RamanFest 2016 Highlights

RamanFest2016 The 4th annual RamanFest was held on May 19th and 20th in Berlin Adlershof, Germany, in partnership with the Humboldt University of Berlin. More than 130 participants attended this the 2016 RamanFest to hear about the latest developments of Raman Spectroscopy presented by internationally renowned speakers in the fields of Life Science, Materials & Biomaterials, New Eemerging technologies Technologies and also Industrial applications. As highlighted by the talks, Raman spectroscopy is today a very promising technique for life science applications and is currently being investigated as a solution to existing unmet medical needs.

The poster session organized offered the opportunity to network and exchange ideas, and lead to interesting conversations between researchers, students and speakers. The organizers selected the three best posters submitted by students were awarded to three students in recognition of their hard work, and for sharing their innovative ideas during the conference.

1st Prize: Claudia Fasolato, Sapienza University, Physics Department, and Center for Life Nanoscience, Instituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Roma, Italy - "Surface Enhanced Raman Microimaging Allows for Screening Single Cells With Different Folate Binding Capability".

2nd Prize: Jakob Nixdorf, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Institut für Physikalische Chemie II, Düsseldorf, Germany -" Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Microscopy (FSRM) with A 10 kHz Acquisition Rate".

3rd Prize: Yanlong Xing, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof (SALSA), Berlin, Germany - "Study of Molecular Self-organization in Individual Metal-organic Nano-/microwire by Polarized Confocal Raman Spectroscopy".

During the 2 days of the RamanFest, our application scientists pioneered the demonstration of TERS (Tip Enhanced Raman Scattering) in out -of-the -lab conditions ; the XploRA Nano, equipped with Silver AFM-TERS tips, showed chemical imaging of single-walled carbon nanotubes and graphene oxide flakes with a spatial resolution less than 10nm.

RamanFest2016Since its start debut in 2013, andafter 4 successful conferences organized in France, USA, China and Germany, RamanFest continues to grow, with an increasing gathers a growing number of attendees each year. and is definitelyRamanFest has become the definitive conference to learn about the latest in cutting edge Raman and Nano-Raman techniques from leading scientists, academians and industrial experts.

We would like to thank all participants in this year's RamanFest 2016 for making our event RamanFest 2016 a huge success! And wWe hope to see you all at the next RamanFest 2017, which will be held in Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, in June 2017, . Keep checking our website at: on www.ramanfest.org as we continue to update the activities for RamanFest 2017! to save the date.