ONLINE EVENT: Royal Society of Chemistry Tokyo International Conference 2021 (RSC-TIC2021) : Spectroscopic imaging and sensing

6 December 2021 15:00 - 7 December 2021 20:00, Japan

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and Japan Analytical Instruments Manufacturers’ Association (JAIMA) have successfully collaborated on Royal Society of Chemistry-Tokyo International Conference (RSC-TIC) since 2011.  RSC-TIC is annually organized during Japan Analytical & Scientific Instruments Show (JASIS), which has been one of the largest exhibitions of analytical and scientific instruments in the world.

The Royal Society of Chemistry Tokyo International Conference 2021 Organizing Committee once again present this annual conference on a virtual platform.  The event is free to attend but limited in numbers. So book early, to make use of the chance to join the RSC-TIC 2021 focusing on Spectroscopic imaging and sensing where there will be talks by renowned researchers.

Please be aware that the event time is in JST(UTC+0900)

Poster Abstracts

Interactive virtual posters will be displayed throughout the meeting, and time has been set aside for a dedicated poster session as well.
A poster session covering topics such as development and application of analytical instruments, including sample preparation methods and data analysis, will be held on the website. Further information can be found in the Abstract Submission section of this website.


Karen Faulds, University of Strathclyde
Karen Faulds is an expert in the development of surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and Raman techniques for novel analytical detection strategies, in particular multiplexed bioanalytical applications. She has published over 150 publications and her Groups research has been recognised through multiple awards. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Society for Applied Spectroscopy and Royal Society of Edinburgh.  She is Chair of the Infrared and Raman Discussion Group (IRDG), an elected member of the RSC Analytical Division Council and the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) Governing Board. She is an Associate Editor for Analyst and serves on the editorial board of RSC Advances and Analyst and advisory board for Chemical Society Reviews.

Takeshi Hasegawa, Kyoto University
Takeshi Hasegawa received PhD from Kyoto University. He was appointed to be Assistant Professor at Kobe Pharmaceutical University in 1993 and Lecturer in 2001. After he experienced Associate Professor at CIT, Nihon University (2003), Researcher of JST PRESTO (2004), and Associate Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology (2006), he joined ICR, Kyoto University as Full Professor in 2011. He is a Fellow of Society for Applied Spectroscopy (USA) after recognition of his original spectroscopic technique of “MAIRS.” Fluorine chemistry on the stratified dipole-arrays (SDA) theory is another his exciting topic.

Teruki Sugiyama, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
After receiving his Ph.D. from Nankai University in 2002, Dr. Teruki Sugiyama was Designated Instructor, Specially-Appointed Instructor, and Specially-Appointed Fellow in the Department of Applied Physics at Osaka University, from 2002 to 2007. From 2008 to 2011, he worked at Nara Institute of Science and Technology, as Associate Professor and at the Instrument Technology Research Center, National Applied Research Laboratories, as Associate Researcher and Research Fellow from 2011 to 2015, when he extended his current research on laser trapping chemistry. He then moved to National Chiao Tung University as Associate Professor of Applied Chemistry in 2015, and in 2020, he served as Full Professor of National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University of Applied Chemistry. His main research interests are laser nanochemistry of molecular or cluster systems for laser trapping chemistry and laser bio/nano applications.

Satoru Wakabayashi, HORIBA Ltd.
Satoru Wakabayashi is a spectroscopy application engineer for HORIBA, Ltd., Japan, focusing on developing applications of Raman spectroscopy in areas including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and life science. Since 2020, Satoru has been working as a project leader for developing the LC-Raman system, the first commercial LC-hyphenated Raman system developed collaboratively by Shimadzu Corporation and HORIBA, Ltd. Before joining HORIBA, Ltd., Satoru earned a doctoral degree in Science from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, graduating in 2017.

Philippa Ross, Royal Society of Chemistry 
Philippa Ross is an Executive Editor at the Royal Society of Chemistry, where she oversees the analytical chemistry journal portfolio, which includes Analyst, Analytical Methods and Lab on a Chip. Philippa completed a BSc in Medical Biochemistry at the University of Birmingham before joining the RSC in 2008, as an Assistant Editor. She spent four years as Editorial Production Manager, overseeing the peer review and production processes for ChemComm, Chemical Science and Chemical Society Reviews. Philippa has been the Editor of the analytical journals since 2015.

Ji Won Ha, University of Ulsan
Prof. Ji Won Ha received a BS degree in Chemistry from Soongsil University, in 2003. He then obtained a MS degree in Analytical Chemistry from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), in 2005. After working at SAMSUNG Electro-Mechanics as a researcher, he went to Rice University, to pursue his graduate study and obtained a MA degree in Physical Chemistry with a guidance of Prof. Stephan Link in 2010. He then completed a Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry from Iowa State University under the direction of Prof. Ning Fang in 2013. After postdoctoral research at Northwestern University, he joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry, University of Ulsan, in 2015, and he is currently a full professor with tenure since 2019. His research focuses on single particle imaging and spectroscopy of plasmonic nanoparticles for their uses in biophysical, surface, and photochemistry studies. 

Jaebum Choo, Chung-Ang University and Nanophotonics Biomedical Research Center (ERC)
Jaebum Choo is a Distinguished Professor and a Director of the “Center for Nanophotonics-based Biomedical Diagnostics Research (ERC)” at Chung-Ang University. He obtained a Ph.D. in laser spectroscopy from Texas A&M University in 1994. He served as the President of the Korea Biochip Society in 2015 and the Analytical Chemistry Division Chair of the Korean Chemical Society in 2020. His current research program is centered on the development of ultra-sensitive nanoplasmonic sensors for the rapid and accurate diagnosis of infectious diseases. He has given 130 invited lectures in the USA, Europe, and Asia, published over 290 research papers in refereed journals, and contributed ten book chapters with >15,600 citations and an H-index of 65. Jaebum is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in the UK and serves as an associate editor of Analyst and an editorial board member of ACS Sensors. 

Yusuke Nagai, Shimadzu Corporation
Yusuke Nagai is an assistant manager of HPLC Division at Shimadzu Corporation. Since 2013, he has been working in the area of optical detector design. Currently, he is actively involved in LC-Raman project with HORIBA Ltd. He received a Bachelor Degree in Electric and Electronics Engineering, a Master Degree and a Ph.D. Degree in Electronics and Applied Physics from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2011, 2013, and 2017 respectively.

Jian Xu, Chinese Academy of Sciences 
XU Jian currently serves as Director of Single-Cell Center, Director of BioEnergy Division and Assistant Director General at CAS-QIBEBT. e obtained B.S in Biotechnology from Peking University in 1997, and M.S. in Computer Science and PhD in Biochemistry under Jeffrey Gordon from Washington University in St. Louis in 2003. He has been the founding Director of Single-Cell Center, CAS-QIBEBT. Single-Cell Center consists of over 90 specialists from single-cell genomics, synthetic biology, microfluidics, bioinformatics, optical engineering and precision instrumentation. We have introduced concepts for single-cell metabolic phenomes such as ‘ramanome’ and ‘meta-ramanome’. We invented the Single-cell Analysis Instrument Series, including Ramanome/meta-ramanome Intelligent Analyzer, Raman-Activated Cell Sorter, RACS-Seq, FlowRACS, EasySort, etc. Jian has published over 140 papers on leading journals such as Science, Cell Host & Microbe, Nature Communications, Science Advances, PNAS, ISME J, mBio, Anal Chem, mSystems etc, with over 12,000 citations (H-index 52). He is a senior editor of mSystems. His contribution was recognized by a number of career awards from NSFC, MOST and CAS, including National Distinguished Young Scholars Award (2014), National Young-Scientist Award for Science and Technology (2016) and VCANBIO Award for Biosciences and Medicine (2016). 

Organising Committee 

Takehiko Kitamori, National Tsing Hua University
Daniel Citterio, Keio University
Akihide Hibara, Tohoku University
Hideaki Hisamoto, Osaka Prefecture University
Kiichi Sato, Gunma University
Arinori Inagawa, Utsunomiya University
Toru Ishikuma, HORIBA Ltd../ JAIMA
Hisashi Sugisawa, JEOL Ltd. / JAIMA
Kenji Ito, Japan Analytical Instruments & Manufacturers' Association
Philippa Ross, Royal Society of Chemistry


Abstract Submission
Abstract submission is now closed

We invite you to submit an abstract for a poster presentation at the conference. We welcome submissions from academic, public institutional and industrial researchers. We also welcome ongoing projects, and proposals of colloboration. All poster abstract will be reviewed by the organisation committee. Please do understand that while the event is free to attend, we have limited numbers of slots available for posters and may not be able to accept all submissions.

You will be able to submit the poster via Poster abstract submission which is now open . Please be aware the maximum length for title/abstract is 60/500 words. 

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