São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Modern Topics in Biophotonics

The School aims to give attendees an understanding of the subject area from fundamental to applied and translational science. It is targeted at post graduation students and early career researchers (post-doctorate).

The event will be attended by renowned speakers from around the world, making the event an environment for the exchange of scientific ideas and technological advances in the fields of biomedical optics and closely related areas. Attendees will have the opportunity to present their research results in poster sessions.

The official language of the School will be English and no simultaneous translation will be available.

  • Institution

    Instituto de Física de São Carlos - IFSC / USP

  • Field of Knowledge


  • Academic Director

    Cristina Kurachi

  • Grant Number


  • Date

    2019-03-20 to 2019-03-29

  • Registration Deadline


  • Site


  • City

    São Carlos

  • Keywords

    Photonics, Physics, Biology, Laser, Optics, Sensors

  • Program Hide


    Tissue Optics
    Microscopy and Imaging
    Non linear techniques
    Spectroscopy techniques
    Photodynamic Therapy
    Cancer diagnostics and treatment
    Microbiological control


    Valery Tuchin
    Director of Research-Educational Institute of Optics and Biophotonics at Saratov State University, Head of Laboratory on Laser Diagnostics of Technical and Living Systems, Inst. of Precise Mechanics and Control, RAS.
    Expertise: Biomedical optics, Biophotonics, Bionanophotonics, Tissue optics, Tissue imaging, Optical flow cytometry

    David Boas
    Director of the Boston University Neurophotonics Center, and Professor of Biomedical Engineering.
    Expertise: Biomedical optics, Biophotonics, Bionanophotonics, Tissue optics, Tissue imaging, Optical flow cytometry

    Gang Zheng
    Professor of the Department of Medical Biophysics at University of Toronto; Senior Scientist of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
    Expertise: Development of novel technology platforms for molecular imaging, photodynamic therapy (PDT) and nanomedicine

    Arjun Yodh
    Director of The Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM) and its NSF-supported Materials Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at the University of Pennsylvania.
    Expertise: soft materials such as colloids, liquid crystals and other complex fluids, networks and films, carbon nanotubes, optical microscopy and micromanipulation, biomedical optics especially for functional imaging and monitoring of living tissues with diffuse light, photodynamic therapy, and linear/nonlinear optics/spectroscopy.

    Laura Lechuga
    Leader of the ICN2 Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group.
    Expertise: technological development of nanophotonic (nanoplasmonics and silicon-based) biosensors, their integration into portable lab-on-a-chip platforms and their application in clinical and environmental diagnostics.

    Mark Wainwright
    Professor of Chemotherapy, Pharmacy & Biomol.Sic., Liverpool John Moores University
    Expertise: synthesis and applications of photosensitisers, with particular interest in the application to infection control (photoantimicrobials)

    Avigdor Scherz
    Professor of the Department of Plant Sciences of the Weizmann Institute of Science,  Re?ovot, Israel
    Expertise: from photosynthesis to cancer therapy-the green pathway

    Anderson Zanardi de Freitas
    Manager of Technology Innovation Center and Researcher of the Nuclear and Energy Research Institute.
    Expertise: Optical Diagnostic ; Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) ; Applications of femtosecond laser ablation of material and generation of X-rays.

    Cleber Renato Mendonça
    Full Professor of the São Carlos Institute of Physics at University of São Paulo.
    Expertise: non-linear optics

    Maurício Baptista
    Professor of the Departament of Biochemistry of the Chemistry Institute at University of Sao Paulo
    Expertise: quantitative measurements in cells, membranes and interfaces, SPR, interaction of proteins with membranes, photochemistry, photobiology, photodynamic therapy, redox processes, autophagy, regulated mechanisms cell death.

    Mariette Pereira
    Associate Professor with Aggregation, Chemistry Department, University of Coimbra
    Expertise: synthesis of chiral binaphthyl based ligands for the development of asymmetric catalysts for carbonylation, hydrogenation and tandem reactions and the synthesis of tetrapyrrolic macrocycles for biomedicinal applications and environmental catalysis.


    Cristina Kurachi
    São Carlos Institute of Physics - University of São Paulo

    Rickson Mesquita
    Institute of Physics - University of Campinas

    Vanderlei Bagnato
    São Carlos Institute of Physics - University of São Paulo

    Lilian Moriyama
    São Carlos Institute of Physics - University of São Paulo

    Natália Inada
    São Carlos Institute of Physics - University of São Paulo

    Sebastião Pratavieira
    São Carlos Institute of Physics - University of São Paulo