Lednev and McNay Labs dedicate publication to Professor Wolfgang Kiefer, leader in Raman Spectroscopy research

Lednev Raman Spectroscopy

The Lednev and McNay labs have teamed up for the first time in a very productive, interdisciplinary and inter-departmental collaboration to identify the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease through a simple blood test. The UAlbany team, from the departments of Chemistry and Psychology, have dedicated their recent publication to Professor Wolfgang Kiefer in an upcoming special Birthday issue of Sectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy.

The special issue is planned to celebrate his contribution to the field of Raman Spectroscopy at the time of his 80th Birthday, Feb. 20th, 2021. Prof Wolfgang Kiefer has been one of the world leaders who have worked in the area of Raman spectroscopy for over 50 years, starting from simple lamps in the 1960s to most sophisticated advanced femtosecond laser systems until very recently. Even today he runs a Raman spectroscopy laboratory in his basement still generating credible scientific output related technological development. Many of his students and collaborators, themselves are world leaders in Raman spectroscopy, such as, Juergen Popp & Volker Deckert at Jena, Sebastian Schluecker at Essen and Arnulf Materny in Jacobs University Bremen. (excerpt from: 80 years of Kiefer: Birthday issue

Read the full article below.

Towards development of a novel screening method for identifying Alzheimer’s disease risk: Raman spectroscopy of blood serum and machine learning
Nicole M. Ralbovsky, Greg S. Fitzgerald, Ewan C. McNay, Igor K. Lednev. Spectrochimica Acta. June 5, 2021