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An interdisciplinary workshop based around the theme of light and imaging

  • 16 May 2019, 9.00am to 17 May 2019, 4.30pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • The Edge, University of Bath
  • This event is free

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.

Workshop timetable

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.

Booking details

Email to book a place


The Edge University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom


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