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Scientific Program

The meeting will be focused on the following sections:

Section 1: Drug Delivering Agents –Chair Dr. Vladimir Sivakov, Leibniz IPHT, Jena/GER

a) Silicon-based Materials (silicon, silicon carbide)

b) Upcovertor (pseudo perovskite ceramics)

c) Core-Shell Materials

Section 2: Visualization Technique - Chair Dr. Alexey Popov, University of Oulu, Oulu/FIN

a) Confocal Microscopy

b) Raman-Microscopy

c) Photoacoustic Tomography

d) Stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy

Section 3: Cancer Treatment - Chair Prof. Ricardas Rotomskis, National Cancer Institute, Vilinius/LT

a) Novel pharma-therapy

b) Pre-clinical and clinical testing

As the Workshop consists of 3 Section, it will have a wide variety of topics to be picked up and provide an excellent opportunity to look into the up-to-date developments in the cancer theranostics field. Participants may get some good ideas for developing his/her own future research topics from the developments in the neighboring area.

Scientific Programme

Arriving from May 31st, 2015

DAY 1                 June 1st, 2015


Opening Ceremony                                                   IPHT Conference Hall

9.00-9.10 Benjamin Dietzek. IPHT Welcome Adress

9.10-0.20 Vladimir Sivakov. Baltic Sea Network Welcome Adress

9.20-9.30 Ricardas Rotomskis. CTCT-2015 Programme Chair Welcome Adress


Session 1 Chair Vladimir Sivakov                           IPHT Conference Hall

9.30-10.15 Victor Yu. Timoshenko. S1.1: Silicon Nanoparticles for Cancer Theranostics (keynote lecture)

10.15-11.00 Vesa-Pekka Lehto. S1.2: Mesoporous Silicon – a versatile drug delivery platform (keynote lecture)

11.00-11.30 Wolfgang Fritzsche. S1.3: Plasmonic Nanoparticles in Nanomedicine (invited talk)


11.30 – 11.45 Coffee Break                                       IPHT Foyer


Session 2 Chair Liubov Osminkina                         IPHT Conference Hall

11.45-12.30 Ricardas Rotomskis. S2.1: Quantum dots migration and distribution in vivo: evidence of biological barriers for nanoparticles (keynote lecture)

12.30-13.00 Aram Manukyan. S2.2: Preparation and investigation of metal-carbon nanocomposites for medical applications (invited talk)

13.00-13.30 Artur Bednarkiewicz. S2.3: The nano-engineering of efficient up-converting nanoparticles through active-core-active-shell approach (invited talk)


13.30 – 14.00 Lunch                                                 IPHT Foyer


Session 3 Chair Victor Timoshenko                        IPHT Conference Hall

14.00-14.45 Thomas Fischer. S3.1: Bioconjugated Nanoprobes for Theranostic Applications (keynote lecture)

14.45-15.30 Ciro Chiappini. S3.2: Biodegradable porous silicon nanoneedles for intracellular sensing and delivery (keynote lecture)

15.30-16.00 Liubov Osminkina. S3.3: Silicon nanoaprticles&nanowires versus viruses&bacteria (invited talk)


16.00 – 16.15 Coffee Break                                      IPHT Foyer


Session 4 Chair Luigi Bonacina                             IPHT Conference Hall

16.15-16.45 Alexey Popov. S4.1: Upconversion deep-tissue imaging enhanced by optical clearing (invited talk)

16.45-17.15 Christoph Krafft. S4.2: Prospects of Raman-based Imaging for diagnosis and therapy (invited talk)

17.15-17.45 Vitalijus Karabanovas. S4.3: Nanoparticles and living cells: uptake mechanisms, intracellular trafficking and biological effects (invited talk)


Poster Session and Social Event


Chair V. Sivakov, R. Rotomskis, A. Popov

18.00-21.00                                                             IPHT Foyer



Dominyka Dapkute

Antibody-conjugated quantum dots for targeting of breast cancer stem-like cells


Akvile Slektaite

Photoluminescent gold nanoclusters for optical and X-ray imaging in mice


Olga Zukovskaja

5-Aminolevulinic-acid-based fluorescence spectroscopy for in vivo detection of cervical pre-malignancy


Liubov Osminkina

Theranostic applications of nanoparticle suspensions prepared from silicon nanowires


Tatjana Tolstik

Raman imaging spectroscopy for investigations of de novo lipogenesis in hepatocellular carcinoma


Yury Riabchikov

Biocompatible metal and semiconductor nanoparticles prepared by fs laser fragmentation in aqueous solutions


Simas Sakirzanovas

Surface modification and characterization of water dispersible NaGdF4:Yb,Er  upconverting nanoparticles


Jurgis Pilipavicius

Preparation of self-assembled silver nanoprisms on hybrid silica-APTES coatings


Violeta Jonusiene

Molecular response of cancer cells HCT116 to chemotherapy and PDT: Cytokine expression pattern


Daiva Dabkeviciene

Effects of IL-1 induced by cytotoxic treatment in vitro and in vivo


Christian Berce

Gold nanoparticles conjugated with Rituximab lower the chemoresistance of chronic lymphocytic leukemia


Markus Burkhardt

Formation and Biomedical Applications of Silicon Nanoparticles


Artem Danilov

Development of metamaterials for combined optical transduction/SERS biosensing/imaging platforms


Elena Tolstik

Bioimaging of silicon nanoparticles for cancer diagnosis by mean of Raman micro-spectroscopy


Markus Schütz

Nanoparticles as basis for biomedical diagnosis and therapy


Karim Arroub

Electrospinning for drug delivery and biomedical application


Olga Bibikova

Plasmon-resonant gold nanoparticles with variable morphology as contrast agents for imaging applications


Marius Stalnionis

Radiolabeling of fluorescent gold-protein nanoparticles for multimodality imaging


Prateek Singh

Optoporation efficiency dependence on surface functionalization of gold nanospheres


Laima Budenaite

Intracellular accumulation and cytotoxicity of photoluminescent gold nanoclusters in breast cancer cells


Greta Jarockyte

Biological effects of Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles in vitro and in vivo


DAY 2                 June 2nd, 2015


Session 5 Chair Vladimir Lysenko                           IPHT Conference Hall

8.30 -9.15 Rainer Wittig. S5.1: Preclinical test systems for the evaluation of nanocarriers in biomedicine (keynote lecture)

9.15-10.00 Andrei Kabashin. S5.2: Ultrapure laser-synthesized nanomaterials for biomedical applications (keynote lecture)

10.00-10.45 Luigi Bonacina. S5.3: Nonlinear optical nanotechnology approaches to theranostics (keynote lecture)

10.45-11.15 Isabel Gessner. S5.4: Inhalation toxicity of nanoparticle-based aerosols (invited talk)


11.15-11.30 Coffee Break                                         IPHT Foyer


Session 6 Chair Ricardas Rotomskis                       IPHT Conference Hall

11.30-12.15 Alain Geloen. S6.1: Theranostic application  of nanoparticles: the gaps to fill (keynote lecture)

12.15-12.45 Yury V. Orlovskiy. S6.2: Nd3+ and Dy3+ doped nanocrystals for tumors near-IR fluorescent imaging and cancer laser hyperthermia treatment (invited talk)

12.45-13.15 Aurelie Jost. S6.3: Observing below the micrometer scale: an overview of high-resolution optical bioimaging techniques (invited talk)

13.15-13.30 Benjamin Dietzek. S6.4: Transient-absorption microscopy – a prospective tool to study the physics of dug release and activation in vivo (invited talk)


13.30-14.00 Lunch                                                   IPHT Foyer


Session 7 Chair Andrei Kabashin                          IPHT Conference Hall

14.00-14.45 Igor Meglinski. S7.1: Polarization-based imaging of cancer and optical biopsy (keynote lecture)

14.45-15.30 Mykola Isaiev. S7.2: Photoacoustic effects in two phase solid-fluid composite media (keynote lecture)

15.30-16.00 Christian Matthäus. S7.3: Raman Spectral Imaging of Cells and Monitoring of Intracellular Uptake Nanoparticles (invited talk)

16.00-16.30 Vladimir Lysenko. S7.4: Recent advances in Si-based nanomaterials for label-free bio- imaging/sensing (invited talk)


16.30-16.45 Coffee Break                                       IPHT Foyer


Session 8 Chair Vitalijus Karabanovas                  IPHT Conference Hall

16.45-17.15 Iwan Schie. S8.1:Identification of Cancer Cells with Raman spectroscopy (invited talk)

17.15-17.45 Ciprian Tomuleasa. S8.2: Gold nanoparticle-bioconjugates as contrast agents for cancer cell recognition and delivery vehicles of anti-leukemic tyrosin-kinase (invited talk)

17.45-18.15 Ausra Sasnauskiene. S8.3: Autophagy and cytokines as targets for anticancer therapy (invited talk)


Social Event

19.00-23.00                                                            Paradise City Park Hotel “Rasenmühle”


DAY 3                 June 3rd, 2015


Session 9 Chair Vladimir Sivakov                                  IPHT Conference Hall

Baltic Sea Network “NanoPhoto” Meeting

09.30-10.00 Gabriele Hamm. Horizon-2020 Overview.

10.00-11.30 Panel Discussion. “NanoPhoto” and CTCT: Next steps, new strategy, and new visions.

Conference Final