Section A. Advanced laser medical systems and technologies

Co-chairs:
D.G. Kochiev (GPI RAS, Moscow, Russia), V.P. Minaev (NTO "IRE-Polus", Fryazino, Moscow reg. Russia)

Topics include but are not limited to: 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)

Topics include but are not limited to: 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

Co-chairs:
P.I. Nikitin (GPI RAS, Moscow, Russia), V.O. Shipunova (Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Inst. of Bioorganic Chemistry RAS, Moscow, Russia)

Topics include but are not limited to: analytical biophotonics; chemical and biosensing principles and instrumentation; nanomaterials, methods and systems 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, Russia), V. B. Loschenov (GPI RAS, Moscow, Russia)

Topics include but are not limited to: 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.