Dr Igor Meglinski received BSc and MSc in Laser Physics from Saratov State University (Russia), and obtained PhD in Biophysics/Biomedical Optics (1997) at the interface between the University of Pennsylvania (USA) and Saratov State under the supervision of Britton Chance and Professor Valery Tuchin, respectively. Since 2001 he is Head of Bio-Photonics & Bio-Medical Optical Diagnostics in School of Engineering and in Cranfield Health at Cranfield University (UK). Since 2009 he is also Head of Bio-Photonics & Bio-Medical Imaging in the Department of Physics at the University of Otago (New Zealand). Dr. Meglinski's research interests lie at the interface between physics, medicine and biological sciences, focusing on the development of new non-invasive imaging/diagnostic techniques and their application in medicine & biology, material sciences, pharmacy, food, environmental monitoring, and health care industries. He is the Node Leader in Biophotonics4Life Worldwide Consortium (BP4L), and author and co-author over 170 research papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, proceedings of international conferences and book chapters, and over 230 presentations at major international conferences and workshops, including over 100 invited lectures and plenary talks.