Biophotonics in Cancer Research
Lothar Lilge, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Canada
Ammasi Periasamy, University of Virginia, USA
Elena Zagaynova, Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy, Russia

Program Committee
Konstantin Lukyanov, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry RAS, Russia
Michel Orrit, Leiden Institute of Physics, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Vladislav Shcheslavskiy, Becker&Hickl GmbH, Germany


  • Tumor biology: microenvironment, oxygenation, bioenergetics
  • Drug discovery and preclinical studies
  • PDT and laser treatment
  • Molecular mechanisms of cancer
  • Nanobiophotonics for biomedical applications
  • Optical probes and fluorescent proteins

Scientific Secretary
Marina Shirmanova
Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy 
10/1 Minin and Pozharsky sq., 603005 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Tel: + 7 (831) 4655672;

Invited speakers  

Margarida Barroso,
Albany Medical College, USA

Novel insights into transferrin-mediated delivery into tumor cells using in vitro and in vivo fret imaging

Paul J. Campagnola
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Analysis of stromal alterations in ovarian cancers via Second Harmonic Generation microscopy

Dhayn Chandra
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, USA

Novel regulation of cancer cell death by OXPHOS complexes, cytokines, and unfolded protein response

Vladimir Chekhonin
Russian State Medical University, Russia

Internalization of vertorized liposomes into target-cells

Chia-Liang Cheng
National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan


Drug loading and efficiency of nanodiamond-anticancer drug complex in 2d and 3d cellular model

Santhosh Chidangil
Manipal University, India


Optical Biopsy: Journey from Laboratory System to Public Health-care

Richard Day
Indiana University School of Medicine, USA

Intravital FRET and FLIM: monitoring biosensor activities and intrinsic metabolic states

Sergey Deyev
Shemyakin&Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of RAS, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod,Russia

New strategies of cancer diagnostics and therapy

Nikolai Khlebtsov
Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants and Microorganisms RAS, Russia

Optimal design of layered plasmonic nanostructures with embedded raman reporters

Lothar Lilge
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Canada
Photodynamic treatment planning and dosimetry: development of an universal applicable treatment optimization process

Yousuf Mohammed,
University of Queensland, Australia

Zinc oxide nanoparticle penetration into in vivo and in vitro human skin. Simulating life like experimental conditions and using non-invasive MPT-FLIM imaging can provide accurate toxicological assessment

Mikako Ogawa,
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University, Japan

New cancer therapy using near infrared light

Elena Perevedentseva
National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan

Multifunctional nanoparticles for bio-medical researches and theranostics

Ammasi Periasamy
University of Virginia, USA

Tryptophan as an alternative biomarker for cancer metabolism: FLIM-FRET microscopy

Alexander Savitsky
Bach Institute of Biochemistry RAS, Russia

Rational mutagenesis of new photoconvertable fluorescent protein for the live cell microscopy

Vladislav Shcheslavskiy
Becker&Hickl GmbH, Germany

Probing tumors with time-resolved spectroscopy

Marina Shirmanova,
Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy, Russia

Tumor response to chemotherapy as a complex phenomenon: insight into mophofunctional characteristics using fluorescence imaging

Konstantin Sokolov
The UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, USA

Mechanisms of molecular cancer imaging and therapy with ultra-small nanoparticles

Hauke Studier
Becker&Hickl GmbH, Germany, University of South Australia, Australia

Non-invasive metabolic imaging of melanoma progression
  Richard Taylor
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany
High temporal and spatial resolution in tracking proteins on and through a cell membrane using iSCAT