Principles and Applications of FT-IR Spectroscopy in Clinical Microbiology

Event Description

07 - 08 February 2024

Explore the world of FT-IR spectroscopy in clinical microbiology through this comprehensive course. Gain insights into the principles and fundamentals, along with diverse applications such as species and strain differentiation, typing, and its significance in outbreak management and pathogen surveillance. Delve into robust knowledge of experimental workflows for spectra acquisition and data analysis, while engaging in expert discussions on the evolving landscape of FT-IR spectroscopy as a diagnostic method. Elevate your understanding of this cutting-edge technology and its potential impact on healthcare. 

Intended audience: 

Clinical microbiologists, Infectious disease specialists, epidemiologists, bioinformaticians, medical doctors, veterinarians, researchers. 


To provide an overview of the principles and fundamentals of FT-IR spectroscopy in clinical microbiology, as well as diverse applications including strain differentiation and typing and its potential value for outbreak management and pathogen surveillance. It aims to provide robust and state-of-the-art knowledge on different experimental workflows for spectra acquisition and data analysis and an expert discussion on the perspectives of its development as a diagnostic method. 

Course coordinator:  
Angela Novais, Porto, Portugal 

Organisers: ESGEM 


This course has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for a maximum of 11 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). 


Course organisers will monitor attendance. Only participants attending live sessions will be able to receive the certification.



Registration was closed on 05.02.2024.

Attendance Grant application

Attendance grant application is not applicable

Registration Fees



ESCMID Members

EUR 150

ESCMID Young Scientist

EUR 50


EUR 20

Non-ESCMID Members

EUR 200