Georges Wagnières received his diploma degree (MSc) in physics from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1986. He obtained his doctorate in science (PhD) in physics (Biomedical optics) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne (EPFL) in 1992 and did postdoctoral work in the Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine (Harvard Medical School), Boston, USA, from 1993 to 1994. He also obtained a Master degree in Management of Technology delivered by the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) of Lausanne University and the EPFL in 2001.
Georges Wagnières manages a research group active in the fields of:
- In vivo and in vitro measurement of the vascular and tissular oxygen concentration by time-resolved luminescence spectroscopy and imaging
- Detection of early superficial cancers by fluorescence imaging
- Characterization of early superficial cancers by high magnification narrow-band imaging
- Preclinical and clinical study of new photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy (PDT).
- Photobiomodulation therapy for the treatment of various conditions, including neurodegenerative (Alzheimer, Parkinson’s) diseases
- Preclinical and clinical photodynamic therapy of inflammatory bowel diseases and atherosclerotic plaque
- Improvement of the selective vascular extravasation of chemotherapeutic agents by PDT
- Monitoring the light dosimetry during PDT by fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging
- Monitoring laser treatments of the retina by reflectance imaging
- Light dosimetry and tissue optical spectroscopy
- Light radiometry
- Development of light delivery systems for biomedical applications