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  • 17th Confocal Raman Imaging Symposium

    The 17th Confocal Raman Imaging Symposium will take place from September 27 to October 1, 2021, in form of a virtual event. The positive feedback we received for last year's Virtual Raman Imaging Poster Summit, and the ongoing complications regarding travel, led us to adopt and extend the format for 2021. This year, the one-week online conference will feature presentations by renowned scientists, extensive poster sessions and online equipment demonstrations.

    The virtual conference provides a forum for scientific discussion to the Raman imaging community. A chat tool will enable presenters and attendees to interact and ask questions.

    The oral presentations will include a detailed introduction to Raman spectroscopy and microscopy as well as a selection of up-to-date research topics. All presentations will be available on-demand for the duration of the event.

    The scientific posters will be grouped into three categories: “Advanced Materials Analysis”, “Environmental and Geo Science” and “Life Sciences, Biomedical and Pharma Research”. All attendees will be able to rate the posters and the one with the highest rating will win the WITec Poster Award along with a bluetooth speaker.

    We offer the chance to see WITec Raman microscopes in action during the conference. We will organize several online equipment demonstration sessions, in which WITec application scientists will present and demonstrate different technologies and answer your questions. The sessions will include an introduction to Raman imaging instrumentation and feature advanced techniques such as correlative Raman-AFM imaging, topographic Raman imaging with TrueSurface and microparticle analysis with ParticleScout. If you are interested, please register for the conference first. You will then receive further information about the demo sessions.

    For synopses of previous conferences, and especially last year’s Virtual Raman Imaging Poster Summit, please visit the review section.

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  • Registration is open to all scientists from academia and industry who are interested in or work with confocal Raman imaging. Researchers from all areas of application are cordially invited to submit a poster presenting their work. It is however also possible to attend without contributing a poster. Participation is free of charge.

  • Important Dates

    Poster abstract submission deadline: Sept. 20, 2021, 08:00 (CEST)

    Poster upload deadline: Sept. 24, 2021, 08:00 (CEST)

    Start of conference: Sept. 27, 2021, 14:00 (CEST)

    Poster rating deadline: Sept. 30, 2021, 08:00 (CEST)

    End of conference: Oct. 1, 2021, 12:00 (CEST)

  • Contact

    WITec GmbH

    Tel. +49 731 140 70 0

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