TOM 4 - Bio-Medical Optics

Delft, Netherlands
8 October 2018 - 12 October 2018


Johannes de Boer,
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Jeroen Kalkman,
TU Delft (Netherlands)


The field of biomedical optics has seen a remarkable growth over the past years. Due to a plethora of new techniques such as optical coherence tomography, lightsheet microscopy, fiber sensors, and multi-photon microscopy, we are able to see and sense tissue in ways never been performed before. This topical meeting focuses on bringing together researchers working on new fundamental image and sensing system improvements and clinicians that apply these techniques in practice.


Plenary Speaker

High-Speed and Long-Range Circular Ranging OCT   
Benjamin Vakoc, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Harvard Medical School, United States of America

Invited Speakers

  • Paola Taroni, Politechnico Milano, Italy; Diffuse optical imging for breast cancer lesion characterization and risk estimate
  • Roel Baets, Ghent University, Belgium; Medical device applications of silicon photonics
  • Nienke Bosschaart, University Twente, the Netherlands; Biomedical optics in early life: from newborn blood to mother´s milk
  • Hamkalo, Michal Maciej, Poland; Structural and functional cardiac Megahertz OCT imaging at up to 100 volumes/s
  • Henkjan Gersen, University of Bristol, UK

Topics include (but are not limited to)

  • Tissue optics and spectroscopy
  • Microscopy
  • Optical (coherence) tomography
  • Lightsheet microscopy
  • Endoscopic imaging systems
  • Application of these techniques for (pre-) clinical studies
  • Integrated optics for biomedicine
  • Photoacoustics


Program Committee

  • Maciej Wojtkowski, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
  • Michael Pircher, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
  • Ton van Leeuwen, Academic Medical Center, the Netherlands
  • Wiendelt Steenbergen, University Twente, the Netherlands
  • Martin Leahy, NUI Galway, Ireland
  • Robert Huber, Universität zu Lübeck, Germany