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Johann-Wilhelm-Ritter Award 2016 for Innovative Skin Imaging sponsored by JenLab GmbH
Rainer Voegeli from DSM Nutritional Products Ltd. in Switzerland receives Johann-Wilhelm-Ritter Award 2016 for Innovative Skin Imaging

The Johann-Wilhelm-Ritter Award 2016 was presented during the World Cogress International Society for Biophysics and Imaging of the Skin (ISBS) at Lisbon to Rainer Voegeli for his outstanding presentation on Complexity of Facial Skin Hydration Visualized by 3D Color Mapping. The 2.000 € prize was sponsored by JenLab GmbH.

How was Johann Wilhelm Ritter?
When he was just 24 years old, Johann Wilhelm Ritter discovered the ultraviolet radiation in 1801. Becoming increasingly in the crossfire of critical opinions, he lost his reputation as a genius of physics and electrochemistry and died aged 33 as a poor man.

Jen Lab GmbH
The company JenLab GmbH provides femtosecond laser technology for biomedicine. JenLab pioneered high-resolution in vivo histology of skin by multiphoton tomography. The company has facilities in Berlin, Jena, and Saarbruecken.

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JenLab Young Investigator Award 2016

PhD student Thomas Gottschall from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena wins the JenLab Young Investigator Award 2016
The JenLab Young Investigator Award was presented during the SPIE conference Photonics West at San Francisco on February 14, 2016 to Thomas Gottschall for his paper titled: "Four-wave mixing based light sources for real-world biomedical applications of coherent Raman microscopy". The $2000 cash prize was donated by the JenLab GmbH (Germany).

Left to right: Arnd Krueger (Vice-President Spectra Physics/Newport Inc.), Prof. Paul J. Campagnola, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Thomas Gottschall, Prof. Peter T. C. So (MIT, FSPIE), Prof. Karsten Känig (Saarland University&JenLab GmbH, FSPIE)

The award was given the fifth time:
2012: Mr. Jesse W. Wilson from Duke University, USA
2013: Mrs. Alex J. Walsh from Vanderbilt University, USA
2014: Mr. Gitanjal Deka from National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
2015: Mrs. Yi Xue from MIT, USA

The members of the Review Committee have chosen two finalists among the applicants:

1. Lingjie Kong, Purdue University, USA

2. Thomas Gottschall, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

Both finalists presented their work as oral presentation during the Multiphoton Microscopy Conference. Prof. Karsten König, president of the company JenLab GmbH, chaired the award ceremony.

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