Workshop FT-IR Spectroscopy in Microbiological and Medical Diagnostics

Important Dates Aims & Scope Topics Speakers
Accommodation Travel Venue
Contribution to Costs Online Registration
FT-IR Workshop 2017 FT-IR Workshop 2015 FT-IR Workshop 2013 FT-IR Workshop 2011 FT-IR Workshop 2009 FT-IR Workshop 2007 FT-IR Workshop 2004 FT-IR Workshop 2002 FT-IR Workshop 2000 FT-IR Workshop 1998 Potsdam Minisymposium
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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

Speakers at the Previous (2017) Workshop

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


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


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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. © 2019 Peter Lasch