The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020
Conference 11252
Advanced Chemical Microscopy for Life Science and Translational Medicine
This conference is no longer accepting submissions.
Late submissions may be considered subject to chair approval. For more information, please contact Dawn Jackson.
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Abstract Due:
24 July 2019

Author Notification:
30 September 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
8 January 2020


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Submissions to this conference may include the following to improve the chance for acceptance:
  • 100-word text abstract (for online program)
  • 250-word text abstract (for abstract digest)
  • Optional 2-page extended abstract (for committee review only). The extended abstract must be submitted as a separate PDF document limited to two pages, including tables and figures. Include author names and affiliations; text; any figures, tables, or images; and sufficient data to permit committee review.

    All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee to determine acceptance. Extended abstracts will be used only for the purpose of review, and will not be published.

  • Chemical microscopy utilizing spectroscopic signals as molecular fingerprints enables mapping of chemical composition in space and time. With such capacity, chemical microscopy opens a new way to visualize the orchestra of molecules and/or biological structures inside living systems. Over the past two decades, a number of advanced chemical imaging platforms have emerged, including coherent anti-stokes Raman scattering microscopy, stimulated Raman scattering microscopy, transient absorption microscopy, infrared photothermal microscopy, and imaging with advanced chemical probes. These advances are enabling high-speed, high-resolution spectroscopic imaging of living systems. Applications of these modalities have led to discoveries of biomarkers defining cancer aggressiveness, drug resistance, and other conditions. Miniaturization of chemical imaging platforms are enabling on-site clinical investigation of human specimens and in vivo measurements by endoscopy in a label-free manner. Commercialization of the chemical imaging modalities has allowed broader use of the technologies. The volume of data potentially accessible in hyperspectral chemical imaging provides both challenges and opportunities for compositional and functional analysis. This conference aims to bring together experts in photonics, life science, medicine, data science, and industrial leaders to foster the growth of this exciting field.

    Topics include, but are not limited to:
    • Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopy, innovations and applications
    • Stimulated Raman scattering microscopy, innovations and applications
    • Transient absorption microscopy, innovations and applications
    • Photothermal and photoacoustic microscopy, innovations and applications
    • Linear and nonlinear infrared microscopy, innovations and applications
    • Second-harmonic, third-harmonic and sum-frequency microscopy
    • New advances in spontaneous Raman microscopy
    • Advanced data mining methods
    • Machine learning in chemical microscopy
    • Chemical endoscopy, innovations and applications
    • Miniaturization, advances and challenges
    • Novel laser sources for chemical imaging
    • Novel molecular probes for chemical imaging
    • Clinical applications of chemical imaging
    • AFM-based chemical microscopy
    • Commercialization
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