Institute for Physics and Engineering in Biomedicine

Aleksandr Garmash


Aleksandr Garmash
Executive Director



Andrei Kabashin
Scientific Supervisor

Global challenges addressed:

  • Increased mortality rates from dangerous diseases
  • Lack of effective technologies for diagnostics and treatment of deadly socially important diseases
  • Lack of multidisciplinary specialists in engineering physics for life sciences and medicine
  • Gap between science, education, manufacturing of biomedical devices and practical medicine

Strategic goal:

Achievement of leading positions in the development of technologies of engineering physics for biomedicine and their active employment in the educational process in order to bridge the gap between scientific research, education, device manufacturing and practical medicine.

Structure. Campus in Moscow

  • Nanobiomedicine center
  • Center for high-tech medicine
  • Laboratory of Nanobioengineering
  • Laboratory of Hybrid Photonic Nanomaterials
  • Laboratory of Biomolecular Technology 
  • Laboratory of Bionanophotonics
  • Laboratory of Nanoteranostics
  • Department of Biotechnology
  • Department of Industrial Pharmacy 
  • Department of Nuclear Medicine
  • Department of Laser Micro-, Nano- and Biotechnologies
  • Department of Translational Medicine
  • Department of Medical Physics
  • Department of Computer Medical Systems
  • Department of Medical Radiology
  • Department for Medical Education
  • Department of Semiconductor Quantum Electronics and Biophotonics

Campus in Obninsk

  • Nanobiomedicine center
  • Center for high-tech medicine
  • Department of Biotechnology
Faculty: 215
Students: 1020


  • Research
  • Education
  • Faculty
  • Collaboration
  • Publications

Development of breakthrough technologies for diagnostics and therapy of cancer and other socially important diseases using unique functional nanomaterials and novel advanced nanoengineering methods based on photonics, radiofrequency, nuclear, ultrasound, magnetic and other modalities:

  • Development of diagnostic nanoprobes based on highly oriented conjugates of biocompatible fluorescent nanoparticles and single-domain antibodies for early cancer diagnosis
  • “Green” laser-ablative synthesis of novel classes of novel non-toxic nanomaterials and their use as contrast agents, sensitizers and transport vehicles in tasks of cancer nano-theranostics
  • Development of novel nanophotosensitizers and medical instruments on their basis for diagnostics and therapies of socially important deceases
  • Development of prospective technologies and radiopharmaceuticals for nuclear medicine
  • Development of novel efficient pattern recognition computer methods for early cancer diagnosis and therapy

The uniqueness of our approach is the integrated use of mutually complementary nanoengineering methods (synthesis of nanomaterials, their functionalization and optimization for a specified bioimaging or therapeutic procedure) for early cancer diagnosis, imaging of malignant cells, and their elimination using photonic, ultrasound, radiofrequency, magnetic, and nuclear techniques.

  • Development and implementation of prospective educational programs that correspond to strategic PhysBio development plans, including programs in nanomedicine, nuclear medicine, computer medicine, medical device development
  • Training of engineers-physicists, who are supposed to develop and maintain highly sophisticated biomedical instruments; training of medical doctors, capable of operating with novel biomedical equipment and related instrumentation
  • Development and implementation of co-educational programs with world-leading universities, including dual-degree programs
  • Development of modular education programs and courses

31 educational programs was available in 2016 in PhysBio from which 6 are Bachelor's degree programs, 16 are Master's degree programs, 3 are Specialist's degree programs, and 6 are Postgraduate student’s degree programs. 14 of them are new, the others – modernized.

Areas of training Level

Bachelor's degree programs

03.03.02 – Physics

04.03.01 - Chemical Science

04.03.02 – Chemistry, Physics and mechanics of materials

06.03.01 – Biology

12.03.04 - Biotechnical Systems and Technologies

Specialist's degree programs

31.05.01 – General Medicine

Bachelor's Degree/Specialist's Degree

Master's degree programs

03.04.02 – Physics

06.04.01 – Biology

04.04.02 – Chemistry, Physics and mechanics of materials

12.04.04 - Biotechnical Systems and Technologies

18.04.01 - Chemical Technology

Postgraduate student’s degree

03.06.01 – Physics and astronomy

06.06.01 – Biological Sciences

04.06.01 - Chemical Sciences

12.06.01 - Photonics, Instrument Engineering, Optical and Bioengineering Communications Systems


Master's Degree/Postgraduate's student'sDegree

Leading Scientists:

Paras Nath Prasad (USA) - SUNY Distinguished Professor, Executive Director, Institute for Lasers, Photonics, and Biophotonics, State University of New York at Buffalo, Head of the PhysBio International Council, H-Index: 105.


Andrei Kabashin (France) – Research Director, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Aix-Marseille University, Laboratory of Lasers, Plasmas and Photonic Processes LP3, H-index: 33.


Vitaly Konov (Russia) – Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor, Head of Department of Laser Micro- and Nanotechnologies in NRNU MEPhI; Director of the Natural Sciences Center, General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, H-index=35.


Igor Nabiev (France) – 1 class Professor, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Director of the European technology platform “Semiconductor Nanocrystals”, Head of the Nano Bioengineering Laboratory in MEPhI, H-index=37.


Giovanni Barbero (Italy) – Professor, Politecnico di Torino, H-index: 29.


Marc Sentis (France) – Research Director, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Aix-Marseille University, Laboratory of Lasers, Plasmas and Photonic Processes LP3, H-index = 31.


Philippe Delaporte (France) – Research Director, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Aix-Marseille University, Laboratory of Lasers, Plasmas and Photonic Processes LP3, H-index = 25.


Rudolf Steiner (Germany) – Professor emeritus, Honorary Director of the “Institute for Laser Technologies in Medicine and Metrology (ILM)” at the University of Ulm, H-index: 22.

Alfredo Strigazzi (Italy) – Senior Professor, Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, H-index: 18.


Victor Timoshenko (Russia) – Professor, Moscow State University, H-index: 31.

Valentin Orlovitch (Belarus) – Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Professor, Head of the Laboratory of Nonlinear Optics of the Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, H-index: 21.


Andrei Zvyagin (Australia) – Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, Macquarie University, H-index: 19.


Igor Meglinski (Finland) – Professor, Director of the Opto-Electronics and Measurement Techniques Department, Faculty of the Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, H-index: 26.


Yury Rakovich (Spain) – Research Professor, IKERBASQUE, Materials Physics Center in San Sebastián, Professor at Materials Physics Department, University of the Basque Country, H-index: 26.


Gleb Sukhorukov (Great Britain) – Professor, Chair in Biopolymers and Bio-organic Interfaces, School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London, H-index: 81.


Anton Fojtík (Czech Republic) – Assoc. Professor Dr. Ing., Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Biomedical Engeneering, Nanosciences, Nanotechnology and Nanostructures, H-index: 18.


Giovanni Alberto Cesare Ummarino (Italy) – Professor, Politecnico di Torino, H-index: 20.


Enterprises of Ministry of Health of Russia; enterprises of the State Corporation “Rosatom”; FMBA of Russia; enterprises of the Kaluga pharmaceutical cluster: CJSC "Obninsk chemical and pharmaceutical company", LLC "Berahim", LLC "Himfarmkomplekt", CJSC "Pharm-Sintez”, LLC NPO “PharmVILAR", etc.
Aix-Marseille University (France), State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo (USA), University of Groningen (Netherlands), University of Boston, University of Princeton (USA), Ecole Normale Superiore (France), University of Nancy (France), INSA de Lyon (France), University of Paris (France), Institute for Laser Technologies in Medicine and Metrology (ILM) (Germany), University of Ulm (Germany), Universite de Lorraine (France), University of Oulu (Finland), University of Toronto (Canada), Ryerson University (Canada)
Russian Science and
Education Partners
Lebedev Physics Institute RAS, General Physics Institute RAS, Moscow State University, N.N. Blokhin Cancer Research Center, Tsyb MRRC, N.N. Burdenko Institute of Neurosurgery, Botkin Hospital, M.M. Shemyakin and Yu.A. Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, D.Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia etc.
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