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CNRS
Lyon Inst. of Nanotechnology
Solid Mechanics Laboratory
Lab. d'Optique Appliquée
Hótel-Dieu Hospital

Laboratory of Applied Optics

Laboratory of Applied Optics

The group Optics - Photonics - Health is part of the Laboratory of Applied Optics which belongs to the ENSTA ParisTech and Polytechnique engineering schools and the CNRS (UMR 7639). It is currently constituted of one permanent member (Karsten Plamann, lecturer at ENSTA ParisTech and head of the group), three PhD students and one post-doctoral fellow.

Solid Mechanics Laboratory

LMS

Solid Mechanics Laboratory has recently started activities in biomechanics. Primary focus is the effect of mechanical solicitations on cell or tissue behaviours. At the cell level, LMS is developing microfluidic methods to study cell adhesion. Flow is used in different ways to control the cells. Combined with white light or fluorescent microscopy, this allows LMS to study the interaction between the surface coating and the cell.

Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology

INL

The Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology (INL) is a fundamental and applied research laboratory in the field of micro- and nano-technology. Its mission is to conduct research towards the development of fully-fledged technologies for a broad range of application sectors (semiconductors and micro-electronics, telecoms, energy, health, biology, industrial control, defence, environment).

Institut d'Optique graduate school

CNRS

The CNRS, with Institut d'Optique graduate school, jointly manages the Laboratoire Charles Fabry de l'Institut d'Optique, in association with the University Paris Sud. The Institut d'Optique graduate school (IOGS) is composed of three major components: "research" (the Laboratoire Charles Fabry de l'Institut d'Optique, LCFIO), "education" (including an engineering school) and "technological transfer" (IOTech). The description of these different parts and organisms follows.

Hótel-Dieu Hospital

Hótel-Dieu Hospital

The Hótel-Dieu hospital in Paris near Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the oldest hospitals in the world. It is known notably for its departments of diabetes and endocrine illnesses and ophthalmology. L' Hóspital became a center of reference in corneal and refractive surgery for its famous surgeons as well as for its medical equipment and cutting edge technology.

Imperial
Inst. for Cancer Research
Healthcare NHS Trust
University College London
Nat. Heart and Lung Inst.
Life Sciences Department
Inst. of Biomed. Engineering
Dpt. of Surgery & Cancer
Inst. of Chemical Biology
Inst. of Clinical Science

Imperial College of Science, Techn. and Medicine

Imperial

Based in central London and formerly part of the University of London, Imperial College is now an autonomous self-contained unit. Its areas of expertise are centered on Science, Technology and Medicine and it is consistently rated one of the top institutions nationally and internationally, in terms of teaching and research. Interdisciplinary collaboration is strongly encouraged and supported at the college, with several real and virtual centres set up specifically at the interface between physical and engineering sciences and the life sciences.

Institute of Cancer Research

ICR

The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) is a college of the University of London and works in partnership with The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. It is one of the world's leading cancer research organisations with ~1000 staff and postgraduate students and is internationally renowned for the quality of its science. The ICR was the top-ranked UK academic research centre following the RAE 2008.

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

NHS

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust was created on October 1, 2007 by merging St Mary's NHS Trust and Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust and integrating with the faculty of medicine at Imperial College London. Now one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, the Trust has come together with Imperial College London to establish one of the UK's first academic health science centres (AHSCs). The creation of the AHSC is a major advance for patient care, clinical teaching and scientific invention and innovation.

University College London

University College London

The department of Computer Science at University College London is brought together by a clear focus on experimental computer science. This department is concerned with real-world data and observations about computer and software systems and their use. It develops theory that leads to hypotheses that can be checked experimentally, and where experimentation delivers results forming a basis for theory.

The National Heart and Lung Institute

The National Heart and Lung Institute

The National Heart and Lung Institute is an Institute of Imperial College London, Faculty of Medicine based on sites at Royal Brompton and Harefield, Hammersmith, St Mary�s, South Kensington and Charing Cross. The Institute has, as its central interest, all aspects of heart, lung and cardiovascular disease and includes sections working in respiratory, cardiovascular and molecular medicine.

Department of Life Sciences

Department of Life Sciences

The Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College embraces the full breadth of modern life sciences activity. The department comprises one of the largest groups in Europe and is composed of three academic divisions: Molecular Biosciences; Cell & Molecular Biology; and Biology. In addition to hosting world leading research groups the department teaches three major degrees in Biology, Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences and a wide range of Masters-level courses.

Institute of Biomedical Engineering

Institute of Biomedical Engineering

The Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College draws together scientists, medics and engineers to apply their extensive expertise to create revolutionary progress in medical diagnosis and treatment. The research program is focused at the intersections between the platform technologies in science and engineering, such as systems biology, materials, imaging and nanotechnology, and medical applications, such as bionics, biomechanics and tissue engineering.

Department of Surgery & Cancer

Department of Surgery & Cancer

The Department of Surgery and Cancer comprises the Division of Surgery, and the Division of Cancer. The focus is on basic science and translational research, which will be of clear benefit to patients. They develop a platform for personalized healthcare drawing on biomolecular medicine expertise to underpin a cohesive approach crossing the boundaries of surgical technology, safety, intensive care, basic science research in cancer and reproductive biology and toxicology.

Institute of Chemical Biology

Institute of Chemical Biology

The Institute of Chemical Biology�s main interests lie in carrying out multidisciplinary research to develop tools and techniques at the interface between the physical and life sciences. The Centre brings together life scientists and physical scientists from three of London's most prestigious Research Centres - Imperial College London, the London Research Institute of Cancer Research UK, and The Institute of Cancer Research.

Institute of Clinical Science

Institute of Clinical Science

The Clinical Sciences Centre is based on the Hammersmith campus of Imperial College London. It was established initially in 1994 to provide a focus of strength in basic science in a clinical environment with the aims of, firstly, undertaking high quality basic science underpinning our understanding of human disease and, secondly, providing the core competencies required to facilitate the translation of this understanding into improved diagnosis and treatment.

University of St Andrews
School of Medicine
NHS Tayside
School of Biology
Inst. for Medical Science
Chemistry School Edinburgh
Strathclyde Pharmacy Inst.

University of St Andrews

University of St. Andrews

The School of Physics and Astronomy at St Andrews has strong activities in photonic crystals, optical parametric oscillators, polymer optoelectronics, semiconductor optoelectronics, ultrashort pulsed lasers, microchip lasers, quantum degenerate gases, experimental quantum optics, optical micromanipulation and Biophotonics. The School has also in recent years secured major research funding (in excess of £5M) in the Life Sciences interface area from various funding bodies in addition to >£20M funding in core photonics.

School of Medicine, St Andrews

Scool of Medicine

Multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches have been central to the continued success of medical research in St Andrews. Research programmes in various aspects of molecular medicine, psychology and community health sciences are currently being promoted and extended. Strategically planned staff appointments over the next decade, and a new building will provide the infrastructure and academic environment to ensure development and expansion of medical research in St Andrews in the future.

NHS Tayside

NHS Tayside

As well as meeting the health needs of more than 388,780 people resident in the region NHS Tayside provides the clinical teaching for Dundee University�s Medical School undergraduate curriculum. This is a five - year course with approximately 160 students in each year. In addition NHS Tayside trains 93 newly qualified doctors per year.

School of Biology

School of Biology

The School of Biology at the University of St Andrews is one of the leading departments of Biology in the UK. Our 50 academic staff delivers the highest quality of teaching and research within diverse fields of Biology. To embrace this diversity, we offer several different degree programs, including Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Ecology & Conservation and Marine Biology as well as general Biology, and additional joint degree options.

Institute for Medical Science and Technology

Institute for Medical Science and Technology

The purpose of the Institute for Medical Science & Technology (IMSaT) is to create a dedicated process, organization and network that bind together researchers from across these disciplines with clinicians, health service providers, biomedical device companies and funders/investors, to identify and rapidly implement new devices.

School of Chemistry � Edinburgh

School of Chemistry � Edinburgh

The School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh is the top rated for teaching and research in Scotland. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise EaStCHEM is 4th in the GPA metric and first when staff volume is factored in (the power ranking), sitting above Oxford and Cambridge. With excellent facilities and services combined with a wealth of expertise, Chemistry at Edinburgh has much to offer our partners.

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

The Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences is a leading centre for research and training focused on drug and vaccine design, discovery, development and use. The Institute contributes substantially to the generation of new knowledge and the discovery and development of medicines to improve treatment of major health conditions, including cardiovascular, psychiatric, inflammatory and infectious diseases.

ICFO
DIBELL
Ctr. for Genomic Regulation
Hospital de la St Creu i St Pau
Biomedical Research Inst.
Inst. for Bioeng. Catalonia

Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia

Inst. f. Bioengineering of Catalonia

With a distinctive interdisciplinary profile the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) brings together world-class physicists, chemists and biomedical researchers along with engineer specialists, working together towards a common goal: the development of breakthrough technologies to advance healthcare and life sciences. IBEC contributes to making a better quality of life and to generating wealth, through its technology transfer activities to hospitals and industry.

Institut d'Investigacions Biomédiques

Inst. d´Investigacions Biomédiques

The Institut d'Investigacions Biomédiques (IDIBAPS) in Barcelona, founded in 1993, has the fundamental objective to integrate quality clinical research and high level basic research. IDIBAPS aims to achieve a more effective transfer of scientific breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of the most common health problems in Spain. IDIBAPS houses the Medical Faculty of the University of Barcelona, the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, and the Institut d'Investigacions Biomédiques de Barcelona.

Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

Hospital de la St Creu i St Pau

Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau dates back to the 6th century, making it the oldest hospital in Spain. Today the hospital plays a prominent role in Spain and is internationally renowned. Healthcare is concentrated in the Barcelona area though extends to the whole Catalonia region. The hospital has distinguished itself in healthcare provision in many fields, making it a reference centre in several specialities. The centre attends over 34,000 admissions each year and more than 150,000 emergencies.

Centre for Genomic Regulation

Centre f. Genomic Regulation

The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is a basic biomedical research centre, created by initiative of the Department of Universities, Research and Information Society and the Department of Health of the Catalan Government, with the participation of the Pompeu Fabra University, and the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. The objective of the CRG is to promote an excellent basic research in biomedicine and, particularly, in the genomic and proteomic fields.

Bellvitge Institute for Biomedical Research

The Bellvitge Institute for Biomedical Research (IDIBELL) is a research foundation which has scientific cooperation agreements with several institutions and centres from the region like the University of Barcelona and its science park, Bellvitge University Hospital and the Catalan Institute of Oncology. Over the last two years, IDIBELL's growth has been exponential, and the various institutions comprising will promote IDIBELL as a biomedical centre of excellence.

The Institute of Photonic Sciences

ICFO

ICFO was founded in 2002 with the aim to provide Spain with a national wide scope research centre of excellence fully devoted to photonics. ICFO fills this long-standing gap with its mission to extend the limits of scientific and technological knowledge, thereby supporting both frontier basic research and applied research to cover a broad range of research areas and combining its research with active industrial contacts. ICFO particularly pushes the frontiers of photonics by focusing on Biophotonics, nanophotonics and quantum optics.

CNR
Catholic Univ.
Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi
Dermatologic Clinic
Univ. of Florence
Medical Physics unit
Hosp. Misericordia

Public Hospital Misericordia e Dolce

Public Hospital Misericordia e Dolce

The Department of Ophthalmology (Unitá Operativa di Oculistica) of the Ospedale della Misericordia e Dolce in Prato was recently totally renovated to take care of approximately 20,000 patients and over 6000 surgeries performed yearly. The Anterior Segment section is headed by Dr Luca Menabuoni MD, a renowned European cornea surgeon with over 20 years of experience. The Department has fully equipped operating rooms, as well as several examination rooms.

Medical Physics unit

Medical Physics unit

The Medical Physics unit of DFC is an interdisciplinary group formed by of Physicists and Biologists, who have been working together for many years. The group has experience in the development of laser systems and optoelectronic devices for biomedical applications, in applied spectroscopy related to the photo-chemistry and photo-physics of organic pigments, in the study of interactions between light and biological tissues, and on phototherapies.

University of Florence - LENS

University of Florence - LENS

LENS was born as an European scientific research centre providing advanced laser and spectroscopic facilities for researchers from European countries and promoting and facilitating the exchange of ideas, scientific techniques, and technical skills. Several European universities have participated in the organization of LENS, through agreements with the University of Florence, i.e. Universität Kaiserslautern, Université de Paris VI, Universitad Complutense of Madrid.

Dermatologic Clinic

Dermatologic Clinic

Wide experience in the experimental testing and clinical use of variuos laser and high power lamp sources (CO2, Nd:YAG, Er:YAG, Dye, Pulsed Light, High Power LEDs) for therapies in dermatology, such as Disorders Skin Neoplasms, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Facial Dermatoses, Psoriasis, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Port Wine Stain. Procedures employed are: Ultraviolet Therapy, Photochemotherapy, Needle Biopsy, Low-Level Laser Therapy, Histological and Immunohistochemical techniques, Non-invasive Diagnostics.

Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi

Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi

The main contributions of the ISC- CNR research group will be in the field of advanced optical microscopy and scanning probe microscopy for cell and molecular biology. The research activity of the group concerns the instrumentation design and setup, the measuring techniques, and data analysis procedures for biological imaging and particularly one-photon and multiphoton excitation, Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (FLIM) and Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET).

Catholic University Rome

The Operative Unit of Neurosurgery is organized in two sections. The first one is mainly dedicated to endovascular surgery and therapy of vascular malformations of the brain (aneurisms, artero-venous malformations, cavernous angiomas). The other section is devoted to the surgery of brain tumors (meningiomas, gliomas, etc) and neuro-endocrino-sugery. Current activities include cerebrovascular neurosurgery and revascularization procedures and also microsurgical laser welding of arteries and veins.

Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara"

Istituto di Fisica Applicata

The Italian National Research Council (CNR) is a public organization of primary relevance in S&T research in Italy. It consists of 108 institutes spread all over the national territory. Its primary function is to carry on advanced basic and applied R&D in many scientific fields (with interdisciplinary vocation), and to take part in the strategic fields defined by the national planning system.

FDG

Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus

Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus

FDG, headquartered in Milano, is a non-profit organization involved in the fields of health, rehabilitation, training and international cooperation. It holds 28 centers in 9 Italian regions, with more than 3500 beds and about 5500 operators employed. In 5 centers the Don Gnocchi Foundation performs an activity of scientific in the field of rehabilitation and, in particular, in the research lines of advanced technology, biotechnology, neuroscience and neurological, cardiological and pulmonary rehabilitation, disability.

IHCP

Institute for Health and Consumer Protection

Institute for Health and Consumer Protection

The Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP) is one of seven scientific institutes of the Joint Research Centre from the European Commission. The mission is to provide scientific support related to health and consumer protection to policies. The Systems Toxicology Unit of IHCP has been heavily involved in functional imaging and microscopy methods for analysis of cells and tissues in vitro. Recently research has been focused on high throughput screening and high content analysis for assessing toxicity of chemicals and nanomaterials.

Wroclaw Univ. of Technology

Wroclaw University of Technology

The Faculty of Fundamental Problems of Technology of the Wroclaw University of Technology consists of three Institutes: Biomedical Engineering and Instrumentation, Mathematics and Informatics, and Physics. With many years of experience in application of optics and optical methods in biomedical investigations the Visual Optics Group carries out investigations in topics such as optical coherence tomography (OCT), interferometric measurements of the tear film and hybrid and gradient index intraocular lenses (IOLs).

VUB
UZ Brussel
Sint-Augustinus Hospital

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.

UZ Brussel - Centre for Heart and Vascular Disease

UZ Brussel - Centre for Heart and Vascular Disease

The UZ Brussel is an academic hospital associated with the faculty of Medicine and Pharmaceutics of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. With more than 3000 employees and 721 beds it is responsible for 400.000 ambulatory patients each year. In 2009 the UZ Brussel received for the second year in a row the �Top Employer� label awarded by the Corporate Research Foundation, making it the only hospital in Brussels to have received this award.

Sint-Augustinus Hospital Antwerp

Sint-Augustinus Hospital Antwerp

The Sint-Augustinus hospital is a general hospital with 610 beds. As of January 1st 2009 the Sint-Augustinus hospital has merged with the Sint-Vincentius and the Sint-Jozef hospitals to form the GZA (Gasthuis Zusters Antwerpen) hospital group. The hospitals are equipped with the latest technology in both the medical as well as the logistical area. With ever changing technologies and patient needs care is taken to continuously adapt the offered health services.

SSU
Saratov State Medical Univ.
Research Inst. of Cardiology
Biology Department
IBPPM RAS
First Veterinary Clinic

Biology Department, Saratov State University

Biology Department, Saratov State University

The Department of Biology was opened as an independent department in 1931. Today the Department has 8 chairs: Morphology and Ecology, Botany and Ecology, Genetics, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Human and Animal Physiology, Microbiology and Plant Physiology, Methods of Teaching Biology and Ecology, Environmental Protection and Safety. Currently, the faculty consists of 14 Doctors of Science and 43 PhD students.

Saratov Scientific Research Institute of Cardiology

Saratov Scientific Research Institute of Cardiology

The Saratov Scientific Research Institute of Cardiology (SSRIC) is one of the four scientific research institutes of cardiology on Russian Federation territory. The SSRIC is on the forefront of innovative, advanced efforts to combat the magnitude of cardiovascular disease. Today, institute's structure includes departments of urgent cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease, arterial hypertension, and others.

Saratov State Medical University

Saratov State Medical University

Saratov State Medical University is one of the oldest universities in Russia. Today, the University with a staff of more than 1780 is the biggest employer in the region. Its 5 clinical centres and institutions provide care for 100,000 in- and outpatients per year, as well as teaching for 7000 students of medicine and dentistry. At the Saratov Medical State University scientists and physicians from more than 15 nations work both in the field of fundamental biomedical research and in patient-related clinical research.

Saratov State University

Saratov State University

Saratov State University is one of the largest educational, scientific and cultural centers in Russia with 28 individual departments and substantial research laboratory facilities supporting research in biophysics, medical physics, biochemical physics, biomedical optics, biology, chemistry, nanotechnologies, computer science, nonlinear processes, materials science and bioengineering. The University campus is shared with Saratov State Medical University, which hosts clinical research and investigation.

The Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants and Microorganisms (IBPPM RAS)

Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants and Microorganisms

The institute's research efforts are directed mainly to elucidating the molecular basis of plant-microorganism interactions. This knowledge is essential to the development of effective, up-to-date genetic-engineering, ecological, agricultural, and other biotechnologies. An important aspect of the IBPPM RAS's activities is the participation of the institute in the integration of science with higher education.

First Veterinary Clinic

First Veterinary Clinic

The First Veterinary Clinic was established in 1993. Every day 5-10 surgeries are conducted in the clinic. The main specialization is oncology; all kinds of laboratory researches are conducted, including general analysis, immune-enzyme analysis, hormonal and immune statuses, cytological and histological analysis. Laser hipertermia and thermolysis; the equipment for PDT is available; the equipment for infrared / thermal imaging; X-ray and ultrasonic scanning.

LLC
Department of Physics
Lund University Hospital

Lund University Hospital

Lund University Hospital

The Faculty of Medicine at Lund University offers a wealth of research, postgraduate and undergraduate education programmes in medicine, nursing and health. The Faculty encompasses 2,500 full-time students enrolled in 9 degree programmes, as well as 900 graduate students and 1,200 employees. Research spans across a broad area from basic experimental research to applied research, in order to answer questions related to clinical practice, the health sciences and society.

Department of Physics

Department of Physics

The Department of Physics has almost 300 researchers, teachers, technicians and administrators. They work to extend the understanding of physics and its applications, and to communicate their findings, and those of others, to new generations. They also teach the basics of physics to over one thousand students every year.

Lund Laser Centre

Lund Laser Centre

The Lund Laser Centre is a multi-disciplinary unit within the Lund University, consisting of researchers from the Science, Engineering and Medical Faculties of the University. The LLC is a European Large Scale Infrastructure within the European research landscape and is member of the LASERLAB-Europe integrated initiative. The Lund University Medical Laser Centre (LUMLC) is part of the LLC, and is specially set up to integrate research activities ranging from medicine to science and technology.

MESA+
NKI-AVL
Medisch Spectrum
MIRA

NKI-AVL Amsterdam

The Department of surgical oncology has both a centre for scientific research on cancer, the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) and a hospital for oncology, the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital (AVL). In the field of applied, clinical research the research institute and the hospital are in close collaboration, since medical doctors, nurses, researchers and patients are all present in one institute. The primary goal is to beat cancer by means of patient care, research and education.

University of Twente Enschede

University of Twente

The MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology is a spearhead institute at the University of Twente.
MESA+ combines the disciplines of physics, electrical engineering, chemistry and mathematics. It is strengthening its international academic and industrial network by fruitful cooperation programs. The institute employs 475 people of whom 275 are PhD's or postdocs. The institute holds 1250 m2 of cleanroom space and state of the art research equipment. MESA+ has been the breeding ground for more than 30 high-tech start-ups to date.

Thorax Centrum, Medisch Spectrum Twente (Twente)

Thorax Centrum, Medisch Spectrum Twente (Twente)

The Thorax Centrum at the Medisch Spectrum Twente is the focus of cardiological research and intervention at one of the busiest regional hospitals in the Netherlands. In addition to clinical care, extensive research activities are carried out. This collaboration is with Prof. dr. Clemens von Birgelen, cardiologist at the MST.

MIRA Institute for biomedical technology and technical medicine

MIRA Institute for biomedical technology and technical medicine

Technological research is the catalyst for innovation in healthcare. MIRA combines fundamental, applied and clinical science with clinical trials. This unique research path stimulates a successful application of fundamental concepts and enables healthcare to rapidly introduce new treatments. MIRA works closely with hospitals, the business community and governmental organizations, aiming to secure its leading position in Europe.

EurSafety HealthNet

EurSafety HealthNet

EurSafety HealthNet

The principle goal of the EurSafety Health-net is assuring the highest good in medical healthcare, the patient safety. Therefore, crossborder research is performed and structural changes are initiated in order to understand infectious disease spread across the border and to establish prevention measures to protect patients and the population from infection. The project works alongside the whole Dutch-German-Belgium border.

VTT
University of Tampere
Tampere Univ. of Technology
University of Oulu
Optoelectr. Research Ctr.

Tampere University of Technology

Tampere University of Technology

Tampere University of Technology (TUT) conducts scientific research in technology, natural sciences and architecture, and provides the highest level of education within these fields. A total of 12,400 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 2,000 staff make TUT the fifth largest technical university in Europe. In recent years, TUT has focused its research on four strategic fields of research: signal processing, nanophotonics, biotechnology, and intelligent mobile machines.

University of Tampere

University of Tampere

The University of Tampere embraces many fields of science and its research profile is extensive and multidisciplinary. There are six faculties and nine independent institutes. The University of Tampere is the biggest provider of higher education in Finland for social sciences and the accompanying administrative sciences. Every year approximately one thousand master's degrees and one hundred doctoral degrees are produced.

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is an impartial multidisciplinary expert organization. It produces research, development, testing and information services. VTT's technological focus areas are applied materials, bio and chemistry processes, energy, information and communication technologies, industrial systems management, microtechnologies and electronics, and technology in the community. With 2700 employees VTT provides high-end technology solutions and innovation services. VTT's turnover is 245 Million €.

University of Oulu

University of Oulu

The University of Oulu is an international science community, whose core strength lies in osmo.hormioulu.fi multidisciplinary basic research and high-quality education based on it. Although its academic offerings span over 70 disciplines, the university�s concentrated research policy channels the efforts of researchers into three focus areas: Information Technology and Wireless Communications, Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine as well as and Environmental Issues.

Optoelectronics Research Centre

Optoelectronics Research Centre

ORC is a non-profit research organisation, which emerged from the Department of Physics of Tampere University of Technology in 1999. With a total investment in equipment of more than 18 million euros and 65 employees ORC is one of the best equipped research units in Finland. Its core competence lies in compound semiconductor technology, in particular molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) for the fabrication of GaAs, InP, and GaSb devices, nanotechnology, and ultra-fast optics.

CSEM

Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology

Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology

CSEM (Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology) founded in 1984, is a private applied research and development center specializing in micro and nanotechnology, system engineering microelectronics, communications and life-science technologies. CSEM offers its industry customers and partners tailor-made innovative solutions based on its knowledge of the market and technological expertise derived from applied research. In 2008 CSEM had annual revenues of € 44 Mio., more than 400 employees and over 100 individual industrial customers.

University Hospital Zurich

University Hospital Zurich

University Hospital Zurich

The Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory (BORL) at the Division of Neonatology, Department of Gynecology, University Hospital Zurich is focused on the development of diagnostic tools using light and their application in research and clinics.

IESL-FORTH

IESL-FORTH, Vassilika Vouton

IESL-FORTH

The Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas is one of the largest Research Centers in Greece. Its Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) is active in 3 domains: materials and devices (including polymer physics and photonic materials), theoretical and computational physics and chemistry and lasers and applications (including atomic and molecular physics and laser interactions with biomedicine). Two complementary goals of the Institute are the development of specialized knowhow and the upgrading of human resource skills.

DTU Fotonik

DTU Fotonik - Technical University of Denmark

DTU Fotonik

The combined research at DTU Fotonik encompasses a broad spectrum of today's photonics research, ranging from nanotechnology to complicated network architecture. The institute deals with the design and characterization of new optical materials, light sources, sensors and components for communications systems. DTU Fotonik develops new methods for transmissions and treatment of signals, lasers, LED systems, and develops light sources and sensors for industrial use.

UK-ER

Department of Medicine 1, Univ. Hospital Erlangen

Univ. Hosp. Erlangen-Nuremberg

The doctors and scientists at the Medical Clinic 1 not only treat patients, but also convey research with gastroenterology and hepatology in the focus. Using highly developed techniques all the major diseases of the digestive tract and the liver can be efficiently assessed. In addition, the Department of Medicine 1 offers its expertise in treatment of rare diseases (such as pseudodiverticulosis of the esophagus etc.), which is enabled by the extended medical experience and the interdisciplinary cooperation with surgery, ultrasound and radiology.

IMTEK

IMTEK - University of Freiburg

Freiburg

The IMTEK, the Department of Microsystems Engineering from the University of Freiburg, develops tunable micro-lenses, micro-mirrors, and other micro-opto-mechanical components, which they assemble into complex optical microsystems, predominantly for use in medical applications. Especially the Laboratory for Micro-Optics is established as one of the leading research groups in tunable micro-optics and micro-optics for medical diagnostics.

IPHT
University Hospital Jena
Hans-Knöll-Institute
Inst. for Age Research
MPI for Chemical Ecology
MPI for Biogeochemistry
Institute of Phys. Chemistry
Institute of Biophysics
Fraunhofer IOF
Inst. of Analyt. Chemistry
Solid State Optics Inst.
Biology Pharmacy Fac.

Institute of Physical Chemistry

Institute of Physical Chemistry

The Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPC) of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (FSU) is a spectroscopic research center with the main research focus lying on the development and application of innovative frequency-, time- and spatially resolved laser spectroscopic methods and techniques ranging from the UV into the NIR region. Head of the institute is Prof. Jürgen Popp, the coordinator of Photonics4Life, who is also head of the Institute of Photonic Technology.

Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry

Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry

The Institute for Biogeochemistry is dedicated to the study of long-term interactions among the biosphere, atmosphere, geosphere and the oceans. The aim of research into biogeochemical cycles is to develop an understanding of the Earth System with all ist ecological implications, on a global scale. Processes on microclimate, landscape, ecosystem and global levels are closely interrelated and mutually influence each other.

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

The Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology examines the role of chemical signals that mediate the interactions between plants, animals, and their environment, as well as the evolutionary and behavioral consequences of these interactions. In the institute, organic chemists, biochemists, ecologists, entomologists, and insect physiologists work in collaboration to unravel the complexity of chemical communication that occurs in nature.

Leibnitz Institute for Age Research

Leibnitz Institute for Age Research

The overall goal of the Leibnitz Institute's for Age Research, also called Fritz-Lipmann-Institute's (FLI), is the dissection of mechanisms of decisive processes, in particular pathological processes which lead to consequences for health and healthy ageing. Within this broad area, specific topics are chosen that are formally divided into two programmes which are highly interconnected through scientific content and methodology: 'Mechanisms of Ageing and Senescence' and 'Age-associated Diseases'.

Hans-Knöll-Institute

Hans-Knoell-Institute

The Jena University Hospital is the only institution of its kind in Thuringia and can look back on a history of more than 200 years. The University's tradition as a medical school is yet older. Ever since the foundation of the University 450 years ago, the School of Medicine has been training and educating doctors-to-be. Today, the University hospital with a staff of more than 4,500 is the biggest employer in the region.

University Hospital Jena

University Hospital Jena

The Jena University Hospital is the only institution of its kind in Thuringia and can look back on a history of more than 200 years. The University's tradition as a medical school is yet older. Ever since the foundation of the University 450 years ago, the School of Medicine has been training and educating doctors-to-be. Today, the University hospital with a staff of more than 4,500 is the biggest employer in the region.

Institute of Photonic Technology

Institute of Photonic Technology

The Institute for Photonic Technology (IPHT) in Jena, Germany is a non-profit, non-university research facility that develops innovative Photonic solutions for health care, environment, safety, manufacturing and energy. Research is focused on the three application areas Biophotonics, fibre optics and thin-film photovoltaics. The outstanding expertise in the technological areas of photonic systems, fibre technologies and micro and nanotechnology facilitates development according to the corporate motto "from ideas to instruments".

Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics

As part of the Biological-Pharmaceutical and the Medical Faculty members of the Institute are involved in teaching at the undergraduate and post-graduate level in many programs including Biochemistry, Biology, and Molecular Medicine. The research is focused on ion channels with the following fields of interest: Sodium Channels and Neurotoxins, Potassium Channels and Oncology, Potassium Channel Pharmacology, Ion Channels and Redox Processes, Plant Electrophysiology.

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering

Research and development at Fraunhofer IOF focuses on optical systems technology with a view to continually improving the control of light from generation via guiding and manipulation up to its application.

Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry

Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry

One of the project focuses on the total synthesis of the degradation products of heme. For the synthesis of these BOXes organic and metal-organic procedures are developed. Another aspect includes the preparation of CORMs and focuses on transition metal complexes, which are able to liberate CO. These metal compounds have to be designed in order to release carbon monoxide at a certain pH or temperature.

Institute of Condensed Matter Theory and Solid State Optics

Institute of Condensed Matter Theory and Solid State Optics

The Solid State Theory Group covers a wide range of research areas in condensed matter theory and computational materials science. A vital part of our research are computationally demanding first-principles calculations of atomic structures, thermodynamic potentials, band structures, and dielectric properties as well as first-principles lattice dynamics.

Biological-Pharmaceutical Faculty

Biological-Pharmaceutical Faculty

Famous instructors like the biologist Schleiden, the zoologist Haeckel, and the pharmacist Poethke lived and worked in Jena. This tradition has formed today's standard for the demanding science and instruction in the faculty.The curriculum is diverse and international. Diplom-biologists, biochemists, pharmacists and nutritionists as well as biology teachers for Gymnasien and Regelschulen are educated here.

KIT
Inst. of Toxicol. + Genetics
Inst. for Biol. Interfaces
Light Technology Inst.

Institute for Biological Interfaces

Institute for Biological Interfaces

The Institute for Biological Interfaces 2 (IBG2) is part of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) - The main focus of the research within this institute are peptides and proteins interacting with biological membranes. The aim is to compare the structures of selected peptides and proteins on the primary (sequence), secondary (conformation), tertiary (folding), and quarternary (self-assembly) level, in order to correlate these properties with the respective functional mechanisms.

Institute of Toxicology and Genetics

Institute of Toxicology and Genetics

The Institute of Toxicology and Genetics (ITG) combines basic life science programmes with applied biomedical research. Core research programmes at the ITG are centered around molecular genetics of cancer, cell differentiation and proliferation, vertebrate embryology, proteomics, genomics and molecular environmental toxicology. The ITG is part of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (FZK, Research Centre Karlsruhe) which is a member of the "Hermann von Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren (HGF)".

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is the merger of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH and Universität Karlsruhe (TH).KIT bundles the missions of both precursory institutions: A university of the state of Baden-Württemberg with teaching and research tasks and a large-scale research institution of the Helmholtz Association conducting program-oriented provident research on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany. Within these missions, KIT is operating along the three strategic fields of action of research, teaching, and innovation.

Light Technology Institute

Light Technology Institute

The efficient generation of light, the physiological effects, and general lighting optimized ergonomically, and economically aspects, are the primary focus of LTI research. The objective of generating light efficiently and utilizing it profitably is still a top priority. Many aspects of photonics are closely networked at LTI: from optical communications technology and optical biotechnology to applications in industrial UV technology and automotive lighting and display technology.

UOM
Univ. Hospital of Münster
Institute of Hygiene
Univ. of Applied Sciences
Center for Bioethics
Bioanalytik Muenster

University Hospital of Münster

University Hospital of M�nster

The Dept. of Dermatology at the University of Münster is one of the largest academic institutions of dermatology in Europe. Research is focused on skin cancer, connective tissue disorders and neurobiology of the skin. Prof. Dr. Markus Böhm's research group is an internationally recognized group in the field of neuroendocrinology with strong interdisciplinary interactions. Among the intensively pursued research topics are skin fibrosis and collagen metabolism, oxidative stress and cell signaling.

University of Muenster

University of Muenster

The University of Muenster is the 4th largest public institution for higher education and research in Germany. About 40.000 students are studying at the University of Muenster. It is organized in 15 departments and 7 faculties with 600 professors and has developed a strong research profile in natural sciences, medicine, the humanities, law and business administration. It targets top-level research in high-performance areas and combines this with promoting first-class junior research staff. The University Clinics have 7.000 staff members.

Institute of Hygiene

Institute of Hygiene

The Institute of Hygiene, University Hospital Muenster, focuses on preventive medicine including hospital- as well as environmental- and water hygiene. It is responsible for the infection control of the university hospital Muenster and performs teaching in infectious disease, infectious epidemiology, infection prevention, hospital- and environmental hygiene.

University of Applied Sciences

University of Applied Sciences

The aim of the University of Applied Sciences Munster is to be the top address for practical education and research. More powerful lasers and new photonic systems will significantly broaden the spectrum of applications of light in the years to come. The Photonics Laboratory performs research in the areas of quantum optics and classical optics. Central themes are development of novel solid state lasers and the development of adaptive optics for coherent light.

Center for Bioethics

Center for Bioethics

The Centre for bioethics focuses on developments in the area of natural and life sciences as well as medical research. The main emphasis is the ethical and legal problems and matters which evolve out of increased knowledge and new options for action in these areas.

Bioanalytik Muenster

Bioanalytik Muenster

Bioanalytik-Muenster is a local network of researchers from different disciplines and SMEs, responsible for the development of the Muenster region into a leading nanobioanalytic location at the European level. It organizes the marketing of the region at international events and fairs. Dr. Klaus-Michael Weltring, a molecular biologist by training with a PhD and a Habilitation degree from the University of Muenster, is the managing director of Bioanalytik-Muenster.

LMU

Univ. Hospital Munich

München

Hospital of University of Munich is a multi- and interdisciplinary Medical Center with 44 different clinics institutes and departments. With 2300 beds this general hospital is the major health care facility in Germany. The Biophotonics Research and Development Area is focused in Laser Partners Forschungslabor as a unit of LIFE Center. Relevant Clinical research and development is performed in cooperation with different medical departments as end-users and companies.