Invited Speakers


In vitro combined effect of Doxorubicin and sulfonated zinc Phthalocyanine–mediated photodynamic therapy on MCF-7 breast cancer cells

H. Abrahamse, Laser Research Center, Univ. of Johannesburg, South Africa


Delivery of singlet oxygen into neurons by 1267 nm laser stimulates mitochondrial energy metabolism

A. Abramov, UCL, UK


Infrared fluorescence diagnosis in surgery and oncology

A.L. Akopov, G.V. Papayan, A.A.Il’in, Pavlov First Saint-Petersburg State Medical Univ., Russia


Nano-sensitive optical coherence tomography for visualization of sub-micron structure

S. Alexandrov, National Univ. of Ireland, Ireland


Application of time-resolved fluorescence methods in clinical diagnosis

W. Becker, Becker&Hickl, Germany


Endogenous and exogenous fluorescence diagnostics of colorectal cancer

E. Borisova, Inst. of Electronics, BAS, Bulgaria


Screening of photoactive nanoparticles in stroma-rich co-culture multicellular tumor spheroids

L. Bezdetnaya-Bolotine, Research Center for Automatic Control of Nancy (CRAN, Lorraine Univ.), Lorraine Inst. of Oncology, France


Study of the impact of optical clearing on skin absorption, scattering and autofluorescence properties

W. Blondel, University of Lorraine, France 


Laser printing of biomaterials and living cells
B.N. Chichkov, Leibniz Univ., Hannover Inst. of Quantum Optics, Germany


Probing of Red Blood Cell Dynamics using Optical Trap combined with Micro-Raman Spectroscopy

S.  Chidangil, Centre of Excellence for Biophotonics, Manipal, Karnataka, India


Optical coherence tomography of brains: ex vivo study of healthy and malignant tissues
I.N. Dolganova, Inst. of Solid State Physics RAS, Bauman Moscow State Technical Univ., Russia


Deep UV biosensing

V.P. Drachev, Skolkovo Inst. of Science and technology, Russia; Univ. of North Texas, USA


Time-resolved microscopy and photo-mechanical action on bio-related objects

G. Ferrini, Interdisciplinary Laboratories for Advanced Materials Physics (I-LAMP) & Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica, Univ. Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy


Photodynamic therapy in the combined treatment of breast cancer intradermal metastases

M. Gelfond, S. Kondratiev, E. Tkachenko, V. Semiglazov, T. Semiglazova, V. Ivanov, K. Usova, N. Brish, Petrov National Medical Research Center of Oncology of the Ministry of Health, Russia


Nanostructured theranostic carriers: preparation, properties, applications
D. Gorin, Skolkovo Inst. of Science and Technology, Russia


Luminescent nanoparticles as labels for immunoassay
I.Yu. Goryacheva, Saratov State Univ., Russia


Nano scale tissue multifractal anisotropy in polarized light scattering: novel biomarker for precancer detection

N. Ghosh, IISER Indian Inst. of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India


Resonant phenomena in plasmonic metamaterials for biosensing applications

А. Kabashin, CNRS, Aix–Marseille Univ., France, MEPhI, Russia


New photodynamic therapy with next-generation sugar conjugated photosensitizers

H. Kataoka, Nagoya City Univ. Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Japan


Gap-enhanced Raman tags: fabrication, optical properties, applications in biosensing and bioimaging

B. Khlebtsov, Inst. of Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants and Microorganisms RAS, Russia


Plasmonic Nanoprobes for Lateral Flow Immunoassay 

N. Khlebtsov, Inst. of Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants and Microorganisms RAS, Russia


Development of photodynamic therapy protocols with assistance of optical monitoring techniques

M. Kirillin, Inst. of Applied Physics RAS, Russia


Thulium-doped fiber lasers with direct pumping. Medical perspectives

A.A. Kolegov, Russian Federal Nuclear Center — Zababakhin All—Russia Research Inst. of technical Physics, Russia


Оxygen activation by visible and dark red laser radiation in pigment-free aerated solvents. Results of photochemical and luminescence studies

A.A. Krasnovsky, Federal Center for Biotechnology, A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry, Russia


Investigation of singlet and triplet oxygen in water and aqueous dispersions of nanosize micelles
A.A. Krasnovsky, Federal Center for Biotechnology, A.N. Bach Inst. of Biochemistry, Russia 


Development of novel medical instruments based on sapphire shaped crystals
V.N. Kurlov, Inst. of Solid State Physics RAS, Russia


Assessing tissue mechanical properties with Optical Coherence Elastography and Brillouin Spectroscopy

K. Larin, Univ. of Houston, USA


In vivo dynamic analysis of mammalian preimplantation development with functional optical coherence tomography

I. Larina, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA


High-efficient DFG of fiber lasers radiation in the spectral region of 3um for soft tissue ablation

I.A. Larionov, NTO IRE-Polus, Russia


Tracking stem cells with gold nanostars

M. Leahy, National Univ. of Ireland Galway Univ., Ireland


Update on the Ruthenium coordination complex based photosensitizer TLD1433 in phase I and II clinical trials for Non-muscle invasive Bladder Cancer

L. Lilge, M. Roufaiel, A. Mandel, G. Kulkani, M. Jewett, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Univ. of Toronto, Canada


New instrumental and methodological approaches to the PD and PDT of tumor and inflammatory diseases

V.B. Loschenov, Prokhorov General Physics Inst. RAS, Russia


Optical study of RBCs and platelets correction in arterial hypertension 

A. Lugovtsov, Moscow State Univ., Russia


Fluorescence lifetime techniques in biomedical diagnostics

L. Marcu, Univ. of California – Davis, Genome and Biomedical Sciences, USA


Engineering and Signal Transduction of Phytochrome Photoreceptors

A. Möglich, Univ. of Bayreuth, Germany


Biosensing and theranostics using functionalized magnetic and plasmonic nanoparticles 

P.I. Nikitin, Prokhorov General Physics Inst. RAS, Russia


Polarization properties of depolarizing tissue: apparent contradiction or medical diagnostic tool?

T. Novikova, LPICM Lab. of Physics of Interfaces and Thin Films CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, France


Optical differentiation of glucose diffusion in human normal and pathological kidney

L. Oliveira, Polytechnic of Porto, School of Engineering, Centre of Innovation in Engineering and Industrial Technology, ISEP, Portugal


Ultrasensitive interferometric and magnetic analytical systems for simultaneous express detection of multiple biomarkers of disease

A.V. Orlov, Prokhorov General Physics Inst. RAS, Russia


Isolation and characterization of the elementary particles of detonation nanodiamond

E. Ōsawa, Toyohashi Univ. Technol., Nano Carbon Research Inst., Ltd, Asama Research Extension Center, Shinshu Univ., Japan


Visible Light Sensitized Bactericidal Structures Based on Titania Nanoparticles and Quantum Dots

A.O. Orlova, ITMO Univ., Russia


Large area tissue optical imaging

F. Pavone, Univ. of Florence, Italy


Probing interaction between red blood cells with optical tweezers in presence of nanomaterials

A. Popov, Univ. of Oulu, Finland


Laser-optic methods for revealing molecular and microrheologic mechanisms of interaction of blood components and related impairment of metabolism at cardiovascular diseases

A. Priezzhev, Moscow State Univ., Russia


Nanophotonic approaches to biosensing applications

A. Rakovich, King’s College London, UK


Breast cancer diagnostics using optical Fourier Holography with thin films of Bacteriorhodopsin 

D. V. G. L. N. Rao, Univ. of Massachusetts Boston, USA


Mechanisms of shungite nanocarbon interactions with biological molecules

N.N. Rozhkova, Federal Research Center “Karelian Research Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences”, Russia


Advanced luminescence lifetime imaging for metabolic FLIM and oxygen PLIM

A. Rück, Univ. Ulm, Germany


Hybrid disk-shaped nanoresonators on metal film for SERS chemical and biosensing
A.K. Sarychev, Inst. for Theoretical and Applied Electrodynamics RAS, Russia


Multi-modal imaging in live cell microscopy

H. Schneckenburger, Aalen Univ., Germany


Digital holographic microscopy and tomography in research of cellular response to photodynamic treatment
I.V. Semenova, Ioffe Inst. RAS, Russia


Fluorescence time-resolved spectroscopy and macroscopy of tumors
V. Shcheslavskiy, Becker-Hickl GmbH, Germany


High resolution fluorescence imaging of a 3D human stem cell-derived skin-neuro-muscle model - applications in development of new therapeutics

Y. Shi, CEO of Axol Ltd, UK


Laser optics in hemorheology and its clinical applications

S. Shin, Korea Univ., Korea


Exploring tumor-stroma interactions using combined autofluorescence and SHG imaging

M.V. Shirmanova. Privolzhsky Research Medical Univ., Russia


On the origin of NIR fluorescence in biotissues

E.A. Shirshin, Moscow State Univ., Russia


Tuning the oxidative stress with near infrared irradiation: cellular mechanisms

S.G. Sokolovski, Aston Univ., UK


Translation of ALA-induced PPIX for brain tumor interventions

R. Sroka, Univ. of Munich, Germany


Immunological Aspects of Photodynamic Therapy

R.Steiner, Inst. of Laser Technologies in Medicine and Metrology at the Univ. of Ulm, Germany


Photoswitchable capsule for cell tracking

G.B. Sukhorukov, Queen Mary Univ. of London, UK


Biological atomic-force microscopy: is it worth it?

P.S. Timashev, Inst. for Regenerative Medicine, Sechenov Univ., Semenov Inst. of Chemical Physics RAS, Inst. of Photonic Technologies, Research Center “Crystallography and Photonics” RAS, Russia


Clinical near infrared monitoring of the brain: cererbal oximetry and beyond

V. Toronov, Ryerson Univ., Canada


Advances in tissue optical clearing: new steps to clinics

V. Tuchin, Saratov State Univ., Russia


Investigation of anisotropic relaxation in excited biomolecules in the pico- and subpicosecond time domain

O.S. Vasyutinskii, Ioffe Inst. RAS, Russia


Advantages of laser light with wavelengths 1.94 and 1.94+1.55 µm application in urological surgery

A.Z. Vinarov, Inst. of Urology, Sechenov Univ., Russia


Multiphoton microscopy of oxygen

S.A. Vinogradov, Univ. of Pennsylvania, USA


In vivo deep-tissue photo-therapy based on gold nanobipyramids

J. Wang, Shanghai Inst. of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM), Chinese Academy of Science (CAS)


Terahertz antennas featuring plasmonic and dielectric structures for biomedical applications

K.I. Zaytsev, Bauman Moscow State Technical Univ., Prokhorov General Physics Inst. RAS, Russia


Optically-controlled measurements of cryodestruction of biological tissues using sapphire shaped crystals
A.K. Zotov, Inst. of Solid State Physics RAS, Bauman Moscow State Technical Univ., Russia