From 11/14/2022 to 11/17/2022

Valpré - 1 Chemin de Chalin, 69130 Écully

BioBrillouin Training school

November 17-18 , 2022
Lyon university, France

Course Overview

Brillouin microscopy is an emerging optical imaging technique for all-optical probing of mechanical properties in biological settings. Brillouin microscopy offers the ability to measure the mechanical properties of living biological systems, such as cells and organisms, noninvasively and contactless at high spatial resolution. This workshop aims at tutoring scientists on Brillouin microscopy and other optoacoustic tools used for biomedical research


This workshop is aimed at researchers and instrument developers who work in the field of Bio-Brillouin scattering spectroscopy and imaging and who wish to acquire more knowledge and hands-on training on this technology, with a special focus on SBS microscopy.


The school will give prominence to hands-on training on our instruments (see video of the previous edition below). Our facilities include a 6 pass Fabry-Perot interferometer (TFP, Table Stable), two VIPA-based interferometers (Light Machinery, 532 nm and 660 nm, one equipped with an environmental chamber), as well as a single stage VIPA designed for educational purposes. Training will also include demonstration of advanced control softwares for both TFP and VIPA interferometers. The training courses will be organized at the Institute for Light and Matter and at the Contact and Structural Mechanics Laboratory.
Practicals will be given by leading experts, including specialists from ThatEC, Light Machiney and Table Stable. We will demonstrate operation principles, basic and advanced alignment procedures, standard acquisitions and data processing. We will also show experiments on biological samples and complex fluids. A cell culture facility is available for basic sample preparation.

Learning Outcomes

You will gain an overview of Brillouin microscopy. You will gain an insight in their applications and pitfalls as well as recommendations from experts. You will meet top industrial actors that offer state-of-the-art solutions. After this course you should be able to assess the potential of these techniques and apply them to your own research.


We hope to host up to 25 participants, so applicants will be selected. Early career researchers are strongly encouraged to participate. Motivation letter should include:

• Your relevant skills, experience and qualifications showing why you would be suitable for the course.
• Explanation of why you would like to attend, including what you can contribute and how you think you will benefit from the course.
• Career stage (master/PhD/postdoc/researcher)

Motivation letter length: The maximum limit of 2000 characters (ca. 200 words) refers to manually typed text (spaces included).

Free field text length: The maximum characters for your answers in the free field text boxes is 255 (spaces included).

Applications should be sent to Thomas Dehoux and Jérémie Margueritat.


Registration will open soon in a specific link.
The following registration fee applies: 300 €

Registration fees include admission, course materials, lunch and coffee breaks. Participants are expected to book and pay their own accommodation and travel expenses.

Important dates

Application submission deadline: July 29, 2022
Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2022
Registration deadline: September 30, 2022

Speakers, Trainers and Organisers

To be announced