Section A. Advanced laser medical systems and technologies

  1. Alexey A. Kolegov, Russian Federal Nuclear Center — Zababakhin All—Russia Research Institute of technical Physics, Russia
    “Thulium-doped fiber lasers with direct pumping. Medical perspectives”
  2. Igor A. Larionov, NTO IRE-Polus, Fryazino, Moscow Region, Russia
    “High-efficient DFG of fiber lasers radiation in the spectral region of 3um for soft tissue ablation”
  3. Vladimir N. Kurlov, Institute of Solid State Physics of the RAS, Chernogolovka, Russia
    “Development of novel medical instruments based on sapphire shaped crystals” 
  4. Arsen K. Zotov, Institute of Solid State Physics of the RAS, Chernogolovka, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, Russia
    “Optically-controlled measurements of cryodestruction of biological tissues using sapphire shaped crystals”
  5. Irina N. Dolganova, Institute of Solid State Physics of the RAS, Chernogolovka, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, Russia
    “Optical coherence tomography of brains: ex vivo study of healthy and malignant tissues”
  6. Petr S. Timashev, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Sechenov University, N.N. Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics of RAS, Institute of Photonic Technologies, Research Center “Crystallography and Photonics” of RAS, Russia 
    “Biological atomic-force microscopy: is it worth it?”
  7. Andrey Z. Vinarov, Institute of Urology, Sechenov University, Moscow, Russia
    “Advantages of laser light with wavelengths 1.94 and 1.94+1.55 µm application in urological surgery”

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

  1. Herbert Schneckenburger, Aalen University, Aalen, Germany
    "Multi-modal imaging in live cell microscopy" 
  2. Irina V. Larina, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA   
    "In vivo dynamic analysis of mammalian preimplantation development with functional optical coherence tomography"
  3. Kirill V. Larin, University of  Houston, Houston, USA 
    "Assessing tissue mechanical properties with Optical Coherence Elastography and Brillouin Spectroscopy"
  4. Evgeny Shirshin, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia  
    "On the origin of NIR fluorescence in biotissues"
  5. Kirill I. ZaytsevBMSTU / Prokhorov GPI RAS, Russia
    "Overcoming the Abbe diffraction limit in THz spectroscopy and imaging of soft biological tissues"
  6. Sehyun Shin, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
    "Laser optics in hemorheology and its clinical applications"
  7. Luís Oliveira, Polytechnic of Porto, School of Engineering, Centre of Innovation in Engineering and Industrial Technology, ISEP, Portugal
    "Optical differentiation of glucose diffusion in human normal and pathological kidney " 
  8. Martin Leahy, Galway University, Ireland
    “Tracking stem cells with gold nanostars”
  9. Andrei Lugovtsov, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
    “Optical study of RBCs and platelets correction in arterial hypertension“
  10. Yichen Shi, CEO of Axol Ltd, UK
    “High resolution fluorescence imaging of a 3D human stem cell-derived skin-neuro-muscle model - applications in development of new therapeutics”
  11. Santhosh Chidangil, Centre of Excellence for Biophotonics, Manipal, Karnataka, India
    "Probing of Red Blood Cell Dynamics using Optical Trap combined with Micro-Raman Spectroscopy”
  12. Francisco Pavone, University of Florence, Italy
    “Photonics technology for biomedical diagnostics “
  13. Andreas Möglich, University of Bayreuth, Germany
    “Engineering and Signal Transduction of Phytochrome Photoreceptors”
  14. Andrey Abramov, UCL, UK
    “Delivery of singlet oxygen into neurons by 1267 nm laser stimulates mitochondrial energy metabolism”
  15. Sergei G. Sokolovski, Aston University, Birmingham, UK 
    "Tuning the oxidative stress with near infrared irradiation: cell mechanisms in cancer suppression”
  16. Laura Marcu, University of California – Davis, Genome and Biomedical Sciences, USA
    “Fluorescence lifetime spectroscopy and imaging in medical diagnosis”
  17. Vladislav Toronov, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
    “Clinical near infrared monitoring of the brain: cererbal oximetry and beyond
  18. Tatiana Novikova, LPICM Laboratory of Physics of Interfaces and Thin Films CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, France
    "Polarization properties of depolarizing tissue: apparent contradiction or medical diagnostic tool?” 
  19. Walter Blondel, University of Lorraine, France
    “Study of the impact of optical clearing on skin absorption, scattering and autofluorescence properties”
  20. Alexey Popov, University of Oulu, Finland
    "Probing interaction between red blood cells with optical tweezers in presence of nanomaterials”
  21. Sergey Alexandrov, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
    “Nano-sensitive optical coherence tomography for visualization of sub-micron structure”
  22. Nirmalya Ghosh, IISER Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India

Section C. Photonics and nanobiotechnology

  1. Vladimir P. Drachev, Skolkovo Institute of Science and technology, Russia & University of North Texas, USA 
    “Deep UV biosensing”   
  2. Gleb B. Sukhorukov, Queen Mary Univ. of London, UK
    “Photoswitchable capsule for cell tracking”
  3. Mаrina V. Shirmanova. Privolzhsky Research Medical University, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
    “Exploring tumor-stroma interactions using combined autofluorescence and SHG imaging”
  4. Anna O. Orlova, ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia
    “Visible Light Sensitized Bactericidal Structures Based on Titania Nanoparticles and Quantum Dots”
  5. Alexander Grigorenko, University of Manchester, UK 
  6. Sergei A. Eremin, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
  7. Dmitry Gorin, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow, Russia
    “Nanostructured theranostic carriers: preparation, properties, applications”
  8. Vladislav Shcheslavskiy, Becker-Hickl GmbH, Germany
    “Fluorescence time-resolved spectroscopy and macroscopy of tumors”
  9. Irina V. Semenova, Ioffe Institute of RAS, St. Petersburg, Russia
    “Digital holographic microscopy and tomography in research of cellular response to photodynamic treatment” 
  10. Irina Yu. Goryacheva, Saratov State University, Russia 
    “Luminescent nanoparticles as labels for immunoassay”
  11. Аndrei Kabashin, CNRS, Aix–Marseille University, France, MEPhI, Russia
  12. Andrey K. Sarychev, Institute for Theoretical and Applied Electrodynamics RAS, Moscow, Russia
    “Hybrid  disk-shaped nanoresonators on metal film for SERS chemical and biosensing”   
  13. Nikolai Khlebtsov, Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants and Microorganisms RAS, Russia
  14. Alexandra  Rakovich, King’s College London, UK
    “Nanophotonic approaches to biosensing applications”

Section D. Photodynamic processes in biology and medicine

  1. Lothar Lilge, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Canada 
    "Update on the Ruthenium coordination complex based photosensitizer TLD1433 in phase I and II clinical trials for Non-muscle invasive Bladder Cancer" 
  2. Gabriele Ferrini Interdisciplinary Laboratories for Advanced Materials Physics (I-LAMP) & Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy  
    "Time-resolved microscopy and photo-mechanical action on bio-related objects "
  3. Rudolf Steiner, Institute of Laser Technologies in Medicine and Metrology at the Univ. of Ulm, Germany
    "Immunological Aspects of Photodynamic Therapy"
  4. D. V. G. L. N. Rao (Gopal Rao), University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
    "Breast cancer diagnostics using optical Fourier Holography with thin films of Bacteriorhodopsin"
  5. Lina Bezdetnaya-Bolotine, Research Center for Automatic Control of Nancy (CRAN, Lorraine University), Lorraine Institute of Oncology, France
    “Screening of photoactive nanoparticles in stroma-rich co-culture multicellular tumor spheroids”
  6. Hiromi Kataoka, Department of Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences
    “New photodynamic therapy with next-generation sugar conjugated photosensitizers”
  7. Jing Wang, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM), Chinese Academy of Science (CAS)
    “In vivo deep-tissue photo-therapy based on gold nanobipyramids”
  8. Viktor B. Loschenov, Prokhorov General Physics Institute RAS, Russia
    “New instrumental and methodological approaches to the PD and PDT of tumor and inflammatory diseases”
  9. Mark L. Gelfond, N.N.Petrov Research Institute of Oncology, Russia 
    "Photodynamic therapy in the combined treatment of breast cancer intradermal metastases "
  10. Alexander A. Krasnovsky, Federal Center for Biotechnology, A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry, Russia
     "Comparison of oxygen activation by visible and dark red laser radiation in pigment-free aerated solvents. Results of photochemical and luminescence studies"
  11. Oleg S. Vasyutinskii, Ioffe Institute, Russian Academy of Science, Russia 
    "Investigation of anisotropic relaxation in excited biomolecules in the pico- and subpicosecond time domain "
  12. Andrei L. Akopov, Pavlov First Saint-Petersburg State Medical University, Russia
    "Infrared fluorescence diagnosis in surgery and oncology"
  13. Nataly N. Rozhkova, Federal Research Center “Karelian Research Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences”, Russia 
    "Mechanisms of shungite nanocarbon interactions with biological molecules "

Section E. Nanophototheranostics

  1. Vinogradov Sergei AndreevichDepartment of Biochemistry and Biophysics Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania, USA 
    "Multiphoton microscopy of oxygen"
  2. Angelika Rück, Universität Ulm Core Facility für Konfokale und Multiphotonen Mikroskopie, Germany 
    "Advanced luminescence lifetime imaging for metabolic FLIM and oxygen PLIM"
  3. Alexander 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"