On September 26, there started the Chinese-Russian Workshop on Biophotonics and Biomedical Optics. It has been part of the Saratov Fall Meeting periodically since 2007, the very first seminar was held in China in 2006 in Wuhan. In 2020, the online seminar was also part of the SFM. Last year, a similar seminar was organised for scientists from the BRICS countries and was a great success with 50 reports by the world-leading scientists in biophotonics. Equal representation from each country was ensured.
This year, the workshop is held online at the sites of Saratov University and Hainan University in China. Russian and Chinese scientists are presenting the results of research in optical sciences, photonics and image processing technologies to solve problems in biology and medicine.
The secretary of the seminar, Associate Professor of the Department of Optics and Biophotonics Polina Dyachenko noted that venerable scientists and novice specialists would take part in the Chinese-Russian workshop. This year, the moderators have focused on youth reports. Both from the Russian and Chinese sides, young scientists present their innovative projects and research. The seminar is intended to discuss the latest research in biophotonics and how they can be applied in medicine, as well as projects that would make a great contribution to the study of biomedical optics and biophysics. The Chinese colleagues focus on the use of microscopy and visualisation of blood flow in vessels during the development of various diseases and pathologies.
Associate Professor of the Department of Innovation Daniil Bratashov presented a study on photoacoustic and light sheet microscopy for solving problems of in vivo cytometry. This technique is used in studies of melanoma and other oncological diseases that contribute to the appearance of metastatic cells in the blood. The staff of the Smart Sleep Research Laboratory presented the report on the phototherapy for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
Representatives of Tomsk State University spoke about the study of blood in the development of glioblastoma by terahertz spectroscopy and machine learning. Scientists of Lomonosov Moscow State University presented the results of a study of the effect of various nanoparticles on the parameters of the interaction of paired erythrocytes in vitro using a laser tweezer.
In December, at the Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine (PIBM) conference in China, a continuation of the Chinese-Russian seminar will take place, where honoured scientists of Russia and China will present the results of their research.
On September 27, at 1.20 p.m., the opening of the Saratov Fall Meeting – 2022 will take place in SSU Bldg. VIII. The Chair of the SFM'22 committee is Professor and Chair of the Department of Optics and Biophotonics, and Head of the Scientific Medical Centre, SSU, Valerii Tuchin. The participants of the conference will be presented by scientists from Germany, Korea, Israel, China, and Russia. Professor of the Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts, Anna Yaroslavsky will give a lecture for young scientists and students at the XXVI International Interdisciplinary School of Optics, Laser Physics, and Biophotonics. The schedule of SFM'22 can be found here.