The International Society for Clinical Spectroscopy (CLIRSPEC) is a non-profit organisation, founded in 2015. The Society exists to act as a platform for those individuals, teams and organisations wishing to promote the translation of spectroscopy into the clinical environment, for the general benefit of patients; for example, to improve patient diagnosis and prognosis.


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The 11th International Conference on Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy (ICAVS 11) was a great success. Congratulations to Małgorzata, Kamilla and Katarzyna for putting on a fantastic meeting in difficult circumstances!

The next ICAVS meeting will be in China, with Bin Ren as a Chair (Xiamen University) in 2023, and we have the chance to visit Kraków in person when ICAVS 13 arrives with Kamilla Malek as a Chair (Jagiellonian University) in 2025


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PROGRAMME SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED  |  DEADLINE FOR POSTERS 2 AUGUST 2021

The SAS Student Poster Award
a competition for students (SAS Members or Non-members) who are presenting authors
The AES Blue Fingers Student Award
recognizes the most outstanding student paper submitted for the AES Annual Conference by a graduate student

CLIRSPEC Members receive discounted registration


A new journal serving our research community

We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Elsevier in the publication of the brand-new gold open access journal, Clinical Spectroscopy.

Focused on the translation of spectroscopy into the clinical environment to improve patient diagnosis and prognosis, Clinical Spectroscopy provides a unique platform for multidisciplinary research outputs peer-reviewed by both expert spectroscopists and clinicians. The development of optical and spectroscopic techniques and their cutting-edge applications to clinical and biomedical research are of interest to this Journal.

Recent articles available open access

Breast cancer detection using infrared spectral pathology from H&E stained tissue on glass slides
Jiayi Tang, Daniela Kurfürstová, Peter Gardner

Raman spectroscopic characterisation of non stimulated and stimulated human whole saliva
Genecy Calado, Isha Behl, Hugh J. Byrne, Fiona M. Lyng

Spatially resolved macromolecular orientation in biological tissues using FT-IR imaging
Karolina Kosowska, Paulina Koziol, Danuta Liberda, Tomasz P. Wrobel

A spectroscopic diagnostic for rheumatoid arthritis using liquid biopsies
Neha Chaudhary, Thi Nguyet Que Nguyen, Muddassar Ahmad, Robert Harrington, Caroline A. Jefferies, Grainne Kearns, Aidan D. Meade. Claire Wynne

Intra-operative Raman spectroscopy and ex vivo Raman mapping for assessment of cartilage degradation
Riana Gaifulina, Abigail D.G. Nunn, Edward R.C. Draper, Robin K. Strachan, Nathan Blake, Steven Firth, Geraint M.H. Thomas, Paul F. McMillan, Jayesh Dudhia

Breast cancer histopathology using infrared spectroscopic imaging: The impact of instrumental configurations
Shachi Mittal, Tomasz P. Wrobel, Michael Walsh, Andre Kajdacsy-Balla, Rohit Bhargava

Spectral artefacts induced by moving targets in live hyperspectral stimulated Raman spectroscopy: The case of lipid droplets in yeast cells
Cassio Lima, Chrispian W. Theron, Howbeer Muhamadali, Douglas B. Kell, Royston Goodacre

Primary murine hepatocytes exposed to fatty acids analyzed by Raman and infrared microscopy
Ewelina Matuszyk, Malgorzata Baranska

Hyperspectral characterization of the MSTO-211H cell spheroid model: A FPA–FTIR imaging approach
Valentina Notarstefano, Simona Sabbatini, Maurizio Sabbatini, Aldo Arrais, Alessia Belloni, Chiara Pro, Lisa Vaccari, Domenico Osella, Elisabetta Giorgini

Editors Professor Bayden Wood (Monash University) and Dr Michael Walsh (University of Illinois at Chicago) look forward to receiving your comprehensive article, short communication, and review paper submissions.

Read the full aims & scope and submit your paper today.

CLIRSPEC members receive a 30% discount on Article Publishing Charges (APCs).
For further information about how to obtain your society discount, please visit the journal website.