Susana Marcos is Professor of Research and Director of the Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab at the Instituto de Optica (CSIC). She carried out her predoctoral research at IO-CSIC, in the field of physiological optics, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard University. Prof. Marcos has been Director of IO-CSIC (2008-2012), Chair in different committees in scientific societies (Sociedad Española de Óptica, Association for Research in Vision Science and Ophthalmology, Optical Society of America), elected Director-at-Large of the Optical Society of America (2012-2015) and, currently, an Associate Editor in “Optica”, Faculty in Madrid MIT M+Vision Consortium, Member of the Real Sociedad Española de Física and Vicepresident of the Scientific Advisory Board Spanish Research Agency. She is the co-founder of 2EyesVision, a CSIC spin-off company. Major contributions include the development of Ocular Speckle Interferometry, Wavefront Sensing, Adaptive Optics, Quantiative Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography, intraocular lenses, and keratoconus and presbyopia treatment, among others. Her work has been recognized with numerous prestigious awards, including the Adolph Lomb Medal (OSA), the European Young Investigator Award (EURHORCs-ESF), the ICO Prize, Honoris Causa Doctorship by the Ukraine Academy of Science and Technology, Physics, Innovation and Technology Award (RSEF-Fundacion BBVA), Alcon Research Institute Award, Rey Jaime I Award and Ramon y Cajal Medal (Royal Academy of Sciences).
Andrea Curatolo Postdoctoral Researcher
Andrea Curatolo completed his MSc in 2006 in Physics Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, with a thesis on the development of a portable multispectral imaging system for works of art diagnostics. He attended the first year of his master’s degree at the Institute of Technology (LTH) in Lund, Sweden. He completed his PhD at the Optical & Biomedical Engineering Laboratory, University of Western Australia, under the supervision of Prof. David Sampson, and was a Senior Research Associate at the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering for around 10 years. His work includes Optical Coherence Tomography, diagnostic imaging systems engineering design, technology development and supervision of endoscopic and interstitial prototypes deployment in clinical settings.
Judith Birkenfeld Postdoctoral Researcher
Judith’s background is in Physics (MSc, Heidelberg University) and Visual Optics and Biophotonics (PhD Universidad Complutense de Madrid), having graduated under the supervision of Prof. Susana Marcos. She completed an MSc in medical physics with a focus in radiotherapy and biomedical optics from Heidelberg University in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School and second MSc in Physics from Heidelberg University in collaboration with the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She joins back VioBio Lab (Instituto de Optica, CSIC) after M+Vision Postdoctoral Fellowship work at MIT, Brigham Women Hospital and Mass General Hospital working on translational projects in biomedicine. Her interests are in the area of ocular imaging (OCT and microscopy) and applications to ocular biomechanics.
Nohelia Morales Project Manager
Nohelia Morales is Project Manager at VioBio Lab (Instituto de Optica, CSIC) and she is in charge of the management of the Imcustomeye project. Nohelia holds a Degree in Translation and Interpreting and Postgraduate Degree in French Studies. She has a large experience in managing EU projects. Nohelia worked at the Executive Agency Education, Audiovisual and Culture (EACEA) of the European Commission in Brussels as project officer, having also worked at the consulting company Consulta Europa, at the Spanish Ministry of Health and at the Bank of New York Mellon.