FTIR Spectroscopy in Microbiological and Medical Diagnostic


Robert Koch-Institute, Berlin   
October 15-16, 1998

Program (preliminary)

Thursday, October 15th

 8:00 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:15 Opening Remarks (D. Naumann, Berlin, Germany)
10:15 - 10:40
10:40 - 11:05 A. A. Ismail (Ste. Anne de Bellvue, Quebec, Canada)   
Considerations involved in the development of an FTIR  analyzer for differentiation of cell populations
11:05 - 11:30 R. Goodacre (Aberystwyth, Wales) 
The rapid characterisation of microbial pathogens using  hyperspectral, whole-organism fingerprinting and  chemometrics 
11:30 - 11:50 Coffee Break  
11:50 - 12:15 J. Bastert (München, Germany)
Identification of dermatophytes by Fourier transform infrared  spectroscopy
12:15 - 12:40 L.-P. Choo-Smith (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Microbial Characterization by Raman Spectroscopy
12:40 - 13:05 K. Tintelnot (Berlin, Germany)
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) a new tool for typing of Cryptococcus neoformans and identification of Candida species
13:05 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 14:55 B. Herding-Sotzeck (Bonn, Germany)
Identification of Clostridium species by the Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
14:55 - 15:20 J. Schmitt (Mülheim, Germany)
Spectral data processing and spectral pattern recognition:New techniques applied to FT-IR and FT-Raman spectra in biomedical applications
15:20 - 15:45 H.M. Heise (Dortmund, Germany)
Human Oral Mucosa Studies under Varying Blood Glucose Concentrations by Mid-infrared Spectroscopy using the Attenuated Total Reflection Technique
15:45 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:25 F. Mertens (Karlsruhe, Germany)
The IFS 28/B: New applications in microbiology
16:25 - 16:50 Ch. P. Schultz (Winnipeg, Canada)
Infrared spectroscopy as a diagnostic and prognostic tool for chronic lymphocytic leukemia
16:50 - 17:15 G. D. Sockalingum (Reims, France)
Drug-Cell interaction detected by FT-IR spectroscopy
17:15 - 17:40 D. Moss (Karlsruhe, Germany)
FT-IR spectroscopic investigations of protein-drug interactions in  a stopped-flow system
18:30 - ?? Dinner
Friday, October 16th
9:00 - 9:25 M. Diem (New York, USA)
Interpretation of Infrared Spectra of Single Cells and Tissue
9:25 - 9:50 D. McNaughton (Clayton, Australia)
Cyanobacteria classification using FTIR microspectroscopy
9:50 - 10:15 H. Oberreuter (Freising, Germany)
Quantification of Microorganisms in Mixed Cultures with FTIR  Spectroscopy
10:15 - 10:40 K. Maquelin (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Confocal Raman microspectroscopy of micro-organisms directly  on solid culture media;
10:40 - 11:00 Coffee Break 
11:00 - 11:25 M. Boese (Karlsruhe, Germany)
Biomolecular interactions studied by FTIR-ATR spectroscopy
11:25 - 11:50 K. Ch. Schuster (Wien, Austria)
Bioprocess monitoring by infrared spectroscopy of bacterial cells
11:50- 12:15 M. Grube (Riga, Latvia)
Biopolymer Accumulation Controle in Microbial Cells by IR- Spectroscopy
12:15 - 12:40 D.B. Kell (Aberystwyth, Wales)
Intelligent Systems for the Quantification of Biotechnological  Systems from Hyperspectral Data
12:40 - 13:00 Concluding Remarks (N.N.) 
13:00 Lunch

The workshop is intended to bring together scientists using and developing Infrared and Raman spectroscopic techniques for the analysis of microbial, plant, animal or human cells, tissues, and body fluids. Following the lines of our first successful workshop in October 1996 in Berlin, a major point of discussion will be FT-IR applications in medical and other fields of microbiology. The aim of the meeting is also to facilitate the exchange of ideas, practical problem solutions and experiences.
Place and Time
Robert Koch-Institute
Nordufer 20
13353 Berlin
Registration: October 15, 1998:  8:00 - 10:00
Beginning: October 15, 1998: 10:00
End: October 16, 1998: 14:00
PD Dr. D. Naumann, RKI Berlin
Tel.: +49-30-18754-2259, Fax: +49-30-18754-2606, e-mail:
J. Schmitt, IWW, Mülheim/Ruhr
Tel.: +49-208-40303-435 (401), e-mail:
Dr. F. Mertens, Bruker Optik GmbH
Tel.: +49-721-9528-743, e-mail: 
Contact address
    PD Dr. D. Naumann
    Robert Koch-Institut
    P 34
    Nordufer 20
    13353 Berlin, Germany
    Tel/ Fax: +49-30-18754-2259 / 2606


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