Section A. Advanced laser medical systems and technologies

  1. Gregory Altshuler, Nikolay Evtikhiev, Arthur Andreev, Viktoria Vinnichenko, Valentin Gapontsev, IPG Photonics, Russia,
    “Novel medical systems and applications based on QCW fiber and diode lasers”
  2. Ralf Brinkmann, Research Centre of  Laser Medicine, Lubek, Germany,
    "Automatic feedback guided retinal laser therapies"
  3. Victor A. Nadtochenko, Institute of Chemical Physics, RAS, Moscow, Russia,
    “Femtosecond laser cellular and embryo microsurgery accompanied with femtosecond microscopy and spectroscopy” 
  4. Peter S. Тimashev, Nikita V. Minaev, Victor N. Bagratashvili, Institute of Photon Technologies, Research Centre "Crystallography and Photonics", Moscow, Russia,
    "Advanced laser  technologies for regenerative medicine"
  5. Alexander V. Lappa, A.V. Zhilyakov, A.N. Kulikovsky, I.A. Abushkin, V.A. Privalov,  Chelyabinsk State University, Chelyabinsk, Russia,
    Ultrasound and thermometry guidance of laser interstitial thermotherapy. Application to Baker’s cyst”
  6. Rinat Esenaliev, University of Texas, USA, 
    “Optoacoustic Diagnostic Platform: Principles, Instrumentation, and Applications”

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

  1. Irina V. Larina, BaylorcollegeofMedicine, Houston, Texas, USA,   
    "Mammalian reproduction and development through functional optical imaging"
  2. Kirill V. Larin, University of Houston, Houston, USA,
    "Dynamic optical coherence elastography of softtissue"
  3. Herbert Schneckenburger, AahenUniversity, Aahen, Germany, 
    "Challenges in Structured Illumination Microscopy"
  4.  Sergei G. Sokolovski, AstonUniversity, Birmingham, UK, 
    "Creatinginvitrobrainby 3D two-photonprinting"
  5. Ekaterina Borisova, Institute of  Electronics BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria,
    "Synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy of soft tissues – tool for diagnostics of malignantlesions"
  6. V. Kalchhenko, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel,
    “A simple approach for non-invasive transcranial optical vascular imaging”
  7. Oxana V. Semyachkina-Glushkovskaya, Saratov State University, Russia,
    “Photodynamic opening of blood-brain barrier“
  8. Sergey Yu. Nikitin, M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
    "New data processing algorithms for laser ektacytometry of red blood cells".

Section C. Photonics and nanobiotechnology

  1. Vladimir P. Drachev, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA,
    “Plasmonic fractal shells for drug delivery: broadband response, synthesis, and laser release”
  2. Maxim P. Nikitin, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State Univ.), Russia,
    “Multimodal nanoagents for logic-gated chemosensing, diagnostics and drug delivery”
  3. Boris N. Khlebtsov, Inst. of Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants and Microorganisms RAS, Russia,
    "SERS-Activate Platforms for Immunoassay" 
  4. Alexander Grigorenko, University of Manchester, UK,
    "Ultrasensitive plasmonic biosensing"                                                             
  5. Sergei A. Eremin, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
    “Immunoassays using nanoparticle as labels: advantages and current state”  
  6. Igor Meglinski, University of Oulu, Finland,
    "Eco-photonics: Micro-encapsulated probe as implantable sensor for monitoring the physiological state of water organisms" 
  7. Aliaksandra Rakovich, King’s College London, UK, 
    “Nanomaterials for biosensing and phototherapy applications”
  8. Jiří Homola, Institute of Photonics and Electronics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic,
    “Optical biosensors based on surface plasmons and their applications in medical diagnostics”
  9. Nikolai G. Khlebtsov, Inst. of Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants and Microorganisms RAS, Russia, 
    "Composite plasmonic SERS tags with embedded Raman reporters"
  10. Gleb Sukhorukov, Queen Mary University of London, UK
    ”Light induced time and site specific drug delivery”
  11. Igor Nabiev, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France and National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Russia
    "Nanophotonic functional imaging and related nanotoxicity issues"
  12. Boris Polyak, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA   
    “Magnetic cell therapy for vascular disease”

Section D. Photodynamic processes in biology and medicine

  1. Gabriele Ferrini,  Interdisciplinary Laboratories for Advanced Materials Physics (I-LAMP) & Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy, 
    "А survey of the time-resolved optical techniques and numerical analysis tools  to detect and characterize metal nanoparticles in complex environments that are of interest in medicine and biology"
  2. Mark L. Gelfond, N.N.Petrov Research Institute of Oncology, Russia, 
    "Creation of nanomodified photosensitizers for radioinduced photodynamic therapy of tumors"
  3. Eiji Ōsawa, Toyohashi Univ. Technol., Nano Carbon Research Institute, Ltd Japan,
    “Attempts to Create NV-Color Centers in Nanodiamonds”
  4. Rudolf Steiner, Inst. of Laser Technologies in Medicine and Metrology at the Univ. of Ulm, Germany, 
    "Cellular Reactions of Organic Nanoparticles During PDT"
  5. Alexander A. Krasnovsky, A.S. Kozlov, A.S. Benditkis, Federal Center for Biotechnology, A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry,  Russia,
     "Рhotochemical activity and luminescence of dissolved oxygen molecules under direct laser (LED) excitation"
  6. Lothar Lilge, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Canada,
    "Therapeutic efficacy gains for rigorous treatment planning in Photodynamic Therapy"
  7. Oleg S. Vasyutinskii, Ioffe Institute, Russian Academy of Science, Russia
    "Multiphoton femtosecond laser spectroscopy of anisotropic molecular probes"