Webcast Raman imaging nanomaterials 3D chemical characterization

Raman imaging meets cells and nanomaterials – New perspectives in 3D chemical characterization

WITec Seminar and Workshop

Thursday, October 5 2017
8AM PDT | 11AM EDT | 4PM BST | 5PM CEST
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Spectra Research Corporation (SRC) is pleased to announce an upcoming webcast which will offer a comprehensive overview of the technology and methods of confocal Raman microscopy including 3D correlative Raman imaging integrated with SEM or AFM.

This powerful and increasingly common technique can characterize the components of a sample by looking at the unique “fingerprint” its molecular bonds show as they scatter light. We aim to convey its capability and versatility while making it more accessible. Application examples will focus on cell and tissue research, diagnostics, pharmaceutics and materials science. The non-destructive, label-free and convenient nature of Raman microscopy will be emphasized, showing how samples can be rapidly investigated without specialized, if any, sample preparation. The intuitive software routines for post-processing and data evaluation will also be described, along with the advantages of correlative techniques for structural and molecular analysis. There will be a short introduction from WITec followed by a presentation by Professor Dr. Klaus Gerwert, Chair of the Department of Biophysics at Ruhr-University Bochum, who will present specific approaches and application examples.

During this webcast you will learn/the speakers will address:

  • The theoretical basis and associated hardware and software related to confocal Raman microscopy
  • Possibilities for Raman investigations including several application examples from various fields
  • Correlative Raman imaging and the value of seeing a sample with different methods to understand in more completely

The webcast will last for 60 minutes and there will be an opportunity to ask your questions during the live broadcast!
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Speakers

Dr. Klaus Gerwert, Ruhr-University Bochum

Dr. Klaus Gerwert, Ruhr-University Bochum

Dr. Gerwert is the head of the Biophysics Department at Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany. His works investigates structures, functions and interactions of membrane proteins at multiple scales combining time-resolved vibrational spectroscopy with biomolecular simulations. As spokesman of the translational consortium PURE at Ruhr-University he is concerned with vibrational imaging of cells and tissues to identify diseases.

Dr. David Steinmetz, WITec GmbH

Dr. David Steinmetz, WITec GmbH

Dr. Steinmetz obtained a Physics PhD from the Quantum Optics group of Prof. Dr. Christoph Becher at the University of Saarland in Saarbruecken, Germany. His work there was on single-photon sources based on single defect centers in solids. He joined WITec in 2011 and has been Director of Applications & Support since 2017.

Dr Jayshan Carpen, Nature Research

Moderator: Dr Jayshan Carpen, Nature Research

Jayshan received his PhD in neurogenetics from the University of Surrey, UK. His doctoral thesis focused on identifying polymorphisms associated with diurnal preference and circadian sleep disorders. Jayshan worked as an events coordinator at the Royal Institution of Great Britain before moving to his current role in 2013 for Nature Research.