The Laboratory of «Medical and Physical researches» ("MedPhys Research" Laboratory) is one of the scientific divisions in the Institute in a frame of Scientific 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-radiating medical physics. The Laboratory was organized since January 2009 on the order of No.563 of the director of Institute from 27.10.08 on the basis of the decision of the Academic council of MONIKI No.8 from 20.10.08 for the purpose of development of fundamental scientific researches in the Institute on boundaries of different areas of medicine, physics and biology, expansion of interdepartmental interaction of MONIKI with leading scientific institutes of systems of Russian Academy of Sciences, higher educational institutions as well as with both other enterprises and organizations which are engaged in development of new medical technologies, new high technology methods, apparatus and devices 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. Scientific work in the Laboratory 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 leading scientific employee in the Laboratory, Dr. Elena Nikolaevna Petritskaya. Direct daily care of animals in the Laboratory is provided by Alla Andreevna Rudakova – the deserved and senior worker of the MONIKI’s vivarium - together with veterinary doctor Nataliya Olegovna Koval' and vivarium attendants Viktor Adol'fovich Borshinskiy and Olga Nikolaevna Kolbasina. The head nurse Ludmila Vasil'evna Sorokina supervises over the work of vivarium's workers. A group of researchers in the direction of regenerative medicine and experimental clinical research collaboration with other research departments of our Institute is headed by a Ph.D., Scientific Secretary of our Institute, medical doctor Dr. Dmitriy Aleksandrovich Kulikov. In profile groups of different areas of our research a number of young research fellows work, namely: specialist in medical equipment, researcher Denis Grigorievich Lapitan, researcher, medical doctor Aleksey Andreevich Glazkov, young researcher, medical doctor Polina Aleksandrovna Kulikova, young researcher, medical physicist 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, post-graduate student Mikhail Makmatov-Rys', as well as medical laboratorian-assistant Faina Fedorovna Serenko, engineer-technician Nadezhda Viktorovna Smirnova, engineer Andrey Tarasov and technician Anastasiya Gerjik 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 strongest in Russia. In 2008-2014 a support of these researches by two grants of Russian Foundation of Basic Research (RFBR grants No.08-02-00769a and No.09-02-05026a), by two State contracts No.02.512.11.2307 и No.16.512.11.2003 and by one international grant No. 251531, project "MediLase" in a frame of European international collaboration program FP-7 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 technology and products based on nanoparticles and nanotechnology. Similar systematic research we execute in the field of regenerative medicine. The study of cognitive functions and their disorders in animals are carried out. Pharmacokinetics of the bioresorbable polymer microcapsules as potential new carriers of medicinal preparations with prolonged action is studied, as well. New, young and rapidly developing area of research in our laboratory is autonomous mobile medical service robots, scientific and engineering basis for the creation and functioning of such robots in clinics.