Imaging using inherent spectroscopic signals as contrast opens a new window for watching biomolecules and nanomaterials inside living cells and even in the human body. Major advances have been made to allow real time imaging of living systems, to extract significant information from the crowded fingerprint bands of a biological system, and to obtain spectroscopic information from a tissue that is one centimeter deep under the surface. This workshop will present most recent advances in both development and applications of spectroscopic imaging platforms and discuss potentially transformative impacts. A second goal of the workshop is to provide a platform for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty to learn molecular spectroscopic imaging technologies through lab training.
July 7, 2016
The first day will be dedicated to a symposium with talks given by leaders and experts in the spectroscopic imaging field. A poster session will follow for participants to exchange their current research.
July 8, 2016
Lab training will be provided by Professor Ji-Xin Cheng and his group. Training topics include mid-infrared photothermal imaging, hyperspectral stimulated Raman scattering imaging, and deep tissue imaging by acoustic detection of molecular vibration.