Life Science with O-PTIR (Online Workshop)

14 April 2021 13:00-15:00

Join us for a 2 hour online workshop on Wednesday 14th April 2021 at 1pm BST / 2pm CEST about life science with O-PTIR.
  • Educative conference with presentations from researchers about how they use O-PTIR.
  • Live Q&A with each speaker.
  • Overview of the principle of the technique.
  • Demonstration from the Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp lab in Santa Barbara.

O-PTIR (Photothermal IR spectroscopy) is a breakthrough technique that overcomes the limitations of infrared. Unlike traditional IR, it’s suitable for liquid and solid samples, so it can be used to study living systems.

An optical beam is used to measure the sample’s photothermal response due to IR absorption. The visible optical beam can be focussed 20 times smaller than the IR beam, for significantly enhanced spatial resolution.

This opens up new possibilities for IR spectroscopy in life science, such as mapping drug distribution in pharmaceutical formulations and studying metabolic activities inside a living cell.

Find out more about O-PTIR at our 2 hour online workshop on Wednesday 14th April 2021.


  • Dr Oxana Klementieva - Lund University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Experimental Medical Science
  • Dr Alice Spadea - Research Associate, The University of Manchester
  • Dr Pascaline Bouzy - Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Exeter
  • Dr Mustafa Kansiz - Director of Product Management for the mIRage IR Microscope, Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp
  • O-PTIR Demonstration - See the mIRage IR microscope in action.


There’s no charge to attend, but spaces on the online platform are limited, so please register to reserve your place. You’ll receive a link by email to attend the workshop:
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