Yearly Meeting of the

Biomedical Photonics Network

Event 2023

An event organized by the Biomedical Photonics Network (BMPN), an interdisciplinary workgroup of the Swiss Society for Optics and Microscopy (SSOM)

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15 December 2023 @ University of Bern

We invite all those working in the area of biomedical photonics (medicine, biology, physics, computer science, engineering and industry) to attend the yearly meeting of the Biomedical Photonics Network (bmpn). The meeting will provide an excellent opportunity for the participants (young researchers are particularly welcome) to present their research and build personal contacts. The meeting language is English.

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are accepted as pdf or MS word files and include: Title, authors, affiliation, abstract text (< 250 words), indication of preference (oral/poster) and age of the presenter.
Please send your abstracts by November 22th, 2023 to Prof. Martin Wolf (

Award: Participants ≤ 35 years of age may compete for an award for the best oral or poster presentation. Therefore please indicate the age of the presenting person on the abstract. 

Registration is mandatory: Please register by November 28rd, 2023.


Friday - 15 December, 2023. Start: 9:15


Kuppelsaal, University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 4, 3012 Bern


Program BMPN 2023 (pdf)



Registration, coffee and hang up posters in front of the Kuppelsaal


Presentations (Room Kuppelsaal)
Chair Ursula Wolf


Welcome and introduction

Martin Wolf, President BMPN



Assessing Speech Processing During a Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy  Task in Normal Hearing Listeners & Cochlear Implant Users

András Bálint*, W Wimmer, C Rummel, M Caversaccio, S Weder
Uni Bern, Inselspital



3D non-destructive histology of follicular thyroid tumors by X-ray imaging for  precision medicine

Kiarash Tajbakhsh*, O Stanowska, A Neels, A Perren, R Zboray

Empa, Uni Fribourg, Uni Bern



Advancing Cardiovascular Monitoring: Transitioning from LED to Laser Light Sources in Optical Sensor

Benjamin Burgat*, D Boiko, P Theurillat, L Balet, S Lecomte, D Ferrario, M Lemay




Time domain near infrared optical tomography utilizing full temporal data: a simulation study

Letizia Lanini*, A Kalyanov, M Ackermann, E Russomanno, A Di Costanzo Mata, M Wolf, J Jiang

Uni Zurich, USZ



Detection of Cardiac Arrhythmias from Photoplethysmography Signals

Loïc Jeanningros*, J Van Zaen, C Aguet, M Le Bloa, A Porretta, C Teres, C Herrera, G Domenichini, P Pascale, A Luca, J Solana Muñoz, JM Vesin, JP
Thiran, E Pruvot, M Lemay, F Braun




Simulation Tool for NIROT Signals in Multilayered Structures

Delia Amir Hosseini*, M Ackermann, E Russomanno, M Wolf, J Jiang, A Kalyanov

Uni Zurich, USZ



Micrometer resolution additive manufacturing through highly scattering media

Qianyi Zhang*, A Boniface, VK Parashar, MAM Gijs, C Moser




Phase Retrieval: from Computational Imaging to Machine Learning

Jonathan Dong*, L Valzania, A Maillard, T Pham, S Gigan, M Unser

EPFL, PSL, Sorbonne, ETHZ



Faster than Fluorescence: Harmonic Imaging of Stem Cells in Whole Blood at GHz Pixel Rate

Alexandra Latshaw*, S Karpf, N Glöckner Burmeister, L Dubreil, S Ghosh, R Hollandi, J Pichon, I Leroux, A Henkel, V Lutz, J Jurkevicius, V Kilin, T Kutscher, A Vogel, RA Huber, P Horvath, K Rouger, L Bonacina

Uni Geneva, Uni Luebeck, Biological Research Centre



Tomographic volumetric bioprinting of 3D pancreatic cancer models

Viola Sgarminato*, J Madrid-Wolff, C Tonda-Turo, G Ciardelli, C Moser


Lunch break and poster viewing in front of Kuppelsaal

Presentations (Room Kuppelsaal)

Chair Martin Frenz



Invited talk: The cleaning crew of the lungs
Martin Frenz
Uni Bern



Invited talk: Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and near-infrared spectroscopy based cerebral oximetry (NIRSCO): Past, present and future
Felix Scholkmann
Uni Zurich & Uni Bern



Cerebral and peripheral tissue oximetry in paediatric population: establishing expected values form TD-NIRS measurements

Michele Lacerenza



A review of recent developments on CMOS single-photon avalanche diode-based
cameras for biomedical time-resolved applications

Claudio Bruschini, E Charbon



Multimodal multiphoton imaging’s place in life sciences Stefanie Kiderlen
Prospective Instruments



Award ceremony and closing

*competing for best presentation award

Deadline: 28 November 2023


The registration fee is 50 CHF to be paid on location.
For SSOM members the registration is free of charge.
(The membership fee for SSOM costs 40 CHF; membership application)