INVITED SPEAKERS



1. DEVELOPMENT

1.1. Plasmonics




Katrin Domke, MPI-Mainz (Germany)


Geometric and electronic redox properties of single-molecule junctions probed with EC-TERS and plasmon-supported break-junction experiments





Francois Lagugné-Labarthet, Western University (Canada)


Fractal Metastructures for Infrared Plasmonics





Young Mee Jung, Kangwon National University (Korea)


Charge Transfer Effect for SERS




Bin Ren, Xiamen University (China)


Tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for studying 2D materials



1.2. Non-linear Vibrational Spectroscopy




Zhiwei Huang, National University of Singapore (Singapore)


Fourier-domain stimulated Raman scattering tomography enables label-free volumetric deep tissue imaging with subcellular resolution





Yasuyuki Ozeki, University of Tokyo (Japan)


Multicolor imaging with stimulated Raman scattering


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1.3. Near-field Vibrational Spectroscopy




Ewelina Lipiec, Jagiellonian University (Poland)


Tip-enhanced Raman studies of abnormal protein aggregation – advantages of measurements in liquid







Markus Raschke, Univ. Colorado Boulder (USA)


Vibrational exciton and polaron nano-imaging: a molecular ruler to image structure, coupling, and disorder in functional molecular materials




1.4. Time-resolved Spectroscopy





Martina Havenith, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)


An Isolated Water Droplet in the Aqueous Solution of a  Supramolecular Tetrahedral Cage as observed by THz spectroscopy





Tullio Scopigno, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)


Time-domain Stimulated Resonance Raman goes 2D



1.5. Emerging Techniques




Katsumasa Fujita, Osaka University (Japan)


Raman imaging of intracellular structures with improved image contrast





Lingyan Shi, University of California San Diego (USA)


Multi-molecular Super Resolution SRS imaging
for Studying Metabolic Dynamics




1.6. Multimodal spectroscopic imaging




Jürgen Popp, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Germany)


Spectroscopic multi-contrast imaging for an in-vivo or near in-vivo diagnosis, monitoring and therapy of diseases





Nicholas Smith, Osaka University (Japan)


Classifying single cell type and behavior by multimodal quantitative phase and Raman analysis



1.7. Instrumental Development




Paul Dumas, SOLEIL Synchrotron (France)


Very high pressure studies with infrared sources: for static to dynamic approaches





Maria Paula Marques (Portugal)


Normal-to-Cancer Transition in Human Cells - Insights from Quasi-elastic Neutron Scattering



1.8. Sensing




Hatice Altug, EPFL Lausanne (Switzerland)


Empowering Surface-Enhanced IR Spectroscopy with Broadband Metasurfaces and Artificial Intelligence




Angela Lopez-Lorente, University of Cordoba (Spain)


Metal nanostructures for surface enhanced vibrational spectroscopy: from spheres to anisotropic nanoparticles





Boris Mizaikoff, Ulm University (Germany)


Mid-Infrared Arthroscopy: The Road to Real-Time In Vivo Cartilage Condition Assessment





Claudete Fernandes Pereira, Federal University of Pernambuco (Brazil)


Quantum dots for surface-enhanced infrared spectroscopy: an multivariate approach




1.9. Computational Spectroscopy/Quantum Approach




Malgorzata Biczysko, Shanghai University (China)


Vibrational signatures of biomolecules from anharmonic computations





Yukihiro Ozaki, Kwansei-Gankui University (Japan)


Quantum Chemical Approaches in Molecular Spectroscopy of the Condensed Phase - Advances, Challenges, and Prespectives



1.10. Chemometrics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning





Claudia Beleites, Chemometrix GmbH (Germany)


Experimental Designs for Spectroscopic Calibration: Measuring Uncertainty from Various Sources





Thomas Bocklitz, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Germany)


Comparability of Raman Spectroscopic Configurations: A Large Scale Cross-Laboratory Study





Alex Henderson, Manchester University (UK)


The Class Imbalance Problem: AdaBoost to the Rescue?





Mika Ishigaki, Shimane University (Japan)


Assessment of Oocyte Maturation using resonance Raman Spectroscopy based on the mitochondrial respiratory activity and lipid metabolism





Achim Kohler, Norvegian University of Life Sciences (Norway)


Model-based pre-processing and deep learning for correcting scatter effects in highly scatter-distorted infrared spectra of cells and tissues






Shinsuke Shigeto, Kwansei Gakuin University (Japan)


Machine learning-assisted single-cell Raman microspectroscopy for in situ prokaryotic classification in complex microbial populations



1.11. Photothermal imaging




Oxana Klementieva, Lund University (Sweden)


Combining infrared microspectroscopy and neurobiology for understanding Alzheimer's disease.





Francesco Simone Ruggeri, Wageningen University (Netherlands)


Single-Molecule Infrared Absorption Nanospectroscopy



1.12. Brillouin spectroscopy




Kristie Koski, University of California Davis (USA)


Brillouin spectroscopy of chemically tunable 2D layered oxides





Francesca Palombo, University of Exeter (UK)


Brillouin spectroscopy for the evaluation of viscoelasticity in biological systems




1.13. Chiroptical spectroscopy




Masashi Unno, Saga University (Japan)


"Watching” a Molecular Twist in a Protein by Raman Optical Activity





Joanna Rode, Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology (Poland)


Interplay of the ECD and RROA induced chirality: towards understanding the solvent and substituent effects on naphthalene diimide spectra


2. APPLICATIONS


2.1. Analytical Techniques in Industry







Alison Nordon, University of Strathclyde (UK)


On-line process monitoring using

vibrational spectroscopy






Gerwin Puppels RiverD International (Netherlands)


In vivo quantitative analysis of skin penetration of topically applied products by Raman spectroscopy.



2.2. Biomedical Applications




Matthew J. Baker, Clirspec Diagnostics (UK)


Highlighting the clinical utility of a novel spectroscopic liquid biopsy for triage of patients with suspected brain cancer





Ishan Barman, Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering  (USA)


On self-assembling intracellular Raman reporters and their clinical potential





Pascaline Bouzy, University of Exeter (UK)


Investigation of the chemical composition of microcalcifications in breast cancer using simultaneously Optical Photothermal Infrared

(O-PTIR) and Raman spectroscopy





Hugh Byrne, FOCAS (Ireland)


Quantitative Analysis of Human Blood Serum using Raman Spectroscopy





Peter Gardner, Manchester University (UK)


Breast Cancer Detection Using Infrared Spectral Pathology from H&E Stained Tissue on Glass Slides





Fiona Lyng, Technological University Dublin (Ireland)


Raman spectroscopy for early detection of cancer using minimally invasive exfoliated cell samples



2.3. Drug Delivery and Monitoring




David Perez-Guita, Valencia University (Spain)


Combining Pharmacokinetics and Vibrational Spectroscopy: MCR-ALS Hard soft modelling of drug uptake in vitro using tailored kinetic constraints





Sara J. Miller, University of Otago (New Zealand)


Low frequency Raman spectroscopy for monitoring drug solubilization in milk-based formulations during digestion.



2.4. Life and Environmental Science





Halina Abramczyk, Lodz Technical University (Poland)


Metabolic Raman Imaging in Cancer Research






Giovanni Birarda, Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste (Italy)


Anthropogenic effects on the Carbon biogeochemical cycle studied at the SISSI-Bio Beamline @ Elettra





Adriana S. Franca, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil)


FTIR for quantitative analysis of bioactive substances in food products





Hirotsugu Hiramatsu, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (Taiwan)


532 nm–excited hyper-Raman spectroscopy of amino acids and bovine serum albumin





Piotr Mak, Saint Louis Univeristy (USA)


Resonance Raman studies of a non-canonical heme oxygenase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis





Belinda Pastrana-Rios, University of Puerto Rico (Porto Rico)


Breakthrough Approach of QCL IRM Hyperspectral Imaging and 2D-COS of mAbs in Solution for Developability Assessment



2.5. Archeology and Culural Heritage




Claudia Conti, CNR - Milan (Italy)


Sub-Surface Molecular Investigation of Cultural Heritage materials with advanced Raman spectroscopy methods





Santiago Sanchez-Cortes, Spanish National Research Council (Spain)


Raman and Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Analysis of Molecular Compounds with interest for the Cultural Heritage



2.6 Forensic and Security Sciences




Agnieszka Banas, Singapore Synchrotron Light Source (Singapore)


Is it possible to detect counterfeited edible birds’ nests (EBN) products by means of FTIR spectroscopy?





Grzegorz Zadora, University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland); Institute of Forensic Research (Poland)


Breaking with trends in bloodstains age determination: A likelihood ratio-based approach



2.7. Material Sciences and Catalysis 




Yukio Furukawa, Waseda University (Japan)


Raman Study of Organic−Inorganic Hybrid Halide Perovskites





Joanna Hetmanczyk, Jagiellonian University (Poland)


Water dynamics in [Cu(H2O)4](ReO4)2 studied by vibrational spectroscopy (IR, RS and neutron scattering methods)





Andrzej Kolezynski, University of Science and Technology (Poland)


Vibrational Spectra of Zeolite Y as a Function of Ion Exchange





Elena Solovyeva, Saint Petersburg University (Russia)


Molecularly bridged plasmonic nanoparticles aggregates promising as optical organic-inorganic hybrid materials: comprehensive look on self-organization and SERS response



2.8. Nanomaterials and nanostructures 




Sergey Kharintsev, Kazan Federal University (Russia)


Raman nanothermometry based on a plasmonic refractory metasurface





Stephanie Reich, Freie Universität (Germany)


Plasmonic supercrystals for surface-enhanced infrared absorption and surface-enhanced Raman scattering