, China (invited talk)
MEMS Scanning Micromirror Based Multimodal Optical Endoscopic Imaging

10:30 - 11:30

Session 2
Host: Piotr Ciąćka

10:30 - 10:50

Yves Emery, Etienne Cuche, Tristan Colomb, Benjamin Rappaz, Lyncee Tec SA, Switzerland (invited talk)
From pioneer publications to commercial expansion

11:00 - 11:20

Arkadiusz Kuś, Faculty of Mechatronics, Warsaw University of technology, Poland (invited talk)
Single exposure holographic tomography

11:30 - 11:40


11:40 - 13:40

Session 3
Host: Maciej Wojtkowski

11:40 - 12:00

Rainer Leitgeb, Medical University of Vienna, Austria (invited talk),
Research at the edge of translation

12:10 - 12:30

Fergal Shevlin, Dyoptyka, Ireland (invited talk)
Successful commercialization of a novel optical technology by a small start-up

12:40 - 13:00

Dawid Borycki, Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS, Poland (invited talk),
Sensorless adaptive optics and angiography in spatiotemporal optical coherence (STOC) retinal imaging

13:10 - 13:30

Nishant Mohan, Photonicare Raleigh-Durham, Il, USA, (invited talk),
Industrial Advances Enabling OCT Adoption in Primary Care: From Commercial Optimization to Artificial Intelligence

13:40 - 14:30

Lunch break

14:30 - 17:30

Poster session
(The Best online poster award competition referees: Brett Bouma, Melissa Skala, Eric Buckland, Christophe Goreck)

18:00 - 18:30

Conclusions, Best poster Award and Closing

Host: Maciej Wojtkowski


Scientific Committee:

Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski

Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS

Prof. Małgorzata Kujawińska

Faculty of Mechatronics, Warsaw University of Technology

Prof. Christophe Gorecki

International Center for Translational Eye Research, Warsaw

Prof. Krzysztof Palczewski

Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, UCI Irvine, Warsaw

Organizing committee:








The conference will be held online. To register, please click the button below and fill in the registration form.

When and where?




You can reach Copernicus Science Centre with:


M2 metro line - Centrum Nauki Kopernik station and the following bus lines:

118, 127, 105 - Biblioteka Uniwersytecka" bus stop


185 - Metro Centrum Nauki Kopernik bus stop (in tunnel)

102, 162 - "Metro Centrum Nauki Kopernik"


You can reach the Centre directly from the Central Railway Station using bus line 127.


A single standard fare ticket costs 4,40 zł, 2,20 zł for reduced fare ticket.


Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS


Kasprzaka 44/52,

01-224 Warsaw, POLAND