Keynote Speaker – Prof. Francesca Palombo

We are delighted to announce that Prof. Francesca Palombo, a Professor from the Biomedical Spectroscopy Lab at the University of Exeter, UK has accepted our invitation to be a keynote speaker at IONS Exeter.

Her talk will be titled Tissue biomechanics detected at high excitation frequencies“.

Her research is focused on the development of Brillouin, Raman and FTIR spectroscopy methods for applications to the biomedical sciences. Dhe is particularly interested in the physical and chemical aspects of biological systems at a molecular level, as well their implications in disease. Previously, she developed the application of ATR-FTIR imaging to atherosclerosis in small animal models. She applied both ultrafast time-resolved OKE and THz-Raman scattering to elucidate the dynamics, structure and interactions in ionic solutions. Her PhD was focused on H-bonding properties of octanols from liquid to supercritical fluid conditions using both FTIR and Raman spectroscopy.
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