Invited Speakers


Section A. Advanced laser medical systems and technologies


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

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

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

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

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

Optimization of the endovenous laser coagulation using two-micron laser radiation
P.A. Ryabochkina, National Research Mordovia State Univ., Russia

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

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


Section B. Laser interaction with cells and tissues: clinical imaging and spectroscopy 


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

A. Abramov, UCL, UK

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

S. Alexandrov, National Univ. of Ireland, Ireland

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

W. Blondel, University of Lorraine, France 

Endogenous and exogenous fluorescence diagnostics of colorectal cancer

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

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

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

Choosing the best laser for Brillouin spectroscopy and microscopy applications
I. Kabakova,
Univ. of Technology Sydney, Australia

Development of photodynamic therapy protocols with assistance of optical monitoring techniques

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

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

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

Optical study of RBCs and platelets correction in arterial hypertension 

A. Lugovtsov, Moscow State Univ., Russia

Controlling Biological Processes by Light
A. Möglich
, Univ. of Bayreuth, Germany

Line curvature algorithm in laser ektacytometry of erythrocytes

S.Yu. Nikitin, Lomonosov Moscow State Univ., 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

Large area tissue optical imaging

F. Pavone, Univ. of Florence, Italy

Terahertz antennas featuring plasmonic and dielectric structures for biomedical applications

D. Ponomarev, IUHFSE RAS, Moscow, Russia

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

Multi-modal imaging in live cell microscopy

H. Schneckenburger, Aalen Univ., 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

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

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

Complementary fluorescence and optoacoustic imaging for monitoring of photodynamic therapy of glioma employing BPD based nanoconstructs: pilot animal studies

I. Turchin, Inst. of Applied Physics of the RAS, Russia

Overcoming the Abbe diffraction limit in THz spectroscopy and imaging of soft biological tissues

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


Section C. Photonics and nanobiotechnology


Deep UV biosensing

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

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

Layered material platform for surface plasmon resonance biosensing - ultrasensitive detection of toxins and malaria

A. Grigorenko, Univ. of Manchester, UK

Resonant phenomena in plasmonic metamaterials for biosensing applications

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

Plasmonic Nanoprobes for Lateral Flow Immunoassay 

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

"Two-way road": how do QDs affect the cells and how do the cells affect QDs?
E.S. Kornilova, Inst. of Cytology RAS, Russia
Polariton-assisted control of broadband emission and FRET efficiency of strongly coupled dye label excitons in tunable optical microcavity
I. Nabiev, MEPhI, Russia, Univ. de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France

Biosensing and theranostics using functionalized magnetic and plasmonic nanoparticles 

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

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

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

Optical methods for monitoring the interaction of porous silicon nanoparticles with biological objects
L.A. Osminkina, Lomonosov Moscow State Univ., Russia

Nanophotonic approaches to biosensing applications

A. Rakovich, King’s College London, UK

Hybrid disk-shaped nanoresonators on metal film for SERS chemical and biosensing

A.K. Sarychev, Inst. for Theoretical and Applied Electrodynamics RAS, Russia

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
Shcheslavskiy, Becker-Hickl GmbH, Germany

Plasmonic silver nanoparticles for theranostics of HER2-positive cancer
V.O. Shipunova, M.M. Belova, P.A. Kotelnikova, S.M. Deyev,
Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Inst. of Bioorganic Chemistry of the RAS, Russia

Exploring tumor-stroma interactions using combined autofluorescence and SHG imaging

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

Photoswitchable capsule for cell tracking

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

Acoustic detection of nanoparticle structural stability in physiological media after their laser irradiation
I.V. Zelepukin1,2, A.A. Popov 1, A.V. Kabashin 1,3, S.M. Deyev 1,2, A.V. Zvyagin 1,4,5; 1 -National Research Nuclear Univ. MEPhI, Russia; 2 - Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Inst. of Bioorganic Chemistry RAS, Russia; 3 - Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, LP3, Campus de Luminy, France; 4 - I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical Univ., Russia; 5 - ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics, Macquarie Univ., Australia.


Section D. Photodynamic processes in biology and medicine


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

Infrared and visible fluorescence diagnosis for tracheobronchial malignancies

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

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

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 Inst. of Biochemistry, Russia

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

Laser-spectroscopic methods, devices and tools for precise diagnosis, treatment and intraoperative navigation in oncology

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

Synthesis of core-shell ternary quantum dots -porphyrin conjugates and its photodynamic therapy application
S.O. Oluwafemi, Univ. of Johannesburg, South Africa

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

A.O. Orlova, ITMO Univ., Russia

Biomedical Image Processing with thin films of Bacteriorhodopsin for Breast Cancer Diagnostics

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

Photophysical aspects of corneal cross-linking. Challenges and Prospects

Victor Serebryakov, Vavilov State Optical Inst., Russia

Experimental study of cell damage induced by ultrashort laser pulses at 1040nm in scanning nonlinear optical microscopy

B. Talone, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

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

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

Dynamics of patient-specific malignant cells death at photodynamic treatment in vitro
A.A. Zhikhoreva, Ioffe Inst., Russia


Section E. Nanophototheranostics


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

Metabolic FLIM and oxygen PLIM in theranostic applications "

A. Rück, Univ. Ulm, Germany



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