CLIRSPEC Society Formed

Today (30 June) marks the formal establishment of The International Society for Clinical Spectroscopy. This learned society aims to develop the transition of IR and Raman spectroscopies into a clinical setting. An equally important role is to support the SPEC conference series.

Further information on the society, operating under the CLIRSPEC banner, will be made later, including details of a launch event and joining instructions.

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


16th European Conference on the Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules

Registration is now open for the ECSBM 2015 ( to be held from September 6th – 10th 2015 at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.

Main topics of the 16th ECSBM will be molecular reaction mechanisms and interactions of proteins monitored by time-resolved spectroscopy, especially time-resolved FTIR. In addition vibrational imaging of cells and tissue by FTIR and Raman imaging will be in the focus. The application of these techniques in diagnostics of diseases will be presented. Beside vibrational spectroscopy also high resolution techniques in fluorescence spectroscopy, near field spectroscopy, ESR and NMR will be a topic.

It would be a great pleasure, if you would find time to come.
Klaus Gerwert


Spectroscopy in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Joint Seminar between the University of Sheffield and Thermo Scientific, 8 July 2015, Kroto Institute, Sheffield University, UK

Learn how Spectroscopy can help your research

Attend our free seminar to learn how leading researchers in academia and industry are using spectroscopic techniques for biomaterials and tissue-engineering research.

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PDRA (Brazil) – Nanoparticles, in vivo Cancer Diagnosis and Raman

Post doc position on Nanoparticles and in vivo Cancer Diagnosis by Raman Spectroscopy

Two postdoctoral positions in cancer diagnosis by in vivo Raman Spectroscopy are available at the Laboratory of Biomedical Vibrational Spectroscopy (LEVB), UNIVAP, São José dos Campos – BRAZIL. The successful candidate will also take responsibility for the collaborative research between LEVB and National University of Singapore (Singapore) for the development of the project “Nano Biophotonics applied for biological systems” Computational and spectroscopic analysis of cosmetic permeation through human skin” supported by CNPq – International Cooperation program.

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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
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PDRA (Diamond) – IR microscopy via FPA on MIRIAM beamline

Post Doctoral Research Associate on full field IR microscopy via Focal Plane Array (FPA) detector at MIRIAM beamline B22 of Diamond.

Further information is available at:

Deadline: 22 March 2015
Duration: 3 years

The PDRA will first implement a new optics scheme designed to further exploit the SR brightness advantage via the use of high magnification objectives. He/she is then expected to perform in-house/collaborative research within the widest fields of IR applications, from biomedicine to life sciences in general.

For more details please contact

Lab webpage:


Clinical Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy for Medical Diagnosis

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