WEDNESDAY, 14th September 2016THURSDAY, 15th September 2016FRIDAY, 16th September 2016


  • 13:00-14:00 Registration
  • 14:00-14:15 Opening

SESSION CHAIR: Renato Bozio, University of Padova

  • 14:15-15:00 Keynote: G. Cerullo Advances in Coherent Raman Scattering Microscopy (Abstract)
  • 15:00-15:20 R. Cicchi  Tissue diagnostics and classification using multimodal fiber-probe spectroscopy (Abstract)
  • 15:20-15:40 D. Polli Broadband Fourier-Transform Stimulated Raman Scattering Microscopy (Abstract)
  • 15:40-16:00 T. Cesca Third-order nonlinear optical properties of 2D plasmonic nanoprism arrays: spectral and dichroic effects (Abstract)
  • 16:00-16:20 M. Olszowka Effective modelling of Resonance Raman spectra of doxorubicin in aqueous solution (Abstract)
  • 16:20-16:50 Coffee Break

SESSION CHAIR: Ivano Alessandri, University of Brescia

  • 16:50-17:10 T. Giovannini A Quantum-Mechanical approach to Raman Optical Activity to model solvent  and resonance effects (Abstract)
  • 17:10-17:30 B. Rossi UV Raman and Brillouin scattering experiments for probing solute-solvent interactions in cyclodextrin aqueous solutions (Abstract)
  • 17:30-17:50 M. Ricci Raman spectroscopy for the characterization of Glioblastoma cells (Abstract)
  • 17:50-18:00 Renishaw
  • 18:00-18:10 Witec-LOT
  • 18:10-1820 Crisel Instruments
  • 18:20-18:30 Thermo Fisher


   SESSION CHAIR: Giulietta Smulevich, University of Firenze

  • 09:00-09:45 Keynote: L. Liz-Marzan Hybrid Substrates for SERS Biodetection (Abstract)
  • 09:45-10:05 L. D’Urso SERS characterization of transient oligomeric state of amyloidogenic proteins using Ag nanoparticles (Abstract)
  • 10:05-10:25 C. Zanchi SERS spectroscopy towards quantitative molecular sensing of drugs (Abstract)
  • 10:25-10:45 S. dalla Marta Solid SERS substrates optimized for quantitative analysis applied to anticancer drugs in biofluids (Abstract)
  • 10:45-11:20 Coffee Break

SESSION CHAIR: Moreno Meneghetti, University of Padova

  • 11:20-11:40 G. Smulevich    Insights into the programmed cell death: molecular mechanism of the cytochrome c-cardiolipin interaction (Abstract)
  • 11:40-12:00 A. Girlando Raman Identification of Polymorphs in Pentacene Films (Abstract)
  • 12:00-12:20 I. Alessandri All-Dielectric SERS with T-Rex Beads: Recent Advances and Perspectives (Abstract)
  • 12:20-12:40 L. Comez The solvation process in hydrophilic/hydrophobic bio-systems as probed by extended depolarized light scattering (EDLS) experiments (Abstract)
  • 12:40-14:15 Lunch
  • 14:15-15:15 Meeting GISR

SESSION CHAIR: Alberto Girlando, University of Parma

  • 15:15-16:00 Keynote: J. Hauer Vibrational-excitonic coupling in natural and artificial light harvesters (Abstract)
  • 16:00-16:20 A. Lapini Structural transformations and hydrogen bond reorganization of liquid water under high-pressure conditions (Abstract)
  • 16:20-16:40 I. Vassalini “Stainless” Gold Nanorods: Preserving Shape, Optical Properties, and SERS Activity in Oxidative Environment (Abstract)
  • 16:40-17:00 Coffee Break
  • 20:30 Social Dinner


    SESSION CHAIR: Armida Torreggiani, CNR, Bologna

  • 09:00-09:45 Keynote: Sebastian Schlücker, Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy and Imaging with Tailor-Made Plasmonic Nanoparticles (Abstract)
  • 09:45-10:05 A. Gualerzi The Raman Spectroscopy Perspective In Human Skin Cancer Diagnosis (Abstract)
  • 10:05-10:25 S. Fornasaro Feasibility of a SERS-based point-of-care for therapeutic drug monitoring: the case of methotrexate (Abstract)
  • 10:25-10:45 D.Comoretto Spectral redistribution of fluorescence intensity in all-polymer microcavities and distributed Bragg reflectors (Abstract)
  • 10:45-11:30 Coffee Break

SESSION CHAIR: Paola Sassi, University of Perugia

  • 11:30-11:50 A. Torreggiani Comparative Raman study of four Zn(II) metallothionein isoforms from plants (Abstract)
  • 11:50-12:10 C. Bottari Effect of hydrophobicity/hydrophilicity balance of thermo-activated solvation mechanism in stimuli-responsive hydrogels based on cyclodextrin (Abstract)
  • 12:10-12:30 A. Damin UV-Raman fingerprint of Brønsted sites in MFI zeolites (Abstract)
  • 12:30-12:50 M. Santoro Rhodium nanoparticles synthesized by nanosecond and picosecond Pulsed Laser Ablation in Liquid (Abstract)
  • 12:50-13:10 Closing remarks

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Giulio Cerullo

Luis M. Liz-Marzán

Jürgen Hauer

Sebastian Schlücker