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

Date: This event took place on October 5, 2017

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This webcast 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

 

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, Springer Nature

    Moderator: Dr Jayshan Carpen, Springer Nature

    Jayshan is a Senior Publishing Manager for Springer Nature and oversees the custom multimedia unit. Previously he ran science events at the Royal Institution of Great Britain. He received his PhD from the University of Surrey, UK in Neurogenetics. His doctoral thesis focused on identifying polymorphisms associated with diurnal preference and circadian sleep disorders.