The International Society for Clinical Spectroscopy (CLIRSPEC) is a non-profit organisation, constituted 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.

Summer School, 2–5 July 2019


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The Society would like to invite all students, industrialists and postdoctoral researchers in the multidisciplinary area of clinical infrared and Raman spectroscopy to attend the 5th CLIRSPEC Summer School. The Summer School runs from Tuesday 2nd to Friday 5th July 2019 and will be held at the Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel, Lake Windermere.

“It is still the best experience I have ever had. Love the location, content and people!”

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Asia Summer School, 6–10 August 2019

This year, for the first time, a Summer School will be held in Japan. Organised by Professor Hidetoshi Sato of Kwansei Gakuin University, in conjunction with The Japan Association of Medical Spectroscopy, the Summer School will be held between 6-10 August 2019 at the Kobe Seminar House in Dojo, Kita-ku, Kobe.

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FT-IR Spectroscopy in Microbiological and Medical Diagnostics

The 12th workshop on FT-IR Spectroscopy in Microbiological and Medical Diagnostics will be held at the Robert Koch-Institute in Berlin, Germany on 10-11 October 2019. This event, organised by Peter Lasch (RKI) and Jürgen Schmitt (Synthon GmbH), will continue the tradition of highlighting the relevant fields of applications of biomedical vibrational spectroscopy and will bring together scientists from around the world to discuss, network & encourage the application of IR and Raman spectroscopic techniques for the characterization and differentiation of intact microbial, plant, animal or human cells.

Following the lines of the last FT-IR workshops, major points of discussion will be the progress in vibrational spectroscopic research, recent applications in various fields of microbiology, biomedicine and new technological developments.

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