June 28, 2023 in MONIKI named after. MF Vladimirsky held a Round table on the topic: "From exploratory research to the commercialization of projects. Problems and directions for their solutions." Our laboratory submitted two projects for commercialization, which were supported by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Investments, Industry and Science of the Moscow Region.

From June 26 to June 30, 2023, in the village of Divnomorskoye, the face-to-face International Scientific Conference "Radiation and Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves" (RSEMW-2023) will be held. Within the framework of this conference, our laboratory organizes the medical thematic section, including presentations on the theory of light transport and scattering in turbid media as applied to the problems of biomedical optics. We invite everyone to participate!

Senior researcher of the laboratory Denis Lapitan was awarded the Prize of the Governor of the Moscow Region in the fields of science, technology, engineering and innovation for young scientists and specialists in 2022 for the work "Complex automated device for assessing hemodynamic disorders in therapeutic patients". Congratulations!

By the order of Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation No. 445 dated May 11, 2022, the scientific specialty 1.3.21 - Medical physics (physical & mathematical and technical sciences) was included in the nomenclature of scientific specialties for which academic degrees are awarded in our country. We congratulate all the country's medical physicists on this long-awaited event, as well as the entire initiative group of organizers of this process (including our laboratory), who finally managed to "break through" this issue after many years of unsuccessful attempts!

Because of the reorganization of our laboratory, we are closing our scientific direction on the study of the biological danger of nanoparticles and their effect on the brain and behavior of animals. We have been studying this problem for about 15 years and have obtained a rich, good and substantiated scientific result, which is summarized in our latest publications and reviews on this topic. In the nearest future, before the end of the year, this result will be presented in the relevant section of our website.

In mid-February, at the scientific seminar of the Russian Association of Artificial Intelligence (RAAI), a report by the head of Laboratory Dmitry Rogatkin on the topic "Is the artificial (or natural?) consciousness in a technical intellectual system possible?" took place. The PowerPoint presentation of the report (Russian version only, sorry) can be found on the RAAI website.

On Friday 01/21/2022 at MONIKI under the chairmanship of the Scientific Secretary of the Institute, MD., prof. N.F. Beresten an extended meeting was held with representatives of JSC "Yelatma Instrument Making Enterprise" (JSC ELAMED) on issues of further scientific and technical cooperation. A new agreement on scientific and technical cooperation (STC) for 2022-2024 was signed.

On Wednesday, December 22, junior researcher of our laboratory Irina Raznitsyna successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis for the degree of Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences on the specialty 03.01.01 - Radiobiology. Congratulations!

Our new device, created jointly with JSC "Cyclon-Test", received a registration certificate from Roszdravnadzor No. RZN 2021/15867 and can now be used in practical healthcare throughout the Russian Federation.

On Friday, 08.10.21, an extended scientific seminar on the study of the processes of blood microcirculation (BMC) was held in the laboratory. The seminar was attended by key researchers of our laboratory, involved in this area, research group headed by prof. Nikolay Chemeris from the Federal Research Center "Pushchino Scientific Center for Biological Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences", as well as a group of teachers headed by Doctor of Biological Sciences Svetlana Gavrilova from the Department of Physiology and General Pathology of the Faculty of Fundamental Medicine of the Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov.

On the 5th of October a young researcher of our laboratory Polina Glazkova successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis on medical science. Congratulations!