OPORTO 22 – 1st Spring Biophotonics Conference in Porto
20-23 April 2022
Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
We are delighted to welcome you to the 1st Spring Biophotonics Conference and hope that you will have an exciting and inspiring time. The scope of this symposium ranges from basic fundamental studies to applied research in the field of Biophotonics, Biomedical Optics, Optical Imaging, Biosensing and Theragnostics, including optical and photonics-based engineering, translational, clinical and pre-clinical studies.
The goal of the OPORTO Conference is to bring together the key members of Biophotonics international community after COVID isolation to discuss and resume business as usual, including current and further research plans, collaboration, exchange visits, public engagement events, etc.
In this spirit of the scientific exchange, we would like to thank you in advance for your active contribution to making the OPORTO Conference a success. We hope that while you are experiencing the exciting atmosphere of this event, you will gain new insights about the fascinating new developments in laser physics, light-tissue interaction, nano-photonics, neuro-imaging, image processing and their application in life sciences and modern biomedical applications.
With very best wishes on behalf of conference organizers,
Luis Oliveira and Igor Meglinski (Chairs of OPORTO Conference)
Valery V. Tuchin
Inês S. Martins, Secretary
Maria do Rosário Pinheiro
Program Committee Chairs
Alexander V. Priezzhev, Co-Chair
Israel Gannot, Co-chair
Maria Inês Carvalho
Plenary and Invited Speakers
"ppp Photonics21 and the Biophotonics Roadmap" (Keynote)
“Remote photonic sensing of brain activity and senses” (Invited)
“Perspectives of confocal Raman microspectroscopy for the non-invasive determination of physiological parameters of the skin in vivo” (Invited)
“Imaging intracellular biomechanics using optical coherence microscopy” (Invited)
"Fiber photonics for biomedical applications" (Invited)
“Development of fiber-based laser speckle contrast measurements for imaging human brain function” (Invited)
Maria Angela Franceschini
“Cerebral health in a heartbeat” (Invited)
Natan T. Shaked
"Stain-free rapid interferometric imaging of sperm cells for in vitro fertilization" (Invited)
“Advances in the development of non-invasive wearable health monitoring devices” (Invited)
Vyacheslav (Slava) Kalchenko
“Additive manufacturing technologies for biomedical optical imaging applications: Research trends and scientific impact.” (Invited)
“Multimodal optical systems for the investigation of skin diseases” (Invited)
"Combination of nanostructured particles and photonics for visualisation and therapy" (Invited)
Each author is requested to submit a one-page abstract.
Abstract must be sent to Inês Martins (Organizing Committee Secretary) via email before January 31, 2022.
Registration & Fees
Electronic registration before January 31, 2022, at is required.
For all the participants (including Chairs, Co-Chairs, Members of the Committees, Plenary and Invited Speakers) the conference fee is 230 Euro (this is minimal cost that covers conference rooms, coffee breaks, lunches, and light refreshments), and should be paid until January 31 (2022) through bank transfer to the following bank account:
Bank name: Banco Santander Totta S.A.
IBAN: PT50 0018 000352410420020 13
Bank address: Rua do Ouro, nº 88 – 1100-063 Lisboa
For payments after this date, the fee is 280€. On site payment is also possible, but the fee will be 350€.
Required: email the receipt of the payment and the abstract to Inês Martins (Organizing Committee Secretary)
Conference papers will be published in a special issue of Journal of Biophotonics and need to be prepared according to the journal template.
Porto is the second biggest city in Portugal (second to Lisbon), located in the north of Portugal, at the shore of the Atlantic Ocean. The town has a rich history with many monuments to visit in downtown locations, a particular folklore full of colorful traditions and exquisite food to taste at small prices. Its ancient name (Portus Calle) gave the name to the country – Portugal. Porto is known worldwide for its famous Port wine, which can be bought in one of the many local stores inside the city.
Although the conference participants are welcome to take free visits to the city and its local attractions and stores, a social program will be included for those who are interested.
During the afternoon of April 23, the participants will take a small tour by bus to visit the Port wine cellars in the left margin of the Douro river. There, a guided visit to one of the cellars will take place, with wine tasting at the end. Port wine bottles can be bought during the visit. At the end of the afternoon, the participants will take a short bus travel to the right margin of the Douro river to a nearby restaurant for the conference banquet. The restaurant is located on privileged site with a wonderful view of the Douro river and its margins.
This social program has an additional fee of 50€ (per person), which is not included in the conference registration fee.
Venue & Lodging
The conference venue will be at the Polytechnic of Porto – School of Engineering (ISEP), which is located in the north academic part of town.
Hotel IBIS Porto São João**
Hotel STAR INN Porto****
Hotel EUROSTARS OPORTO****
Visa application support – information for official invitation letter, before January 31, 2022
Submission of Abstracts – before February 28, 2022.
Registration – before January 31, 2022
Conference fee – before January 31, 2022
Hotel reservation – suggested to be before February 28, 2022