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Prior to the conference proper, we will hold a free workshop on data analysis.

The conference begins at 15:00 on Sunday 2 April with a number of invited, agenda-setting presentations, and ends with lunch on Wednesday 5 April.


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Programme changes (29 March)



Sunday 2 April

From To Speaker
13:00 14:50 Data Analysis Workshop
Alex Henderson, University of Manchester, UK


Sunday 2 April

From To Speaker
15:00 15:20 Welcome
Peter Gardner, University of Manchester, UK
Scene Setting

Chair: Peter Gardner

From To Speaker
15:20 15:50 Plenary (Histopathology)
Tissue microarrays, metrics, high definition imaging, discrete frequency spectroscopy and tumor biology: Developing a protocol for practical histopathology using IR imaging
Rohit Bhargava, Beckmann Institute, University of Illinois, USA
15:50 16:20 Plenary (Interoperative Spectroscopy)
Improving Patient Outcomes: Clinical Spectroscopy in the Neurosurgical Patient Pathway
Kevin O’Neill, Imperial College London, UK
16:20 16:50 Plenary (Biofluids’ Analysis)
Serum Spectroscopic Diagnostics: Developing Tools Relevant for the Clinical Environment
Matthew Baker, University of Strathclyde, UK
16:50 17:20 Plenary (Strategy)
Innovation in Health & Life Sciences, how can we make a difference?
Penny Wilson, Innovate UK
17:20 17:50 Discussion, led by Hugh J. Byrne
18:00 20:00 Drinks reception
20:00 Close

Monday 3 April

Histopathology I

Chair: Rohit Bhargava

From To Speaker
09:00 09:25 Invited
Label-free histopathology by (FT)IR-Imaging
Klaus Gerwert, Ruhr-Universität, Bochum, Germany
09:25 09:50 Invited
Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of hepatic fibrosis in cirrhotic patients using FTIR imaging
Ganesh Sockalingum, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France
09:50 10:05 Advances in colon cancer diagnosis using FTIR and Supercontinuum based discrete frequency infrared spectroscopic imaging
Jayakrupakar Nallala, University of Exeter, UK
10:05 10:20 Infrared Spectral Histopathology Using (H&E) Stained Glass Slides: A Solution to the Substrate Problem.
Peter Gardner, University of Manchester, UK
10:20 10:50 Coffee
Histopathology II

Chair: Klaus Gerwert

From To Speaker
10:50 11:15 Invited
Multimodal non-linear microscopy and image analysis for tissue diagnostics
Christoph Krafft, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Germany
11:15 11:30 Early stage intervertebral disc degeneration determination via MIR-FTIR imaging coupled with MCR-ALS data analysis
Kaj Emmanuel, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
11:30 11:45 A prognostic assay of therapeutic treatment outcome using vibrational spectroscopy
Aidan Meade, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
11:45 12:15 Discussion, led by Sergei G. Kazarian
12:15 13:15 Lunch
Intra-operative Spectroscopy I

Chair: Catherine Kendall

From To Speaker
13:15 13:40 Invited
Spectroscopy for screening and detection of oesophageal cancer
Hugh Barr, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
13:40 14:05 Invited
Developments in Selective-scanning Raman Spectroscopy for Fast and Objective Detection of Residual Tumours during Tissue Conserving Surgery
Ioan Notingher, University of Nottingham, UK
14:05 14:20 A Fibre-Optic Raman Needle Probe for in vivo Cancer Diagnostics
Alex Dudgeon, University of Exeter, UK
14:20 14:35 Intraoperative Spectroscopy: a new Paradigm for Neurosurgery
Babar Vaqas, Imperial College London, UK
14:35 15:00 Invited
The characterisation of isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) mutated and wildtype gliomas using Raman Spectroscopy.
James Livermore, University of Oxford, UK
15:00 15:30 Tea
Intra-operative Spectroscopy II

Chair: Hugh Barr

From To Speaker
15:30 15:55  Invited
Vibrational spectroscopy for the assessment and management of premalignant and malignant vulval disease
Jonathan Frost, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
15:55 16:10 Medical application of fiber spectroscopy methods for differentiation of healthy and malignant tissues
Viacheslav Artyushenko, Art Photonics GmbH, Germany
16:10 16:25 Multi-Centre Raman imaging cancer diagnostic platform for pathology classification in Barrett’s Oesophagus
Catherine Kendall, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
16:25 16:55 Discussion, led by Nick Stone
16:55 17:05 Facilities update
Current research methods in IR microspectroscopy and Imaging at Diamond Light Source
Gianfelice Cinque, Diamond Light Source, UK
17:05 17:30 Flash presentations
17:30 19:30 Poster session

Tuesday 4 April

delme To Speaker
Cytology and Cellular Systems I

Chair: Ganesh Sockalingum

From To Speaker
09:00 09:25 Invited
FTIR microspectroscopy as a tool to rapidly assess cancer cell sensitivity to drugs
Josep Sulé-Suso, Keele University, UK
09:25 09:40 Raman spectroscopy for identification of low grade cervical cytology cases likely to progress to high grade / cancer
Fiona Lyng, Dublin institute of Technology, Ireland
09:40 09:55 Infrared analysis of drug resistance in the Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) cell lines 2245R and 2245R-Pac
James Doherty, University of Manchester, UK
09:55 10:10 Vibrational spectroscopy of pharmacology of endothelial cells
Małgorzata Barańska, Jagiellonian University, Poland
10:10 10:40 Coffee
Cytology and Cellular Systems II

Chair: Karen Faulds

From To Speaker
10:40 11:05 Invited
Advancing Vibrational Spectroscopy for Cellular and Sub Cellular Analysis
Hugh J. Byrne, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
11:05 11:20 A spectroscopic toolbox for probing the action of a novel anti-leukaemic drug therapy at the single cell level
Joanna Denbigh, University of Salford, UK
11:20 11:35 Raman spectroscopy for identification of prostate cancer patients at risk of late radiation toxicity following radiotherapy
Daniel Cullen, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
11:35 12:05 Discussion, led by Małgorzata Barańska
12:05 13:05 Lunch
Data Analysis I

Chair: Alex Henderson

From To Speaker
13:05 13:30 Invited
Chemometrics for Chemometrics’ sake? Simplicity for God’s sake!
Roy Goodacre, University of Manchester, UK
13:30 13:45 A Methodological study on Pre-processing of InfraRed maps and images of biospecimens and the effect on Unsupervised/Supervised Analysis
Thi Nguyet Que Nguyen, Diamond Light Source, UK
13:45 14:00 New interpretable statistical approaches for mid-infrared clinical spectroscopy diagnosis
Marie Morvan, Université Rennes, France
14:00 14:15 Early economic evaluation of a serum based blood test for brain tumours: Exploration of two clinical scenarios
Holly Butler, University of Strathclyde, UK
14:15 14:45 Tea
Data Analysis II

Chair: Roy Godacre

From To Speaker
14:45 15:10 Invited
Vibrational Spectroscopy of Microorganisms and of Biofilms
Peter Lasch, Robert-Koch-Institute, Germany
15:10 15:25 Tissue analysis by imaging infrared spectroscopy: Results from a round robin experiment
Alex Henderson, University of Manchester, UK
15:25 15:55 Discussion, led by Roy Goodacre
15:55 Close
 16:30 Excursion to Quarry Bank Mill & Banquet dinner

Wednesday 5 April

Biofluids’ Analysis

Chair: Paul Lewis

From To Speaker
09:30 09:55 Invited
Multiplexed and Quantitative Bioanalysis using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS)
Karen Faulds, University of Strathclyde, UK
09:55 10:10 Ultra-filtration of human serum for improved quantitative analysis of low molecular weight biomarkers using ATR-IR spectroscopy
Franck Bonnier, Université François-Rabelais de Tours, France
10:10 10:25 Raman spectroscopy and Colorectal cancer: The effect of sampling modality on diagnostic capability.
Cerys Jenkins, Swansea University, UK
10:25 10:55 Discussion, led by Matthew Baker
10:55 11:25 Coffee
New Technologies

Chair: Peter Lasch

From To Speaker
11:25 11:50 Invited
A point-of-care field trial applying ATR spectroscopy to diagnose asymptomatic carriers of malaria from remote villages in Papua New Guinea
Bayden Wood, Monash University, Australia
11:50 12:05 Quantum Cascade Laser Spectral Histopathology: Breast Cancer Diagnostics Using High Throughput Chemical Imaging.
Michael Pilling, University of Manchester, UK
12:05 12:20 Evaluation of FTIR in clinical studies as a non-invasive tool for monitoring respiratory disease progression status and drug presence in sputum
Paul Lewis, Swansea University, UK
12:20 13:00  Discussion, led by Bayden Wood
13:00 13:10 Wrap-up
13:10 14:00 Lunch
14:00 Close

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