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SPEC 2016 Bursaries

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We are pleased to announce bursaries for UK Early Career Researchers towards the cost of attending the SPEC 2016 Conference in Montreal, Canada, June 26-30, 2016.

Through our EPSRC funding we are able to offer 10 bursaries for UK Early Career Researchers; PhD student, postdoctoral research associate (PDRA) or equivalent. Researchers with a permanent independent position are not eligible to apply.

Each grant will consist of the registration fee and £700 towards conference costs, airfare, ground transportation, hotel, meals etc.

Interested parties should email bids@clirspec.org  with their submitted abstract and a cover letter stating the benefit to them, and their future career, of attending SPEC 2016.

The deadline for applications is 29 February 2016

Faraday Discussion Deadline

The abstract deadline for oral contributions is fast approaching for submissions to next year’s Faraday Discussion on Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy for Biomedical Applications.

Key Dates

Oral abstract deadline 06 July 2015
Full paper submission deadline02 November 2015
Poster abstract deadline 11 January 2016
Early bird registration deadline 01 February 2016
Pre-prints to delegates June 2016
Standard registration deadline22 February 2016

The early deadline is due to the format of a Faraday Discussion. Research papers are reviewed upon submission and are sent to all delegates 4 weeks before the meeting so they can be read in advance. At the meeting the presenting author is allowed five minutes to highlight the main points of their paper, and the rest of the time is for discussion. The discussion is recorded and will be published alongside the research paper in the Faraday Discussion Volume.

Further details of the meeting can be found here

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Summer School registration now open!

Registration is now open for the CLIRSPEC Summer School to be held in July 2015 at Lake Windermere, UK.

The summer school runs over four days (7-10 July 2015) and will cover all aspects of clinical infrared and Raman spectroscopy.

The registration fee for the meeting includes accommodation for three nights, refreshments, social event  and banquet.

Register your attendance now, before places fill up!

Matt Baker
Local Organising Committee
Hashtag: #clirschool

Conference registration now closed

We have registered many delegates for our Conference at Exeter University in April and have now closed the conference to new registrations.

The CLIRSPEC Network Conference to be held in April 2015 at Exeter University, UK.

The conference runs over three days (20-22 April 2015) and will cover all aspects of clinical infrared and Raman spectroscopy.

Looking forward to seeing you in April!

Julian Moger and Nick Stone
Local Organising Committee
Hashtag: #clircon

Conference registration now open!

Registration is now open for the CLIRSPEC Network Conference to be held in April 2015 at Exeter University, UK.

The conference runs over three days (20-22 April 2015) and will cover all aspects of clinical infrared and Raman spectroscopy.

The registration fee for the meeting is £100 which includes accommodation for two nights, refreshments, a social event  and conference dinner.

Register your attendance now, before places fill up!

Julian Moger and Nick Stone
Local Organising Committee
Hashtag: #clircon

SciX report from Lorna Ashton

CLIRSPEC sponsored Lorna Ashton to attend the recent SciX Conference.

Many thanks to CLIRSPEC for providing me with the opportunity to present at SCIX 2014 in Reno, Nevada.

The CLIRSPEC session presided over by Matt Baker was well attended despite being Thursday afternoon and offered an interesting and topical session on recent perspectives in clinical infrared and Raman spectroscopy. The session gave me the opportunity to present our recent research on live cell imaging using Raman spectroscopy to monitor the uptake of the anti-psoriatic drug dithranol in live HaCaT (human keratinocytes) cells and resulted in many further discussions providing useful suggestions and potential collaborations. The conference itself provided a great networking opportunity with the chance to attend a wide range of presentations in analytical chemistry and emerging technologies.

Overall, SCIX 2014 was a great networking and learning experience (and that’s not including line dancing or blackjack!)

SCIX Conference 2014

The final programme has been released for the SciX Conference in Reno, Nevada,  28 September – 3 October.

CLIRSPEC are sponsoring a session on Thursday afternoon in
Room N2 with Matt Baker presiding.

PERSPECTIVES IN CLINICAL INFRARED AND RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY

TimeAbsTitleSpeaker
1:20694Prospects for Rapid Point of Care Testing with
Vibrational Spectroscopy
Nick Stone
1:40695Biomolecular Vision – Measuring Cellular Tumor
Progression with Spectroscopic Imaging
Rohit Bhargava
2:00696Bacterial Identification by Raman Spectroscopy: A 40+ Species StudyBradford Clay
2:20697Label-free Raman Microspectroscopic Analysis of Live Cells during Abiotic PerturbationsLorna Ashton
2:40698Infrared Spectral Pathology: What are the Most
Significant Barriers to Clinical Implementation?
Peter Gardner

Partly sponsored by CLIRSPEC.

Other talks to watch out for…

TimeRoomAbsTitleSpeaker
Mon 10:20N678Data Fusion Approaches for Linking Different Data Structures: Improved Understanding of Biological SystemsRoy Goodacre
Mon 3:50N3162Multiplexed and Quantitative Detection of Bacterial Pathogens using SERSKaren Faulds & Roy
Goodacre
Mon 3:50N4167FTIR Spectroscopic Imaging and ATR-FTIR Spectroscopy Applied to Histological Analysis of Barrett’s Esophagus BiopsiesSergei Kazarian
Mon 4:50N4170A Multi-Fibre Raman Probe Inside a Hypodermic NeedleIngeborg Iping Petterson & Nick Stone
Tues 4:10N3362The Use of Raman Spectroscopy in Brain Cancer DiagnosticsMatthew Baker
Tues 4:30N3363Non-Invasive Label-Free Detection of Pre-Cancerous Tissue Biomechanics and Composition via micro-Brillouin and Raman MappingFrancesca Palombo & Nick Stone
Wed 11:40N2471Investigating the Use of the SperoTM Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) Infrared Microscope for the Rapid Screening of Cancerous Blood SerumGraeme Clemens & Matt Baker
Wed 2:20N4528Illuminating the Future of Cancer Diagnosis via Serum ATR-FTIR SpectroscopyJames Hands & Matt Baker
Wed 3:50N8594Horses for Courses: Raman and IR Spectroscopies for Molecular Specific Tissue AnalysisNick Stone
Wed 4:50N8597High-throughput Assessment of Prostate Biopsy Tissue using Mega-Mosaicking Infrared Spectroscopic Chemical ImagingPeter Gardner

Posters to watch out for…

DayPosterAbsTitleAuthor
Mon 2629Investigating the Effect of Ageing and Substrate Variation on the Raman Spectra of Equine BloodMatt Baker
Mon3235Rapid Discrimination of Maggots Utilising ATR-FTIR SpectroscopyMatt Baker
Tues28230Cutting the Mustard: Evidence of VX Nerve Agent Use from Contaminated White Mustard PlantsMatt Baker
Wed10412Using Vibrational Spectroscopy to Analyse the Composition and Effect of Environmental Factors on Gel Pen Inks
Matt Baker
Wed41444Developing a Feature Extraction and Classification ToolboxMatt Baker
Thurs20630Elemental and Molecular Profiling of Licit, Illicit and Niche Tobacco Rapid Discrimination of Maggots Utilising ATR-FTIR SpectroscopyMatt Baker
Thurs35238Rapid Pre-symptomatic Diagnosis of Sepsis: A Feasibility Study by Infrared SpectroscopyMatt Baker & Ganesh
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