Attraction of the leading scientists to Russian institutions of higher learning, research organizations of the governmental academies of sciences, and governmental research centers of the Russian Federation

Research Laboratory of Optical Coherent Tomography

About the laboratory

This laboratory was established as part of a scientific research project supported with a monetary grant awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation under a grant competition designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning (Resolution of the RF Government No.220 of April 9, 2010).

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Name of the institution of higher learning:
Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy

Fields of scientific research:
Medical Technologies

Development of new technologies of optical coherent tomography for individual cancer teraphy.

Leading scientist


Leading scientist's full name: Vitkin, Ilia Alex

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Academic degree and title:
Doctor of sciences in medical physics, professor

Job title:
Professor at the University of Toronto Department of medical biophysics and radiation oncology, senior researcher at the Ontario Cancer Institute Department of biophysics and bioimaging, Princess Margaret Clinic radiation medicine physicist (Toronto, Ontario, Canada).

Field of scientific interests:
- Medical physics and bioimaging;
- Laser applications in medicine;
- Optical coherent tomography (OCT) of biological tissues.

Scientific recognition:
• Technical development of OCT (multichannel OCT, Doppler OCT).
• Technical development of speckle-functional visualization of the microcirculatory bloodstream using OCT.
• Application of visualization of the microcirculatory bloodstream in biological tissues using OCT in preclinical experiments and clinical oncology.
• Development and application of polarization methods in assessment of biological tissues.
• Honorary member of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and International Society of Optics and Engineering (SPIE).
• International OSA and SPIE lecturer.
• Editor of the international journal "Optics Letters", a leading publication in the field of lasers and optics.
• Expert member of grant committees of different countries (Canada, USA, Netherlands, Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand) in the field of optics and oncology.
• Princess Margaret Clinic Prize (Toronto, Canada) in 2008 and 2013 for research in radiation medicine.
• Prime Minister of Canada's Prize for research mastery (2003-2008).
• Author of 130 articles and 10 book chapters on biophotonics.

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