Curriculum for winter semester 2005/2006

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Lasers in Medicine and Nanobiotechnology


A comprehensive and interdisciplinary lecture course is offered by the Faculty of Physics and Mechatronics together with the Fraunhofer Institute of Biomedical Technology, St. Ingbert.

The course covers basics and the most recent achievements in laser medicine, laser savety and optical nanobiotechnology with focus on laser eye surgery, skin cancer diagnosis, laser supported in vitro fertilization, gene diagnosis and gene therapy. The course is designed for people who study medicine, natural and engineering science and informatics. Practical sessions are being held at the University Eye Clinic and Clinic for Dermatology. Upon the completion of the test an internationally recognized certificate for authorization in laser savety will be conferred.

The course includes lectures by Prof. Karsten König (University of Saarland and Fraunhofer Institute) and the lecturer Dr. Matthias Krause (University Eye Clinic in Homburg).

Prof. König is biophysicist, he has worked at the Beckman Laser Institute in California, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute for Laser Technology in Ulm, Center for Laser Microscopy in Jena and has established the department of laser medicine at the Fraunhofer Institute, St. Ingbert. He has been awarded the Pascal Rol Price conferred by the International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE) for the novel laser therapeutic method of treatment of impaired vision. He has also been awarded the “Innovationspreis Medizintechnik” with the allocation of 225,000 Euro for laser diagnostics of skin cancer, the international “Feulgen-Preis” for innovative research in the field of gene diagnostics, the “Thüringer Forschungspreis” for a new method in gene therapy and the “Kortum-Motivationspreis” for the development of novel laser medical products.

Dr. Kause has worked at the Stanford University and at Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard Medical School and has established the present Department of Photodynamic Therapy at the University Eye Clinic in Homburg. He has been awarded the “Alois-Lauer-Förderpreis” in medicine for a novel method of laser treatment of choroids melanoma.

The lectures are held at the University of Saarland, Campus Saarbrücken, “Gebäude A5.1”, 
building A5.1, lecture hall.     Contact:

Prof. Karsten König
Gebäude 13, Raum 2.35
66123 Saarbrücken
Tel.: +49 (0) 681/302 - 3451
Fax:  +49 (0) 681/302 - 3090
E-mail karsten.koenig(at)

Fraunhofer IBMT
Ensheimer Straße 48
St. Ingbert

Tel.:  +49 (0) 6894/980 - 151

       Below the schedule of the lecture course is given.
       The lectures begin in November, the examination and certificate awarding takes place in January.
       Tuesday 15:00 - 18:00
week 1 Laser Technology
week 2 Laser-Tissue Interaction
week 3 Laser Diagnostics
week 4 Laser Therapy
week 5 Laser Microscopy in Biotechnology
week 6 Laser Safety
week 7 Hands-on Workshop (Fraunhofer IBMT, St. Ingbert)
week 8 Laser in Dermatology (Campus Homburg)
week 9 Laser in Ophthalmology (Campus Homburg)
week 10 Examination
week 11 Certificate