International Society of Optics Within Life Sciences (OWLS)

Technological developments in optics provide a powerful means for solving problems in medical, biological, environmental, and cultural heritage areas. The application of these new methods requires the collaboration of scientists and engineers in optics and specialists in medicine, biology, environmental sciences, and cultural heritage. A wide range of interactions between universities, research institutes and industry is necessary. The OWLS society is a not for profit organisation formed on August 13th 1990 to serve this need. In 1992 OWLS was officially accredited by the United Nations as non-governmental organization.

We hold a major international conference every two years.

The next OWLS Conference will be held in Mumbai, India.

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