The Laboratory is developing new diagnostic techniques, disease prevention and treatment methods based on ultrahigh quantum magnetometry and photodynamic inactivation of pathogenic bacteria, viruses and abnormal cells of the immune system.

The Laboratory is focused on biomedical applications of the results of the latest research and the developments of the Laboratories of the Interdisciplinary Quantum Centre focusing on the research of magnetometers and fiber-optic light sources. One of the new approaches the Laboratory has used is the combination of effective therapeutic possibilities of photodynamic therapy with highly informative diagnostic capabilities of quantum magnetometry. Particular attention is paid to TB and antiviral photodynamic therapy in patients with AIDS and viral hepatitis, methods of laser photopheresis in autoimmune diseases, as well as photodynamic therapy without photosensitiser. The practical goal of this research is to develop medical technology for antibacterial photodynamic therapy and photodynamic virus inactivation in relation to the treatment of tuberculosis patients with concomitant viral hepatitis and HIV infection.

The development of the methods of photodynamic treatment on the living tissue and bacterial cultures is extremely important due to the relatively high efficiency of these methods and their significant advantages over alternative approaches. The number of new infections is constantly growing in the world, so new effective methods of combating viruses, including using photodynamic technologies are in high demand.

The Laboratory works in partnership with the following organizations: ANNO MNC Siberian Center for Laser Medicine, FGBU Novosibirsk Research Institute of Tuberculosis, the Ministry of Health Care of the Russian Federation, FSBSI Research Institute of Fundamental and Clinical Immunology.

Head of the Laboratory: Nikonov Sergey Danilovich (Ph.D), email: sibnovomed@mail.ru

The Department of Physics at NSU
FGBI Novosibirsk Research Institute of Tuberculosis of the Ministry of Health Care of Russia