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Since its inaugural meeting in 1985 in Reims, France, the European Conference on Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules (ECSBM) has been held every two years in a different European country.

ECSBM is recognised as a leading international conference at which applications of biomolecular spectroscopy in fundamental scientific research, medical and clinical sciences, and the pharmaceutical industries are explored. The scope of the scientific topics covered has recently extended to applications in the fields of biomedical imaging, anticancer research, drug delivery and nano-biotechnology and the meeting in Dublin will consider the impact for food science and nutrition.

To date, conference attendance has drawn researchers not only from all countries of Europe, but also from North Africa, Israel and Middle Eastern countries, India, Japan and Australia, United States, Middle and South America, and we hope to continue this in Dublin.



Conference themes: Application of spectroscopic (including Raman, IR, UV-Vis, fluorescence, NMR, EPR) & imaging techniques to the study of biomolecules, cells, or tissues, Drug discovery, Medical spectroscopic imaging, Diagnosis of disease Imaging, Spectroscopy in Food and Nutrition, Structural and Mechanistic Studies of Proteins, Nucleic acids, Enzymes & membranes, Nanoparticles for biomolecular studies, Nano-biotechnology, Anticancer research, Electron and Energy Transfer in Biomolecules and Emerging Techniques.

Previous Conferences

Important Dates

Conference Dates:
August 19th – 22nd

Call for Abstracts:
April 2019

Opening of Registration:
March 2019

Extended Oral Abstracts Deadline:
May 16th

Extended Early Bird Deadline:
June 14th

Poster Abstracts Deadline:
June 28th

1985 Reims, France
1987 Freiburg, Germany
1989 Rimini, Italy
1991 York, United Kingdom
1993 Loutraki, Greece
1995 Lille, France

1997 Madrid, Spain
1999 Enschede, the Netherlands
2001 Prague, Czech Republic
2003 Szeged, Hungary
2005 Aschaffenburg, Germany
2007 Paris, France

2009 Palermo, Italy
2011 Coimbra, Portugal
2013 Oxford, United Kingdom
2015 Bochum, Germany
2017 Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2019 Dublin, Ireland

University College Dublin

University College Dublin plays host to the 18th European Conference on the Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules (ECSBM), Dublin 2019.

Founded one hundred and sixty years ago, University College Dublin has continued to make a unique and substantial contribution to the creation of modern Ireland. Originally known as the Catholic University of Ireland and subsequently as the Royal University, the university became UCD in 1908 and a constituent college of the National University of Ireland (NUI). In 1997, UCD became an autonomous university within the loose federal structure of the NUI and UCD students are awarded degrees of the National University of Ireland. Perhaps the best known of all its graduates is the writer James Joyce, who completed his Bachelor of Arts at the university in 1902.

Today, UCD has over 33,000 students with 27% international students from 138 countries and is currently ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide.

ECSBM will take place in the new O’Brien centre for Science whose state of the art facilities will provide the ideal environment for delegates to engage during the week. The centre represents the largest capital investment in Science in the history of the Irish State and comprises state-of the-art labs, active learning environments, lecture theatres and classrooms located in 38,000m² of new and refurbished accommodation.

UCD is ideally positioned, benefiting from an excellent public transport infrastructure and a range of hotels from 3* to 5* within a 2km radius. This truly will be a memorable and inspirational venue for the 18th European Conference on the Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules (ECSBM).









Conference Dates

19-22nd August

Call for abstracts

April 2019

Opening of Registration

March 2019

Extended Oral abstracts deadline

May 16th

Extended Early bird deadline

June 14th

Poster abstracts deadline

June 28th

Symposium Queries

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