The organizers thank all TPB-2013 participants for the wonderful presentations and active discussions. The topical conferences and the workshops attracted great attention and were interesting for both world renowned scientists and early career researchers.

The program included 11 plenary talks, 1 sponsor session, 2 poster sessions and 25 topical sessions.
5 sponsor presentations, 67 invited talks, 44 contributed papers, and 40 poster presentations were made.
Also, two round tables and a panel discussion on hot topics were organized.

The total amount of the symposium participants was 209, including recognized experts in the field and young researchers from different universities and research centers in Europe (Austria, Belgium, Bolgaria, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland), the USA, Canada, Japan, China, Australia, and Russia (21 all in all).


The International Symposium Topical Problems of Biophotonics (TPB) is held in Russia once in two years. The aim of the symposium is to provide a forum for biologists, physicists, neuroscientists and medical doctors, to discuss the state of the art of the science of biophotonics, including basic aspects and promising applications, and to give an insight into future advances and research possibilities in this field. The previous TPB events were held in 2007, 2009, and 2011.
The IV-th TPB will be held from July 21 through July 27, 2013, starting in Nizhny Novgorod.
We hope that the symposium will bring together leading experts from around the world, will stimulate active discussions and links between scholars and will give a brilliant opportunity for the participants to start further fruitful research collaborations.

Symposium Chairs

Alexander Sergeev
Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Peter So
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

The Symposium will include three parallel Topical Conferences

  • Optical Bioimaging
  • Nanobiophotonics
  • Neurobiophotonics

and four Workshops

  • Advanced Laser Applications in Biomedicine 
  • Clinical Biophotonics 
  • Biophotonics in Stem Cell Research and Developmental Biology 
  • Next Generation Biophotonics for Biology, Pharmacology, and Medicine (SkTech Project) 

A school for young scientists will also be organized.

Each Conference will include oral (invited and contributed talks) and poster sessions. Besides, some plenary lectures on interrelated topics are planned. Oral and poster presentations will be selected by the Program Committee Members from the submitted applications.

The working language of the Symposium is English