IRDG 224

IRDG 224 Day 1

Theme: 16th Martin and Willis Prize Meeting

Date: Wednesday 18th September 2019,

Location: University of Lancaster, Lancaster


  • Nano-Bioactive Composites Improving Angiogenesis in Bone Bioengineering
    • Fahad Alhamoudi (Lancaster University)
  • Nanostar Probes with Dual Function for SERS and Photothermal Therapy
    • Maria Plunkett (University of Strathclyde)
  • Non-destructive detection of hot corrosion using artificially corroded samples
    • Astrid Blee (University of Bristol)
  • Using astrophysics to improve breast cancer detection
    • Laura Moran (University of Exeter)
  • Stable plasmonic aggregates for the detection of biomolecules
    • Ziwei Ye (Queens University Belfast)
  • Raman metrology for live cell imaging
    • Caitlin Thomson (University of Strathclyde / NPL)
  • Investigation of within-tablet dynamics for extended release of a poorly-soluble basic drug from hydrophilic matrix tablets using ATR-FTIR imaging
    • Deeba Zahoor (Sheffield Hallam University)
  • Spatially-offset Raman Spectroscopy for monitoring mineralization of bone tissue engineering scaffolds: Feasibility study based on phantom samples
    • Max Dooley (University of Nottingham)
  • Micro ATR-FTIR spectroscopic imaging of colon polyps with large radius Germanium crystal
    • Cai Li Song (Imperial College London)
  • Developing SERRS-active noble metal sensing platforms for ultra-sensitive detection
    • Joshua Lee (Lancaster University)

IRDG 224 Day 2

Theme:  Main Meeting

Date: Thursday 19th September 2019,

Location: University of Lancaster, Lancaster


  • Nano-spots, new modalities and inorganics – applications of vibrational spectroscopy in the changing world of pharmaceutical analysis
    • Stephanie Brookes (AstraZeneca)
  • From Cairo to Canterbury
    • Kate Nicholson (Northumbria University)
  • Answering Biological Questions with SERS
    • Colin Campbell (University of Edinburgh)
  • Enhancing metabolomics: shining light on metabolism
    • Roy Goodacre (University of Liverpool)
  • Shedding light on detection of acoustic waves for mapping tissue elasticity
    • Francesca Palombo (University of Exeter)
  • TBC
    • Ihtesham Rehman (Lancaster University)
  • Feel and function: understanding how products interact with people using spectroscopy
    • Paul Pudney (Unilever)

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