Workshop on Machine Learning and Chemometrics in Biospectroscopy

date_range August, 18-21
location_on Minsk, Belarus

Invited Speakers


  • airport_shuttle 18:30 — 22:00 Reception and Registration at Minsk Hotel
  • airport_shuttle 08:00 — 09:30 Registration continued
  • Morning session
    Chairman: El Mostafa Qannari
  • bookmark_border 08:55 Opening remarks
  • 09:00
    Axel Mosig*
    Deep Learning for Label Free Digital Pathology: From Convolutional Neural Networks to Learning Representations
  • 09:30
    Beata Walczak
    Fast Automated Clustering of 2D Data
  • 09:50
    Boris Mizaikoff
    Inherent Intelligence vs. Artificial Intelligence: Infrared Chem/Bio Sensors and Chemometrics
  • free_breakfast 10:10 Coffee break and Posters
  • 10:40
    George Stavropoulos
    Multi–omics approach to enhance prediction accuracy in Crohn’s Disease
  • 11:00
    El Mostafa Qannari
    Multi-block data analysis: a unified approach and extensions
  • 11:20
    Boris Zimmermann
    Vibrational spectroscopy of pollen
  • 11:40
    Johanne Solheim
    Mie Extinction Extended Multiplicative Signal Correction (ME-EMSC) of infrared images
  • free_breakfast 11:50 Lunch and Posters
  • Afternoon session
    Chairman: Boris Mizaikoff
  • 13:20
    Harald Martens*
    Measurements and Models in Bio-spectroscopic HSI: An Integrative Perspective
  • 13:50
    Ferenc Borondics
    Noise removal strategies for hyperspectral datasets
  • 14:10
    Thomasz Wrobel
    The effect of pixel projection size of FT-IR imaging on the information content and Random Forest classification of pancreatic tissue
  • free_breakfast 14:30 Coffee break and Posters
  • 14:50
    Federico Marini*
    Advanced chemometric approaches for the analysis of spectroscopic data
  • 15:20
    Roman Sergeev
    Machine learning approach to bacterial genome-wide association analysis
  • 15:40
    Uladzislau Blazhko
    Can deep learning beat model-based pre-processing?
  • 15:55
    Darya Dubava
    Strategies for preprocessing nanospectroscopic infrared data for visualizing chemistry of lipid bodies in oleaginous filamentous fungi
  • class 16:10 — 17:30 Posters
  • photo_camera 18:00 Minsk City Tour
  • Morning session
    Chairman: Harald Martens
  • 09:00
    Edoardo Saccenti*
    Estimation, distortion and correction of the Pearson’s correlation coefficient in presence of different types of measurement noise
  • 09:30
    Kristin Tøndel
    Comparison of classification methods for genus and species classification of FTIR spectra of moulds, yeasts and bacteria
  • 09:50
    Maciej Roman
    Raman spectroscopy supported by chemometrics in analysis of cancer cells and extracellular vesicles
  • free_breakfast 10:10 Coffee break and Posters
  • 10:40
    Raffaele Vitale*
    Combining single-molecule fluorescence microscopy and resampling statistics for the identification of microbial species in complex biological samples
  • 11:10
    Monika Kujdowicz
    The challenge in FTIR spectroscopic distinction of urine cells for bladder cancer detection
  • 11:25
    Tiril Aurora Lintvedt
    Preprocessing strategies for infrared spectral data with limited numbers of spectral channels
  • 11:40
    Robert van Vorstenbosch
    Detecting Colorectal Cancer using Breath-omics
  • free_breakfast 12:00 Lunch and Posters
  • Afternoon session
    Chairman: Achim Kohler
  • 13:00
    Marko Toplak*
    Friendly data analysis with Orange/Quasar: from raw spectral data to predictions
  • 13:30
    Vassili Kovalev
    Adversarial networks in biomedical image analysis
  • location_city 14:30 Mir Castle Trip (Bus departure from Minsk Hotel)
  • room_service 18:00 Gala Dinner in Mir Castle
  • Morning session
    Chairman: Beata Walczak
  • 09:00
    Petr Nazarov*
    Deconvolution of mixed transcriptomes improves characterization of cancer patients
  • 09:30
    Stephan Seifert
    Analysis of spectroscopic variable relations exploiting surrogate variables in random forests
  • 09:50
    Sabrina Diehn
    FTIR spectroscopy of single grass pollen grains
  • 10:05
    Stanislau Trukhan
    EMSC-based image registration of infrared images and histological H&E stained images
  • free_breakfast 10:20 Coffee break
  • 10:40
    Thomas Bocklitz*
    Machine Learning and Chemometrics in Biospectroscopy
  • 11:10
    Valeria Tafintseva
    Extended multiplicative signal correction as a quality test for FTIR spectra and pre-processing of FTIR images
  • 11:30
    Danuta Liberda
    Random forest classification of FT-IR and QCL Microscope hyperspectral images of biopsies prepared with two different treatments
  • 11:50
    Warda Boutegrabet
    Automation of outlier removal for the improvement of IR spectral histology applied to human colon cancer samples
  • bookmark_border 12:05 Concluding remarks
  • free_breakfast 12:15 Closing Lunch
  • card_travel Conference End
* Invited Speaker
The idea of the workshop is to discuss data science challenges in infrared and Raman spectroscopy and present methods from machine learning and chemometrics


  • Achim Kohler
    Norwegian University of Life Sciences Norway
  • Vassili Kovalev
    United Institute of Informatics Problems, NAS of Belarus Belarus
  • Vasily Grinev
    Belarusian State University Belarus
  • Beata Walczak
    University of Silesia in Katowice Poland
  • Ferenc Borondics
    SMIS Beamline, Synchrotron Soleil France
  • David Mayerich
    University of Houston US
  • Volha Shapaval
    Norwegian University of Life Sciences Norway
  • Valeria Tafintseva
    Norwegian University of Life Sciences Norway
  • Kristin Tøndel
    Norwegian University of Life Sciences Norway
  • Hugh J. Byrne
    FOCAS Institute Ireland
  • El Mostafa Qannari
    ONIRIS Nantes France
  • Boris Mizaikoff
    University of Ulm Germany
  • Volha Shapaval
    Norwegian University of Life Sciences Norway
  • Alexander Tuzikov
    United Institute of Informatics Problems, NAS of Belarus Belarus
  • Vladislav Miamin
    Belarusian State University Belarus
  • Victor Skakun
    Belarusian State University Belarus
  • Achim Kohler
    Norwegian University of Life Sciences Norway
  • Margarita Smirnova
    PhD Student Belarus
  • Darya Dubava
    PhD Student Belarus
  • Uladzislau Blazhko
    PhD Student Belarus
  • Olga Akulova
    PhD Student Belarus
  • Stanislau Trukhan
    PhD Student Belarus
Pavel Potashnikov

Accommodation and Workshop venue

Hotel Minsk

The conference will take place in the Hotel Minsk. Participants of the workshop will get a discount on Hotel Minsk accommodation. Promo code will be provided by email after checking registration information. You can find thorough information about promo code activation in Promo Code Instructions Document.

For those who want to choose a different hotel, we provide a Hotel List Document.

Travel and General Information

In Travel Information Document you can find all information about traveling to Belarus by plane, train and bus, Minsk transport system and taxi.
In General Information Document you can find infromation about visa issues, language, currency, electricity, weather and etc.

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Abstract and Poster

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