Dr. Contag to Receive SPIE Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award for Bioluminescence Imaging
November 1, 2016
Dr. Christopher Contag has been named as recipient of the 2017 SPIE Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award. In its citation, the SPIE Awards Committee commended Dr. Contag for his significant changes to the way we study biology in living tissue through his invention of in vivo optical imaging using bioluminescent and fluorescent reporters. This invention is one of the most significant advances in biomedical research in recent history, the citation noted. Dr. Contag will be honored at SPIE Photonics West, January 28 - February 2, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.
SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, an educational not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based science, engineering and technology. The prestigious award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding lifetime contributions to the field of biomedical optics through the development of innovative, high-impact technologies.
Congratulations, Dr. Contag!