Sponsored Workshops – Sunday 10 June

By registering to attend SPEC 2018 conference, you are entitled to attend the sponsored workshop. Please see below for more information on the workshops. These workshops will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 10th June and are on a first come first served basis. You can register for your preferred workshop by logging back into your SPEC registration account. If you have any questions regarding these workshops, or need help booking your space, please email us spec2018@conferencepartners.com.

Sponsor: Perkin Elmer
Location: Meeting Room 3
Time: 13:00 – 14:30

Cancer immunotherapy is one of the most innovative research areas in the oncology space, harnessing the healing power of the body’s own immune system by unlocking the information provided by the tumour micro-environment. PerkinElmer is already a leader in optical multispectral imaging with the Vectra Polaris digital pathology system. This enables identification and quantification of multiple biomarkers via the molecular interactions of optically labelled species and reveals spatial context within the tumour. PerkinElmer’s infrared imaging system, Spotlight400, complements the molecular approach and is a rapid, label-free, vibrational imaging tool for studying the tumour micro-environment. Our extremely popular SpectrumTwo has also been adopted by multiple research groups and companies for non-invasive clinical studies due to its performance, low cost of ownership and ease of use. Many peer reviewed papers have shown the value of FTIR in rapidly characterizing tumours and biomarkers without optical labelling, and for predicting the transition of pre-cancerous to cancerous cells. This innovative use of vibrational spectroscopic information provided by the PerkinElmer infrared instruments identifies biomolecules by their molecular signature and complements the multispectral information provided by Vectra and classical IHC techniques to give a more complete understanding of the tumour microenvironment their effect on biomarkers.

Used in this way, FTIR vibrational spectroscopy is indeed playing a significant role in histopathology and therapeutic development and will translate into improved clinical outcomes in cancer. Come and discuss your applications at SPEC 2018.

Sponsor: Agilent
Location: Meeting Room 2
Time: 13:00 – 16:30

Workshop Title: Biomedical FTIR Imaging Thought Leaders Workshop.

TimeNameAffiliationTalk Title
13:00 - 13:30Dr. Mustafa KansizAgilent Technologies,
Melbourne, Australia
FTIR Imaging - Principles, Applications and Latest Developments
13:30 - 14:15Prof. Rohit BhargavaBeckman Institute,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, IL, USA
Infrared spectroscopic imaging for all-digital molecular histopathology
14:15 - 15:00Prof. Peter GardnerManchester Institute of
Biotechnology, The University of Manchester, UK
Infrared spectral pathology for cancer screening. Using H&E stained tissue sections on glass to minimise disruption to the workflow
15:00 -15:15Coffee Break / light refreshments
15:15 - 16:00Prof. Klaus GerwertBiophysics Department,
Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany
FTIR-based Imaging provide classification of cancer and brain tissue
16:00 -16:30Dr. Marko ToplakSOLEIL Synchrotron,
IR beamline, Paris, France
Orange, Spectral Orange and QUASAR connecting the dots of machine learning with hyperspectral data processing

Sponsor: WITec Location: Meeting Room 3 Time: 15:00 – 16:30

Workshop Title: 3D Confocal Raman Imaging: New Perspectives and Tools for Biomedical Research Applications The workshop will give a detailed introduction to the principles of 3D confocal Raman imaging and highlight its potential for life sciences and biomedical research. To specifically address the challenges of these fields of application, WITec has developed and will present a new microscope tailored to their preferred experimental setup. The ability to combine Raman imaging with other high-resolution techniques provides a more comprehensive understanding of a sample, and therefore correlative Raman microscopy technologies will be discussed in detail during the seminar as well.

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