TSU postgraduate student Valentin Kupriyanov has won a scholarship from the Vernadsky Foundation, given by the Russian and the French government to young scientists to write a dissertation under joint guidance. The young researcher will learn technologies of biophotonics and machine learning at TSU and Université de Lorraine. Both universities actively use these technologies to diagnose cancer more quickly. Valentin Kupriyanov will develop a new method of identifying malignant skin neoplasms, including melanoma.
Valentin Kupriyanov will specialize in two technologies: optical coherence tomography and imaging.
Currently, doctors use optical tools with a short wavelength range to visually examine samples. Biophotonic spectrometers have a wider wavelength range. Combining hyperspectral imaging with the possibilities of machine learning can be very helpful for large-scale diagnostics.
Valentin Kupriyanov will study at TSU for one and a half years, and then at Université de Lorraine (Nancy) for one and a half years. His scientific adviser from the French side will be Walter Blondel, doctor of biological and medical engineering.
The product of his work in France and Russia will be a prototype device for identifying skin oncopathologies.