Photonex Scotland 2018 - NEWS


Inspirational speakers at Photonex Scotland

Xmark Media has chosen a new venue for their annual Scotland event. Photonex, the event where light technologies come alive, will take place in the centrally located South Hall at the University of Edinburgh on Thursday 14th June 2018.

Appealing to anyone working with photonics and light technologies, the exhibition provides scientists the opportunity to get up-close and personal to the very latest equipment on the market. Companies demonstrating their latest solutions include Andor, Hamamatsu, Princeton Instruments and Thorlabs to name just a few.

Such a showcase provides an unbeatable backdrop for the co-located morning conference, "Advances in photonic techniques for biomedical sciences". Leading speakers from across the UK will explore recent developments and uses of photonics in the life sciences as well as future clinical applications.

Discussing such applications will be Dr Mike Tanner (Heriot-Watt University), who will discuss "Clinical applications of single photon detection including locating medical devices deep within tissue" and Dr Marcel Schubert (University of St. Andrews) on "Ultra-lightweight and super-sensitive: Novel biomedical applications of flexible membrane lasers and bio-integrated microlasers".

Don't miss keynote speaker, Prof Paula Borri (University of Cardiff), who in 2004 began a new area of research in biophotonics at the interface between life and physical sciences. As part of the sensational education programme, Borri's presentation is entitled "Imaging and tracking single plasmonic nanoparticles in 3D background-free with four-wave mixing interferometry" - it is certainly a talk not to be missed.

New for 2018, the afternoon meeting "Quantum Imaging - breaking new ground", organised by Technology Scotland and QuantIC, will examine the very latest industry developments being carried out in Scotland and identify new opportunities. Participating will be companies working with and applying this technology to develop new instruments including, Horiba Scientific, Pxyl, UniKLasers and Fraunhofer CAP.

Commenting on last month's event in London, Managing Director of Logan Research, Ron Logan-Sinclair said: "It was really interesting to canvas new ideas at the conference. I am big fan of the intimate environment Photonex events have - it was a very inspirational visit."
Speaking ahead of the Scotland event, organiser Laurence Devereux, said "Photonics in this region is thriving, and research shows no sign of slowing down. Worth an estimated £740m a year in Scotland alone means there are countless opportunities for anyone attending Photonex to be inspired and learn what photonics can do for you."

Both the exhibition and conference are free to attend, however advance registration is requested. For those travelling from further afield, the venue also offers free parking, making it a convenient location for everyone.

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For more information, please contact:

Joseph Smith, Xmark Media Ltd
Old Village Hall, The Street, Effingham KT24 5JS
Tel +44 (0)1372 750555

April 2018

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