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Wednesday 21, October 2020

Robert Huber becomes new OSA Fellow

Robert Huber was elected Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA)

Thursday 17, September 2020

Merle Diedrichsen wins the Focus Finder Award 2020 in the category "Image acquisition techniques and image signal processing for the UV/VIS/IR range

CMOS cameras using plasmatic filters are propsoed  as a cost-effective alternative to spectrometers. Nanometer-sized metallic structures are integrated into each pixel of these sensors, each of which has a spectrally broadband but specific transmission. Up to now the calculation of the...

Thursday 27, August 2020

PNAS Paper "Noninvasive two-photon optical biopsy of retinal fluorophores" published

Prof. Dr. Alfred Vogel and Dr. Xiao-Xuan Liang co-authored a PNAS paper that appeared on 26.08.2020.

Wednesday 06, May 2020

New publication in Journal Nature Communications of Prof. Dr. Sebastian Karpf

Ultrafast two-photon microscope developed for biomedical research

Tuesday 24, March 2020

Information to online-teaching

Teaching will be offered online, we kindly ask you to install Powerpoint and Webex Teams.

Monday 16, March 2020

Lübeck OCT Home Monitoring is mentioned in SPIE Newsletter

Artificial intelligence is also becoming increasingly important for optical diagnostics. In an article on this subject, the international society for optics and photonics technology SPIE reports in detail on the Lübeck approach to improve the therapy of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using...

Thursday 13, February 2020

New retinal laser therapy in the Eye Hospital of UKSH

At the institute of biomedical Optics the research group of PD Dr Yoko Miura is being actively engaged in basic researches on therapeutic mechanism of minimally invasive laser treatment on the retina. She, as an Ophthalmology specialist, has started this new type of laser therapy to treat the...

Friday 10, January 2020

German-Chinese Cooperation in Laser Nano-Medinice

The German Research Foundation (DFG) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) support a three-years mobility project with 183.000 Euro.

Tuesday 07, January 2020

Fast LiDAR technology published in Nature Photonics

Professor Sebastian 'Nino' Karpf from the Institute of Biomedical Optics (BMO) has developed a novel system for LiDAR that enables fast spatial imaging in 3D. High speeds are achieved by using a novel inertia-free spectral scanning method. This work was conducted in cooperation with researchers...

Friday 06, December 2019

Publication about first simultaneous, functional imaging in neurons and photoreceptors of the human retina has been highlighted as an Editor's Pick by Optics Letters

The Optical Society of America (OSA) highlights the publication of Hüttmann group on functional imaging of neurons and photoreceptors of the human retina in its latest issue of the acclaimed journal Optics Letters (

Thursday 10, October 2019

Our new start-up Visotec is supported by Bayer’s “G4ADigital Health Partnerships program”

Our new start-up Visotec GmbH (https://visotec.health) will be supported by the Bayer “G4ADigital Health Partnerships program”.

Monday 07, October 2019

Symbolic changeover of the relay baton 01.10.2019

Robert Huber is new director of the Institute of Biomedical Optics (BMO): Symbolic changeover of the relay baton

Friday 13, September 2019

Travel Grant for Euretina 2019 to Britta Lewke

In 2019, the Retinological Society awarded eight travel grants to young scientists to enable them to participate in the Euretina Annual Congress.

Friday 23, August 2019

OSA spotlight article on new OCT Endoscope

The publication "Motorized capsule for shadow-free OCT imaging and synchronous beam control" by Antonio López-Marín was selected as Spotlight article by the Optical Society of America (OSA). The publication was resulted from a collaboration between the Erasmus Medical...

Friday 19, July 2019

MLL among German innovation leaders

MLL GmbH has been identified as one of the innovation leaders in Germany. On behalf of the F.A.Z. Institute, Prognos AG has analysed 33,000 companies for their patenting activities on the basis of data from the EPO Worldwide Patent Statistical Database (PATSTAT) of the European Patent Office....

Friday 05, July 2019

Teaching award "Heliprof 2019" for Dr. Norbert Linz

The student representatives “Mathematics and Informatics” and “Applied Natural Sciences and Technology” at the University of Luebeck once again honored the scientist of the Institute of Biomedical Optics for his outstanding achievements in teaching.

Tuesday 04, June 2019

Start-up Visotec founded for commercializing home-monitoring OCT

Scientists and engineers of the Medical Laser Center Lübeck founded the start-up Visotec GmbH (https://visotec.health) for commercializing an new Optical coherence tomography (OCT) solutions for home-monitoring, which was developed in the group of Gereon Hüttmann at the Institute of Biomedical...

Wednesday 29, May 2019

New Open Positions

Research Associate

Wednesday 15, May 2019

Dr. Jan Philip Kolb at this year's Nobel Laureate Meeting

At the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting from June 30 to July 5, a junior scientist from the field of physics and adjoining subjects will be taking part for the first time.

Friday 26, April 2019

Thomas Fredenhagen Prize 2019 goes to Prof. Dr. Gereon Hüttmann - Congratulations

The Thomas Fredenhagen Prize of the Professor Hans-Heinrich Otte-Stiftung and the Kaufmannschaft zu Lübeck was awarded this year for transfer and economic cooperation. It goes to Prof. Dr. Gereon Hüttmann from the Institute of Biomedical Optics at the University of Lübeck. Gereon Hüttmann is...

Wednesday 24, April 2019

2.5 million euros for the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors

Another major grant for intraoperative automated recognition and treatment of cancer - Research network of the UKSH (Neurosurgery), the Medical Laser Centre Lübeck (MLL) and the Institute for Biomedical Optics (BMO) together with industrial partners …

Tuesday 02, April 2019

Inaugural lecture of Dr. Ramtin Rahmanzadeh concluding his Habilitation.

2. April 2019 17 Uhr c.t. Hörsaal AM 4, Audimax

Monday 25, March 2019

National broadcast about our work on the home care OCT

The Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) reports in a current article about our work on “home care OCT” together with the Eye Clinic Kiel of the UKSH. The article can be found in the media library of the NDR under the following link:

Tuesday 26, February 2019

Jan Philip Kolb wins best poster award at Photonics West 2019

At Photonics West, our employee Jan Philip Kolb received the award for the best poster at the Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences conference along with four other competitors from Massachusetts General Hospital, the University of Virginia and Boston...

Thursday 03, January 2019

Best Lecture in the summer semester 2018 "Introduction to Biomedical Optics" by Dr. Norbert Linz

The lecture "Introduction to Biomedical Optics" by Dr. Norbert Linz was chosen by the students of the University of Lübeck as one of the best lectures in the summer semester 2018. A total of six courses shared the first place with an overall rating of very good (1.2).

Wednesday 19, December 2018

University of Lübeck receives optical microscope for intravital optical nanoscopy

German Research Foundation (DFG) grants 1.38 million Euros for high-resolution investigations of the blood-brain barrier in living organisms by intra vital STED microscopy – currently only three working groups in Europe work with such devices.

Monday 19, November 2018

Our article on parallelized, aberration corrected imaging of photoreceptor cells is featured in a spot light summery of the Optical Society of America (OSA)

The Optical Society (OSA) features the latest article of the Hüttmann group on parallel OCT retinal imaging in a recent Spotlight Summary. The article focuses on using a simple cost-effective technology for aberration-corrected imaging of human photoreceptor cells in the eye. The recommendation can...

Neuer Laser im Kampf gegen Netzhautleiden

An der Uni-Augenklinik und im Laserzentrum gibt es ein dreijähriges Forschungsprojekt, das schwere Netzhautleiden im Blick hat. Neue Diagnostik- und Therapieverfahren sind in der Erprobung.

Wednesday 03, October 2018

Cluster of Excellence "Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation" approved

We appreciate the positive decision of the DFG for the cluster of excellence PMI (Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation)...

Wednesday 03, October 2018

Nobel Prize for fundamental research in the field of laser physics, optical tweezers and their application to biological systems was awarded to Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland

We congratulate A. Ashkin (Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ, USA), G. Mourou (École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France) and D. Strickland (University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada) on

Article of AG Hüttmann highlighted by editors of Optics Letters

The Editors of Optics Letters, which is published by the Optical Society of America (OSA), have highlighted the...

Friday 21, September 2018

Paper of AG-Huber amongst Top BOEx Downloads in August 2018

The Optical Society of America (OSA) published a list of top downloads from August 2018. Amongst others there is a paper of AG-Huber named

Novartis: EYEnovative Förderpreis 2018 geht an Yoko Miura und Maximilian Pfau

PD Dr. Yoko Miura wird für ihre Arbeit mit dem EYEnovative Förderpreis in der Kategorie Grundlagenforschung ausgezeichnet.

MBF-cooperation project "MetaNetz" for early detection of metabolic degeneration of the retina with FLIO

In enger Zusammenarbeit mit dem Institut für Biomedizinische Optik der Universität zu Lübeck und der Augenklinik des Universitätsklinikums Schleswig-Holstein (Campus Lübeck) erforscht Heidelberg Engineering die neuartige Fluoreszenzlebensdauer-Ophthalmoskopie (FLIO) zur Früherkennung metabolischer...

Monday 26, February 2018

Jan Philip Kolb receives SPIE Hillenkamp Fellowship

Jan Philip Kolb from Robert Huber's research group receives the Franz Hillenkamp Fellowship from SPIE. Together with Haley Marks from the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, he is the first to be awarded a scholarship in honor of the pioneer of the application of lasers in...

Wednesday 24, January 2018

Research of BMO in Top Downloaded Articles on OCT from Biomedical Optics Express

The Optical Society of America (OSA) published a list of the

Friday 19, January 2018

Paper of AG-Huber amongst Top BOEx Downloads in December 2017

The Optical Society of America (OSA) published a list of

Thursday 23, November 2017

The 2018 Prism Awards finalists are...

Spin off company "OptoRes" from the Huber group is nominated as finalist for the prestigious Prism Award 2018.

Saturday 18, November 2017

The need for speed:

Gentle real-time 3D imaging, not only for medical applications

Antrittsvorlesung von Dr. Yoko Miura am 18. Juli (17 Uhr s.t., Hörsaal T 1)

In dieser Vorlesung wird eine neue diagnostische Methode vorgestellt, die oxidativen Stress in RPE-Zellen durch die Messung ihrer emittierten Fluoreszenz darstellen kann.

Friday 16, June 2017

European Inventor Award 2017

Robert Huber received the award for the Inventor Award 2017 by the European Patent Office (EPO) together with James G. Fujimoto und Eric A. Swanson (USA).

Monday 05, June 2017

2-Photon Single-Pulse (SP)-FLIM publication selected as "Editor's Pick" by BOE editors

The publication "Single pulse two photon fluorescence lifetime imaging (SP-FLIM) with MHz pixel rate " (DOI-Link) was selected as "Editor's Pick" by the editors of...

Thursday 27, April 2017

European Inventor Award 2017

.Robert Huber, James G. Fujimoto (USA) und Eric A. Swanson (USA) are nominated as finalists for the Inventor Award 2017 by the European Patent Office (EPO)...

Wednesday 08, March 2017

Research at BMO amogst the top 15 cited publications in Biomedical Optics Express

The Optical Society of America (OSA), published a

Monday 11, July 2016

Research at BMO amongst the top 15 cited publications in Biomedical Optics Express

The Optical Society of America (OSA) published a list with the 15 most cited papers over the last years in the research journal Biomedical...

Wednesday 25, May 2016

Heartbeat OCT“ on the cover page of JACC

In the mai 2016 issue of the "Journal of the American College of Cardiology" an image of a coronary artery that was acquired as part of a...

Wednesday 05, August 2015

Internship & Master thesis in Boston

Research opportunity for a Praktikum & Master thesis student in Medical Engineering Sciences (MIW), Biomedical Engineering or Molecular Life Sciences

Monday 17, August 2015

News article in local newspaper covering the work of the Huber-lab

An article in the local newspaper gives the people of Lübeck an understanding of the research of the recently to the University of Lübeck moved group of Prof. Huber.

Thursday 02, July 2015

Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) with 2 Million Euro

Prof. Robert Huber receives a Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council for the research in ultrafast molecular imaging. Starting 2016, the work will be supported over 5 years with 2 million Euros.

Monday 29, June 2015

"Best Poster" as well as "Best Oral Presentation" Award for our work on ECBO 2015

We congratulate Tom Pfeiffer and our collaborator Tianshi Wang from the group of Gijs van Soest at Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam for the "Best Oral Award" and Sebastian Karpf from the group of Robert Huber for the "Best Poster Award" at the ECBO 2015!

Monday 15, June 2015

Jan Philip Kolb receives 2nd price for poster at Biophotonics 2015

Our PhD student Jan Philip Kolb achieved the 2nd place at the poster competition at the Biophotonics Summerschool 2015 for his poster on ultrawidefield-OCT. All 58 participants of the school presented thier work on biomedical imaging or light-based therapies. The lectures rated the individual...

Monday 04, May 2015

Meet us at ECBO

The European Conferences on Biomedical Optics takes place from 21 - 25 June 2015 at the ICM─International Congress Center, Munich, Germany.

Tuesday 21, April 2015

New Microscope for molecular imaging

Researchers of the Huber-Lab from the Institute of Biomedical Optics (BMO) of the University of Lübeck and from the University of Munich developed a new approach to stimulated Raman imaging.

Thursday 11, December 2014

"4-D OCT" publication selected by Optics and Photonics News (OPN) as "Optics in 2014" highlight.

The "4-D OCT" publication was selected by Optics and Photonics News (OPN) as one of " the most exciting peer-reviewed optics research to have emerged over the past 12 months" in 2014.

Friday 05, December 2014

"Sunday-lecture" with Prof. Dr. Robert Huber on Dec. 7th

Light into the dark - Optical coherence tomography for medical imaging

Thursday 13, November 2014

meet us at BIOS 2015

The European Conferences on Biomedical Optics takes place from 21 - 25 June 2015 at the ICM─International Congress Center, Munich, Germany.

Monday 22, September 2014

"4D-OCT" publication selected as OSA Spotlight article

The publication "High definition live 3D-OCT in vivo: design and evaluation of a 4D OCT engine with 1 GVoxel/s" by Wolfgang Wieser from the group of Prof. Robert Huber was highlighted as Spotlight article by the Optical Society of America (OSA).

Friday 04, July 2014

MHz FDML lasers are now available from the LMU spin-off company Optores

Optores GmbH recently announced the availability of the first commercially available swept lasers with MHz line rates.

Monday 14, October 2013

Robert Huber receives Klung Wilhelmy Weberbank Award 2013

Robert Huber is honoured for the invention of the Fourier Domain Mode-locked Laser (FDML), "because his work has been able to bridge the gap between fundamental physics and laser applications in medical imaging". The Klung Wilhelmy...

Tuesday 04, June 2013

Publication in "Nature Communications" about short pulse generation with FDML lasers

Pioneering research on picosecond pulse generation using FDML lasers by Christoph Eigenwillig and colleagues from the group of Dr. Huber recently led to the publication of the article "Picosecond pulses from...

Wednesday 29, May 2013

"Joint aperture detection" publication selected as OSA Spotlight article

The publication "Joint aperture detection for speckle reduction and increased collection efficiency in ophthalmic MHz OCT" by Thomas Klein from the group of Dr. Robert Huber was highlighted as

Thursday 02, May 2013

"Megahertz OCT" publication among 20 most-cited articles published in Optics Express over the past two years

The publication "Megahertz OCT for ultrawide-field retinal imaging with a 1050nm Fourier domain mode-locked laser" (Thomas Klein et al.) rank among the

Thursday 13, December 2012

Article in "The economist" dealing with fast OCT for improved diagnosis of human skin lesions.

The article "Skin deep" published by the magazine "The economist" describes latest results in the FUNOCT EU project consortium. Using a fast FDML laser, which was built in our group, Prof. Leitgeb and his group from the...

Thursday 13, December 2012

"Young elite: 4 x 40 under 40" - Dr. Robert Huber as top talent in the "Capital" ranking of the year 2012

Within the project "Young elite: 4 x 40 under 40" the business magazine "Capital" yearly nominates the most successful german top...

Tuesday 10, April 2012

“Biomedical Optics Student Award” for Thomas Klein at the BIOMED 2012

Thomas Klein has been awarded the “Biomedical Optics Student Award" for excellence in the presentation of his research work "Multi-MHz retinal OCT imaging using an FDML laser“ at the ...

Friday 10, February 2012

Article in „BioOptics World" on the subject of Multimegahertz-OCT

The journal “BioOptics World” publishes an article from Thomas Klein, Wolfgang Wieser and Robert Huber in the issue of January/February 2012 with the title:

Tuesday 10, January 2012

Retina OCT-picture of our group on the cover page of Electro Optics

In the december 2011/january 2012 issue of the journal "Electro Optics“ a retina OCT picture from our group is chosen as cover picture. The corresponding article

Tuesday 24, May 2011

“Toptica Photonics Best Poster Prize” for Thomas Klein at the ECBO 2011

Thomas Klein has been awarded the “Toptica Photonics Best Poster Prize” for excellence in the presentation of his research work „Towards multi-megahertz retinal OCT: wavelength swept 1050nm FDML laser at up to 3.1MHz repetition rate“ at the ECBO 2011...

Wednesday 09, February 2011

"Young elite: 4 x 40 under 40" - Dr. Robert Huber as top talent in the "Capital" ranking of the year 2011

Within the project "Young elite - 4 x 40 under 40" the business magazine "Capital" yearly nominates the most successful german top...

Tuesday 14, December 2010

Optics and Photonics News (OPN) highlights Multimegahertz-OCT as one of the most exciting peer-reviewed optics research topics emerged during 2010

Optics and Photonics News (OPN) publishes the article “High-Quality 3-D Imaging with Multimegahertz OCT“ of W.Wieser, B.R.Biedermann, T.Klein, C.M.Eigenwillig und R.Huber in its issue of december 2010 with the title

Monday 04, October 2010

Starting Grant of European Research Concil (ERC) of 1.2 million Euros

Dr. Robert Huber has been awarded a "Starting Grant by the European Research Council (ERC)" within the project

Wednesday 16, June 2010

"Multi-Megahertz OCT" publicatioin selected as OSA Spotlight article

The publication "Multi-Megahertz OCT: High quality 3D imaging at 20 million A-scans and 4.5 GVoxels per second" by Wolfgang Wieser from the group of Dr. Robert Huber was highlighted as

Tuesday 09, December 2008

"Rudolf Kaiser Prize 2008" for Dr.Robert Huber

Dr. Robert Huber is awarded the 'Rudolf-Kaiser-Prize 2008 for his work on optical coherence tomography and Fourier domain mode locked lasers