Quantitative analysis of infrared spectroscopy data for soil and plant sciences (SPEC02)

24 octobre 2023

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LIVE COURSE: Quantitative analysis of infrared spectroscopy data for soil and plant sciences (SPEC02). Tuesday, October 24th, 2023.

This 3-day short course is aimed at providing an introduction to the analysis infrared spectroscopy data using the R programming language. Infrared spectroscopy is a high-throughput, non-destructive, and cheap sensing method that has a large range of applications in agricultural, plant and environmental sciences. Theory underpinning the visible, near and mid-infrared reflectance will be discussed, as well as interpretation of the wavelengths corresponding to specific molecular vibrations and the pre-processing of the raw spectra (day 1). We will then cover chemometric methods for exploratory spectral analysis with principal component analysis. We will have the opportunity to detect outlier spectra as well as to select the samples for laboratory analysis using the spectral data (day 2).  Finally, we will introduce methods for building accurate multivariate models. Multivariate models will be explained and tested, including machine learning and conventional statistical algorithms. Sessions will be a blend of interactive demonstrations/practical and lectures, where learners will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout. Prior to the course, attendees will receive R script and datasets and a list of R packages to install.

By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Select the best pre-processing techniques for their own raw infrared spectral data.
  • Apply data exploration techniques and avoid the common pitfalls in tackling a data analysis of infrared spectral data.
  • Select the optimal sample size and the best sampling design to subset spectral data and send the samples for laboratory analysis.
  • Understand and apply approaches for spectral data outlier detection.
  • Apply statistical multivariate modelling methods to infrared spectroscopy data and validate the model predictions.


Date de modification : 05 septembre 2023 | Date de création : 05 septembre 2023