Neurophotonics Research Training (NRT) Program

The Neurophotonics Research Training (NRT) Program is a university-wide community of doctoral students in biology, neuroscience, biophysics, and engineering with focused professional development and graduate training in neurophotonics. Learn more and participate here. If you are interested in joining our community, please provide your contact information here.

fNIRS Workshops

2021 Virtual fNIRS Training Workshop at BU, November 8 – 18, 2021 – You can find the agenda here. Please contact Parya Farzam if you have any questions.

2020 Virtual fNIRS Training Workshop at BU, October 19-29, 2020 – You can find the agenda here. Please contact Parya Farzam if you have any questions.

2019 fNIRS Training Workshop at BU, November 6-8, 2019 – You can find the agenda here.

2018 fNIRS Training Workshop at BU, November 7-9, 2018 –  You can find the agenda here.


Society for fNIRS Conference 2020 – Due to the ongoing COVID situation, the officers of SfNIRS, board of directors and organisers of fNIRS 2020 have taken the decision to postpone the conference for one whole year. fNIRS 2021 will now take place on 10-13th October 2021 in the same venue at Boston University.

BU Neurophotonics Symposium 2020 – We held our third annual Neurophotonics Symposium Jan 14, 2020.

BU Neurophotonics Symposium 2019 – We held our second annual Neurophotonics Symposium Jan 15, 2019.

fNIRS 2018, Tokyo – The 2018 Conference of the Society for functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (SfNIRS) was held October 5 – 8, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.

fNIRS symposium, Boston, January 16, 2018 – We organized the first one-day Boston fNIRS symposium on January 16, 2018.

 Training for Homer and AtlasViewer


Our next Homer3 Webinar will be held on September 15 at 10 am Boston time.
In this next webinar we are planning to review the usage of the stimGUI tool in Homer3.

The purpose of the webinar is to address specific questions raised by Homer users, so please include your question(s) on the registration form.

An introduction lecture, complete with example data sets you can follow along, can be found here:
Introduction to Data analysis – Basic steps demonstrated with Homer3 (pdf with video and exercise)

The webinar will last approximately an hour and will be recorded. All webinars are available as Homer Premiumcontent.

fNIRS Training Course Materials accessible to people with a BU email here. For fNIRS course participants contact Parya Farzam