Dmitry Gorin
Skoltech, Moscow, Russia
“Laser radiation, ultrasound and nanostructured particles  work together to realise the theranostic approach

Walter Blondel
Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France
Multimodal spectro-imaging for human skin in vivo optical biopsy

Walter C.P.M. Blondel was born in Nancy, France, in 1968. He received the electrical engineering degree from ESIGELEC Rouen (France) in 1991, the M.Sc. degree in optoelectronics from Hertsfordshire University (U.K.) in 1992, and the Ph.D. degree in biological and medical engineering from the Université Henri Poincaré (France) in 2000. Currently, he is a Professor at Université de Lorraine (France), heading the M.Sc. in Health Engineering and the Health Sciences and Engineering department at the faculty of medicine in Nancy (France). He’s leading the research group interactions of light with biological tissues at the CRAN laboratory (France) and his research fields of interest are in: UV-Vis-NIR optical spectroscopy and imaging for in vivo characterization of biological tissues, light-tissue interactions modelling, multidimensional data processing and machine learning.

Valentin I. Borshchevskiy
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Dolgoprudny, Russia
Advancing 7TM-protein structural studies: from XFELs to light-enabled cell control

Dr. Valentin I. Borshchevskiy (born June 12, 1984) is a specialist in structural biology and protein dynamics, focusing on retinal membrane proteins and G protein-coupled receptors. His research is dedicated to advancing optogenetic approaches and structure-based rational drug design. Dr. Borshchevskiy co-authors over 90 publication and has been nominated for the Yu. Struchkov Prize and the Young Scientist Award 2021 of the European Synchrotron. Dr. Borshchevskiy is the Head of the Laboratory for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, as well as the Vice-Head of the Research Center for Molecular Mechanisms of Aging and Age-Related Diseases, both located at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.