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8th Annual Conference on Advanced Applied Raman Spectroscopy

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RamanFest 2019, the seventh International Conference on Advanced Applied Raman Spectroscopy (24-25 June 2019) brought together world-leading Raman experts and rising star researchers exploiting the technique across varied applications within life science, materials science, and environmental analysis. It allowed the world’s Raman community to share, learn and discuss how Raman spectroscopy is being applied to today’s problems and pioneering tomorrow’s capabilities.

RamanFest 2019 was organized and sponsored by HORIBA Scientific, and hosted by Prof. Wei E. Huang from the Department of Engineering Sciences, University of Oxford.  It was held in the Oxford Martin School in the heart of historic Oxford, UK.  The gala dinner took place in the prestigious Oxford Town Hall, and included a fascinating talk by Dr Lucia Burgio (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK) outlining the use of spectroscopic methods (including Raman) to shed light on museum artefacts.

Dr Kang Soo Lee (ETH Zürich, Switzerland) was awarded the poster prize for his work on “Direct Measurement using Raman Microspectroscopy of the Phycosphere Formed by Phytoplankton”, which outlined the use of Raman and optical tweezing to investigate algae-bacteria interactions.  The judging panel members (Prof. Wei Huang, Dr Florian Formanek, and Dr Marc Chaigneau) were unanimous in their decision, citing Dr Lee’s exceptional science, clear presentation, and engaging communication. 


Scientific Agenda


Shining Light on Life Science: the Application of Single Cell Raman Microspectroscopy | Prof. Wei Huang, University of Oxford, UK


A Day in the Life of a Museum Ramanist | Dr Lucia Burgio, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Raman for Health and the Environment


  • PLENARY Latest Advances in Coherent Raman Scattering Microscopy | Prof. Ji-Xin Cheng, Boston University, USA

  • PLENARY Multiplexed and Sensitive Bioanalysis using SER | Prof. Karen Faulds, University of Strathclyde, UK

  • Assessment of Metabolic Activity by Raman Spectroscopy | Dr Mika Ishigaki, Shimane University, Japan

  • High Precision in vivo Cancer Imaging using SE(R)RS Nanoparticles | Dr Moritz Kircher, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, USA

  • Raman-Based Single Cell Isotope Probing and Genomics: New Ways to Study the Function of Microbiome Members | Prof. Michael Wagner, University of Vienna, Austria

  • Pushing the Limit of Stability and Speed of Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) for Bioimaging | Prof. Jian Ye, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

  • Continuous Raman Activated Cell Sorting in Flow | Prof. Huabing Yin, University of Glasgow, Scotland

  • Raman of Composites and Cements for Repair of Children’s Teeth | Prof. Anne Young, UCL Eastman Dental Institute, UK)

  • Surface-Enhanced Raman Imaging Applied to Quality Control of Solid Dosage Forms | Dr Eric Ziemons, University of Liège, Belgium

Raman for Materials


  • PLENARY Raman Thermometry and Thermal Conductivity Measurements in Inorganic Membranes | Dr Francesc Alzina, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain

  • Multi-modal in-situ Raman spectroscopy of 2D materials | Dr Otakar Frank, J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Republic

  • From Nanotechnology and Nanoconfinement to Manufacturing with Light | Prof. Mike George, University of Nottingham, UK

  • Confocal Raman and Photoluminescence Spectroscopy of Carbon-Based Materials | Dr Mark Newton, University of Warwick, UK

  • Counting Graphene Layers: From Lab to Standard | Dr Matthieu Paillet, University of Montpellier, France

NanoRaman™ for Materials


  • PLENARY Making 2D Excitons Feel Like Locals | Prof. James Shuck, Columbia University, USA

  • Correlated Tip-Enhanced Optical Spectroscopy and SPM on 2D materials | Marc Chaigneau, HORIBA Scientific, France

  • From Production of Low Cost Probes to Nanoscale Imaging of Dye Molecules and Discrimination of Toxic Protein Oligomers with TERS | Dr Pietro Gucciardi, IPCF, Italy

  • Molecular Imaging Beyond the Diffraction Limit Using Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (TERS) | Dr Naresh Kumar, National Physical Laboratory, UK

  • Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (TERS) and Electrochemistry: What Perspectives? | Prof. Emmanuel Maisonhaute, Sorbonne University, France

  • AFM-TERS Structure Investigations of Organic Nano Composites Produced by Spray Flash Evaporation | Dr Denis Spitzer, Institut Franco-Allemand de Recherches de Saint-Louis, France