Successful “Young Researchers” at IPHT
On Wednesday, April 1, 2009, the state-level winners of the 2009 “Jugend forscht” (Young Researchers) competition received their awards from Secretary of Education Bernward Müller. Julia Münzner (17) and Patrick Wohlfahrt (18), who both carried out their work at the Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT), were among the 16 young scientists from Thuringia who qualified for the 44th national competition of “Jugend forscht.”
Raman spectroscopy as a diagnostic tool – a stimulus for interdisciplinary collaboration
Efficient collaboration across disciplines is the foundation for successfully researching new ideas and paving the way for innovative technologies and processes. Dr. Anja Silge, Head of the Applied Biospectroscopy/Bio Assays Working Group at Leibniz IPHT, and Dr. Stefanie Deinhardt-Emmer, specialist in microbiology and virology at Jena University Hospital, are working on joint research projects on how Raman spectroscopy can support modern diagnostics. In this interview, they explain how the medical perspective and expertise in biological imaging complement each other perfectly, what role interdisciplinarity plays for them and how progress can be made towards faster diagnostics.
Label-free optical imaging for medical diagnostics: Leibniz IPHT research focus in the spotlight of the renowned journal Nature Photonics
International pioneers in the research of label-free optical imaging provide an overview of the fundamentals and the diverse application potential of these innovative methods for medical diagnostics in the journal Nature Photonics. Among the four authors is the Scientific Director of the Leibniz IPHT in Jena, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp.