CRIMSON's Commitment to Empower Women in Optics and Photonics

The CRIMSON project is supporting and co-organizing a workshop to specifically promote the careers of women in optics and photonics. Apart from advancing science, this is one of the major goals of the CRIMSON project and the participating research institutions and companies.

The workshop Women in Photonics ( will take place from November 26th to 30th at the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technologies in Jena, Germany. The focus of the workshop will be on Optical health technologies – diagnosis, monitoring, therapy, biomedical microscopy, bio-analytical methods, medical chip systems, and biophotonics such as vibrational spectroscopy, fluorescence, OCT, PAT, etc. Thus, the workshop is well-aligned with CRIMSON’s research objective but bridges the gap to the broad range of optical technologies beyond coherent Raman.

The workshop addresses female postdocs and PhD students working in these research areas, who want to present their own work and build up new networks. Participants will have the opportunity to exchange with experienced scientists from academia and industry and jointly develop strategies for a successful professional career.