Monthly Archives: May 2015

Outreach Article in “Mente y Cerebro” (Investigacion y Ciencia)


The Spanish Science Magazine, “Mente y Cerebro” published an article featuring results from our recent publication in Current Biology, on cyclopean visual process that compensates for the optical differences between eyes.

Full reference: C Dorronsoro, A Radhakrishan, S.Marcos, “Percepcion ciclopea para compensar las diferencias entre ojos”, Mente y Cerebro 72, 48-49 (2015)

Book “Luz: Ciencia y Tecnologia”” commemorating the International Year of Light just released



A book on the science and technology of light (in Spanish) for the general public has been released, edited by Sergio Barbero, Carlos Dorronsoro and Jose Gonzalo (Instituto de Optica, CSIC), Editorial CSIC-Editorial Catarata. The book covers the properties of light and its relationship with the universe, life, vision, molecules, atmosphere, matter, illumination, communication, nanoscience and energy. Susana Marcos is the author of the Chapter “Light and Vision”

CSIC Press Release 

Susana Marcos received RSEF-Fundacion BBVA Physics, Innovation and Techology Award in Award Ceremony



The RSEF-Fundacion BBVA Award Ceremony took place last Tuesday (May 19, 2015) at the Palacio del Marques de Salamanca, in an event presided by the President of Fundacion BBVA, President of the Real Sociedad Española de Fisica and the Secretary of State of Science and Innovation. Susana Marcos received the Physics, Innovation and Technology Award, in a event which celebrated the success of optics. Maria Josefa Yzuel received the Medalla de Honor, highest recognition of the society. VioBio Lab, IO and CSIC Members, family, friends and members of the physics and optics community attended the event.

Read Prof. Susana Marcos’ speech (in Spanish). Link

Read Press Release from Fundacion BBVA (in Spanish): Link






Marie Curie ITN Network awarded to MyFun Project


The European Commission has announced the award of Marie Curie ITN Network MyFun: Fundamental Questions in Myopia. The network is coordinated by the University of Tubingen (PI: Frank Schaeffel, Marita Feldkaemper), with partners from CSIC (PI: Susana Marcos), KTH (PI: Linda Lundstrom); Universidad de Murcia (PI: Pablo Artal), University College Dublin (PI: Brian Vohnsen), and industry (Zeiss and Voptica)

Spanish Government Grant (Societal Challenges) Awarded to VioBio Lab


The Spanish Ministry of Economy and Innovation has recently awarded grant FIS2014-56643-R “Optical imaging technologies and opto-mechanical models for diagnostics and personalized treatment in ophthalmology” , Principal Investigator: Susana Marcos. The project will use optical coherence tomography and sectioned microscopy, in combination with optical and finite element eye models for diagnostics and personalized treatment in conditions such as cataract surgery or corneal pathology.

The project has an associated FPI Predoctoral Fellowship.

JAE INTRO Fellowships for Introduction to Research: Come join us at VioBio Lab



CSIC has launched the call for Introduction to Research for master students willing to undertake a 2-month research program at CSIC. Very competitive marks are needed.

VioBio Lab offers three positions, references JAEINT_EX15_0167,  JAEINT_EX15_0353 and JAEINT_EX15_0370

Please find in this links all the information on how to apply (in spanish)



Guía solicitudes




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