First International Conference on Biomedical Spectroscopy

Venue: Cardiff

Location: Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jul 07, 2002 End Date/Time: Jul 10, 2002
Early Registration Date: May 31, 2002
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 15, 2002
Paper Submission Date: Jul 08, 2002
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First International Conference on Biomedical Spectroscopy: From Molecules to Men
7-10 July, 2002 Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Aims and Scope of the Conference:

The first international conference on Biomedical Spectroscopy will bring together spectroscopists and life scientists, from academia and industry, engaged in solving problems of biological and biomedical
interest using diverse spectroscopic techniques. The conference is dedicated to the memory of Professor Dennis Chapman FRS who introduced many spectroscopic techniques to the study of biological systems.

The interdisciplinary nature of the conference will encourage scientific interchange and cross-fertilisation of ideas.

Application of spectroscopic techniques such as
Mass spectrometry, CD, FTIR, NMR, EPR, ENDOR, NIR, SPR, Raman, EXAFS, UV/Visible, Atomic Force Spectroscopy, Neutron Spectroscopy, Dielectric Spectroscopy, Fluorescence Spectroscopy and so on, for solving problems in diverse areas of life science including
-Biomedical and Clinical Science
-Biochemistry and Biophysics
-Biomaterials and Biosensors
-Proteomics and Pharmaceuticals
-Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering

Call for Papers:

Scientists employing spectroscopic techniques in any area of life science research are invited to submit proposals for lectures and poster presentations. Papers presented at the conference will be reviewed and published in a special issue of Spectroscopy – An International journal

Programme Structure:

The scientific programme will consist of invited lectures, as well as contributed lectures selected from submitted contributions. There will also be poster periods and time allocated for exhibition where participants can discuss with spectroscopic manufacturers.


Early Registration: 31 May 2002
Abstract Submission: 15 June 2002
Manuscript Submission for Publication in Spectroscopy: 8 July 2002

Conference Organising Committee Members :

Jose Luis Arrondo (University Pais Vasco, Spain)
Yoshinori Asakawa (Tokushima Bunri University, Japan)
Laurence D, Barron, (University of Glasgow, UK)
Andreas Barth (Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitaet, Germany)
Lawrence J. Berliner (University of Denver, USA)
William Bonfield (University of Cambridge, UK)
Kevin M. Brindle (University of Cambridge, UK)
Chris Cooper (University of Essex, UK)
Gerard Cote (Texas A&M University, USA)
Lesley Davenport (CUNY, USA)
Martyn C Davies (University of Nottingham, UK)
Michael J. Davies (Heart Research Institute, Australia)
Peter J. Derrick (University of Warwick, UK)
David Gadian (Institute of Child Health, UK)
Parvez I. Haris (De Montfort University, UK)
Marcus A. Hemminga (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)
Larry Hench (Imperial College, London, UK)
Jan Johansson (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden)
Mikio Kataoka (Nara Institute of Science & Technology, Japan)
Katrin Kneipp (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Wlfgang Knoll (Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Germany)
Kunihiro Kuwajima (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Henry H. Mantsch (Institute for Biodiagnostics, Canada)
Jeremy Nicholson (Imperial College, London, UK)
Niels Chr. Nielsen (University of Aarhus, Denmark)
Eric Oldfield (University of Illinois, USA)
Yukihiro Ozaki (Kwansei-Gakuin University, USA)
Hazime Saito (Himeji Institute of Technology, Japan)
Zhifeng Shao (University of Virginia School of Medicine, USA)
Gary Siuzdak (The Scripps Research Institute, USA)
Thomas G. Spiro (Princeton University, USA)
Gordon Tollin (University of Arizona, USA)
Bonnie Wallace (University of London, UK)

Conference Chair:

Dr P.I. Haris
Editor-in-Chief: Spectroscopy – An International Journal
Editor: Biochemical Journal
Editorial Advisor: Molecular Membrane Biology
Treasurer: Protein and Peptide Science Group of Biochemical Society &

Further information regarding the conference should be addressed to:

Dr Parvez I. Haris
Department of Biological Sciences,
De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester,
LE1 9BH, United Kingdom
Tel. 00-44-116-2506306
Fax: 00-44-116-2577287


Please send completed form by e-mail ( to the Conference Chair or by regular post: Dr P.I. Haris, Department of Biological Sciences, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1

9BH, United Kingdom, Fax: 00-44-116-2577287

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...........Early Registration. Payment received before 31 May 2002
...........Late Registration. Payment received after 31 May 2002: (£500)
...........Student (£300)
...........Accompanying Person (£250)*
...........Total amount

Registration fee covers the following:
Accommodation for three nights in single rooms
Conference dinner Lunch, tea, coffee for the duration of the conference Conference bag, as well as the Abstract and Programme Book.
*Accompanying person registration fee covers accommodation for three nights, conference dinner, lunch, tea and coffee.


Registration fee can be directly paid by bank transfer: transfer should
be made to: ‘Biospectra’ Account, Account Number 02786668, Sort Code: 30-94-97, Lloyds TSB Bank, Leicester High Street Banch, Leicester, LE1
9FS, UK. The payments must be made in Sterling Pounds. Please state your name and address.

Alternatively the registration fee can be paid by cheque or international money order in Sterling Pounds, made payable to ‘Biospectra’. The cheque should be sent by registered mail to Dr P.I. Haris, Department of Biological Sciences, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom.

Please send your payments by one of the above methods as soon as possible. After receipt of your payment e-mail conformation will be


Costs associated with accommodation are included within the registration fee. Accommodation will be in single rooms for three nights covering 7-10 July 2002. Anyone requiring accommodation for additional nights
should contact the conference organiser in advance.

Information Regarding Arrival/Departure:

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*Need to be met at Cardiff Central Station: Yes/No
*Need to be met at Cardiff International Airport: Yes/No

*Please indicate time of arrival at the station or the airport by e-mail.

Abstract Submission:

Any person registered to attend the conference may submit one Abstract where he/she is the main author. It is possible submit additional Abstracts where he/she is not the main author. The Organising committee will select some of the Abstracts for oral presentation. Please indicate if you are willing to present an oral presentation, if

The Abstract must be on one page, be single spaced and fit into an A4 size portrait-oriented rectangular space. Times New Roman fonts should be used throughout the entire text of the abstract, including the title and author sections. The name of the author who will present the paper at the congress should be underlined. The Abstract should be prepared in MS WORD for Windows. Abstracts should be sent by e-mail to: or by regular post to the following address:
Dr P.I. Haris, Department of Biological Sciences, De Montfort
University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom. Fax:

Conference Publication:

Papers presented at the conference will be published in a special issue of Spectroscopy – An International Journal. Manuscripts should be submitted to the organisers at the Conference in Cardiff. Although there are no specific length restrictions, papers should be of a length appropriate to the material presented at the Conference. All papers will be reviewed and are expected to be of a standard expected for a paper published by the Journal in a regular issue.

The manuscripts should be prepared according to the instructions
available at
The manuscript should be submitted at the conference in a diskette containing the electronic version of the manuscript, together with two paper copies.

The deadline for submission of manuscripts for publication in Spectroscopy – An International Journal is 8 July 2002.


Space will be reserved for exhibition of diverse spectroscopic instrumentation, software, accessories, scientific journals and related books. Companies interested in participating should take immediate
contact with the conference office.


Please let us know your travel plans so appropriate arrangements can be made to meet you in either Cardiff Central Station or at Cardiff International Airport.

London Heathrow Airport:

London's Heathrow Airport is the recommended route of arrival by air into the UK. From here you can travel directly to Cardiff by National
Express coach (approximately 3 hours 15 minutes) or take the Heathrow Express (15 minutes) to London's Paddington station and catch a First Great Western The train journey to Cardiff Central station takes approximately 2 hours. Members of the organising committee will be available to meet the particpants at the Cardiff Central station. Please indicate your arrival plans in advance.

London Gatwick Airport:

You can travel to Cardiff directly by National Express coach (approximately 4 hours 45 minutes). Alternatively, you can take the Gatwick Express train to London's Victoria Station (30 minutes) and transfer to Victoria coach station from which the journey time is approximately 3 hours 10 minutes. Alternatively from Victoria, use the underground "Circle" line to reach Paddington Station and continue by train as above.

London Stansted and London Luton Airports:

Budget flights are available from Europe into these airports which both have rail and coach services into central London. For more information on travel options visit the Stansted and Luton airport websites.

Cardiff International Airport:

Cardiff International Airport which is situated 12 miles west of the city centre in Rhoose. Its main international connections are via
Amsterdam (KLM), Brussels and Paris (British Airways). British Airways flights from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow also serve the airport, as well as Ryanair and British Airways flights from Dublin. Members of the
organising committee will be available to meet particpants arriving at the airport. Please indicate your arrival plans in advance.


Arrival by Eurostar is to London Waterloo station. There is a direct Great Western Train service from London Waterloo to Cardiff Central
Station with an approximate journey of 3 hours 10 minutes. Alternatively, you may transfer at Waterloo to the underground "Bakerloo" line to London Paddington where you can take the train as above or take a coach from the Victoria station. Members of the organising committee will be available to meet particpants arriving at the Cardiff Central Station. Please indicate your arrival plans in advance.

Information about Cardiff and Wales:

You can find out more details about Wales from various guides including the Welsh Tourist Board (

Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, boasts a number of tourist
attractions and has an extensive shopping centre. The civic centre provides an interesting walking tour with many classical buildings including Cardiff City Hall. Nearby are Cardiff Castle and the Millennium Stadium. The National Museum ( and Gallery is also very popular with visitors. There are many eating and
drinking establishments situated in the city centre, ensuring that there is something for everyone. Virtual Cardiff tp:// provides an indication of the wide variety entertainment taking place in the city. Cardiff Bay, a
regenerated dock area, is a pleasant place to stroll around and can be reached by a short train journey or 30 minutes walk from Cardiff City centre. Cardiff, the Capital city is a lively, interesting and safe city.

Further afield:

There are many interesting attractions in South Wales attractions details of which can be found in various web-sites including Welsh Tourist Board ( and Data Wales (


Wales provides a wide variety of activities details of which can be found in a number of websites including the Welsh Tourist Board
( and Data Wales

Useful Links:

Information regarding Wales:
Information Regarding Wales:
For UK train time tables visit
To book UK rail tickets outside the UK visit
To book UK coach tickets visit

Climate and Other Facts:

As Wales has a "temperate" climate, it generally never gets very hot or very cold. July should be one of the sunniest and warmest months of the year. However, it is advisable to bring a light rainproof coat and a sweater, just in case, but you might possibly be in T-shirts. If you are venturing into the mountains you will certainly need warmer clothing.
You can get a better idea nearer the time from the UK Meteorological office (


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