Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging

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Last issue (5:4) online on 07 October 2016
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 is a book series that complements the journal Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging (BSI). This book series is devoted to in-depth discussion of specific spectroscopic and imaging techniques. Latest advances in the application and development of these methods in health, life and biomedical sciences are covered. The books are intended to serve the needs of experienced scientists and early stage researchers in both academia and industry. 

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Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging (BSI) is a multidisciplinary journal devoted to the timely publication of basic and applied research that uses spectroscopic and imaging techniques in different areas of life science including biology,  biochemistry, biotechnology, bionanotechnology,  environmental science, food science, pharmaceutical science, physiology and medicine.   Scientists are encouraged to submit their work for publication in the form of original articles, brief communications, rapid communications, reviews and mini-reviews.

The journal is dedicated to providing a single forum for experts in spectroscopy and imaging as applied to biomedical problems, and also for life scientists who use these powerful methods for advancing their research work.  BSI aims to promote communication, understanding and synergy across the diverse disciplines that rely on spectroscopy and imaging. It also encourages the submission of articles describing development of new devices and technologies, based on spectroscopy and imaging methods, for application in diverse areas including medicine, biomedical science, biomaterials science, environmental science, pharmaceutical science, proteomics, genomics, metabolomics, microbiology, biotechnology, genetic engineering, nanotechnology, etc.

Techniques covered include, but are not limited, to the following:

• Vibrational Spectroscopy (Infrared, Raman, Teraherz)
• Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy
• Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR, ESR)
• UV-vis Spectroscopy
• Mössbauer Spectroscopy
• X-ray Spectroscopy (Absorption, Emission, Photoelectron, Fluorescence)
• Neutron Spectroscopy
• Mass Spectroscopy
• Fluorescence Spectroscopy
• X-ray and Neutron Scattering
• Differential Scanning Calorimetry
• Atomic Force Microscopy
• Surface Plasmon Resonance
• Magnetic Resonance Imaging
• X-ray Imaging
• Electron  Imaging
• Neutron Imaging
• Raman Imaging
• Infrared Imaging
• Terahertz  Imaging
• Fluorescence Imaging
• Near-infrared spectroscopy


Prof. Parvez I. Haris, PhD, FRSC, FRSPH  
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences
De Montfort University
The Gateway
Leicester, LE1 9BH
Tel.: +44 (0)116 250 6306

Editor for Asia

Prof. Z. Yu
Rohm Building 9-304
Dept. of Electronic Engineering
Tsinghua University
Beijing 100084
Tel.: +86 10 627 8138

Editorial Board

A. Alimonti (Italian National Institute for Health, Rome, Italy)
Y. Asakawa (Tokushima Bunri University, Tokushima, Japan)
M. Baranska (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland)
S. Bayari (Hacetepe University, Ankara, Turkey)
J.S. Becker (Research Center Juelich, Juelich, Germany)
A. Bozkurt (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA)
H.J. Byrne (FOCAS Institute, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland)
D. Cicero (University of Rome “Tor Nergata”, Rome, Italy)
J.G. Contreras (Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico)
L. Davenport (Brooklyn College of CUNY, New York, NY, USA)
M. Davies (The Heart Research Institute, Sydney, Australia)
P. Dolashka (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria)
P. Dorozhkin (NT-MDT Co., Moscow, Russia)
E. Drakaki (National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece)
M. Ferrari (University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy)
Y. Furutani (Institute for Molecular Science, JST PRESTO "Chemical conversion of light energy", Myodaiji, Okazaki, Japan)
F. Galindo (Universitat Jaume I de Castellón, Castellón de la Plana, Spain)
A. Gandjbakhche (National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA)
P. Gardner (Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK)
N. Gierlinger (University of Natural Resources and Applied Sciences, Vienna, Austria)
K. Glunde (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA)
J.C. Gomez-Fernandez (Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain)
D. Graham (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK)
A. Haka (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA)
T. Hamaoka (Faculty of Sport and Health Science, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan)
S.J. Hamodrakas (Department of Cell Biology and Biophysics, Faculty of Biology, University of Athens, Athens, Greece)
R. Han (Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China)
H. Hebert (Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden)
E.M.C. Hillman (Columbia University, New York, NY, USA)
H.-Y. Holman (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA)
Z. Huang (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
H. Ishikawa (Biophysical Chemistry Lab., Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan)
N.R. Jagannathan (All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India)
R.A. Kauppinen (University of Bristol, Bristol, UK)
E. Kennedy (University College, Dublin, Ireland)
J.P. Klare (University of Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany)
K. Kneipp (Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark)
W. Knoll (Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria)
H. Kobayashi (National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA)
Z. Kóta (Biological Research Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged, Hungary)
C. Kraft (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Jena, Germany)
C. Kurachi (São Carlos Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil)
B. Lendl (Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics, Division Environmental and Process Analytics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria)
J. Li (National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada)
S.-Y. Lin (Yuanpei University, Hsinchu, Taiwan)
H. Liu (University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA)
H.P. Lu (Bowling Green State University, OH, USA)
A. Macnab (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)
A.A. Martin (Laboratório de Espectroscopia Vibracional Biomédica – LEVB, Instituto de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento - IPD, Universidade do Vale do Paraíba – UNIVAP, Urbanova, São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil)
K. Matsuo (Hiroshima Synchrotron Radiation Center, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan)
J.M. McDonnell (Kings College London, London, UK)
L.M. Miller (Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USA)
K. Momot (Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia)
C. Muntean (National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
D. Naumann (Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany)
T. Noguchi (Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan)
K. Nomura (Suntory Institute for Bioorganic Research, Mishima-Gun, Shimamoto-Cho, Osaka, Japan)
S.J. Perkins (University College London, London, UK)
R.J. Poppi (University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil)
F. Severcan (Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey)
Z. Shao (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China)
J. Shen (National Institute of Mental Health, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Unit, Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, NIMH, Bethesda, MD, USA)
H. Shinzawa (Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan)
P.S. Shrivastav (Department of Chemistry, School of Sciences, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India)
S. Sifakis (University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece)
L. Smith (University of Oxford, Oxford, UK)
G. Stephanopoulo (MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA)
T. Sutherland (Central Melbourne Medical Imaging, Melbourne, Australia)
F. Tanfani (Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy)
K. Tominaga (Kobe University, Kobe, Japan)
H. Vogel (University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada)
E.X. Wu (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)
G. Yoon (Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Seoul, South Korea)
P. Yu (University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada)
H. Zeng (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)
D.M. Zezell (Laboratory of Biophotonics, Center for Lasers and Applications, IPEN-CNEN/SP, Cidade Universitária, São Paulo, Brazil)
J. Zhang (University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, USA)
G. Zhu (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China) 


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Breakthrough Study Opens Door to Broader Biomedical Applications for Raman Spectroscopy

21 Feb 2013 - Raman spectroscopy has enabled incredible advances in numerous scientific fields and is a powerful tool for tissue classification and disease recognition, although there have been considerable challenges to using the method in a clinical setting. Scientists have now demonstrated the advantages of wavelength-modulated Raman spectroscopy, opening the door to wider biomedical and clinical applications such as real-time assessment of tissues during surgery. This study is published in Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging....

Low-Arsenic Rice Discovered in Bangladesh Could Have Major Health Benefits

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IOS Press Launches New Journal: Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging

13 Jul 2012 -

IOS Press is pleased to announce the launch of Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging, the first journal to integrate the broad areas of spectroscopy and imaging.  It will provide timely publication of basic and applied research that uses spectroscopic and imaging techniques across all areas of life sciences.

“The timing is perfect for the integration of these two methodologies so that both spatial and molecular details of complex biological systems can be determined at high resolution.  The two approaches complement each other in many ways and so it is not surprising to see a rapid growth in studies where both methods are simultaneously applied,” said Editor-in-Chief Parvez Haris, CChem, FRSC, FRSPH. 

Dr. Haris comes to Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging after a successful tenure as Editor-in-Chief of Spectroscopy: An International Journal. He is head of the Biomedical and Environmental Health Group at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, and his research studies involve the use of a wide array of spectroscopic methods for analysis of biological systems with particular focus on human health.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and also a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Public Health.  Dr. Haris is joined by an editorial board with expertise in diverse areas of spectroscopy and imaging from around the world. 

Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging will provide a single forum for experts in spectroscopy and imaging as applied to biomedical problems, and also for life scientists who use these powerful methods for advancing their research work.  It will also feature articles describing the development of new devices and technologies, based on spectroscopy and imaging methods, for application in diverse areas including medicine, biomedical science, biomaterials science, environmental science, pharmaceutical science, proteomics, genomics, metabolomics, microbiology, biotechnology, genetic engineering, and nanotechnology.

Dr. Einar Fredriksson, Director, IOS Press, commented, “These are exciting times in the development of spectroscopic and imaging tools.  IOS Press is proud to provide a forum to advance our understanding of how these powerful methods can shed light on complex biological systems.”   

The inaugural issue of Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging will publish on Friday, July 13.  Carrying on the close to 30-year tradition of Spectroscopy: An International Journal, the journal welcomes submissions focusing on biomedical applications from authors in the form of original articles, brief communications, rapid communications, reviews and minireviews. Access to the first issue is freely available at


Full text of the inaugural issue is freely available at Contact Kairi Look, IOS Press, +31 20 688 3355, for additional information or to schedule interviews with Dr. Haris.

Why a new journal called Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging?, Parvez I. Haris

GDPD5 Inhibition Alters the Choline Phospholipid Metabolite Profile of Breast Cancer Cells Toward a Less Malignant Metabolic Profile, Mailin Döpkens, Tiffany R. Greenwood, Farhad Vesuna, Venu Raman, Dieter Leibfritz, Kristine Glunde

Spectroscopic Study of Chemical Compositions of Cardiac Calculus Using Portable Raman Analyzer with a Fiber-optic Probe, Ching-Li Cheng, Hsiao-Huang Chang, Shan-Yang Lin 

Microstructural Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Articular Cartilage, Konstantin I. Momot

Diagnosis and Screening of Cancer Tissues by fiber-optic probe Raman spectroscopy, C. Krafft, S. Dochow, I. Latka, B. Dietzek, J. Popp

Bio-imaging of Metals in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease by Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, Andreas Matusch and J. Sabine Becker

FTIR Spectroscopic Imaging of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Beta Thalassemia Major Disease State, Ceren Aksoy, Duygu Uckan, Feride Severcan

Protein Secondary Structure and Solvent Accessibility of Proteins in Decellularized Heart Valve Scaffolds,

Shangping Wang, Harriëtte Oldenhof, Andres Hilfiker, Michael Harder, Willem F. Wolkers

In vivo Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Cancer, Virendra Kumar, Uma Sharma and N. R. Jagannathan

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