News and publicity
J.F. de Boer OSA fellow
Johannes F. de Boer has been announced a fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) for his contributions to the fundamental understanding and development of Optical Coherence Tomography.
Miriam Moester wins Pecha Kucha presentation award
At the VU-VUmc Science Exchange Day 2016 PhD-student Miriam Moester has been awarded the ‘best Pecha Kucha presentation award’ for her presentation titled ‘Stimulated Raman Scattering Microscopy’.
NEMO Kennislink visits the Alzheimer center
During the ‘Weekend van de Wetenschap’ in October 2016, our researchers were present to explain the Alzheimer research. A news story appeared by NEMO kennislink:
Alzheimer project in ‘De Wereld Draait Door’
Professor Philip Scheltens talks about detecting Alzheimer in the eye on Dutch talkshow ‘De Wereld Draait Door’ in March 2016. The section on eye imaging starts at 6m40s in the video.
STW grant for early diagnosis of Alzheimers in the human eye
STW, the top sector HTSM and the business sector together invest EUR 15 million in research in the field of High-Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM). One of the awarded research projects (750 K€) is the research entitled “Imaging the Retina for Early Alzheimer Diagnosis (I-READ)” of main applicant Prof. J.F. de Boer.
Best Pecha Kucha presentation at Science Exchange day for Boy Braaf
PhD student Boy Braaf represented the LaserLaB at the annual VU-VUmc Science Exchange Day in March 2014 and was awarded with the prize for the best Pecha Kucha presentation about his research on Optical Coherence Tomography imaging of the eye.
Johannes de Boer scores three major grants
The First grant was awarded by the Foundation Kinderen Kankervrij (KiKa) for the research project "Diagnosis of vital tumor tissue by OCT and MRI in retinoblastoma patients". Awarded amount is 266.000 euro.
STW Topsector High Tech Systemen en Materialen (HTSM) 2012 grant was awarded for the research project "Quantitative disease characterization and Retinal tracking in Ophthalmic Imaging" (Q-ROI) with amount of 669.000 euro.
The third and most competitieve grant ZonMW topsubsidie (chance to receive 5%) with amount of 675.000 euro was awarded for the research project "Quantitative in vivo characterization of optical properties of ocular tissue for diagnosis and monitoring of chorioretinal diseases".