Monthly Archives: November 2013

Oferta de Tesis Doctoral Laboratorio de Óptica Visual y Biofotónica

El laboratorio de Optica Visual y Biofotónica del Instituto de Óptica (CSIC) ofrece una la realización de tesis doctoral, en campos como el entendimiento y corrección de errores refractivos y presbicia, técnicas avanzadas de imagen ocular, biomecánica y adaptación neuronal.

Licenciado/a en Fisica/Ingenieria con buen expediente. Interesado/a en realizar tesis doctoral @VioBio_Lab ? Solicita beca FPU con nosotros!

Toda la información disponible aquí: LINK

2nd Video of VioBio Lab Ocular Imaging and Application Series: Adaptive Optics

We present the second video of a series presenting the custom-technology and applications of our lab, where you can learn about Adaptive Optics Visual Simulation.


Please, visit VioBio Lab Reseach page to watch all videos of the series, as they are presented every two weeks:  Link

Interview on Presbyopia on the Spanish National Television

Susana Marcos was interviewed live yesterday on Presbyopia on TVE2 (Para todos la 2). The discussion included explanations on crystalline accommodation and aging, and presbyopia corrections,  for a general audience.


ERC Advanced Grant PRESBYOPIA Project featured in European Research Council video


Susana Marcos discusses with two other investigators the benefits and prospects of ERC funded research, in a video filmed by the European Research Council in Madrid.

New in the Lab: Andres de la Hoz


We welcome Andres de la Hoz who is joining VioBio Lab. Andres received a BSc Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology,  USA, and a MSc. in Biomedical Engineering from the Polytechnic University in Madrid, Spain, where he worked under Prof. Rojo’s supervision in the field on collagen-based biomaterials. Prior to moving to Spain from Colombia, he collaborated in the design and fabrication of intraocular implants in Centro Oftalmologico Carriazo.  We feel proud to have him joining our lab!



@ERC_Research – @NSF Initiative for Career Awardees and Postdoctoral Fellows @VioBio_Lab

The European Research Council-National Science Foundation has relaunched the second edition of the initiative for research visits to laboratories founded by the European Research Council (ERC), addressed to NSF Career Awardees and NSF Postdoctoral Fellows.

The Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab (Institute of Optics, Madrid), as a recipient of the ERC Advanced Grant “Bio-inspired optical correction of presbyopia” (IP: Prof. Susana Marcos) invites NSF-funded awardees and fellows to consider this opportunity to explore areas of mutual interest that can be pursued through this collaboration. The scheme funds single and long-term visits (i.e. 6-12 months) and the time spent in Europe will be in addition to the duration of the fellowship (for NSF postdoctoral fellowships). Submission of specific proposals should be made to the NSF by the eligible US-based researchers, starting in early 2014

More information on the ERC-NSF initiative:

More information on the ERC-AdG-PRESBYOPIA project:

More information on the Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab

Please, send expressions of interest to:
Prof. Susana Marcos

@VioBio_Lab participates in the XIII Week of Science


VioBio Lab members participate in two actitities at the Week of Science events:

@VioBio_Lab launches video series on Ocular Imaging and Applications



Imaging technologies are key in the understanding, diagnostics and treatment of ocular disease. The Visual Optics and Biophotonics lab (Institute of Optics, CSIC) is a worldwide pioneer in the development of technologies to evaluate the optical and biomechanical properties of cornea and crystalline lens, and their visual impact. These series of videos present, for a general audience, the unique custom-developed technologies developed by VioBio Lab, and their use in the understanding of mechanisms of vision, ocular diagnostics and guidance for treatment.

The videos aim at approaching these technologies to vision scientists, clinicians, and developers, to show their capabilities and potential for testing and improving vision in patients. More information on each of the technologies and applications can be found in

First video of the series: Laser Ray Tracing (LINK TO VIDEO)

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