Dr. Valery V. Tuchin is a Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
Professor and Head of Optics and Biophotonics at Saratov State University (National Research
Univ. of Russia) and several other universities/institutions. His research interests include tissue
optics, laser medicine, tissue optical clearing, and nanobiophotonics. Prof. Tuchin is a fellow of
SPIE and OSA. He was awarded the title of Honored Scientist of Russia, Distinguished
Professor of Saratov University, SPIE Educator Award, FiDiPro (Finland), Chime Bell Prize of
Hubei Province (China), Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award (OSA/SPIE), and OSA
Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award for pioneering research in biophotonics. He has published
over 700 papers (Web of Science), 31 monographs and text-books, and 70 book chapters. Dr.
Tuchin also holds over 60 patents. His publications have been cited nearly 28,000 times.
) Saratov National Research State University Institute of Precision Mechanics and Control of the RAS Saratov Russia
Ronald Sroka is the head of the Laser-Forschungslabor (Laser-Research Laboratory) and LIFE-Centre of University Hospital Munich and adjunct professor at Tongji University Shanghai – School of Medicine. He is mostly engaged in the research and development of fluorescence diagnosis, PDT and laser surgery in nearly all medical disciplines focusing on the translational technical implementation into the clinics. He is the General Secretary of the German Society of Lasermedicine, associate editor of Biomedical Optics Express, member of the steering committee World of Photonics Munich, organizer, co-organizer and chair of several international and national conferences.
Professor Traian V. Chirila is the Chief Scientist of Queensland Eye Institute in Brisbane, Australia, and he also holds honorary professorships at three Australian universities. He established the first laboratory in Australia for research in ophthalmic biomaterials. Professor Traian V. Chirila is a recognized expert in polymeric materials and biomaterials; he is the inventor of the artificial cornea AlphaCor™ and ocular socket implant AlphaShere™. His publications include around 190 papers and chapters, edited 2 books and 2 special journal issues. Professor Chirila is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is currently on twelve journal editorial boards collectively.
Alexey N. Bashkatov is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Optics and Biophotonics of Saratov State University and a Leading Researcher of Interdisciplinary Laboratory on Biophotonics of Tomsk State University. He received the Ph.D. degree in biophysics from Saratov State University, Saratov, Russia, in 2002. He is the author or coauthor of more than 250 peer-reviewed publications, 8 book chapters on Biomedical Optics, and 9 patents. His research interests include tissue optics, biomedical optics, nanobiophotonics, optical and laser measurements, computer simulation, and development of methods for control of tissue absorption and scattering properties for medical optical diagnostics and therapy.
) Department of Optics and Biophotonics Saratov State University Saratov Russia
Agnès Drochon is born in 1965, in Châteauneuf-sur-Charente, France. She obtained her diploma of Engineer in mechanics and fluid mechanics at ENSEEIHT (Toulouse, France) (1987), and a PhD in biomedical engineering at University of Technology of Compiègne (France), in 1991. She is CNRS research fellow since this time, in the Laboratory BMBI (Bio-mechanics and Bio-engineering) of UTC. Her topics of research are cardio-vascular biomechanics, cells biomechanics, blood rheology, magnetohydrodynamic flow of blood, and related applications. She teaches mathematics and fluid mechanics.
Dr. Mohamed Gepreel is associate professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST), Egypt. Dr. Gepreel got his Dr.Eng. degree from Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Nagoya University (Japan) in 2008 in the field of alloy design for biomedical applications. He worked as visiting researcher at Nagoya University (Japan), and then at Biomaterials Science Department, Tohoku University (Japan) till 2010. Recently, he started focusing on the new functional alloys such as smart and shape memory alloys and the biological biocompatibility of newly designed alloys. Currently, Dr. Mohamed Gepreel has published more than 70 peer reviewed publications and received more than 15 awards, fellowships and research projects overall.
) Materials Science and Engineering Department Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology Alexandria Egypt
Dr. Su is Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Secretary General and President-elect of World Association for Chinese Biomedical Engineers (2015-17), Councilor of World Council of Biomechanics (2014-2026), and Founding Councilor of Asian-Pacific Association for Biomechanics. With regard to professional activities, he is Past-President of Taiwanese Society of Biomedical Engineering (2011-2014), Past-President of Taiwanese Society of Biomechanics (2002-2003), and Executive Councilor of the Taiwan Industrial Technology Association. He received his Ph.D. degree from Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester, USA. Dr. Su’s has published 260 peer-reviewed journal papers.
) Department of Biomedical Engineering National Cheng Kung University Tainan Taiwan
She received her B.S Degree in information science from Southeast University in Nanjing, China, in 2008; the M. S. Degree and the Ph. D in Electrical Engineering from the City College of New York, USA in 2012 and Nanjing University, Nanjing, China in 2017 respectively. She joined Nanjing Normal University as an Assistant Professor from 2013 to 2018. Currently, she works as a research fellow in Loughborough University. Her research interests focus on Machine learning, Deep learning, Image processing. She has published over 50 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences in related research areas.
) School of Architecture Building and Civil Engineering Loughborough University Loughborough UK
Dr. A. De Brevern was trained as a Cell Biologist and is a Structural Bioinformatician for around 20 years. His two main axes of researches are: (i) developing innovate methodologies useful for the scientific community and (ii) specific application to proteins implicated in diseases and pathologies. Concerning the first axis, he has provided near 20 tools, webservers and databases mainly dealing with the analyses and prediction of protein behaviours, e.g. superimposition of protein structures and prediction of protein flexibility. Concerning the second axis, he used mainly comparative modelling and molecular dynamics to analyse protein for Red Blood Cells and platelets.
Elina A. Genina is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Optics and Biophotonics of Saratov State University and a Senior Researcher of Interdisciplinary Laboratory on Biophotonics of Tomsk State University. She received the Ph.D. degree in biophysics from Saratov State University, Saratov, Russia, in 2002. She is the author or coauthor of more than 250 peer-reviewed publications, 8 book chapters on Biomedical Optics, and 9 patents. Her research interests include biomedical optics, nanobiophotonics, OCT, optical and laser measurements, photodynamic/photothermal therapy, and development of methods for control of tissue absorption and scattering properties for medical optical diagnostics and therapy.
) Department of Optics and Biophotonics Saratov State University Saratov Russia
Sergio Silvestri is Professor of Measurements at the University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome and Head of the Clinical Engineering Service of the University Hospital Campus Bio-Medico. Scientific activity is focused on measurements and measurement systems for clinical diagnostics, in particular on non-invasive biomedical instrumentation and imaging, and for laser applications. He realized instruments for respiratory simulation, non invasive cardiac output measurement, neonatal peritoneal dialysis and carries out researches on performance assessment, clinical experimentation and quality evaluation of medical instruments.
) Center for Integrated Research Unit of Measurements and Biomedical Instrumentation University Campus Bio -Medico of Rome Rome Italy
Ali Yadollahpour received his PhD in Medical Physics from Tarbiat Modares University, Terhan, Iran in 2013. Currently, he is the head of the Bioelectromagnetic Clinic in Imam Khomeini Hospital Ahvaz, Iran, affiliated to Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences (AJUMS), Ahvaz, Iran. He is also the faculty member of Medical Physics department, School of Medicine in AJUMS. His research interests are experimental and quantitative neuroscience, brain stimulation, and neuromodulation, using physical modalities and nanoscale agents in medical theranostics
) Department of Medical Physics Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences Ahvaz Iran
Dr. Cristina Bignardi obtained her Ph.D. in the year 1990 in Mechanical Systems and Structures at the Politecnico di Torino. Since 2001, Dr. Bignardi is an Associate Professor in Industrial Bioengineering at the Politecnico di Torino. Her main areas of research are: (1) Numerical and experimental structural analysis methods, (2) Human joints and arthroprostheses, (3) Biomechanics of the spinal column, (4) Dental biomechanics, (5) Biomechanics of the pelvic floor, (6) Characterization of biological tissue at different scales of investigation, and (7) Bioreactors for regenerative medicine. She has authored/co-authored more than 50 articles in various national/international journals with total citations more than 350, and has co-authored more than 10 book chapters.
Prof. Luay Fraiwan (IEEE senior member) works at Abu Dhabi University (ADU) as a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He is also affiliated with Jordan University of Science and Technology, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Luay obtained his Doctorate and Master’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering in 2002 and 2005 respectively, from The University of Akron, Ohio, USA. Also, he holds a master’s degree in medical imaging from Compiegne Technological University, France. He got his Bachelor’s degree in electrical Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 1993.
) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Abu Dhabi University Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
Dr. Elisabetta Rosellini is a Research Fellow in Industrial Bioengineering at the Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy. She graduated in Biomedical Engineering, summa cum laude, in 2005. In 2009, she received her PhD degree in Biomaterials. Her main research interests are in the fields of biomaterials and tissue engineering, with particular focus on cardiovascular tissues. She has been the Scientific Coordinator for international research projects. She is an author of 35 scientific publications and 54 peer-reviewed conference proceedings/abstracts at leading national and international conferences, in the fields of biomaterials, tissue engineering and biomedical engineering.