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The Society is an association of scientists in the area of optical spectroscopy applied to problems in biology and materials science. It has been set up to facilitate the exchange of scientific and technical know-how between labs. It organizes the annual FCS workshops (National Workshop on Fluorescence and Raman Spectroscopy) and other meetings. This website is designed to bring many new utilities to help the members excel in their research.
Latest Happenings in the society
National Workshop on Fluorescence and Raman Spectroscopy (FCS XIII)
This year, the FCS Workshop (FCS XIII) will be held in person, after nearly three years. The dates are Jan. 6-11, 2023. The first part, like every year, will consist of theory sessions and hands-on sessions, and will be for a limited group of participants only, chosen from the applications (Jan. 6-8, 2023). These "Hands-on" sessions will provide a unique opportunity to learn some of the most sophisticated techniques directly from the world’s experts. The poster presentations, and research lectures will follow (Jan. 9-11, 2023). This session will be open to all registered participants. FCSXIII will be jointly organized by IISER Thiruvananthapuram and RGCB Thiruvananthapuram, with support from TIFR Mumbai and Fluorescence Society.Event Website
Special satellite meeting celebrating 50 years of Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS@50)
Our FCS conference series takes its name from Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy, because that was what we started with in 2009. FCS has contributed immensely to our understanding of kinetics in physical and biological systems. With the correlation signal arising from the fluctuations caused at the level of individual molecules, it is the true precursor to the single-molecule techniques of today. It completes 50 years in September this year (invention: Thermodynamic Fluctuations in a Reacting System—Measurement by Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy, Douglas Magde, Elliot Elson, and W. W. Webb, Phys. Rev. Lett. 29, 705 – Published 11 September 1972). We are celebrating this special year with an invited-only satellite meeting, right after FCSXIII (Jan. 13-15, 2023).Event Website
Several Student Poster Awards are given at each FCS Workshop. The top award is the "Mihir Chowdhury Fellowship", which gives Rs. 100,000 in terms of a travel grant. This award is given in memory of Prof. Mihir Chowdhury, a pioneering spectroscopist of India.