Abstract Submissions


14th August 2022

Talk and poster presentation slots have now been completely filled and we are no longer accepting abstract submissions for the Raman Nanotheranostics Conference 2022 (RaNT 2022).

We look forward to seeing our presenters in-person, in Exeter, United Kingdom, 5th – 7th September 2022.

RaNT 2022


Limited Number

Available to successful abstract submitters ONLY!

(to enquire about bursaries email rant@exeter.ac.uk)

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts OPENS

Abstract Submission FINAL EXTENSION

Notification of REVIEW OUTCOME


20th June 2022

14th August 2022 *

17th August 2022

19th August 2022 *

* deadlines expire @ 23.59 BST

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts OPENS

20th June 2022

Abstract Submission FINAL EXTENSION

14th August 2022 *

Notification of REVIEW OUTCOME

17th August 2022


19th August 2022 *

* deadlines expire @ 23.59 BST

What Are We Looking For?

We welcome abstracts aligned with the following conference session themes:

A Bright Future – Tuning Biocompatible Nanoparticles

Example Topics:

  • Synthesis of plasmonic nanoparticles (e.g. metal, magnetic & core/shell nanoparticles) with control of size, shape & biodegradability
  • Development & characterisation of programmable & stimuli-responsive assemblies of nanoparticles in aqueous environment
  • Nanoparticles/Nanoparticle Assemblies for multiplex diagnostics, imaging, improved therapeutics, and/or theranostics
  • Bioconjugation of nanoparticles for target therapies, their pharmacokinetics & biodistribution
  • Identifying & characterizing tumour targeting moieties
  • Novel polymers for biofunctionalization
  • Innovative biomaterials
  • Interactions of nanomaterials with cells, tissues & living organisms
  • Toxicology
  • Public health
  • Nanomedical devices
  • Nanophotonic technologies for biomedical applications

In-Depth Issues – Detection, Therapy & Monitoring of Disease

Example Topics:

  • Novel Methods in Deep Tissue Imaging & Spectroscopy
  • Advances in optical techniques for biomedical diagnosis
  • Point of care monitoring
  • Imaging & tomography through scattering & turbid media
  • Optical properties of disease
  • Tomography approaches & applications in medicine
  • Clinical & Translational Biophotonics
  • Photothermal therapy

Cellular Insights – Understanding Accumulation of Nanotheranostics

Example Topics:

  • SERS cellular imaging
  • Quantification of cellular uptake
  • Nanoparticle localisation
  • Multiplexed imaging with subcellular resolution
  • Mechanisms for nanotheranostics accumulation
  • Biodistribution & clearance of nanotheranostics
  • In Vivo total mass balance of nanotheranostics
  • Active vs. Passive targeting of nanotheranostics – in vitro & in vivo correlations
  • Simultaneous monitoring (tracking & quantification) of multiple component composite nanotheranostics

Theranostics in the Clinic – Tales of Healthcare Technology Translation

Example Topics:

  • ‘Benchtop-to-Bedside’: the process of translating new technologies to the clinic (critical steps, hurdles/challenges, ethics approval, etc.)
  • Overcoming hurdles to clinical translation of nanoparticles
  • Examples of novel healthcare technologies at technology readiness level (TRL) 3 & above
  • Focus on clinical & translational techniques with an underlying Optical, Biophotonics, and/or Nanoparticle/Nano-Assembly element
  • In vivo Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and/or Theranostic application
  • Therapeutic monitoring

Presentation Type

We are accepting abstract submissions for both oral & poster presentations.

Oral Presentation


  • Presenters have 15 minutes for their talk + 5 minutes for Q&A
  • Presentations should be in 16:9 ratio

During Presentation:

  • A presentation remote with a laser pointer will be provided
  • Whilst presenting & answering questions, presenters will be expected to speak using the portable microphone provided

Poster Presentation

  • MAXIMUM poster size is A0 (841 x 1188 mm) in PORTRAIT orientation
  • We invite authors to present CREATIVE / INTERACTIVE posters where possible
  • Ensure contents have a logical flow
  • Keep text to a minimum & ensure content is legible from ≥3 metres (a good readability test-print is an A4 printout held at arm’s length)
  • Make it colourful! (use colour blind friendly palettes)
  • Drawing pins & adhesive Velcro pads WILL BE PROVIDED to facilitate display on the poster boards
  • Presenters MUST print their own posters & bring them to the conference.
  • Presenters are responsible for removing their posters at the end of the display period. Posters NOT removed by the indicated take-down-time will be disposed of.

Where possible, authors are encouraged to:

  • Include a photo of themselves on their poster to help readers identify presenters away from their posters
  • Include their contact details (email, socials, etc.) on their poster


At the review stage, the session chairs/co-chairs MAY CHANGE the presentation type submitted by the author to ensure the continuity of the conference programme; i.e. oral presentation may be changed to poster presentation OR poster presentation to oral presentation.

The presenting author will be informed of any change to their submitted presentation type at the review outcome stage.

The decision of the session chairs is FINAL.

Submission Guidelines

It is ESSENTIAL that you read the guidelines below BEFORE you submit.


If you have a question about abstract submission, email the organisers at:


Abstract Template

Your abstract must adhere to the RaNT 2022 Abstract Template (available to download HERE). It must be written in English. You must upload your abstract as a .PDF.

Who submits the abstract?

The Presenting Author must submit the abstract. They will be the first author and will act as the main point of contact for the abstract with organisers.

How do I submit my abstract?

Abstract submission is made via the simple form below. You must complete all required fields:

  • presenting author’s title, full name & email
  • abstract title
  • choose presentation type
  • choose session theme
  • upload a .PDF of your abstract

Finally, you must provide consent for the conference organisers to process and store your personal data, as well as consent to publish your abstract (if selected) on the conference website and in the abstract booklet.

Upon successful submission of the abstract, a confirmation email will be sent to the Presenting Author (this may take several minutes to arrive). PLEASE REMEMBER TO CHECK YOUR JUNK EMAIL INBOX as this is an automated email generated by the Raman Nanotheranostics website.

If you experience any problems submitting your abstract for RaNT 2022, or if you do not receive the confirmation email, notify the organisers by email at rant@exeter.ac.uk.

Can I edit my abstract after submission?

We encourage authors to check that their abstract submission (including the .PDF file attachment) are correct BEFORE they click SUBMIT.

However, if you need to edit your abstract, you may do this at any time BEFORE THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE.

To edit your abstract, you must submit a new entry re-using the form below and ensure you answer ‘YES‘ to the question, “Are you resubmitting to edit your abstract?“.

If you experience any problems editing and resubmitting your abstract for RaNT 2022, notify the organisers by email at rant@exeter.ac.uk.

Review & Notification of Outcome

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the session chairs.

Notification of outcome will be sent to the submitter before 17th August 2022.

Registration of the Abstract Presenter

When notified of outcome, the Presenting Author is required to accept the offer by registering for the conference on or before the 19th August 2022. You will be provided with a link to register in your acceptance email.


It includes: all lunches, refreshments, a drinks reception at the poster session & a working dinner on the 1st evening (5th Sept).

Withdrawal Conditions & Change of Presenter

If you need to withdraw the abstract or change the presenting author, contact rant@exeter.ac.uk by 23.59 BST on 19th August 2022.

Terms & Conditions

  • The abstract submitted adheres to the abstract submission guidelines outlined above here on the Conference Website Abstract Submissions page.
  • The abstract submitted is in English.
  • It is the responsibility of the Presenting Author to submit the abstract. They are the main contact whose responsibility it is to communicate with other co-authors.
  • The Presenting Author is available to present at the conference between 5th – 7th September 2022.
  • The Presenting Author must register by the deadline indicated in the abstract review outcome email. If they do not register, the abstract will be removed from the programme and any associated publications.
  • The text of the abstract, along with the names and affiliations, will be published on the conference website and in the abstract document, and this will not raise any copyright issues.
  • A submission as a particular presentation type or theme may be changed to a different type following review in order to be accepted and included in the programme.

If you have any queries regarding the above, please contact the RaNT 2022 organisers via email at rant@exeter.ac.uk.

Abstract Submissions are now CLOSED.