6th International A.M. Prokhorov Symposium on
"Lasers in Medicine and Biophotonics"

November 02 – 06, 2020, St.-Petersburg, Russia


The organizers of ISLM&B -2020 are Prokhorov General Physics Institute of RAS
Center for Laser Technology (Moscow)
and the Department of Physical Sciences the Russian Academy of Sciences

The Conference sponsored by: IPG IRE-Polus


ISLM&B'18 Topics: 
  • Advanced laser medical systems and technologies
  • Laser interaction with cells and tissues: clinical imaging and spectroscopy
  • Photonics and nanobiotechnology
  • Photodynamic processes in biology and medicine
  • Nanophototheranostics

Symposium Chair:

Prof. I. Shcherbakov, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of RAS, Russia
Program Committee:
Chair: Prof. V.B. Loschenov, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of 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
B. Denker, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of RAS, Russia
V. Drachev, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA
N.N.Evtikhiev, NTO “IRE-Polus", Russia
Gabriele Ferrini, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
D.G. Kochiev, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of RAS, Russia
A. A. Krasnovsky  Jr., RAS - Federal Center for Biotechnology, Russia
L. Lilge, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Univ. of Toronto, Canada
V.P. Minaev, NTO "IRE-Polus", Russia
P.I. Nikitin, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of RAS, Russia
D.V. Pominova, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of RAS, Moscow, Russia
A.V. Priezzhev, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
R. Steiner, Inst. of Laser Technologies in Medicine and Metrology at the Univ.Germany
V.V. Tuchin, Saratov State University, Russia
Organizing Committee:
Chair: V. Pustovoy, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of RAS, Russia 
Symposium Secretary: N. Khakamova, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of RAS, Russia
Prokhorov General Physics Institute of 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 medical systems and technologies
Co-chairs:  D. Kochiev (GPI RAS, Moscow, Russia)
V.P. Minaev, (NTO "IRE-Polus", Moscow reg., Russia)                

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

Section B.  Laser interaction with cells and tissues : clinical imaging and spectroscopy
Co-chairs: A.V. Priezzhev (MSU, Moscow, Russia), 
V.V. Tuchin (SSU, Saratov, Russia), 
E.Borisova (IE BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria) 

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, 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.  Photonics and nanobiotechnology
Chair: P.I. Nikitin (GPI RAS, Moscow, Russia),
V. Drachev (University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA) 

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

Section D.  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) 
Gabriele Ferrini, (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy) 

Topics: photosensitizers for biology and medicine, direct optical single oxygen generation,  photodynamic therapy, photothermal action of laser radiation on bio-objects, protection of organs and tissues against powerful and laser radiation, photodynamic diagnosis, new photosensitizers for theranostic, photodynamic action on pathogenic microflora.

Section E. Nanophototheranostics

Co-chairs: V.B. Loschenov (GPI RAS, Moscow, Russia),
R. Steiner (Institut für Lasertechnologien in der Medizin und Meßtechnik an der Universität Ulm, Ulm, Germany)

Topics: laser radiation interaction with nanophotosensitizers, spectral and luminescent properties of nanophotosensitizers, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of nanophotosensitizers, influence of the microenvironment on the nanophotosensitizers optical properties, fluorescence diagnostics in vivo using nanophotosensitizers, photodynamic therapy and hyperthermia with nanophotosensitizers, crystalline organic nanophotosensitizers, rare-earth-doped nanophotosensitizers, bioimaging using nanophotosensitizers.

Plenary talks:
  1. Heidi Abrahamse
    Laser Research Center, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
    "Photodiagnosis and Targeted Photodynamic Therapy for the   Treatment of Metastatic Melanoma"
  2. Boris Chichkov
    Leibniz University Hannover Institute of Quantum Optics, Hannover, Germany
    "Laser printing of biomaterials and living cells"
  3. Eiji Ōsawa
    Toyohashi University Technol., Nano Carbon Research Institute, Asama Research Extension Center, Faculty of Textile Science and Engineering, Shinshu University, Japan
    "Recent Progress in the Use of Nanodiamonds in Oncology for Active Targeting Delivery of Chemotherapeutic Drugs"
  4. Igor Reshetov
    Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Sechenov University, Moscow, Russia
    "Label-free optical diagnosis of malignant and benign neoplasms with different nosologies and localizations"