> 8. Microwave and terahertz applications in biology and medicine

Chairs: Alexander Shkurinov, M. V. Lomonosov State University, Russia (coordinator)

Kirill Zaytsev, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, Olga Cherkasova, Institute of Laser Physics of SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia, Irina Dolganova, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, Russia, Daria Tuchina, Saratov State University, Saratov, Russia

The session is dedicated to modern developments in the microwave and terahertz technology for biomedical applications. The main topics will cover fundamental aspects of microwave and terahertz radiation – tissue interactions, immersion optical clearing of tissues in the microwave and terahertz ranges, novel emitters, detectors, optical systems and emerging modalities of high resolution spectroscopy and imaging for microwave and terahertz biophotonics. Special attention will be paid to applications of microwave and terahertz technology in non-invasive and intraoperative medical diagnoses.

Emma Pickwell MacPherson, Department of Physics, Warwick University, Coventry, England

Advancements for biomedical THz imaging


Joo-Huik Son, Department of Physics, University of Seoul, South Korea

Manipulation of biological molecules and cells using terahertz radiation for potential cancer treatment


Zhiyu Qian, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

Real time assessment of microwave ablation  on tumors by NIR spectra techniques


Olga Smolyanskaya, ITMO University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Pulse terahertz holographic reconstruction of optical parameters for blood plasma pellets


Kirill Zaytsev, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences,Moscow, Russia

THz imaging of soft biological tissues with the spatial resolution beyond the Abbe limit


Olga Cherkasova, Institute of Laser Physic of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Cellular effects of terahertz waves


Gun-Sik Park, Seoul National University, South Korea

Nanoscale confined water dynamics studied by dielectric relaxation


Yan Peng, Terahertz Technology Innovation Research Institute, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China

Application of Terahertz Precision Spectrum in Biophotonics


Guilhem Gallot, Laboratory for Optics and Biosciences, Ecole polytechnique, Palaiseau, France

Sensing the cytosol dynamics of living cells by terahertz attenuated total reflection


Patrick Mounaix, Université Bordeaux, France

Tissue malignancy assessment by terahertz refractive index thresholding for breast cancer demarcation


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