The workshop is intended to bring together scientists using and developing Infrared,
Raman spectroscopic, and other diagnostic techniques for the characterization and differentiation
of microbial, plant, animal or human cells, tissues, and body fluids to promote exchange of ideas,
practical problem solutions and experiences. Following the lines of the first two workshops in
Berlin, major points of discussion will be recent FT-IR and Raman applications in various fields
Topics to be included:
Medical and environmental microbiology
Epidemiological studies, maintenance of culture collections, therapy control, investigation of infection chains, hygiene control
Microbiological analysis in the pharmaceutical, food, water supply industries, and in biotechnology
Heterogeneity of microbial habitats
Cell/drug interaction, resistance development and testing
Microspectroscopic characterisation of microbial microcolonies, single cells, inclusion bodies in tissues, small particles in body fluids
Infrared and Raman microspectroscopic characterisation of healthy and malignant tissues, vibrational spectroscopic imaging
New trends in spectral data analysis of complex biological structures
The workshop will consist of one and a half days of lectures (15 to 30 minutes).
A limited number of poster presentations can be arranged. The working language of the workshop will be English.
RegistrationPlease, do not forget to registrate early! (see registration form)
Abstracts (in English) are required for all presentations.
Deadline for abstract submission: August 31st, 2000
All abstracts should be sent by E-mail or on disc in the format of MS Word for Windows 95 or MS Word for Windows Vers. 6.0.
Please, send abstracts as an attachment from PC or UNIX (don't use Macintosh!) by any mailer, preferably Netscape mail or MS Internet mail.
Please prepare abstracts in the following form:
|Title of the Lecture and Poster ||Times New Roman, bold, italics, 14 pt centred |
|<one line skipped> ||14 pt |
|Name of the author(s) ||Times New Roman, 14 pt, centred |
|<one line skipped> ||12 pt |
|Institution, Address ||Times New Roman, 12 pt, centred |
The name of the author who will present the paper should be underlined. The whole
abstract should fit into a 160 x 245 mm, portrait-oriented rectangle (paper format: 210 x 297 mm =
DIN A4). The upper and left margins should be set to 25 mm. The text of the abstract should be single
spaced and in Times New Roman font, 12 pt.
Abstracts of all lectures and posters will be published in a special edition
of the "Information Bulletin" of the "Forum FT-IR Diagnostik" available at the
registration desk of the workshop.
The following scientists have already accepted the invitation to give a lecture
(in alphabetic order):
L.-P. Choo-Smith (Rotterdam/The Netherlands): Microbial characterization by NIR-Raman spectroscopy
M. Diem (New York/USA): Infrared spectroscopy of single cells
C. Kirschner (Berlin/Germany): Cell/Drug interaction, resistance testing by FT-IR spectroscopy
K. Maquelin (Rotterdam/The Netherlands): Differentiation of micro-organisms by NIR-Raman
J. Schmitt (Trier/Germany): Neural nets and feature selection in vibrational spectroscopy
PD Dr. D. Naumann, RKI Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 18754 2259, Fax: +49 30 18754 2606, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dipl. Hydrologe J. Schmitt, Universitšt Trier, Tel.: 0651 201 2104, e-mail: email@example.com