New perspectives in chemical analysis with correlative 3D Raman Imaging
University of Utrecht
“This workshop is organized by the University of Utrecht, LOT-QuantumDesign and WITec GmbH.” On the first day invited speakers from the Netherlands, Belgium and United Kingdom will give the latest insights into 3D Raman Imaging as a means to obtain chemical information. Speakers from WITec GmbH will provide detailed introductions to the operational principles and instrumental configurations and demonstrate the latest advances in microscopes and equipment development. The participants will have sufficient time for in-depth discussions and close interaction with leading scientists and users of WITec GmbH microscope systems. Scientists interested in chemically identifying and imaging the compounds of a sample at the highest spatial resolution are invited to participate.
Location and arrival
Faculty of Geoscience
Vening Meinesz Building
The room is accessible through the main entrance to the building labelled Princetonlaan 6-8, Vening Meinesz Building.
Once you have come in the main entrance you need to turn right to reach building A. The room can be found by going up the stairs just to the right of the entrance door to the first floor. At the top of the stairs take a right. Walk past the stairs to the second floor and turn right. The room is on the left hand side.
Stairless access to the room is also available, but requires a guest pass to access the lifts to this area.
Access to the location.
The Vening Meinesz Building is located in the Utrecht Science Park referred to as ‘de Uithof’. Please note that if you are coming by car or by bus the area the building is located in is referred to as such on signs etc.
The easiest route to de Uithof is via the A28/E30 at junction 2 for De Bilt. There is limited parking directly at the building, therefore we recommend that you park in the large multistorey carpark (P+R de Uithof) that is located directly opposite the slip road from the A28 when travelling east. If you are arriving from the east (travelling west) on the A28 you will need to cross the motorway to reach the carpark. The Vening Meinsz building is a 5-10 minute walk from here. To reach the Vening Meinez building exit the carpark on the ground floor and turn right after you have crossed the tram tracks. Walk to Uppsalalaan, you should emerge close to the Sports centre Olympos. Turn left on Uppsalalaan and walk past the carpark in front of the Olympus sports centre. Turn right down the road that leads between the tennis courts and football/rugby/hockey pitches. This road transforms into a cycle track after a few metres. Follow this path around the back of the Botanical Gardens. Turn right at the road just past the round building. The Vening Meinesz building complex is on your right. The entrance is next to the flagpoles.
If you are arriving by train you will need to take a short bus ride to de Uithof. Both the 28 and 12 route buses go to de Uithof from Utrecht Centraal. The relevant stops for these buses can be found on the television screens past the ticket barriers at Utrecht Centraal station. Typically the final destination of the 28 or the 12 says de Uithof. In addition, there is typically a sun symbol on the front of buses going to de Uithof.
If you are arriving at de Uithof with bus 12, please disembark at Padualaan. Upon exiting the bus, turn left and cross the road. Cross the second road with another set of bus stops and turn left so that you are walking towards the large red/brown building labelled Minneart. Cross the next road you come to so that you are on the same side as the Minneart building. Take the road that runs between the Minneart building and the Botanical Gardens (on the right). Follow the road round to the left and walk past the round building. The Vening Meinesz building complex is on your right. The entrance is next to the flagpoles.
If you are arriving at de Uithof with bus 28, please disembark at Botanische Tuinen. Upon exiting the bus turn right. Cross the bus lanes and cross the road to the left so that you are on the same side as the large red/brown Minneart building. Take the road that runs between the Minneart building and the Botanical Gardens (on the right). Follow the road round to the left and walk past the round building. The Vening Meinesz building complex is on your right. The entrance is next to the flagpoles.
- De Uithof can also be accessed by bus from the following railway stations
- Amersfoort (line 72)
- Bunnik (line 242)
- Bilthoven (line 31)
- Driebergen-Zeist (line 71,271 and 371)
- Utrecht Overvecht (line 30)
- Utrecht Lunetten (line 31)
- Not all these bus routes run throughout the entire day, so please check the schedule if you would like to arrive/depart via this route.
Day 1 – Thursday, 19.07.2018
08:30 - 17:00
|08:30 - 09:00||Registration |
|09:00 - 9:10||Welcome |
|09:10 - 09:40||Prof. Helen King (University of Utrecht - Department GeoSciences) |
Confocal Raman spectroscopy and mineralogy: the material science of the natural world.
|09:40 - 10:30||Andrea Richter (WITec) |
New perspectives in 3D confocal Raman imaging and correlative techniques
|10:30 - 10:50||Coffee break |
|10:50 - 11:35||Dr. Chang Chen (IMEC) |
Plasmonic nanoslit SERS for single-molecule DNA detection
|11:35 - 12:20||Dr. Jun Gao (Twente University, Physics of complex fluids) |
Microfluidics and Raman platform to study low salinity enhanced oil recovery
|12:20 - 13:15||Lunch |
|13:15 - 14:00||Stephane Struyve (LOT-QuantumDesign) |
LOT-QD - Who are we and what do we do?
|14:00 - 15:00||Dr. Gernot Nehrke (Alfred Wegener instute for polar and marine research) |
In vivo characterization of bivalve larval shells: A confocal Raman microscopy study
|15:00 - 15:20||Coffee break |
|15:20 - 15:45||Özgün Attila |
|15:45 - 17:15||Demonstration WITec System by Andrea Richter |
Day 2 – Friday, 20.07.2018
08:30 - 13:30
|8:30 - 9:00||Registration |
|09:00 - 09:10||Welcome |
|09:10 - 10:10||Demonstration WITec System by Andrea Richter |
|10:10 - 10:30||Coffee break |
|10:30 - 11:30||Demonstration WITec System by Andrea Richter |
|11:30 - 12:30||Demonstration WITec System by Andrea Richter |
|12:30 - 13:30||Lunch |
Prof. Helen King
Helen King is a multidisciplinary scientist with a Masters in Chemistry from University College London, UK and a PhD in the geoscience field of Mineralogy from Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany. After completing her PhD in 2011 and a subsequent postdoctoral position she moved from Germany to Yale University, USA on a prestigious Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship as part of the EU Framework 7 program. Since September 2014 she has been the Assistant Professor for Mineralogy in the Department of Earth Sciences at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Her research focuses on understanding how the chemical environment leaves elemental and isotopic signatures in the inorganic, solid phases (minerals) that grow from aqueous solutions. Raman spectroscopy is a critical analytical method for this research as it can provide information of ion complexation in solution as well as chemical and structural properties of the precipitated material. Its sensitivity to isotopes also enables Raman spectroscopy to be used to probe reactions not only in 3D but also with the potential to add relative timings, therefore acting as a 4D tracer of material reactivity.
Andrea Richter (senior application scientist at WITec)
Since 2001 Andrea Richter is working for WITec as an applications scientist and is responsible for sample measurements, system demonstrations and installations of the microscopes worldwide. She has a diploma in Biology and a broad experience in Raman microscopy as well as in SNOM.
Stephane Struyve graduated in 1992 as Msc in Applied Physics at the University of Ghent. He worked in the IT industry till 2011. Since 2017, Mr. Struyve is responsible for all LOT-QuantumDesign sales projects in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg where he focusses on spectroscopy solutions in general and Raman Imaging in particular.
Dr. Chang Chen
Dr. Chang Chen is a senior scientist in the Department of Life Science and Technology at IMEC, Belgium, developing scalable semiconductor-based optical and electronic technologies for life science applications, especially for DNA sequencing. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Zhejiang University, China, in 2004 and 2006, respectively, and received the Ph.D degree in Chemistry from KU Leuven, Belgium, in 2011. Later on, he won the postdoctoral grant (2011-2014) from Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO, Belgium), and the academic mobility grant (2013-2014) from FWO to visit Stanford University, USA. Dr. Chen has been involved in many academic and bilateral research projects as a leader or a senior, including DNA sequencing, molecular sensing and other emerging on-chip electronic and photonic technologies. He has published more than 80 journal and conference papers and more than 10 granted or pending patents. In this workshop, he will introduce one of the new single-molecule sensing technologies based on plasmonic nanoslit based fluidic SERS, which is developed for the sequencing purpose.
Dr. Jun Gao
Jun Gao is a postdoc in the Physics of Complex Fluids group, University of Twente, Netherlands, with Prof. Frieder Mugele. He received his bachelor’s degree in physics from Shandong University in 2009 and PhD from the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Lei Jiang. Afterwards, he joined the research group of Prof. Jiaxing Huang as a postdoctoral researcher in North-western University, USA. His research interest includes bio-inspired interface with special wettability, microfluidics, and nanofluidics. Currently, he is developing Raman and microfluidic platform to study low salinity water flooding enhanced oil recovery. Raman is used to characterize the chemical composition, location, and quantities of oil, water, and minerals during water flooding, such that the oil removal efficiency can be evaluated.
Since its founding in 1997, WITec GmbH has established itself as a market leader in the field of nano-analytical microscope systems (Raman, AFM, SNOM). As reflected in WITec GmbH’s maxim "Focus Innovations", our success is based on constantly introducing new technologies and a commitment to maintaining customer satisfaction through high-quality, flexible and innovative products. A dedicated international market approach with an established service and support experience in the various regions of the world is one of our key strengths, evidenced by our widespread network of WITec GmbH representatives as well as branch offices in the US (WITec GmbH Instruments Corp., Knoxville, TN), Singapore (WITec Pte. Ltd.), Japan (WITec K.K., Kawasaki-shi Kanagawa), Spain (WITec GmbH - Branch Office Barcelona) and China (WITec Beijing Representative Office ). The company has generated average annual growth rates of more than 10 % during the last few years.
University of Utrecht
Utrecht University is an international research university of the highest quality and the alma mater of many leading names, academics and scientists who have made an important contribution to the quality of society.
For over 45 years, we have been one of the leading European distributors of high-tech instrumentation and consumables for scientific, academic and industrial research. Our product range comprises scientific light sources and optics, components, and systems for the life sciences, material characterization, cryotechnology, spectroscopy and imaging. We employ more than highly-qualified 140 staff across Europe. The headquarters are located in Darmstadt, Germany, further offices are in France, England, Italy, Scandinavia, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Switzerland and the BeNeLux. Together with our parent company Quantum Design International, Inc. and affiliated companies in the U.S., Asia and South America, we form the only world-wide distribution network for high-technology instrumentation.
Registration for the event at the University of Utrecht
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I look forward to meeting you in Utrecht!