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Eighth CRS Workshop Held Successfully at BIOPIC

The Eighth Annual Coherent Raman Microscopy Workshop was held successfully at BIOPIC between August 10 - 13, 2011. More than 80 trainees from 15 countries attended the workshop and were exposed to the cutting edge of the new bioimaging technique.
The CRS Workshop has been held successful by the Xie Group of Harvard University for seven years. Hundreds of researchers from many different countries have familiarized themselves with this fast-growing field and the workshop has helped to promote many fruitful collaborations. The past years’ workshops were truly successful. This is the first time that this workshop is held outside of United States.
Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) and Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS) microscopy allow noninvasive 3D imaging of living cells and tissue based on the vibrational contrast intrinsic to molecular species. Through improvements in detection sensitivity, theoretical understanding of the contrast mechanism and development of new laser sources, Coherent Raman Microscopy has matured as a powerful methodology for bioimaging in recent years. More information can be found at
This workshop discussed the state-of-the-art of these rapidly evolving techniques. Coherent Raman Microscopy experts from academia and industry combined discussions of the underlying principles of CARS and SRS with application through hands-on laboratory experience. This year’s workshop also featured demonstrations of prototypes of commercial microscopes and laser sources for CARS and SRS imaging.
This workshop is made possible through generous supports from Peking University, APE, Coherent, High Q Laser, Leica, and Olympus.
More information about the workshop can be found at