This workshop will bring together researchers who work in photonics with those who use light in their research in order to exchange ideas, solve problems, and generate new research projects. The workshop is supported by the EPSRC-funded project Reimagining Recruitment.
The workshop will begin with a short series of talks, which will outline questions on the theme of light with a particular emphasis on imaging and measurement. Invited speakers include:
- Sarah Bohndiek, University of Cambridge - Augmenting the vision of the endoscopist: seeing early cancer in a new light.
- Charlotte Dodson, University of Bath - Conformational dynamics of single protein molecules.
- Caroline Muellenbroich, University of Glasgow - Imaging and manipulation of excitable cells.
- Jacopo Bertolotti, University of Exeter - The problem of looking at hidden things.
- Jim Stone, University of Bath - Micro-structured fibre for healthcare photonics.
Participants will then work together in groups to develop the questions into well-defined problems and outline potential methods for investigating them. Seed funding will be available at the end of the workshop to take promising projects forward.
Please note that participants are expected to attend for the full duration of the workshop to enable everyone to engage in the discussions.
Thursday 16th May
9:00 - Arrival and coffee
9:30 - Welcome and introduction
9:45 - Presentation of challenges (coffee at 11:15)
12:45 - Lunch
13:30 - Contributed wild-card talks (5 mins each)*
14:00- Group discussion
15:00 - coffee
15:15 - Idea sharing; mix groups
16:00 - Continued group work & pizza dinner (Pizza at the Lime Tree from 17:30)
*There will also be an opportunity to present your own research challenge or solution as a wild-card talk - a 5-minute summary
Friday 17th May
9:00 - coffee and pastries
9:30 - group work
11:15 - coffee
11:15 - group work and feedback session
12:45 - lunch
13:15 - prepare proposals
15:00 - coffee
15:15 - complete proposals
16:15 - close
Who should attend
Scientists at all career stages who work on light-related research.