Clinical Biophotonics

Natalia Shakhova, Institute of Applied Physics RAS, Russia
Herbert Stepp, Laser Research laboratory, LIFE Center, University Clinic, Munich, Germany


  • Biophotonics for medical diagnostics
  • Biophotonics for medical treatment

Scientific Secretary
Mikhail Kirillin
Institute of Applied Physics RAS
46 Uljanov str., 603950 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Invited speakers

Andrey Akopov
Pavlov First State Medical University,St.Petersburg, Russia

Contribution of photodiagnosis and photodynamic therapy to the treatment of lung cancer: Saint-Petersburg Experience

Stephen Bown
University College London Medical School, UK

Bioluminescence-mediated photodynamic therapy: A novel treatment for grade 4 astrocytoma
Ralf Brinkmann
Institute for Biomedical Optics, University of Lubeck, Germany
Automatic feedback guided retinal laser therapies

Zvi Malik
Bar-Ilan University, Israel


The frontiers in ALA-PDT (Plenary talk)

Anna Maslennikova
Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy, Russia
Multimodal optical coherence tomography as a method of evaluation of
normal tissue state during anticancer treatment
Tatiana Novikova
CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, France
Tissue imaging with Mueller polarimetry for cancer detection

Ronald Sroka
Laser Research Laboratory, LIFE Center, University Clinic, Munich, Germany

Developments of 2µm-laser applications for
clinical use

Herbert Stepp
Laser Research Laboratory, LIFE Center, University Clinic, Munich, Germany


Optical spectroscopy for the detection of brain tumor
and blood vessels to enhance accuracy and safety of stereotactic brain
tumor biopsy

Georges Wagnieres
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

In vivo measurement of the tissue oxygenation by time-resolved luminescence spectroscopy: strategies to minimize artefact associated with photosensitization and photoproducts.

Biophotonics in Stem Cell Research

Boris Chichkov, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V., Germany
Igor Adameyko, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden; Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Programme Committee
Irina Larina, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Peter Timashev, Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Russia


  • Stem cell biology
  • Developmental biology
  • Regenerative technologies, tissue engineering  

Scientific Secretary
Daria Kuznetsova
Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy 
10/1 Minin and Pozharsky sq., 603005 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Invited speakers   

Igor Adameyko
KarolinskaInstitutet, Sweden
Novel strategies for identifying how progenitor cells perform fate selection

Boris Chichkov
Laser Centre Hannover e.V., Germany

Laser printing of stem and iPS cells
(Plenary talk)

Viktor Bagratashvili
Institute of Photonic Technologies, Research Center of Crystallography and Photonics RAS, Russia

Andrei Chagin
KarolinskaInstitutet, Sweden
3D visualisation of synovial joints revealed novel progenitor cells, which entirely form entire adult articular cartilage in mice

Evgeny Ivashkin
KarolinskaInstitutet, Sweden

Early monoamines: discovering a new ancient pathways in development

Artashes Karmenyan
National Yang Ming University, Taiwan

Noninvasive monitoring of living early mammalian embryo development

Anastasia Koroleva
Laser Centre Hannover e.V., Germany

Two-photon polymerization for fabrication of tissue engineering scaffolds

Jan Krivanek
Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Understanding of developmental and regeneration pathways of tooth using single cell transcriptomics
Irina Larina
Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Imaging early life events with optical coherence tomography

Yury Rochev
National University of Ireland, Galway

Temperature-responsive  biomaterials design for tissue engineering and drug delivery

Peter Timashev
Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Russia

Collagen morphology in the extracellular matrix as a marker of tissue damage