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Biological and pharmaceutical applications of CRS microscopy

Who: Conference webpage
When: Monday, December 2, 2019 at 09:00 - Wednesday, December 4, 2019at 15:00
Where: Odeon conference center

Coherent Raman Scattering microscopy is a new rapidly developing technique which uses the characteristic vibrational modes of molecules to facilitate fast, chemically specific, label free imaging of molecules in cells and tissues.

Since the first CRS microscopes the development of instrumentation and applications has continued and CRS microscopy is at present transitioning from being a developing technique used by few specialists to a more consolidated method used by many. The overarching goal of the conference will be to bring together the CRS microscopy community to facilitate exchange of knowledge between users and instrument developers. It is thus our hope that in this meeting we can share experience, knowledge and develop new imaging strategies helping to bridge the gap between instrument development and applications. Bringing together this community of students, scientists, and engineers to share the most recent insights and applications of CRS microscopy - from the perspective of their respective disciplines - will allow the sharing of new knowledge, mutual learning, and the opportunity to develop new collaborations.
The main focus of the conference will be on pharmaceutical and life science orientated applications such as drug delivery, cancer diagnostics, cell and tissue imaging. However, topics such as biomedical, food, and materials science will also be covered and are welcome.

The three-day meeting will be followed by a half day hands-on workshop for Ph.D. students and others interested, where participants will learn how to operate a CARS microscope, how to prepare samples and analyze the obtained data.




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Open session topics:

  • New developments in CRS microscopy
  • Applications of CRS microscopy
  • Pharmaceutical applications of CRS and Raman microscopy
  • Bioimaging in skin
  • Other chemically specific imaging techniques.


Confirmed invited speakers:


Andreas Zumbusch,  Universität Konstanz, Germany (Keynote speaker)


Natalie Belsey, National Physical Laboratory, UK


Val Brunton, The University of Edinburgh, UK


Richard Guy, University of Bath, UK


Oleksii Ilchenko, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark


Minbiao Ji,  Fudan University, Shanghai, China


Hakan Keles, GSK Medicines Research Centre, London, UK


Volker Schweikhard, Leica Microsystems, Mannheim, Germany


Clare Strachan, University of Helsinki, Finland


Important dates


Registration and abstract submission start April 15th, 2019
Early bird registration deadline September 10th, 2019
Deadline for abstract submission October 15th, 2019
Hotel cancellation deadline October 1st, 2019





Conference is hosted at Odeon conference Center in Odense, Denmark.