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

Young Mee Jung, Kangwon National University (Korea)

Charge Transfer Effect for SERS

Francois Lagugné-Labarthet, Western University (Canada)

Fractal Metastructures for Infrared Plasmonics

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)


Yasuyuki Ozeki, University of Tokyo (Japan)

Multicolor imaging with stimulated Raman scattering




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)






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)












1.5. Emerging Techniques


Katsumasa Fujita, Osaka University (Japan)


Raman imaging of intracellular structures with improved image contrast









Wei Min, Columbia University (USA)


Stimulated Raman Scattering Imaging: the Next Frontier of Light Microscopy

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)












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)






1.11. Photothermal imaging


Oxana Klementieva, Lund University (Sweden)


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








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



2.1. Analytical Techniques in Industry


Alison Nordon, University of Strathclyde (UK)




Gerwin Puppels RiverD International (Netherlands)






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






Holly Butler, Clirspec Diagnostics (UK)







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, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)


Analysis of fixed and live single cells using optical photothermal infrared with concomitant Raman spectroscopy








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 Sciences, Environmental Sci. and Geoscience


Halina Abramczyk, Lodz Technical University (Poland)








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)


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