Monthly Archives: January 2015

New in the Lab: Clara Benedi


Clara Benedi joins VioBio Lab to work on her Master Thesis Project. A graduate in Optics & Optometry from the Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain, she is currently a Master Student at the Masters Program in Optical Technologies at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Her interests are in intraocular lenses evaluation and design.

Intense participation of VioBio Lab in International Year of Light Actitivities

VioBio Lab Members welcome the International Year of Light with participation in numerous activities throughout the year. Activities are part of the program from the Institute of Optics-CSIC, Optical Society Student Chapter IOSA, Spanish Optical Society, Spanish Royal Society of Physics and other organizations.


Link to the calendar and activities of VioBio Lab Members: Link

Other related links: IYL at Institute of Optics; Año International de la Luz; International Year of Light

Susana Marcos, Awarded the “Physics, Innovation and Technology Award” by the Royal Spanish Physics Society/BBVA Foundation


The Real Sociedad Española de Fisica has announced the 2014 Physics Awards. Susana Marcos is the recipient of the RSEF/Fundación BBVA “Física, Innovación y Tecnología” for “her research in the physics of vision, which has generated innovations of great impact in the ophthalmic corporate sector, and an improvement in the diagnostic and treatment of ocular conditions that affect millions of people around the world”

Annoucement from the RSEF:ón-bbva-2014

​EuropaPress Press release:

Press note from local media:


OSA Webinar: “A Year in Visual Optics: Understanding the Anterior Human Eye”


An OSA-sponsored free event  on January 15th 2015 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (3:00 PM GMT). The duration of the event will be 1 hour and it is open for all to attend. Registration is required at:


Prof. Susana Marcos (CSIC, Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab, Madrid,
Spain); an expert in the analysis of the anterior eye, visual optics, and

Prof. Anna Pandolfi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy); an expert in mechanical
modeling of soft tissues and the fibrilar structure of the cornea.

Prof. Geunyoung Yoon (Advanced Physiological Optics Laboratory, Rochester,
USA); an expert in visual performance, aberrations and wavefront correction.

Organizer: Dr. Brian Vohnsen. Applications of Visual Sciences Technical Group.

Objective: The Webinar will help to give better insight into the methods and cutting-edge ophthalmic technologies used when exploring and modeling the anterior eye with the overarching aim of improving eyesight and preventing vision loss.

Marie Curie OPAL Fellows Dimitrios Christara, Alexandros Pennos and Abinaya Priya Venkataraman visit VioBio Lab



Marie Curie Early Career Research Fellows Dimitrios Christaras, Alexandros Pennos and Abinaya Ventakataraman will be visiting VioBio Lab in the context of the OPAL (Optical and Adaptational Limits of Vision) Network. Alexandros and Dimitrios, University of Murcia Fellows (visiting 01/9-16) will have the opportunity to interact with VioBio OPAL Fellows and other lab members, working on ocular imaging and visual perception. Abinaya, KTH Fellow (visiting 01/23-29) will be working on visual adaptation in the peripheral retina.

Judith Birkenfeld’s PhD public defense: “Optical and Structural Properties of the Crystalline Lens: Accommodation and Aging”


Judith Birkenfeld will defend her thesis entitled ““Optical and Structural Properties of the Crystalline Lens: Accommodation and Aging” next January 12 at the University Complutense, School of Sciences, as part of the PhD Interuniversity Program in physics. See announcement: Link

The event can be followed by streaming, through this Link.

Live transmission made possible by SEDOPTICA Visual Science Committee and USC

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