Scientific program


LALS is a leading international conference in the areas of laser applications in life sciences, at the edge of laser physics, photochemistry, photobiology, photobiomedicine, and biophotonics. It has a long tradition of gathering world-renowed research scientists, clinicians and industrials experts in the fields of biomedical optics, spectroscopy and imaging, laser therapy and biophotonic sensing.

The aim of LALS meetings is to share excellence researches at the cutting-edge of science and technology, to promote international collaborations through formal and informal interactions between the participants and to monitor scientific and technical developments and key challenges in laser applications in life sciences.

Some examples of themes that can be discussed during the congress*

Diffuse Optical Imaging
Light Propagation in Tissues, Modelling & optical phantoms
Image-guided therapy, Lasers & PDT for treatment and diagnosis
Optical Microscopy & Laser-cell-tissue interactions
Multimodal and Multispectral approaches
Nano-biophotonics for cancer
OCT, Elastography, Photoacoustic, Polarization Imaging
Microwave and terahertz applications in biology and médicine
Microcirculation imaging, Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging
Machine Learning, Bioinformatics, Image and signal Processing
Clinical transfer applied to Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis
Biophotonics devices for personalized diagnostics and wearables
Lasers in dermatology - Photodermatology

*Non definitive and exhaustive list



• Claude Boccara, Emeritus Professor Institut Langevin, ESPCI Paris, CNRS, PSL University

Plenary talk topic: «Static and dynamic full field oct: from tissues to cells»


• Sergio Fantini, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA.

Fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and of the the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineeeing (AIMBE)

Plenary talk topic: «Quantitative studies of cerebral hemodynamics with near-infrared spectroscopy»


• Jürgen Popp, Scientific Director of the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology Jena, Germany,

Recipient of the 2016 Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award,

Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biophotonics

Plenary talk topic: «Photonics for medical diagnosis and therapy».


• Elena Zagaynova, Professor.

Director of the Institute of Biomedical Technologies, Privolzhsky Research Medical University
Plenary talk topic: «FLIM metabolic imaging from cells to patients»






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