Excursions to the R&D Center of Biomedical Photonics and the Сell physiology and pathology laboratory in the framework of the action "On the Top of Science"

On September 20, 2021 two excursions to the R&D Center of Biomedical Photonics and the Сell physiology and pathology laboratory of the Orel State University took place within the framework of the action "On the Top of Science".

 

This event was attended by over 40 students of schools of the city of Orel - Gymnasium № 34 and Gymnasium № 1 of the Orel State University named after I.S. Turgenev.

 

The tour began with an introduction by leading researcher Andrey Dunaev, where he talked about what our laboratories do. Next, the staff and students of the R&D Center of Biomedical Photonics and the Сell physiology and pathology laboratory showed visitors their actual scientific developments and master classes on conducting experiments.

 

 

 

For example, in the Сell physiology and pathology laboratory the guys learned about the procedure of cell cultivation, the necessary conditions for this, what is needed to grow animal cells, how they are checked daily on an inverted microscope, and saw the basic manipulations with cell cultures in a laminar box. There was also an experiment to study the respiratory activity of cells on an oximeter. The children were told in detail about confocal microscopy, and they were shown how to conduct studies of calcium signaling of cells with high resolution.

 

 

 

In the laboratories of the R&D Center of Biomedical Photonics, visitors were shown several of our current developments: a digital diaphanoscopy unit for diagnosing diseases of the maxillary sinuses, wearable laser Doppler flowmetry devices for diagnosing blood microcirculation disorders, an optical diagnostic unit for minimally invasive surgery based on fluorescent imaging, as well as opportunities to use spectrophotometry to study the optical characteristics of biological fluids.