Monthly Archives: March 2016

VioBio Lab hosts two courses this week : Master Course in Visual Optics & Biophotonics and Introductory Course of Research in Optics


VioBio hosts this week a Masters Course on Visual Optics and Biophotonics (Course director: Susana Marcos), part of the Interuniversity Masters Program on Visual Sciences. Interdisciplinary students in Physics, Visual Sciences and Optometry will have the opportunity to participate interactively with VioBio Lab researchers, get hands on experience in the lab and draft and present their own research projects
VioBio Lab will also participate in the XXV Introductory Course of Research in Optics (Course Directors: Jan Siegel and José Olivares). Students will have the opportunity to learn about current research and opportunities to follow a career at the Institute of Optics on general, and VioBio Lab in particular


VioBio Lab ARVO Itinerary Planner 2016



VioBio Lab contributes to ARVO with 8 presentation in the areas of crystalline lens, corneal biomechanics, presbyopic corrections and neural adaptations. Click on the following link for our ARVO Itinerary Planner with VIOBIO Lab contributions and abstracts.


Itinerary and abstracts

MSC ITN MyFun project PIs meet in Tubingen to kick-off the “Fundamental Questions on Myopia”


The Kick-off meeting of the Myopia: Fundamental understanding needed “MyFUN” project was held on 23-24 February 2016 at the Institute for Ophthalmic Research, University of Tübingen premises. The two-day consortium meeting marked the launch of the Project, which started officially on 1 January 2016, and its main objective was to confirm the Project plan of MyFUN and to define the first steps of the project implementation. The project envisages a wide variety of activities such as secondments, training modules, conferences and summer schools from 2016 to 2020 with the aim of training ESR in fundamental questions regarding to myopia.



Two open positions are available at the VioBio Lab “Visual performance with bifocal correction to inhibit myopia” and “Crystalline lens and myopia”. Further information and the announcement of the positions is available at the VioBio website and at the Euraxess website (position1 and position2).

Full press release here.


New in the lab



We welcome Jan Hahn who will be a visiting fellow of Viobio Lab for 3 months. Jan is a research associate in the Image Guided Laser Surgery Group of the Biomedical Optics Department in the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. in Hanover, Germany, with research interests in crystalline lens and laser treatment of presbyopia.

New in the lab


We welcome Sara El Aissati and Ana Maria Gonzalez-Ramos to VioBio Lab. Sara and Ana Maria are Optical Technologies Master Students at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and will be working towards their Master theses in the fields of adaptive optics visual simulations and polychromatic image quality, in VioBio Polychromatic Adaptive Optics Lab.

Full OCT-based customized pseudophakic eye model with intraocular lenses, published in Biomedical Optics Express



We present customized eye models of patients implanted with intraocular lenses. Eyes are constructed using patient-based anatomical data obtained from custom quantitative anterior segment optical coherence tomography. There is an excellent agreement between the high order aberrations obtained by virtual ray tracing on the model eyes. and those measured by aberrometry on the same patients. These results demonstrate that OCT-based eye models are excellent platforms to optimize selection of the intraocular lens  providing best optical quality to each individual patient.

Full reference: M. Sun, P. Pérez-Merino, E. Martinez-Enriquez, M. Velasco-Ocana, and S. Marcos, “Full 3-D OCT-based pseudophakic custom computer eye model,” Biomed. Opt. Express 7, 1074-1088 (2016)

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