4rd International Symposium
"Lasers in Medicine
and Biophotonics"

June 27 – July 3, 2016, St.-Petersburg, Russia


The organizers of ISLM&B -2016 are A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences and Center for Laser Technology (Moscow)
with the participation of the IPG Photonics Corporation

The Conference sponsored by: IPG Photonics Corporation,
The Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
The Russian Foundation for Basic Research

Advanced Laser Systems for Medical Application ISLM&B'16 Topics:

  • Clinical optical imaging and spectroscopy
  • Laser interaction with cells and tissues
  • Photonics and nanobiotechnology
  • Photodynamic processes in biology and medicine

Symposium Chair:

Prof. I. Shcherbakov,  A.M.Prokhorov General Physics Institute of RAS, Russia

Program Committee:

Chair: Prof. B. Denker, A.M.Prokhorov General Physics Institute, RAS, Russia
G.B. Altshuler,  IPG Medical Corporation, Marlborough, MA, USA
I.M. Belousova, Vavilov Optical Institute, Russia
E. Borisova, Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
N.N. Bulgakova, A.M.Prokhorov General Physics Institute, RAS, Russia
D.G. Kochiev, A.M.Prokhorov General Physics Institute, RAS, Russia
A. A. Krasnovsky  Jr., RAS - Federal Center for Biotechnology, Russia
L. Lilge, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Univ. of Toronto, Canada
V.B. Loschenov, A.M.Prokhorov General Physics Institute, RAS, Russia
V.P. Minaev, NTO "IRE-Polus", Russia
P.I. Nikitin, A.M.Prokhorov General Physics Institute, RAS, Russia
A.V. Priezzhev, Moscow State University, Russia
V.V. Tuchin, Saratov State University, Russia

Organizing Committee:

Chair: Dr. V. Pustovoy, A.M.Prokhorov General Physics Institute, RAS, Russia
Symposium Secretary: N. Khakamova, A.M.Prokhorov General Physics Institute, RAS, Russia

A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute, RAS,
Moscow, 38 Vavilova str.
e-mail: khakamova@nsc.gpi.ru, Tel: +7 499 503 8296
Site: http://lasmed.org/home

Section A. Advanced laser systems for medical applications
Co-chairs: Dr. D. Kochiev (GPI RAS, Moscow, Russia)
Dr. V.P. Minaev, (NTO “IRE-Polus”, Fryazino, Moscow reg. Russia), 
Dr. G.B. Altshuler  (IPG Medical Corporation, Marlborough, MA, USA)                

Topics: New medical applications and advanced  laser medical systems for  ophthalmology, dermatology, urology, endoscopic and micro surgery, dentistry, and other specialties

Section B. Clinical optical imaging and spectroscopy        
Co-Chairs: N.N. Bulgakova (GPI RAS, Moscow, Russia) 
E.Borisova (IE BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria) 

Topics: autofluorescence and photodynamic diagnosis; optical coherence tomography and diffuse optical imaging; new developments in non-invasive optical technologies, laser microscopy and spectroscopy of tissues

Section C.  Laser interaction with cells and tissues
Co-chairs: A.V. Priezzhev (MSU, Moscow, Russia) 
V.V. Tuchin (SSU, Saratov, Russia) 

Topics: optical clearing and light transport in cells and tissues; laser trapping and manipulation of biological particles; nonlinear interactions of light and tissues;  speckle phenomena in tissues; quantification and imaging of cells, blood and lympth flows; terahertz waves interaction with cells and tissues

Section D.  Photonics and nanobiotechnology
Chair: P.I. Nikitin (GPI RAS, Moscow, Russia) 

Topics: analytical biophotonics; novel sensing principles, devices and instrumentation for  medical diagnostics;  nanomaterials and nanosystems for diagnostics and therapy

Section E.  Photodynamic processes in biology and medicine
Co-chairs:  I.M. Belousova  (S.I.Vavilov State Optical Institute)
A.A. Krasnovsky Jr. (Federal Center for Biotechnology, RAS, Moscow, Russia) 
L. Lilge (Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Univ. of Toronto, Canada) 

Topics: photosensitizers for biology and medicine, direct optical single oxygen generation, photodynamic inactivation of pathogens in liquid media and in the air, photodynamic therapy, photothermal action of laser radiation on bio-objects, protection of organs and tissues against powerful and laser radiation.

Plenary talks:

  1. E. V. Ross, Scrips Clinic, UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, USA
    "The physics of perfect skin- enhancing the integument through laser”
  2. V. V. Tuchin,  Saratov State University, Russia 
    “Enhanced optical imaging and laser treatment in medicine: from UV to Terahert”
  3. A. V. Doga1S. K. Vartapetov2, I. A. Shcherbakov2,  1- S. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Federal State Institution, 2- A.M. Prokhorov GPI RAS, Russia
    ”Laser technologies in ophthalmic surgery”​
  4. G. B. Altshuler , IPG Medical, USA 
    “New” photons for existing and new medical applications” IPG Medical”