Monthly Archives: May 2013

Alberto de Castro, Awarded the PhD Thesis Extraordinary Award


Alberto de Castro has received a PhD Thesis Extraordinary Award from the University of Valladolid for his thesis entilted “Reconstruction of the gradient refractive index of the crystalline lens with optimization methods”, defended last July , 2012. The thesis is supported by 5 high impact publications in the area of crystalline lens properties.

Contributions of the lens Gradient Index and shape to the lens spherical aberration and astigmatism, published in Vision Research


An OCT-based study of lens geometry and gradient refractive index in porcine lenses in vivo reveals that the presence of GRIN shifts spherical aberration towards negative values in comparison with a homogeneous index, and decreases the amount of astigmatism. The results are published in the June issue of Vision Research. J Birkenfeld, A de Castro, S Ortiz, D Pascual and S Marcos, Contribution of the gradient refractive index and shape to the crystalline lens spherical aberration and astigmatism, Vision Research 86, 27-34 (2013)



Susana Marcos, elected a second term Biomedical Optics Express Associate Editor


 The Optical Society of America Board of Directors has unanimously elected Susana Marcos for a second three-year term as Associate Editor of Biomedical Optics Express. Biomedical Optics Express is an open-access, peer-reviewed  high impact OSA journal with a scope on optics, photonics and imaging in the life sciences.

@VioBio_Lab at #ARVO 2013


The Visual Optics and Biophtonics Lab contributues with 5 oral presentations and 3 posters to the Association of Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting (Seattle, May 4-9)

The following link contains details to all contributions and abstracts:

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