Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Talk title:  Sensitive and Multiplexed Bioanalysis using Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS)

Karen Faulds is a Professor in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde and an expert in the development of surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and other spectroscopic techniques for novel analytical detection strategies and in particular multiplexed bioanalytical applications. She has published over 120 peer reviewed publications and has filed 5 patents. She has been awarded over £10M in funding as principal and co-investigator from EPSRC, charities, industry and governmental bodies. In 2009 she was presented with the Nexxus Young Life Scientist of the Year award, elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2012 and in 2017 was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. She was awarded the 2013 RSC Joseph Black Award and the 2016 Craver Award from the Coblentz Society.  She was also recently named as one of the Top 50 Women in Analytical Science (2016) and one of the Top 10 Spectroscopists (2017) by The Analytical Scientist. She is the Strathclyde Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Optical Medical Imaging, serves on the editorial board of RSC Advances and the editorial advisory board for Analyst, Chemical Society Reviews and Analytical Chemistry and is the current Chair of the UKs Infrared and Raman Discussion Group (IRDG).