Save the date: Rennes Biophotonics Workshop

04:19 am January.20.2015 | Rennes France

After the first workshop in Barcelona, Rennes Biophotonics Workshop will be held at University Hospital of Pontchaillou (Rennes) within the "health campus" of Villejean which gathers the faculties of Medicine, Pharmacy and Odontology of the University of Rennes 1. It also offers many technology core facilities open to academia and industry, such as PRISM (functional imaging), MRic (microscopy), H2P2 (Histopathology), Neurinfo (neuroimaging), imPACcell (imaging for Cell Content Analysis) and health genomics.

OASIS events

Why you should participate in the OASIS workshop in Rennes?

  • To know more about the activities of Bio-facilities in Brittany:

- Flow Cytometry

- Bio-Imaging

- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) with a focus on their specific needs in Photonics (e.g. laser sources, fiber sensors…).

  • To present your products and to exchange with experts in Bio-sciences
  • To initiate collaborations with partners and to build up strong projects (*).

Some Bio-facilities under the spot-light

  • PRISM is a collaborative research platform covering activities in 4 application fields: ani-scans, agro-scans, bio-scans, bio-NMR.
  • Amarok Biotechnologies is a private research laboratory offering contract services for biological reagents and analytical systems validation (FDA or CE-IVD Marking), research and development, and training.
  • H2P2 is a research platform specialized in histopathology. Its core facility provides scientists with standard histological tools (freezing, fixation, tissue embedding, microtome and cryostat sectioning, staining, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization), as well as more advanced technology, such as laser capture micro-dissection, and tissue Micro-Array (TMA).
  • ImPACcell is a research platform on cellular imaging specialized in screening and functional analysis. Its core facility provides high-content cell screening / analysis (HCS / HCA) for detecting, analyzing and quantifying biological phenomena such as toxicity, cell motility, cell cycle, apoptosis, disruption of signaling pathways between cells and in small organisms.

(*)Meet the Photonics Bretagne SMEs : DIAFIR (Infrared sensors for minimally invasive disease diagnostics and Agrofood monitoring), Evosens (Optical engineering for Biotechnologies), Idil Fibres Optiques (Optical fiber engineering), Keopsys (Fiber Lasers Equipment for Aesthetic Surgery and Medical Helium pumping), Le Verre Fluoré (Infrared Laser beam delivery fibers), Oxxius (Visible Lasers for DNA alalysis, Microscopy, Flow Cytometry, Ophtalmology) and Quantel (Medical Lasers for Ophtalmology and dermatology).


09:30 – 09:45: Registration, Coffee
09:45 – 10:00: Welcome and Introduction

OASIS project and the S3 (Smart Specialisation Strategy)
10:00 – 10:10: OASIS presentation
10:10 – 10:40: What regional/national S3?

Getting to know the SMEs (1st part)
10:40 – 11:40: SMEs presentation (10x6mins)

Getting to know the Bio-facilities (1st part)
11:40– 12:20: Bio-facilities presentation (4x10mins)
12:30– 13:30: Lunch

Getting to know the Bio-facilities (2nd part)
13:45 – 15:15: Visit to the Bio-platforms (2)

Getting to know the SMEs (2nd part)
15:15 – 16:15: SMEs presentation (10x6mins)

16:15 – 16:45: Coffee break - Free B2B
16:45 – 17:00: Wrap up – End of the Workshop
18:00 (optional): Guided tour of the Rennes old center town

For any questions, please contact your local OASIS representative