On behalf of the Organizing Committee and the International Advisory Board we would like to invite you to participate in

SPEC 2014 Shedding New Light on Disease
to be held in Krakow, Poland, 17-22 August 2014

The aim of this international conference series is to bring together clinicians and scientists who have joined forces in the quest for novel biomedical applications of Infrared and Raman spectroscopy to improve patient care. Recent advances in the biological sciences and medicine have led to an increasing demand for real time and minimally invasive chemical and structural information on biological materials. Due to its unique fingerprinting capability, vibrational spectroscopy plays a significant role in histopathology, cytology, biopsy targeting, surgical targets, treatment monitoring and drug studies. This, the 8th in the series, aims to highlight further advances in state of the art and emerging biomedical applications of Vibrational Spectroscopy, while critically reviewing the challenges in the context of other emerging technologies.

We look forward to welcoming you to SPEC 2014.


Chair: Prof. Malgorzata BARANSKA              Co-chair: Prof. Hugh J.BYRNE                   Co - chair: Prof. Anna Sułkowska
(Jagiellonian University, Krakow)                (Focas Research Institute, Dublin)           (Medical University of Silesia, Katowice)


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Honorary Patronage  

                              The honorary patronage of Prof. dr hab. med. Wojciech Nowak, Rector of the Jagiellonian University.

                           The honorary patronage of the Mayor of the City of Krakow, Prof. dr hab. Jacek Majchrowski

                         The honorary patronage of the Malopolska Voivodeship, Voivodeship Jerzy Miller


         The honorary Patronage of the Marshal of the Małopolska Voivodeship Marshal Marek Sowa                                                          Partners