CRS Workshop 2011 - News


The Eighth Annual Coherent Raman Microscopy Workshop
August 10-12, 2011

Biodynamic Optical Imaging Center (BIOPIC)

Peking University, Beijing, China

Coherent Raman Scattering (CRS) microscopy allows noninvasive 3D imaging of live cells based on the vibrational contrast intrinsic to a cell's molecular species. Through improvements in detection sensitivity, theoretical understanding of the contrast mechanism, and development of new laser sources, CRS microscopy, including coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) and Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS) microscopies have matured as powerful methodologies for bio- imaging. This workshop will discuss the state-of-the-art of these rapidly evolving techniques, providing understanding of the underlying principles of nonlinear coherent microscopy, and hands-on experience with CRS in tandem with confocal microscopy. Trainees may bring their own samples to be tested on August 13 on a first-come, first served basis.

Click here to find out about the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth CARS, Sixth CRS, and Seventh CRS Workshops.

Read "Cars Enthusiasts Gather for Training Camp" by 2005 CARS Workshop participant, Harry Leung.


Application deadline: June 1, 2011

Maximum number of trainees: 40

Application fee: 750 USD/5000 RMB

Application fee includes tuition fee, training materials, booklet, lab consumable goods, protection and safety materials, lunches and dinners.

Application fee doesn't include travel expenses, flight tickets and hotel.

A limited number of fellowships will be granted to graduate students or postdoctoral fellows courtesy of the sponsors.

2011 CRS Workshop Application

Additional CRS 2011 Workshop Information


  • Professor Sunney Xie, Harvard University
    Coherent Raman Imaging: Coming of Age
    Stimulated Raman Scattering Microscopy

  • Professor Yanyi Huang, Peking University
    Ultrafast Lasers and Building a CARS Microscope

  • Professor Eric Potma, University of California, Irvine
    Seeking the Sensitivity Limit

  • Professor Wei Min, Columbia University
    Biological Applications of Coherent Raman Scattering Imaging

  • Professor Meng Wang, Baylor College of Medicine
    High-throughput Genome-wide Screening for Lipid Regulatory Genes with SRS Microscopy

  • Dr. Christian Freudiger, Harvard University
    Upgrading a CARS Microscope for SRS

  • Dr. Dan Fu, Harvard University
    Optimizing Sensitivity for SRS Microscopy

  • Dr. Geoff Young, Brigham & Women's Hospital
    Intraoperative Coherent Raman Imaging in the Brain

  • Dr. Manoj Misra, Unilever N.V.
    Skin Imaging Using SRS Microscopy

Hands-on Training in:
Raman Spectrometry; Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy; Ultrafast Laser Systems: Mode-locked Lasers, OPO, Autocorrelator, Wavemeter; Details of CRS microscopy: Intensity & Size Dependence of Signal, Epi-detection, Background Rejection, CRS Spectra, Applications of CRS microscopy: Lipids, Live Cells & Tissue Imaging

Additional Information:

Please contact the Eighth CRS Workshop administrator Jiao He at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




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