14th Confocal Raman Imaging Symposium

September 25 - 27, 2017, Ulm, Germany

It’s our pleasure to invite you to the 14th Confocal Raman Imaging Symposium

Speakers from universities and industry will present their scientific achievements and talk about several aspects of modern Raman imaging. The poster session will provide an opportunity to learn more about recent scientific results in Raman imaging from various fields of applications, while the equipment demonstration will give a detailed introduction to the operational principles and instrumental configurations relevant to confocal Raman microscopy.

During the three-day conference the participants will have sufficient time for in-depth discussions and close interaction with leading scientists and users of WITec microscope systems.

Scientists interested in chemically identifying and imaging the compounds of a sample at the highest spatial resolution are invited to participate.


The number of participants is limited, so please register early to ensure your participation.

Registration for the Symposium: at the bottom of this side.


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Confirmed Speakers


Prof. Dr. Sebastian Schlücker, University Duisburg-Essen, Physical Chemistry Department, Germany

Talk: "The Principles of Raman Spectroscopy and its Application in Microscopy"

Sebastian Schlücker is Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Duisburg-Essen. His research interests include the design, synthesis and bioanalytical applications of SERS nanoparticle probes as well as the development and application of laser spectrosopic techniques in biophysical chemistry.


Dr. Olaf Hollricher, WITec GmbH, Ulm, Germany

Talk: "3D Confocal Raman Imaging: Instrumentation, Resolution, Configurations and Correlative Techniques"

Dr. Hollricher is managing director at WITec and head of Research & Development.


Dr. Natalia Ivleva, Technical University Munich, Institute of Hydrochemistry - Raman Microscopy, Munich, Germany


Prof. Dr. Max Lemme, RWTH Aachen University and AMO GmbH, Aachen, Germany


Prof. Dr. Admir Masic, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cambridge, USA


Prof. Dr. Helena Nogueira, Universidade de Aveiro, Department of Chemistry, Aveiro, Portugal

Talk: "Raman Imaging in SERS Studies"

Helena Nogueira is Assistant Professor at the University of Aveiro, Department of Chemistry, Portugal, and a researcher at CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials. Research interests include Raman spectroscopic studies of nanostructured materials, in particular using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) for the study of metal nanoparticle assemblies with relevance in trace analysis and bio-detection.


Prof. Dr. Paul Pantano, University of Texas at Dallas, Department of Chemistry, Richardson, USA

Talk: "Determining the Intracellular Fate of Raman-active Nanoparticles in Macrophage Cells"

Paul Pantano is an Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry at The University of Texas at Dallas, USA.  His research interests include improving the accuracy of nanotoxicity assessments, advancing the therapeutic applications of nanomaterials, and developing label-free methods to detect nanomaterial contamination in the workplace.


Prof. Dr. Maike Windbergs, Geothe University Frankfurt, Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology, Germany

Symposium Program

The symposium program will be announced soon.

Abstract Submission for Contributed Talks and Posters

Participants are encouraged to submit an abstract for the poster or the contributed talks session. Presenters of a talk or a poster in the contributed sessions will receive a 15 % discount on the conference fee and poster prizes will be awarded for the best posters. The speakers of the contributed talks session will be chosen from among the submitted abstracts.

A template including an instruction on how to arrange the abstract can be downloaded here: abstractsubmission2017.doc

Please indicate your contribution to the poster or talk session on the
registration form and send your abstract by email to

Abstract deadline (talks & posters): August 18th, 2017

Late abstract deadline (posters only): September 8th, 2017

Location and Travel Info

The first and second day of the symposium will take place at 'Stadthaus Ulm', Münsterplatz 50, Ulm, Germany in the city center of Ulm.

The third day will take place at WITec headquarters, Lise-Meitner-Str. 6, 89081 Ulm, Germany. A shuttle bus from the city center to WITec headquarters will be provided.



Hotel arrangements must be made by the participants themselves. For information about hotels and booking please visit the tourist information website of Ulm:

Please be advised that several other events take place in Ulm during the week of the symposium. We recommend hotel accommodations be booked as soon as possible.


The symposium fee includes training materials and meals.

Presenters of a talk or a poster in the contributed sessions will receive a 15 % discount.

Symposium Fee
(Euro + VAT)
Early Bird Regular
Industrial Academic Industrial Academic
Three Days 365 Euro 295 Euro 395 Euro 335 Euro
Two Days 250 Euro 225 Euro 275 Euro 250 Euro
One Day 135 Euro 120 Euro 145 Euro 130 Euro

Early Bird registration ends August 11th 2017

Any cancellations prior to September 08th 2017 are free of charge.
For cancellations after this date, we charge 30% of the initial fee.

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