Summer School (Europe)


Due to precautions regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Summer School has been postponed

7–10 July 2020, Lake Windermere, UK

The International Society for Clinical Spectroscopy (CLIRSPEC) would like to invite all students, industrialists and postdoctoral researchers in the multidisciplinary area of clinical infrared and Raman spectroscopy to attend the 6th CLIRSPEC Summer School.

Building upon previous successful summer schools the 2020 Summer School will provide an excellent grounding in spectroscopic fundamentals through to current cutting edge clinical applications and discuss the future of vibrational spectroscopy in the clinical environment including interactive and exciting group problem-based learning sessions.

The Summer School will begin on Tuesday 7 July and end on Friday 10 July 2020 and will be held at the Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel, Lake Windermere.

Comments from previous attendees:

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

“I would like to see this become even more successful. Fantastic ideas and groups of experts all in one place.”

 “This is the second time I have attended a summer school. The first was an industrial setting. The break for the walk/ alone time, was timed perfectly for much needed battery recharging.”

 “Worth the trip from Australia!”

“First of all, this is a well organised and impressive summer school.”

“Excellent. Very well organised and useful for PhD students and experienced researchers.”


The Summer School is a blend of fundamental spectroscopy with cutting edge clinical practice. Topics include:

  • Fundamentals of Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Fundamentals of Spontaneous Raman Spectroscopy
  • Fundamentals of Non-linear Raman Spectroscopy
  • Experimental Design
  • Clinical Problem Solving Sessions
  • Spectrometer Design
  • Clinical Perspectives
  • Spectral Interpretation
  • Chemometric Analysis

In addition each attendee will be asked to give a short presentation outlining their research, or proposed area of study.


The registration fee includes all accommodation, meals and learning resources.

Pricing for the Summer School will be available in early 2020

Undergraduate and Masters level students are also welcome. Please contact Alex Henderson at for more information.


Due to precautions regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Summer School has been postponed


Some information on getting to the Summer School is available here:

The Summer School starts at lunchtime on Tuesday 7 July and ends at lunchtime on Friday 10 July. The registration fee includes accommodation for the nights of 7, 8 and 9 July. If you want/need to stay additional nights, the hotel offers a bed and breakfast rate (to be confirmed) based on single occupancy. Other accommodation options are available in the area. Please contact Alex Henderson at for more information.

For those travelling from outside the UK, here is a website with some practical details:

Previous Summer Schools

On top of the world 2016
Lakeside 2016

For more information contact Alex Henderson at