The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020
Conference BO308
Biomedical Vibrational Spectroscopy 2020: Advances in Research and Industry
Saturday - Sunday 1 - 2 February 2020
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Abstract Due:
24 July 2019

Author Notification:
30 September 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
8 January 2020

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Vibrational spectroscopy provides molecular specific information that has long been used in the field of biochemistry. Technical advances in the last decade have led to the application of vibrational spectroscopy to address many biological and biomedical problems. In particular, NIR and mid-IR absorption as well as Raman spectroscopy have received tremendous interest in biomedicine. Furthermore, special techniques such as SERS, CARS, TERS, or even MIR-laser spectroscopy have begun dedicating a lot of attention to the application in biology and medicine. The fingerprint nature of all of these techniques allows precise analysis of biological materials that can be used for applications ranging from the macroscopic to the micro and sub-microscopic levels. The development of diode lasers and novel designs of fiber optic probes have led to the potential of applying these techniques in vivo.

This year's conference will be organized based on medical or biological systems rather than techniques to facilitate cross-fertilization of solutions to problems in implementation. Where feasible, the specific sessions will be co-localized with the specific clinical conference to ensure increased awareness of vibrational spectroscopy by clinicians. This year's conference will focus on bringing together a variety of different fields wherein vibrational spectroscopy has played a powerful role in their development for a specific application. We would like to particular encourage the participation of molecular processes community to foster interactions with the researches active in the field of tissues and cells. An added agenda will be interaction between research and industry and the synergy therein.

This call solicits abstracts in biomedical applications of vibrational spectroscopy as well as new discoveries in its implementation. This conference will encompass methodologies that probe vibrational energies at tissue, cell, sub-cellular and molecular levels.

Such modalities include but are not confined to:

  • conventional Raman spectroscopy
  • spatially offset Raman spectroscopy (SORS)
  • Raman microscopy and microspectroscopy
  • ]surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)
  • coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS)
  • Tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS)
  • NIR and MIR spectroscopy
  • NIR and MIR microscopy and microspectroscopy
  • Mid-IR and THz laser spectroscopy.

    The techniques may be applied in biology as well as medicine.

    Potential areas of applications include but are not confined to:

  • histopathology
  • cytology
  • tissue and cellular probes and processes
  • sub-cellular and molecular probes and processes
  • protein and DNA analysis
  • pharmacology
  • analysis of biological fluids such as blood
  • infectious agents
  • disease identification
  • guidance of therapy
  • microbiology.


  • Sessions will be organized according to medical application areas such as neurology, dermatology, endocrinology etc. and supplemented by a technical session.
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