The history of the LALS series goes back to 1986, when the first conference was organized in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

The following conferences were held in Pecs, Hungary (1988); Moscow, Russia (1990); Jyvaskyla, Finland (1992); Minsk, Belarus (1994); Jena, Germany (1996); Bratislava, Slovakia (1998); Tokyo, Japan (2000); Vilnius, Lithuania (2002); Moscow, Russia (2007); Taipei, Taiwan (2008). The XII International Conference on Laser Applications in Life Sciences 2010 (LALS-2010) was held in Oulu, Finland. In 2014 the 13th conference LALS-2014 took placein “Edwin Scharff Haus” conferences center at Ulm/Neu Ulm (Germany) on the banks of the Danube river.

In 2016 the meeting took place in Shenzhen, China.

The program of the last LALS conferences consisted of about 29 sessions included 3 plenary lectures, 13 key-note and 97 invited talks, 50 oral and 47 poster contributions and with more than 250 participants from more than 30 countries.