Vibrational Spectroscopy: New Developments and Applications in Biological and Medical Sciences (#375)

Recently there has been intense interest in the application of vibrational spectroscopic methods for the measurement of biological molecules, such as nucleic acids, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and bio-inorganic species present in the tissues and cells. This symposium will highlight recent developments and applications of vibrational spectroscopies for biochemical, biomedical, and clinical analysis and imaging. The symposium will highlight both the range of applications being currently explored as well as the new instrumental approaches. Highlights of the symposium will include non-destructive, label-free chemical imaging of cells and tissues and the use of vibrational spectroscopy for health (e.g. cancer screening, parasitology), tissue monitoring (e.g. stem cell assessment), and public welfare (e.g. screening of blood transfusion products, pre- and post-operative care).

This symposium is a follow-up to the very well attended and successful symposium at the 2010 Pacifichem conference entitled, "Non- and Minimally-Invasive Diagnostics of Biological Systems using Vibrational Spectroscopy".
Last update: Dec 28, 2015