Marc Guillon

Other Organizers

Cendra Agulhon
Marco Diana



Conference room R229
Campus Saint Germain des Prés de l'Université de Paris, 45 rue des Saints Pères, Paris 6e


12 Jan 2024


11 h 30 min - 12 h 30 min


Neuroscience Seminar Series

Imaging Mueller polarimetry for probing biological tissue at macro- and microscale, by Tatiana Novikova

Imaging Mueller polarimetry for probing biological tissue at macro- and microscale

It has been proven that polarized light is extremely sensitive to tissue microstructure. Early pathological changes in tissues may not be visible with a naked eye. This contrast, however, can be increased in polarized light images, because these changes alter fine fabric of healthy tissue. Consequently, the polarimetric maps of tissue depolarization, retardance and diattenuation may serve for a non-invasive tissue diagnosis and following treatment. The results of our studies of biological tissues (brain, stomach, uterine cervix) using imaging Mueller polarimetry at both macro- and microscale and appropriate data post-processing algorithms will be presented and discussed.

Short Biography
Dr. Tatiana Novikova leads the Characterization and Modeling Division of the Laboratory of Physics of Interfaces and Thin Films of CNRS, Ecole polytechnique, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France.  Her research interests and area of expertise include polarimetry, biomedical imaging, optical biopsy, and computational modeling of electromagnetic wave interaction with structured and random media. She served as a Guest Editor of the Biomedical Optics Express (2020-2021) and Journal of Biomedical Optics (2015-2016). Since 2022 Dr. Novikova is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Biomedical Optics. She is the Fellow of Optica and the recipient of 2020 SPIE G.G. Stokes Award in optical polarization.


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