Biomedical Raman Imaging 2019

24-26 November 2019
Icho Kaikan, Suita Campus, Osaka University, Japan

The recent developments in Raman spectroscopy and microscopy have expanded their application into previously unexplored areas of biology, medicine, and pharmaceutical science. The notable improvements in both sensitivity and imaging speed have paved the way to apply the powerful analytical capability of Raman spectroscopy for biomedical research. Raman imaging has now become a new imaging modality that can provide molecular-level information in biological systems inaccessible by conventional optical techniques.

The aim of this symposium is to share the state-of-the-art achievements in instrumentation and applications research in biomedical Raman imaging, and to discuss the current issues and future directions. We invite scientists from all research fields to join our symposium, share our interests in biomedical Raman imaging, and help strengthen the network of all of us who are interested in pushing the boundaries of biomedical applications of Raman microscopy.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS !! (abstract due: 20 October 2019)

We also accept contributed talks and poster presentations. Submit your abstract with 200 words by using this form*. It is also required to submit one page abstract by 1st November 2019 with using this template.

You also need to register by using "Registration" form to attend the symposium and the associated events.

REGISTRATION (registration due: 20 October 2019)

Register your participation using this form*. The seats for the symposium and the evening event are limited. The registration will be closed when the registration number reaches the limit.

Registration fee: 0 JPY for the symposium / 3,000 JPY for the evening event by SpSJ
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Invited speakers: Thomas Bocklitz, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, "Chemometrics and Machine learning for the analysis of Raman related data"
Paola Borri , Cardiff University, "Quantitative hyperspectral coherent Raman scattering microscopy for bioimaging"
Ji-Xin Cheng, Boston University, "Most recent advances in coherent Raman scattering microscopy"
Marcus T Cicerone, Georgia Institute of Technology, "Discovering Biology with Broadband CARS"
Duncan Graham, University of Strathclyde, "Biomedical imaging of cells and tissue using Raman spectroscopy"
Mamoru Hashimoto, Hokkaido University, "Nerve imaging and segmentation used by coherent Raman endoscopy and deep learning"
Zhiwei Huang, National University of Singapore, "Coherent Raman scattering microscopy for super-resolution imaging"
Hideaki Kano, Tsukuba University, "CARS molecular fingerprinting using a supercontinuum light source"
Tamiki Komatsuzaki, Hokkaido University, "On-the-fly Raman image microscopy by reinforcement machine learning"
Wei Min, Columbia University, "Stimulated Raman scattering microscopy: where we are after 10 years"
Ioan Notingher, The University of Nottingham, "Selective sampling Raman microscopy techniques based on spatial light modulators"
Yasuyuki Ozeki, The University of Tokyo, "Multicolor stimulated Raman scattering microscopy with functional lasers"
Jürgen Popp, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, "Raman optical biopsy - past, the present and the future"
Hervé Rigneault, Institut Fresnel, CNRS, "From coherent Raman microscopy to coherent Raman endoscopy',"
Nicholas Smith, Osaka University,
Mikiko Sodeoka, RIKEN, "Alkyne-Tag Raman Imaging"
Lu Wei, California Institute of Technology, "Stimulated Raman Imaging with Chemical Probes"

Rita Strack, Nature Methods, "Publishing Raman Imaging and Microscopy in Nature Methods" (Evening Event).
Rachel Won, Nature Photonics, "TBA" (Evening Event).

Evening Event: The evening event "Future of Raman Imaging" will be organized by Spectroscopical Society of Japan (SpSJ). The event will include "Panel Discussion" with Editors from top journals and "Evening Mixer" with food and drinks at the exhibition and poster session halls, providing opportunities for discussion on the future of Raman imaging and networking for collaborations. (Fee for participation: 3,000 JPY)

Panelists: Rita Strack (Senior Editor, Nature Methods), Rachel Won (International Editor, Nature Photonics), Duncan Graham, Wei Min, Katsumasa Fujita
Organizers: Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
JSPS Core-to-Core Program, Photonics Center, Osaka University
IR/Raman Spectroscopy Division, The Spectroscopical Society of Japan (SpSJ)

in corporation with
The Japan Society for Laser Microscopy
Venue: Icho Kaikan, Suita Campus, Osaka University, Japan
2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 Japan.
24 November, 2019
15:00 - 15:20Opening Remark
15:20 - 16:50Keynote & Invited Talks
16:50 - 18:30Welcome Reception

25 November, 2019
9:30 - 10:35Keynote & Invited Talks
10:35 - 10:55Break
10:55 - 12:00Keynote & Invited Talks
12:00 - 13:30Lunch & Exhibit
13:30 - 15:00Poseter Sesion & Exhibit
15:00 - 16:15Invited Talks
16:20 - 20:00Evening Event: Future of Raman Imaging (by SpSJ)
(16:20-18:00)Panel Discussion
(18:00-20:00)Evening Mixer (with Food and Drinks)

26 November, 2019
9:30 - 10:35Keynote & Invited Talks
10:35 - 10:55Break
10:55 - 12:05Invited & Contributed Talks
12:05 - 13:35Lunch & Exhibit
13:35 - 14:45Invited & Contributed Talks
14:45 - 15:05Break
15:05 - 16:30Invited & Contributed Talks
16:30 - 16:50Break
16:50 - 18:05Invited Talks
18:05 - 18:15Closing Remark
Co-chair: Katsumasa Fujita ... Osaka Univ, Prabhat Verma ... Osaka Univ,
Eiichi Tamiya ... Osaka Univ, AIST
International Steering
Nicholas I. Smith ... Osaka University
Jürgen Popp ... Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology
Duncan Graham ... University of Strathclyde
Wei Min ... Columbia University
Local Organizing
Shin-ichi Wakida ... AIST
Satoshi Fujita ... AIST
Harumi Sato ... Kobe University
Yuika Saito ... Gakushuin University
Takaaki Yano ... Tokushima University
Katsumasa Fujita ... Osaka University
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