Workshop FT-IR Spectroscopy in Microbiological and Medical Diagnostics

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Important Dates

Online registration will be possible after June 05, 2019
Abstract submission possible after June 19, 2019
Deadline for abstract submission: August 23, 2019
Notification of abstract acceptance or rejection: September 06, 2019
Deadline for registration: September 20, 2019

Aims & Scope

It is our great pleasure to invite to the 12th workshop FT-IR Spectroscopy in Microbiological and Medical Diagnostics. The workshop is being held at the Robert Koch-Institute (RKI) October 2019 and is organized by the RKI and the International Society for Clinical Spectroscopy (CLIRSPEC). The 2019 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.


  • Vibrational spectroscopy of microbial colonies, biofilms, population analyses and for single cell investigations
  • Diagnostic applications of IR and Raman spectroscopy in bio-medicine
  • Microspectroscopic studies of individual human cells
  • Vibrational spectroscopy for studying cell/drug interactions and for antimicrobial resistance testing
  • Epidemiological studies, maintenance of culture collections, therapy control, investigation of infection chains, hygiene control
  • Microbiological analyses in the pharmaceutical, food, and water supply industries, and in biotechnology
  • New trends of spectral data analysis

Invited Speakers

Bayden Wood Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Phil Heraud Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Monika Ehling-Schulz Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien, Austria
Jörg Rau Chemisches- und Veterinäruntersuchungsamt (CVUA) Stuttgart, Germany
Maria Paula Matos Marques Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Markus Kostrzewa Bruker Daltonics GmbH, Bremen, Germany
Max Diem Northeastern University, Boston, USA
Ute Neugebauer Institut für photonische Technologien, Jena, Germany
Ioan Notingher The University of Nottingham, UK
Ashraf Ismail McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Angela Novais University of Porto, Portugal
Lee Kang Soo Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, Switzerland


Peter Lasch (RKI Berlin)
Jürgen Schmitt (Synthon GmbH, Heidelberg)
The International Society for Clinical Spectroscopy (CLIRSPEC)


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