Developments in Advanced Microscopy and Spectroscopy Methods for Medicine

780. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

12 Feb - 16 Feb 2023


Physikzentrum Bad Honnef

Scientific organizers:

Prof. Dr. Tilman Kottke, U Bielefeld • Prof. Dr. Markus Sauer, U Würzburg • Prof. Dr. Joachim Heberle, FU Berlin

Diagnostic techniques in medicine are dominated by analysis of body fluids, by tissue staining for optical microscopy, and by the range of omics approaches. However, these methods represent only a part of the plethora of biophysical methods on biological systems that are continuously being developed. Accordingly, more methods need to be translated into medical application for diagnosis considering the modern challenges of individualized medicine. Ideally, these approaches should be non-invasive, applicable to living systems and yield complementary information to existing standard procedures.

In this seminar, we bring together leading experts in modern, evolving fields such as super-resolution microscopy, near-field microscopy and in-cell spectroscopy with colleagues from medicine to discuss latest advances in biophysical techniques and their possible application to medical questions. Challenges remaining for translation into routine procedures will be discussed.

The conference language will be English. The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation bears the cost of full-board accommodation for all participants.