Workshop FT-IR Spectroscopy in Microbiological and Medical Diagnostics

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Important Dates

    Online registration will be possible after May 29, 2017
    Abstract submission possible after July 2, 2017
    Deadline for abstract submission: September 1, 2017
    Notification of abstract acceptance or rejection: September 12, 2017
    Deadline for registration: October 2, 2017

Aims & Scope

    It is our great pleasure to invite to the 11th workshop FT-IR Spectroscopy in Microbiological and Medical Diagnostics. The workshop is being held at the Robert Koch-Institute (RKI) October 19-20, 2017 and is organized by the RKI and the International Society for Clinical Spectroscopy (CLIRSPEC). The 2017 workshop will continue the tradition of highlighting the relevant fields of applications of biomedical vibrational spectroscopy and will bring together scientists from around the world to discuss, network & encourage the application of IR and Raman spectroscopic techniques for the characterization and differentiation of intact microbial, plant, animal or human cells. Following the lines of the last FT-IR workshops, major points of discussion will be the progress in vibrational spectroscopic research, recent applications in various fields of microbiology, biomedicine and new technological developments.



    * Microspectroscopic characterization of microbial colonies, biofilms and microbial single cell investigations
    * Vibrational microspectroscopy studies of individual human, animal, or plant cells
    * Microbiological analyses in the pharmaceutical, food, and water supply industries, and in biotechnology
    * Cell/drug interactions, resistance development and testing
    * New trends in spectral data analysis and hyperspectral image processing
    * Mid-IR and Raman systems - new technologies


Confirmed Speakers

    (as per Oct 10, 2017)
    Janina Kneipp Multiphoton excitation and vibrational microspectroscopy of plant tissues
    Muhamadali, Howbeer Quantitative differentiation of isotopically labelled E. coli at single cell and community levels via multiple spectroscopy techniques
    Jean-Pierre de Vera Raman-Spectroscopy for life detection on Mars and the Icy Moons in the outer Solar System
    Jörg Rau MALDI-TOF MS and FT-IR spectroscopy for the identification and characterization of bacteria isolated from elephant and rhinoceros
    Giovanni Longo Movement at the nanoscale to tackle biomedical challenges
    Philip N. Bartlett DNA detection and discrimination using electrochemical SERS
    Monika Ehling-Schulz FTIR Spectroscopy – Biophotonics meets veterinary medicine
    Christoph Krafft Towards translation of Raman spectroscopy for cell identification into clinical environments
    Ariane Deniset-Besseau Advanced IR Nanospectroscopy to study lipids bodies in micro-organisms: toward a better understanding of metabolic pathways at stake
    Michael Hermes Advancing mid infrared imaging technology: The mid-TECH project
    Cecilia Figoli Vibrational micro- and nanospectroscopy of microbial biofilms
    Max Diem Results from a large-scale lung cancer Spectral Histopathology (SHP) study
    Bayden Wood ATR-FTIR detection of pathogens in blood
    Achim Kohler Model-based pre-processing for estimating scattering and absorption in infrared spectroscopy
    Matthew Baker Developing sectroscopic processes for the detection of bacteria: environmental, surface deposited and high throughput
    Malgorzata Baranska Primary cells versus cell lines: in vitro experiments and spectroscopic analysis
    Michael Wagner Functional analyses and targeted single cell genomics of microbes by Raman microspectroscopy
    Ganesh Sockalingum Identification of filamentous fungi by high-throughput FTIR spectroscopy and supervised chemometric methods
    Richard Dluhy Direct characterization of stored red blood cells using Raman spectroscopy
    Phil Heraud Infrared spectroscopy provides new insights in marine science
    Luise Peixe Application of FT-IR and MALDI-TOF MS for bacterial typing: a current standpoint
    Otto Hertzberg/Alexander Bauer Mid-IR phototermal deflection spectrometer based on quantum cascade lasers: towards non-invasive glucose measurements

Workshop Dinner


    Peter Lasch (RKI Berlin)
    Jürgen Schmitt (Synthon GmbH, Heidelberg)


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Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the workshop organizers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Robert Koch-Institute. © 2017 Peter Lasch