The aim of the 16th CSSC is to bring together experts from universities, academia, official centers, various laboratories and industry, to summarize the current progress in different areas of spectroscopy and the trends in the applications such as chemical, environmental, geological, biological, food, pharmaceutical and industrial materials and to stimulate contacts and mutual exchange of experiences and ideas.
The microsymposium entitled Challenges in Raman spectroscopy and dedicated to the memory of Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Bohuslav Strauch, CSc. the pioneer of Raman spectroscopy in Czechoslovakia, will be the inherent part of the Conference program as a parallel session. The lectures delivered at the Microsymposium will cover a wide range of special methods, advanced techniques, and applications of Raman spectroscopy currently pursued by experienced as well as young scientists and students in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia. The Microsymposium will thus demonstrate fulfillment of the legacy of the doc. Strauch's lifelong scientific and teaching efforts.