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As part of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), the Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT) acts as an interdisciplinary hub for research on photonics and optical technologies in Erlangen. SAOT provides an Education Program of Excellence for national and international doctoral candidates, including Workshops, Seminars, and Academies. Furthermore, SAOT increases the Scientific Outreach to the general public and coordinates Joint Applications on research funding in the fields of photonics and optical technologies.

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Don‘t miss SAOT‘s Innovation and Ideation Days ‘Rethinking Photonics 2023‘ on March 29th and 30th! Registration open until February 28th. The attendance is free of charge for FAU members (Master students, PhD students, Postdocs, …).

In the latest issue of the Journal of Biophotonics, Lucas Kreiß et al. present label-free analysis of fibrotic tissue remodeling. The importance of their publication is underlined by its choice for the journal's front cover, which shows the comparison of healthy lung tissue to lung fibrosis. The ...

How to write good scientific papers? How to develop high-end optical imaging systems? For this year's SAOT Summer Academy, our Doctoral Candidates spent a week at the Fraunhofer Research Campus Waischenfeld. In addition to the full-day courses and get-togethers, we visited the Sophienhöhle and the W...

Since 2006, the Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT) acts as an interdisciplinary hub for research on photonics and optical technologies in Erlangen. With the Young Researcher Award (YRA) in Advanced Optical Technologies, SAOT honors young scientists for their outstanding...