3rd Annual Workshop on Photonics
The 30th and 31th of January the 3rd Annual Workshop on Photonics was hosted. With over 100 attendees the workshop was once again a success with the introduction of exciting new technologies on the areas of communication and biophotonics.
With speakers from all over the world the stage was set for interesting sessions concerning how photonics can be utilized in the search of finding solutions on future problems.
Tuesday Jan Liphardt gave an inspiring keynote on which problems that are some of the key challenges in order to understand the creation of life. Among other things he pointed out that it is not enough to use simulations and new data programs, but also there is a need of understanding the physical and mechanical processes of any given process in vivo. This could be done with the help of photonics.
The industrial perspective
Tue Roth from Optorobotix gave another less academic view on photonic research. He talked about his work on finding a market for optical trapping technology from DTU Fotonik. After lots of networking it finally turned out that the key performance in their technology was the fact of being able to sort cells without damaging them. Tue’s experiences underlined the importance of the ability of transforming knowledge and discoveries in the lab into a demanded need on the market.
This conclusion was in line with the following days company visits which was also a part of the workshops.