Around the World in 20 Days

September was an extremely busy month of conferences, workshops and meetings for Dr Vanholsbeeck.


Firstly, Frederique attended the 2nd Canterbury Conference on Optical Coherence Tomography with emphasis on broadband optical sources in Kent, UK where she gave an invited talk on dispersion measurement in OCT and presented the work of Dr Sylwia Kolenderska on broadband spectrometer and Matthew Brown on assessing cartilage health. She also was a judge for the student presentations. More details here

She then flew to the OSA Frontiers in Optics Conference in Washington, USA to gave another invited talk on dispersion mapping for tissue differentiation in OCT.


After that, she caught up with her Biophotonics Group in Auckland to celebrate the good news that two further papers are in review and plenty of new students a keen to join the group this coming summer. This visit was designed to coincide with a meeting of the FoodSafe Industry Advisory Group where the latest research results were presented to our industry partners. Finally, on the way back to Belgium, Frederique stopped in Adelaide, Australia where she presented the work on undergraduate pathways in physics at the 2017 Women in Mathematics conference. While there, she visited the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) at the University of Adelaide, and the Groups of Professors Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem and Robert McLaughlin, to seek potential collaboration opportunities for FoodSafe and in vivo biopsies in OCT.

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