Summer School 2018

XXIIIrd International Krutyn Summer School 2018

Krutyń, Masurian Lake District, Poland, May 20-26, 2018

 “Advanced Lanthanide Molecules and Materials for Bioimaging and Medical Diagnostics: State of the Art”


This XXIIIrd International Krutyn Summer School – “Advanced Lanthanide Molecules and Materials for Bioimaging and Medical Diagnostics: State of the Art” – is organized by the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland, and University of Geneva, Switzerland. This Summer School aims at the state-of-the-art training in the form of lectures and discussion sessions designed for Ph.D. students and young researchers seeking to reinforce their knowledge and skills in the field of advanced medical diagnostics. Top experts in this area will deliver lectures and discussion sessions. The school is intended both for people already active in this R&D field, as well as for those new to the field.  A number of social events will be also proposed to relax after the heavily-scheduled program, including: discotheque, bonfire, boats on Krutynia River, guided, or individual out-door activities (kayaking, trekking, bicycling, Nordic walking, high-class ballooning, etc.). The Local Organizing Committee cordially invites you to take part in this Summer School.

The School will be held in a picturesque and romantic summer resort – the village Krutyn – in Masurian Lake District, easily accessible from Warsaw by public buses, but transportation from Warsaw to Krutyn will be provided by the organizers on May 20th . The Conference Complex “MAZUR-SYRENKA” ensures an excellent conference and accommodation services.



Deadline for registration: March 10th

Deadline for fee payment: April 10th

Deadline for abstract submission: April 25th  

Deadline for presentations upload: May 10th


Professor Marek Pietraszkiewicz, IKSS2018 Administrative Director


Professor Stéphane Petoud, IKSS2018 Scientific Director




Theoretical background

1. Term symbols and group theoretical aspects 

2. Principles of lanthanide luminescence mechanisms: Excitation and emission mechanisms

3. Up- and down conversion

4. Nonlinear optical processes: two-photon excitation in lanthanide complexes

5. Optimizing luminescent lanthanide-doped molecules and nanoparticles

Academic research and technological aspects

1. Luminescent nanoparticles and nanocomposites

2. Nanoparticles surface modification with lanthanide complexes

3. FRET in lanthanide-based luminescent immunoassays

4. Intracellular FRET-based probes

5. NIR lanthanide materials for bioimaging

6. Luminescent lanthanide and magnetic materials for medical diagnostics

7. Multimodal imaging


1. Industrial developments and perspectives

2. Optical markers and sensors

3. Instrumentation and novel diagnostic techniques for systems and devices

4. Luminescent lanthanide complexes in cancer diagnostics and therapy

5. Bioimaging

6. Mechanoluminescence in stress and structure health sensors



Prof. Stephane Petoud, Center for Molecular Biophysics in Orléans, France

Prof. Loïc J. Charbonnière, Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien (IPHC), Strasbourg, France

Prof. Stefan Lis, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

Dr Svetlana Eliseeva, Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire – CNRS, Orléans, France

Dr Olivier Sénèque, Laboratoire de Chimie et Biologie des Métaux, CEA, Grenoble, France

Prof. Niko  Hildebrandt, Institut de Biologie Intégrative de la Cellule, Paris, France

Prof. Cees Ronda, Philips, The Netherlands

Dr Jurriaan Zwier, Cisbio Bioassays, Codolet, France

Prof. Eva Jakab Toth, Center for Molecular Biophysics in Orléans, France

Prof. Eszter Borbas, Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala, Sweden

Prof. Luís Dias Carlos, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

Dr Valentina Utochnikova, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia