Biophotonics Summer School and Workshop will take place from 26. to 30.8. 2024 in Split, Croatia, at the Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences , address: Meštrovićevo šetalište 45, HR – 21000 Split, Croatia.

Chair: Bojan Resan, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
Co-Chair: Maria Farsari, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL-FORTH), Greece
Co-Chair: Edik Rafailov, Aston University, UK

List of confirmed speakers:


Francesco Pavone, University of Florence, Italy, “AI assisted imaging”
Mihaela Zigman, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany, “Infrared molecular fingerprinting to probe health and disease”


Ronald Sroka, Ludwig Maximilian University Munchen, Germany
Peter Andersen, Technical University of Denmark, “Spatial Offset Optical Coherence Tomography: A New View on Multiple Scattered Light”
Ferda Canbaz, University of Basel, Switzerland, “Miniaturized smart lasers for minimally-invasive automated osteotomy”
Luigi Bonacina, University of Geneva, Switzerland, “Deeper and Faster: New Tools for Nonlinear Bioimaging”
Anthi Ranella, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL-FORTH), Greece, “Mechanobiology in Tissue Engineering”
Rhein Parri, Aston University, UK, “Control of synaptic plasticity with light”
Gregory Sokolovskii, Ioffe Institute, Russia, “Mid-infrared quantum-cascade lasers”
Kiril Larin, University of Houston, USA, “Optical Coherence Elastography for Tissue Biomechanics”
Pablo Loza-Alvarez, ICFO, Spain, “Selected applications in light sheet fluorescence microscopy”
Costas Grigoropoulos, University of California, Berkeley, USA, “Design, Fabrication and Testing of Functional Hierarchical Mechanical Metamaterials”
Giannis Zacharakis, IESL-FORTH, Greece, tbd
Sergei Sokolovski, Aston University, UK, “Bioprinting: Reaching tissue functionality by material, architecture, and technique”
Irina Larkina, Baylor College of Medicine, USA, “Biophotonics for female reproductive health”
Vladislav Yakovlev, Texas A&M University, USA, “Seeing life in a new light”
Tatiana Novikova, Ecole polytechnique, France, “Recent advances in imaging Mueller polarimetry for cancer diagnosis”
Emmanuel Stratakis, IESL-FORTH, Greece, “Applications of pulsed lasers in biomaterials processing and diagnostics”
Aleksandar Krmpot, University of Belgrade, Serbia, “Nonlinear imaging and laser nano surgery of fungal cells to enable electrophysiological measurements”
Plamena R. Angelova (Stroh), University College London, UK, tbd
Joo-Hiuk Son, University of Seoul, Republic of Korea, “Terahertz radiation for potential cancer therapy”
Igor Meglinski, Aston University, UK, “Spin and Orbital Angular Momenta in Biomedical Diagnosis and Tissues Characterization”
Katalin Hideghéty, ELI-Hungary, “The Development and Potential of Laser-Driven Ionizing Radiation in Medicine”
Teemu Myllylä, University of Oulu, Finland, “Optics in emerging brain therapies and diagnostics”
Merce Masana Nadal, University of Barcelona, Spain, “Optical tools to monitor and modulate neuronal circuitry in specific brain circuits”
Anne Regnier-Vigouroux, Universität Mainz, “Can light therapy switch on macrophage anti-tumor activities”
Ioanna Zergioti, National Technical University of Athens and PhosPrint P.C., “In vivo laser bioprinting”

MEDILS Institute is conveniently located 20 minutes’ walk from the Split city center (old town), and 20 minutes by car from the Split airport. More details how to reach MEDILS you can see at , tab How to reach us?

The hotel and travel arrangements are to be organized by each attendant individually in the personally most optimal way.

There are available affordable rooms onsite at MEDILS for the event visitors, but the number is limited, and it is available on the first-come-first-serve basis. For availability of rooms at MEDILS, please contact Irena Rajić at email   or telephone +385(0)21555600.

There are multiple hotels and apartments in short walking distance for the MEDILS. Examples of nearby hotels are Hotel Jadran or Hotel Cvita  or West Coast Deluxe Rooms .

There are many other hotels and apartments in the city of Split, in the vicinity of the Marjan Park, where MEDILS is situated.

Registration fee for attending the Summer school, which includes attending lectures, lunches, coffee breaks, welcome reception, finger food and drinks during poster sessions, but not excursion and dinner:

1) students (BS, MS, PhD) 400 Euros,
2) all other participants (including plenary and invited speakers) 500 Euros.

For student registrations, you must send a scanned copy of a valid student document (enrollment document, valid student card etc.) at most one week after the registration to
There will be limited number of student grants to partially cover travel expenses. Please send your inquiry to

To register click here.

Poster submissions: please send the title, affiliations and an abstract (100-200 words) to

Here is the updated Summer school preliminary program:

For more info please contact:

We are deeply grateful to our Summer school sponsors:

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