The Lund Medical Laser Centre (LUMLAC) is an umbrella organization for supporting interdisciplinary work regarding basic techniques development and clinical applications in the internationally strongly expanding field of biophotonics. Lund University was among the earliest organizations to pursue such research, where spectroscopic aspects were key ingredients, with a first publication back in 1984, and with surgical use of lasers preceding by several years. LUMLAC was established in 1991 to further stimulate collaboration and ascertain that the research ultimately can strongly benefit patients. Examples of activities include early detection of malignant disease using reflectance or fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging, and photodynamic therapy of superficial as well as deep-lying tumors. Newer aspects include the use of gas in scattering media absorption spectroscopy (GASMAS) as a versatile tool that even might contribute in the urgent quest to fight antibiotic resistance. Further, novel aspects of photoacoustic imaging are being pursued. It is our strong belief, that progress in ultimately relieving suffering and save lives results from joining forces from all the relevant disciplines, and that Lund University is well adapted for accomplishing such tasks.
Director: Professor Bo Baldetorp, Department of Clinical Science
Chair person: Professor Katarina Svanberg, Department of Oncology
Congratulations to Mikkel Brydegaard, Division of Combustion Physics, LTH, who is one of the four recipients of ERC starting grant.