RamanFest 2013 - Lille

RamanFest 2013 was held in Lille, co-organized by LASIR (Laboratoire de Spectrochimie Infra-rouge et Raman, UMR8516, Université Lille 1, France) and HORIBA Scientific.

It had a particular emphasis on life science applications, confocal Raman imaging, and the combination of Raman with SPM/AFM for sample characterization and TERS analysis.

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The key note speakers were as follows:

  • John Chalmers, VS Consulting, Stokesley, UK «A meander through Raman spectroscopy developments and applications over the last 30-40 years; from where we were then to where we are now»
  • Dr Volker Deckert, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany, «Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy - Surface Analysis on the Nanometer Scale»
  • Prof. Kishan Dholakia, University of St Andrews, U.K., «New directions in Raman spectroscopy: wavelength modulation and shaping light»
  • Prof. Ludovic Duponchel, Université Lille 1, France, «Exploring Raman spectral data using chemometrics»
  • Dr Neil Everall, Intertek MSG, U.K., «Factors affecting image quality with 3D Raman mapping»
  • Dr Wei Huang, University of Sheffield, U.K., «Probing single cell bacteria – the application of Raman to microbiology»
  • Prof. Michel Manfait, Université de Reims, France, «Life science applications of Raman spectroscopy»
  • Dr Con Mallidis, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany, «Can Raman microspectroscopy solve the sperm conundrum?»
  • Dr Razvigor Ossikovski, École Polytechnique, France, «Far- and near-field Raman spectroscopy and polarization: selected case studies»
  • Prof. Ping Heng Tan, Institute of Semiconductors, Beijing, P. R. China, «Fast imaging of ultralow frequency modes based on volume Bragg grating technologies»
  • Prof. Giuseppe Zerbi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, «Exploring the world of polyconjugated molecules in biological systems: the essential role of Raman spectroscopy»