International workshop "Medical photonics for diagnostics and therapy" was held in MONIKI on 27 Dec 2017 with the participation of laboratory's employees. At the seminar, besides the employees of MONIKI, a number of invited speakers made they made presentations, namely: Director of "Art photonics" (Berlin) Dr. V.G. Artyushenko, representatives of the Russian branch of the "Samsung R&D Institute", representatives of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, senior researches from IOP RAS, ISSP RAS, MIPT, MSTU named after N.E.Bauman and from a number of other organizations. The issues of the prospects of biophotonics and the possibilities of joint international projects were discussed.