Taiwan International Symposium on Raman Spectroscopy aims to present and discuss recent developments of Raman spectroscopy, imaging methods and their applications to molecular, bio, and nano sciences. This symposium is held every year as regular meetings of TARS in the hope that it will become a platform for both local and international scientists in the relevant fields to share the latest results of their forefront research. The research targets to be covered are diverse as well: they range from molecules in the gas phase or at interfaces, to cells and tissues, and to device materials. The symposium topics include:
- Linear / Non-linear Raman spectroscopy,
- Time-resolved Raman spectroscopy,
- Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS),
- Biological and biomedical applications of Raman spectroscopy,
- Tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS),
- Theoretical and Instrumental developments for Raman Analysis
Although these areas are the major interest, researchers from other fields are welcome to broaden the scope of the symposium.This symposium is also meant to facilitate fruitful collaborations among the attendees.
Every year, the organizing committee invites four distinguished researchers from aboard and domestic to be the plenary speakers for TISRS and TARS. In addition to oral presentations delivered by the invited speakers, we will hold a poster session, in which students and young-generation researchers can discuss their research results and exchange ideas. Those lively discussions will certainly result in spawning new collaborative work both locally and internationally. In addition to the aforementioned academic activities, we also organize a technical forum and invite the leading Raman spectrometer companies to participate in TISRS. We believe this symposium format can bring up-to-date knowledge and technology to researches and students.
It is expected that thorough the symposium and summer camp, interactions between Raman researchers in Taiwan and in foreign countries will be stimulated, thereby producing cross-disciplinary collaborations. Furthermore, the symposium and summer camp are anticipated to usher into the community potential Raman users who are interested in combining Raman spectroscopy with their expertise but yet to do so. It will also foster young researchers and students in Taiwan, who in the near future might develop their own Raman spectroscopy and imaging approaches in a variety of science and technology fields. When it happens, it indicates the success of TISRS and TARS.