University of Florence - LENS


LENS was born as an European scientific research centre providing advanced laser and spectroscopic facilities for researchers from European countries and promoting and facilitating the exchange of ideas, scientific techniques, and technical skills. Several European universities have participated in the organization of LENS, through agreements with the University of Florence. LENS is directed by an executive council, nominated by the participating European institutions (Universität Kaiserslautern, Université de Paris VI, Universitad Complutense of Madrid), that elects the director and the associate director. The executive council is assisted in the planning of the scientific program of LENS by a Scientific Advisory Board, formed by an international panel of experts. The senior research staff of LENS consists of professors from the university of Florence and from other associated universities.


LENS - European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy
University of Florence Via Nello Carrara 1 - I 50019 Sesto-Fiorentino (Firenze) - Italia
Telephone: +39 055 4572517 - Fax: +39 055 4572451



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Round Robin Experiment

Raman spectroscopy has already proved its effectiveness in many cases for medical diagnostics such as for cancer, cardiovascular diseases and infections. However, there are no standards in the different working groups, e.g. for sample preparation, implementation of the Raman experiments, spectra pre-treatment, data evaluation, etc.In a round robin experiment, the required groundwork will take place in order to define standardised Raman measurement methods, which will be fundamental for establishing Raman spectroscopy for clinical diagnostic procedures.

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5th International Conference on Biophotonics

20 March 2017

Continuing the success of the previous meetings held in Sacramento, Ottawa, Jena, and Florence, the 5th conference will come to Perth, Western Australia, running over two full days, and back-to-back with the Science on the Swan medical research conference, which delegates are strongly encouraged to also attend, at discounted rates. [more]

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