The Laboratory of medical and physics researches ("MedPhys Research Laboratory") is one of the scientific divisions in the Institute in a frame of the Experimental and Clinical Researches Department. In our opinion, it is the first and while unique in Russian Federation the profiled medical-physical laboratory created in a large scientific medical Center for a specialization on the not-ionizing-radiation medical physics. The laboratory was organized in January 2009 by the order of the director of MONIKI No. 563 dated October 27, 2008 on the basis of the decision of the Academic Council of the Institute No. 8 dated 20.10.2008 in order to develop at the Institute of fundamental scientific research at the junction of different fields of medicine, physics and biology, expanding interdepartmental interaction of MONIKI with the leading scientific institutes of the Russian Academy of Science (RAS, at that time also the RAMS), development institutes, higher educational institutions and other enterprises and organizations engaged in the development of new medical technologies, new high-tech methods, devices and apparatus for medicine
The Laboratory consists of a number of scientific groups, department of experimental animals (vivarium), group of the technical personnel, laboratorians and other subordinated middle- and low-qualificated medical personnel. Head of the Laboratory is Dr. Dmitry Alekseevich Rogatkin, Ph.D. in physics & mathematics, as well as Sci. Dr. in Technical sciences, one of the leading medical physicists in Russia and Honored Scientist of the Moscow Region. In the Laboratory, all scientific work in the department of experimental animals and the scientific group of nanotechnology and biosafety is headed by the skilled expert, Ph.D. in biological sciences, the senior scientific employee in the Laboratory, Dr. Elena Nikolaevna Petritskaya. Direct daily care of animals in the Laboratory is provided together with veterinary doctor Nataliya Olegovna Koval' by vivarium attendants (laboratory assistants) Viktor Adol'fovich Borshinskiy, Tatiana Mikhailovna Evteeva, Kseniya Sergeevna Krygina, and Oleg Viktorovich Shulgin. The head nurse Ludmila Vasil'evna Sorokina supervises over the work of vivarium's workers. A group of researchers in the direction of experimental clinical research and collaboration with other research departments of our Institute is headed by Ph.D., medical doctor Alexey Andreevich Glazkov. In profile groups of different areas of our research a number of young research fellows work, namely: specialist in medical equipment, senior researcher, Ph.D. Denis Grigorievich Lapitan, researcher, medical physicist, Ph.D. Andrey Petrovich Tarasov, young researcher, medical doctor, Ph.D. Polina Aleksandrovna Kulikova, young researcher, medical physicist, Ph.D. Irina Andreevna Raznitcina, young researcher, zoologist Alexandra Leonidovna Ivlieva. Senior laboratory assistant, physiologist Dariya Sergeevna Selivanova, senior laboratory assistance, veterinary expert Mariya Vladimirovna Lopatina, senior laboratory assistance, medical doctor Kseniya Aleksandrovna Krasulina, senior medical laboratorian-assistant Faina Fedorovna Serenko, engineer Nadezhda Viktorovna Smirnova, and laboratory assistant-technicians Elizaveta Molchanova together with Ludmila Leonidovna Zavisho assist all of them with their daily work.
Main scientific research line in the Laboratory is the research on laser methods and devices of Noninvasive Medical Spectrophotometry (NMS). The MONIKI’s scientific School and scientific achievements in this issue is considered today as one of the skilled in Russia. A support of our studies on NMS by four grants of Russian Foundation of Basic Research (RFBR), by two State contracts No.02.512.11.2307 и No.16.512.11.2003, by three grants of Moscow Regional Government, by one international grant No. 251531, project "MediLase" in a frame of European international collaboration program FP-7, as well as by a number of contracts of different Russian and foreign organizations from the real sectors of economy became the best confirmation of that. A number of devices for NMS, created with the participation of the laboratory, were launched onto the real market of medical equipment. In other areas, the laboratory conducts systematic research in the field of toxicity and safety of medical techniques and drugs based on nanoparticles and nanotechnology, investigating cognitive functions and their disorders in humans and animals under the influence of nanoparticles. Also, we work in the field of the regenerative medicine. For several years, the pharmacokinetics of bioresorbable polymer microcapsules as potential new carriers of drugs with prolonged action was studied under the RFBR grant, as well. Autonomous mobile service medical robots, scientific and engineering foundations of creation and functioning of such robots in clinics, the study of the possibility of creating technical systems with artificial consciousness have become a new, young and promising direction of research in the laboratory in recent years.
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