BioPhotonics Lab

About Us


To develop new approaches combining visualization, diagnostics, and therapy (theranostics) using the synergy of last achievements of photonics, acoustics and material science for biomedical applications, and to bridge a gap between biophotonic research and clinical applications together with academic and industrial partners

Technologies under development:

Special fiber (photon crystal fibers, microstructured waveguides), photonic integrated circuits (PIC), optoacoustics, THz, quantum sensors, acoustics (focused ultrasound, sonoluminescence, tweezers), nanostructured materials (contrast agent, sensors, drug delivery carriers), microfluidics, surface modification – synergy in combination

Applications (Market):

Theranostics including imaging & sensing and light-, photodynamic-,sonodynamic therapy, surgical & diagnostic endoscopy, point-of-care diagnostics and health tracker (including data processing with artificial intelligence), robotic surgery​

Spin-off company "TetraQuant"

TetraQuant is a Skolkovo startup company founded in 2019 by scientists and engineers from BioPhotonics Group, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology with interdisciplinary background to produce tools and equipment that they have relied on routinely and now aim to help other scientists to make their laboratory tasks easier and with great reproducibility of results.

Opportunities for students

  • Long Term Academic Mobility: Skoltech offers Academic Mobility program, which allows students to spend up to 4 months in an international institution to conduct MSc Thesis research. A lot of students in our lab participated in this program and successfully conducted their research in top-rated universities in Europe and the USA. This resulted in multiple collaborative projects and publications.
  • Short Term Academic Mobility: Skoltech encourages students to attend Russian and International conferences and present their results. All of the expences can be reimbursed!
  • Infrostructure: students have access to modern equipment.
  • The Team: work in a friendly environment with a great multisidisciplinary team!


Global Young Scientists Summit


Researcher Dr. Julijana Cvjetinovic became the only representative of Russian institutes at the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) in Singapore!
Together with nine Nobel laureates, Turing Award and Fields Medal winners, the program committee invited 350 talented young scientists from 35 countries, selecting only 16 of them to give presentations. In her speech, Julijana spoke about the amazing optical and mechanical properties of diatoms, which she studies at the Skoltech Biophotonics Lab.
Julijana also moderated the Physical Sciences - All Things Small section, which, besides her own speech, included presentations by colleagues from the Australian National University (ANU) and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), as well as a Q&A session.

Laboratry recognition awards


Congratulations to the winners of laboratory recognition awards: Julijana Cvjetinovic (Best research fellow), Ekaterina Moiseeva (Best PhD student), Daria Terentieva and Daria Kozhevnikova (Best MSc student), and Anastasiia Merdalimova (Best volunteer)

Asya's PhD Thesis Defense


Congratulations to our beloved Anastasiia Merdalimova for an outstanding thesis defense!
Thesis title: "Optical sensors based on hollow-core microstructured optical waveguides: 2-in-1 multispectral refractometry and raman spectroscopy".


Fellow Workers

Dmitry Gorin
Head of Lab, Professor. DSc
Alexey Yashchenok
Associate Professor, DSc
Sergei German
Research Scientist, PhD
Polina Rudakovskaya
Research Scientist, PhD
Julijana Cvjetinovic
Research Scientist, PhD
Maksim Mokrousov
Research Intern

PhD Students

Sergei Perkov
PhD-4 student, Research Intern
Stas Perevoschikov
PhD-3 student (on Academic Leave)
Igor Sergeev
PhD-3 student, Research Intern
Alexey Kuzin
PhD-3 student
Valentin Vlasov
PhD-3 student
Tatiana Estifeeva
PhD-2 student
Ekaterina Moiseeva
PhD-2 student, Research Intern
Dmitrii Tsiurko
PhD-2 student
Maria Blindman
PhD-1 student
Olga Griaznova
PhD-1 student

Master Students

Altynai Sydygalieva
MSc-2 student
Anna Fomina
MSc-2 student
Daria Kozhevnikova
MSc-2 student, Research Intern
Timothy Torokhov
MSc-2 student
Daria Terentieva
MSc-1 student
Sandal Vasilev
MSc-1 student
Galina Kalinchenko
MSc-1 student
Anastasiia Ivleva
MSc-1 student
Dariia Musaeva
MSc-1 student
Arina Papugaeva
MSc-1 student


Anastasiia Merdalimova
Pavel Kuzmin
BSc-3 student,
Mendeleev University
Artem Aleksandrov
BSc student,
Moscow State University
Alina Dedkova
BSc student,
Bauman Moscow State Technical University



Recently published articles:

  1. Anastasiia Merdalimova, Roman Barmin, Viktor VorobevArtem AleksandrovDaria TerentyevaTatiana EstifeevaVasiliy ChernyshevSergey GermanOleg MaslovYulia SkibinaPolina RudakovskayaDmitry Gorin
    Two-in-One Sensor of Refractive Index and Raman Scattering using Hollow−Core Microstructured Optical Waveguides for Colloid Characterization.
    Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2023,

  2. Cvjetinovic J, Luchkin S, Perevoschikov S, Davidovich N, Salimon A, Bedoshvili Ye, Somov P, Lagoudakis P, Korsunsky A, Gorin D
    Probing vibrational eigenmodes in diatom frustules via combined in silico computational study and atomic force microscopy experimentation.
    Applied Physics Letters, 2023, 123 (18),, (IF=3.971, Q1, SJR - 1.043, Nature Index)

  3. A. Kuzin, V. Chernyshev, V. Kovalyuk, P. An, A. Golikov, S. Svyatodukh, S. Perevoschikov, I. Florya, A. Schulga, S. Deyev, G. Goltsman, D. Gorin
    Real-time surface functionalization of a nanophotonic sensor for liquid biopsy.
    Applied Physics Letters, 2023, 123, 193702,, (IF=3.971, Q1, SJR - 1.043, Nature Index)

  4. Statnik E, Cvjetinovic J, Ignatyev S, Wassouf L, Salimon A, Korsunsky A.
    Hair-Reinforced Elastomer Matrix Composites: Formulation, Mechanical Testing, and Advanced Microstructural Characterization.
    Polymers, 2023, 15(22):4448,

  5. Sergei Perkov, Viktor Vorobev, Maxim A Kurochkin, Sergey Gorodkov, Dmitry Gorin
    Rapid low‐cost hyperspectral imaging system for quantitative assessment of infantile hemangioma.
    Journal of Biophotonics, 2023, e202300375,, (IF=3.4, Q1)

  6. Kan Y, Bondareva J, Statnik E, Koudan E, Ippolitov E, Podporin M, Kovaleva P, Kapaev R, Gordeeva A, Cvjetinovic J, Gorin D, Evlashin S, Salimon A, Senatov F, Korsunsky A
    Hydrogel-Inducing Graphene-Oxide-Derived Core–Shell Fiber Composite for Antibacterial Wound Dressing.
    International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2023; 24(7):6255, (IF=6.208, Q1)

  7. V.I. Vlasov, M.A. Pugach, D.S. Kopylova, A.V. Novikov, N.A. Gvozdik, A.A. Mkrtchyan, A.I. Davletkhanov, Yu.G. Gladush, F.M. Ibanez, D.A. Gorin, K.J. Stevenson
    In situ state of health vanadium redox flow battery deterministic method in cycling operation for battery capacity monitoring.
    Journal of Power Sources, 584 (2023): 233600, (IF=9.794, Q1)

Recently published patents

  1. Sergei PerkovViktor VorobevDmitry Gorin
    Hyperspectral hematoma analyzer
    Patent No: 2805769, Registration date: 24.10.2023, Application No: 2023114467 from 01.06.2023

  2. A. YaschenokV. ChernyshevS. German, A. Shulga, S. Deev, D. Gorin, E. Konovalova
    Method for exoaomes extraction and analysis
    Patent No: RU 2788198 C1, Registration date: 17.01.2023, Application No: 2022102303 from 25.03.2022

  3. S. GermanD. GorinD. Rahmanov, A. Yaschenok
    Automated chemical reactor
    Patent No: RU 2788262 C1, Registration date: 17.01.2023, Application No: 2022127227 from 20.10.2022


  1. Photoactivatable nanocomposite systems for MRI-guided minimally invasive glioblastoma therapy
    Project team:
    Skoltech: Prof. Dmitry Gorin, Dr. Sergey German, Julijna Cvjetinovic, Ekaterina Moiseeva, Maksim Mokrousov, Igor Sergreev
    ITMO: Prof. Anna Orlova, Dr. Viktor Zakharov, Ilia Vovk, Tonya Dadadzhanova, Maxim Rider, Ekaterina Smirnova, Konstantin Baranov, Tatiana Oskolkova
    MIPT: Dr. Sergey Novikov, Dr. Ilya Zavidovsky, Mikhail Tatmyshevskiy

  2. The use of polymers and their chemical modification for the isolation and identification of subpopulations of extracellular vesicles directed towards potential medical diagnostics and therapy
    Project team: Vasiliy Chernyshev, Ivanov M.E., Yashchenok A.M., Rudakovskaya P.G., Estifeeva T.M., Poltavtseva R.A., Svirshchevskaya E.V., Altynbaev L.A., Moiseeva E.O., Kozhevnikova D.D.

  3. Functional magnetic beads for isolation of extracellular vesicles and evaluation of their pathological capacity
    Project team: Alexey Yashchenok, Chernyshev V.S., Tryakin A.A., Kuznetsova O.A., Chuprov-Netochin R.N., Moiseeva E.O., Blindman M.A, Grishaev N.A., Kozhevnikova D.D.

  4. Bioactive ultrasound-driven microbubbles for theranostics
    Project team: Gorin D.A., Yashchenok A.M., Chernyshov V.S., German S.V., Sindeeva O.A., Rudakovskaya P.G., Maximova E.A., Gusljkova O.I, Prikhozhdenko E.S.

  5. Noninvasive optical sensing for personalized treatment of hemangioma
    Project Team: Dmitry Gorin, Sergei Pekov, Viktor Vorobev, Sergey German, Sergey Gorodkov

  6. Optical methods for monitoring the growth of the diatom algae and their activity in the carbon dioxide capturing
    Project Team: Dmitry Gorin, Alexander Korsunsky, Yekaterina Bedoshvili, Nickolai Davidovich, Sergey German, Sergey Luchkin, Julijana Cvjetinovic, Sergei Perkov, Yulia Zakharova, Elvira Bairamova

  7. New functional agents of hybrid imaging based on amphiphilic polymers for the tasks of reproductive medicine
    Project Team: Polina Rudakovskaya, Roman Barmin, Liza Maksimova, Roman Chuprov-Netochin

  8. Photoacoustic technologies for early theranostics of metastatic tumors
    Project Team: Dmitry Gorin, A.Yashchenok, M. Novoselova, S. German, M. Mokrousov, D.Nozdriukhin


Laser Analyzer Zetasizer Nano ZS
Flow Cytometry System CytoFLEX B5-R3-V5
Operetta High Content Imaging System
IVIS Spectrum CT In Vivo Imaging System
Optoacoustic microscopy RSOM Explorer P50


Industrial Partners

Academic Partners



Rooms 120, 103.1, 044
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology,
Skolkovo Innovation Center, Nobel st, Building 3,
Moscow 121205,

How to find us?

On a subway train: reach "Skolkovo" station of Moscow Central Diameter D1, then take bus Sk1 to "Tatneft".
On a bus: from "Slavyanskiy bulvar" subway station take Sk express (bus) to "Tatneft".

Head of Lab

Prof. Dmitry Gorin

Website administrator

Sergei Perkov