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Photons for health

Optical and photonic technologies are essential tools in biomedical research. This includes both microscopy techniques that allow a view of molecules and structures have in the living cell, a variety of spectroscopic methods for diagnosis, as well as the use of optical technologies in therapy, for example in ophthalmology.


The Center of Medical Optics and Photonics is a common profile center of the faculties of Physics and Astronomy, of Chemical and Earth Sciences and of Medicine at Jena University.


  • Networking of biophotonics research at the Faculties
  • jointly raising funds, particularly for networks
  • cross-faculty teaching and promoting young researchers
  • Cooperation with other working groups in the fields optics and photonics at Jena University and other research institutions
  • Interaction with local and regional industry

Working Groups