Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is a middle-sized but complete university that belongs to the Network of Universities of the Capitals of Europe UNICA.

The Department of Applied Physics and Photonics (TONA) and the Department of Electronics and Informatics (ETRO) form part of the Faculty of Engineering (FirW) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). The In vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Center (ICMIC) is part of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy.


Campus Etterbeek
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Elsene

Campus Jette
Laarbeeklaan 103
1090 Brussel




Contact person

Prof. Dr. Hugo Thienpont

Round Robin Experiment

Raman spectroscopy has already proved its effectiveness in many cases for medical diagnostics such as for cancer, cardiovascular diseases and infections. However, there are no standards in the different working groups, e.g. for sample preparation, implementation of the Raman experiments, spectra pre-treatment, data evaluation, etc.In a round robin experiment, the required groundwork will take place in order to define standardised Raman measurement methods, which will be fundamental for establishing Raman spectroscopy for clinical diagnostic procedures.

Latest News

5th International Conference on Biophotonics

20 March 2017

Continuing the success of the previous meetings held in Sacramento, Ottawa, Jena, and Florence, the 5th conference will come to Perth, Western Australia, running over two full days, and back-to-back with the Science on the Swan medical research conference, which delegates are strongly encouraged to also attend, at discounted rates. [more]

Biophotonics Wiki

Visit our wiki to consult our latest technologies and techniques. [more]


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