from 6th January 2025 to 10th January 2025

2nd Winter School on Biomedical Optics (WiSBO ‘25) 

Jointly organized by 

Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, IEEE Student Branch, IEEE EMBS Student Club, and OPTICA Student Chapter, IIITDM Kancheepuram

Biomedical optics has become one of the most inevitable field in the recent research in clinical diagnosis and treatment. In this course, we will learn about the fundamentals of biomedical optics, starting from how the photon interacts with a single atom, to a diatomic species, and then with polyatomic species such as haemoglobin. You will learn the basics of spectroscopy and different imaging modalities such as fluorescence, UV-Vis-NIR, diffuse optics, polarization, Speckle contrast, and multimodal imaging. You will also learn about fundamental and advances in the field of optical biosensors and various plasmonic resonances. We will also discuss the principles and details along with demonstration of various microscopic imaging such as brightfield, phase contrast, fluorescence and polarization-based microscopy.

Thrust Areas of WiSBO 2025: 

1. Tissue optics & Optical Fiber Sensing: Fundamentals, radiative transfer functions, monte-carlo techniques, and tissue polarimetric, and optical fiber sensing techniques 

2. Spectroscopy Methods in Life Science: Basics of spectroscopy methods, Vis-NIR-MIR spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and Fluorescence spectroscopy. 

3. Tissue Imaging, Biostatistics, and Image Processing: Diffuse Optical Imaging, Laser Speckle Imaging, Fluorescence, Optical Coherence Tomography, Photoacoustic Imaging, Medical Image Processing, key feature extraction, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Imaging. The fundamental of biostatistics for clinical diagnosis will also be discussed in this day. 

4. Microscopic Imaging: Principles of microscopic imaging, polarization-based microscopy, Phase contrast and Fluorescence microscopy, and nanoscopy.

5. Optical Biosensors & Artificial Intelligence: Fundamental of Optical Biosensor: Plasmonics, Raman scattering, Plasmonics, SPR, LSPR, SPP, Raman spectroscopy, SERS, SORS. Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Medical Imaging.

About IIITDM Kancheepuram: IIITDM Kancheepuram is an Institute of National Importance established by the Ministry of Education, Government of India to pursue design and manufacturing-oriented engineering education and research and to promote the competitive advantage of Indian products in global markets. The Institute offers B Tech, M Tech and M Des programmes and PhD programmes in Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Interdisciplinary Product Design, Mathematics, Physics and English.

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