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B-PHOT joins European InSPECT consortium for real-time cancer diagnosis

Published on 07 July 2016

B-PHOT joins European InSPECT consortium for real-time cancer diagnosis

Each year 12 million people are confronted with the diagnosis of cancer, early detection is vital to reduce the mortality degree up to 30% (source WHO). Without a clear diagnosis, a second biopsy is required which increases the risks of complications and causes delays in treatments for patients. B-PHOT participates in the European InSPECT research that addresses the challenge to develop smart biophotonic devices for physicians that allow real-time diagnoses for cancer.

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Photonics Summer Symposium for master students

Published on 27 June 2016

Photonics Summer Symposium for master students

Three days packed with master thesis presentations, guest lectures from industry and academia, insightful perspectives and networking with peers. This must be the annual Photonics Summer Symposium!

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B-PHOT researchers present at VUB PhD Day

Published on 22 June 2016

B-PHOT researchers present at VUB PhD Day

Agnieszka, Sidney, Urszula and Qing. Four of our B-PHOT PhDs participated at the PhD Day at the VUB. They took the opportunity - and challenge - to explain their innovative research project in photonics through a comprehensive poster and ... a 3 minutes talk. A very good preparation for the kind of TED talks 'under 6 minutes'!

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Photonics Explorer in 2500 schools across Europe

Published on 08 June 2016

Photonics Explorer in 2500 schools across Europe

The 2500th Photonics Explorer has been handed over to a school in Finland. The concept of Photonics Explorer is a 'lab-in-a-box' that enables students of the 2nd and 3rd grade to do photonics experiments themselves at school with lasers, LEDs, lenses, optical fibers, and other high-tech components. Photonics Explorer is an educational kit, developed by the photonics research team B-PHOT at VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), for students of secondary schools to experiment with the different properties of light and photons.

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B-PHOT cooperates with EYESTvzw for STEM-projects in Photonics

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