Alejandro Cifuentes

Head of Foodomics Laboratory, Director of Metabolomics Platform, Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL), National Research Council of Spain (CSIC)

Alejandro Cifuentes is a Full Research Professor at the National Research Council of Spain (CSIC) in Madrid, Head of the Laboratory of Foodomics and Director of the Metabolomics Platform (International Excellence Campus CSIC + University Autonoma of Madrid). He has been Director of the Institute of Food Science Research and Deputy Director of the Institute of Industrial Fermentations, both belonging to CSIC. Alejandro’s activity includes advanced analytical methods development for Foodomics (including transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics), food quality and safety, as well as isolation and characterization of natural bioactive compounds and their effect on human health. He holds different national and international awards, is member of the Editorial Board of 14 international journals (including Journal of Chromatography A, Journal of Separation Science, Food Analytical Methods and International Journal of Molecular Sciences) and Editor of TrAC-Trends in Analytical Chemistry and Electrophoresis. He has published more than 250 SCI papers, 20 books and book chapters and 9 patents. His h index is 64 (Google scholar, January 2018) and his works have received more than 13000 citations. Alejandro has given more than 150 invited lectures in different national and international meetings in Europe, Asia, Africa, America and Oceania. He has defined for the first time in a SCI journal the new discipline of Foodomics.

Ali A. Ensafi

Center of Excellence in Sensors & Green Chemistry of Ministry of Sciences, Research & Technology of Iran

Prof. Ali A. Ensafi was graduated in Chemistry (Ph.D.) in 1991 in Analytical Chemistry in Shiraz University (Iran). Then, he joined the Department of Chemistry at Isfahan University of Technology (Iran). He became full professor in 2001 at Isfahan University of Technology. He is head of Center of Excellence in Sensors & Green Chemistry of Ministry of Sciences, Research & Technology of Iran. He has H-index of 55 (Google scholar). He has published more than 425 ISI papers, and he has more than 150 international and/or national oral presentation. He has awarded three international awards. He is co-authors of four books (Academic Press & Springer publishers), and he is associate editor of Journal of the Iranian Chemical Society (Springer publisher), and Editorial Board of 13 International Scientific Journal as can be seen on his site as Prof.Ensafi is top 1% Scientists in Chemistry in Thomson Routers, Essential Science Indicators and Top 1% Scientists in Sciences (Organization of the Islamic Countries).

His research program is the development of sensors and biosensors (based electrochemical and spectroscopic methods) for diagnosis, important biological and pharmaceutical compounds, surface active agents, new energy source materials for fuel cell, supercapacitors and storage energy, using new nanocompounds.

Arzum Erdem

Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ege University, Izmir

Arzum Erdem received Bachelor in Pharmacy from Ege University, Izmir, Turkey in 1993. She received the master degree in 1996 and PhD degree in 2000 in the Department of Analytical Chemistry at the same university in Izmir. She worked as an Assistant Professor from 2000 to 2003 and as an Associated Professor from 2003 to 2009 at the Analytical Chemistry Department of the Faculty of Pharmacy in Ege University. She has been working at the same department as a Full Professor since 2009. Arzum Erdem was awarded by the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) as the one of highly skilled young twenty Turkish scientists elected in 2001 under the TÜBA-GEBİP fellowship programme. She  received  “Juniour Science Award” in 2006,  and “Science Award” in 2015 given by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK). She was elected as the Associate member of TÜBA in 2007, and elected as the Principal member of TÜBA in 2016. Arzum Erdem was elected as a Special Committee member of  Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA)- Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) in August, 2017.

Prof. Arzum Erdem has authored or co-authored more than 140 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, she has given more than 20 invited talks in international meetings and conferences, is the co-author of 9 book chapters and review papers. She has received more than 3300 citations according to Web of Science records with h-index:34.
Prof. Arzum Erdem has initiated many national and international collaborative research on development and applications of electrochemical (bio)sensors based on drug, enzyme and nucleic acids. Her recent research is centred on the development of novel transducers and chemical and biological recognition systems by using different nanomaterials (e.g, graphenes, magnetic nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, gold and silver nanoparticles, dendrimers, nanowires, nanorods etc.) designed for electrochemical sensing of nucleic acid (DNA, miRNA) hybridization, and also the specific interactions between drug and DNA, or protein and DNA, aptamer-protein and also the development of integrated analytical systems for environmental monitoring, food safety, industry and biomedical monitoring.

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Karen Faulds

FRSC Bionanotechnology and Analytical Research Section Dept. Pure and Applied Chemistry Technology Innovation Centre University of Strathclyde,

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).

Yvan Vander Heyden

Department of Analytical Chemistry, Applied Chemometrics and Molecular Modelling, Belgium

Yvan Vander Heyden was born on 21 May 1964 in Ninove, Belgium. He has a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. (Ruggedness/robustness testing in method validation) in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium, where he currently is a full professor and heads the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Applied Chemometrics and Molecular Modelling. His research group works on chemometrics and separation science. The mission statement of the group is: “The rational use of new techniques in pharmaceutical analysis”, where analysis techniques refer both to separation and data-analysis. Since 2013 he is the chair of the VUB Education Board for Pharmacy. He is a past co-chair and chair of both the ‘Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry’, and the ‘Pharmaceutical Sciences and Protein Chemistry’ panels of the Belgian National Science Fund (FWO). Between 2006-2012 he was the editor of the ‘Practical Data Handling’ column in LC-GC Europe.
He supervised 37 doctorates (32 as promotor). His publication record comprises about 30 book chapters and more than 370 peer-reviewed research papers in international journals. This resulted in a Web of Science h-index of 46 and about 8250 citations. He was member of the Scientific or Organizing Committees of numerous conferences, and served in the editorial boards of different journals. In 2013 he received a Doctor Honoris Causa title of the Medical University of Gdansk, Poland.

Zhengjin Jiang

Dr. Zhengjin Jiang received his PhD degree in the Institute of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, Nankai University in 2001. After graduation, he worked for one year in Unimicro (Tianjin) Technologies, Inc, followed as postdoctoral researcher or research fellow in The University of Tuebingen in Germany, King‘s College London, Pfizer (Sandwich) Research Centre, Novartis Horsham Research Centre, respectively. In 2011, he returned to China and became a full professor of pharmacy at Jinan University, China. His research has been focused on separation science and their applications in pharmaceutical analysis. So far, he has published over 90 scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals and given more than 20 oral presentations at international conferences. He is also the holder of 5 patens. He also served as co-chair (with Prof. Su Zeng, Zhejiang University) of the 27th International Symposium on Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis in 2016.

Emmanuelle Lipka

Assistant Professor, Analytical Chemistry Lab of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Lille)

Dr. Emmanuelle Lipka holds a PhD degree in 2001, in analytical chemistry from the University of Lille, France. She is now an assistant professor at the analytical chemistry lab of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Lille). She has authored 60 journal articles related to chiral separations and 2 chapters of book. Her fields of expertise are separation sciences including High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Supercritical Fluid Chromatography and Capillary Electrophoresis applied to pharmaceutical analysis, for the discovery and development of chiral drugs.

Federico Marini

Dept. of Chemistry, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy

Dr Marini received his MSc from Sapienza University of Rome in 2000 where he also completed his PhD in 2004. He is currently associate professor of Chemometrics at Sapienza University of Rome. In 2006, he was awarded the Young Researcher Prize from Italian Chemical Society and in 2012 he won the Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems Award “for his achievements in chemometrics”. He has been visiting researcher in various Universities (Copenhagen, Stellenbosch, Silesia, Lille). His research activity is focused on all aspects of chemometrics, ranging from the application of existing methods to real world problems in different fields to the design and development of novel algorithms. He is author of more than 100 papers in international journals, and recently he edited and coauthored the book Chemometrics in food chemistry (Elsevier). He is member of the Editorial boards of Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, Analytica Chimica Acta, J. of NIR Spectroscopy, J. of Spectral Imaging and he serves as Associate Editor for Chemometrics in Wiley’s Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. He is currently the coordinator of the Chemometric group of the Italian Chemical Society and a member of the Chemometric study group of EUCheMS.

Susana Campuzano Ruiz

Analytical Chemistry Department. Chemistry Faculty, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Brief CV: Susana Campuzano received her PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) in 2004. Since 2005 she works as Assistant Professor at the Analytical Chemistry Department of the Chemistry Faculty of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid where she collaborates in the “Electroanalysis and Electrochemical (Bio)sensors” research group headed by Prof. J.M. Pingarrón. During 2008 and 2009, she stayed as Post-Doc in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Infection Biology at the Center for Biological Research in the Superior Council of Scientific Investigations in Madrid. Then, from January 2010 to July 2011, she moved to the research group of Prof. J. Wang at the Department of Nanoengineering in UCSD (USA), where she worked as a Research Scholar. Her areas of interest include the development of enzymatic, immuno and DNA electrochemical sensors and advanced nanomachines. She has authored over 150 research papers, 16 book chapters, 8 Patents and more than 125 Contributions to National and International Conferences. Her h-index is 36.

Title Keynote Presentation: New electroanalytical tools for cancer epigenetics.

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Ugur Tamer

Pharmacy Faculty at Gazi University in Turkey

Uğur Tamer is a professor of Pharmacy Faculty at Gazi University in Turkey. He received Ph.D. degree in 2003 at Hacettepe University Department of Analytical chemistry. Under the mentorship of Professor Dr Kadir Pekmez and Professor Dr Attila Yıldız, his research focused on modified electrodes and conducting polymers. He was involved in Prof. Dr. Harry Mark’s electroanalytical research group as a visiting scholar in the department of chemistry at Cincinnati University in 2002 and He had worked a post-doctoral researcher, working with Professor Curtis Shannon, in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Auburn University in 2005. He was involved in Raman research group as a visiting professor, at University of Maine, Lemans, France. His research focuses on modified electrodes, electrochemical controlled micro-extraction, enantiomer separations, magnetic and anisotropic nanoparticles, surface modification and surface enhanced Raman scattering based immunoassay, and paper based microfluidic analytical devices. He is a member of several nanotechnology related COST actions. He has published 98 peer-reviewed research papers and 2 book chapters.

Roma Tauler

Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDÆA), CSIC, Spain

Chemistry Graduation at the University of Barcelona, 1977PhD in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Barcelona, 1984
Assistant Professor, University of Barcelona until 1987
Associate Professor, University of Barcleona 1987-2002
Research Professor CSIC 2003- present

Chief Editor of Journal of Chemometrics and International Laboratory Systems. Chief Editor of the MAJOR REFERENCE WORK: COMPREHENSIVE CHEMOMETRICS, Chemical and Biochemical Data Analysis (Elsevier). 2012 ERC Advanced Grant award. 2009 Award for Achievements in Chemometrics, Eastern Analytical Symposium. 2009 Kowalski Prize from the journal J.of Chemometrics, Wiley. President of the Catalan Chemistry Society, 2008-2013. He has published 386 papers in ISI journals (WoS gives more than 12.760 cites and h-index 53, 15/2/2018). Main research interests in Chemometrics, in the statistical analysis of multiway and muliset data, especially in the development of multivariate curve resolution methods, and their applications to Environmental Chemistry, Omic Sciences, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (hyphenated chromatography, spectroscopy, imaging, mass spectrometry, sensor development), and Solution Chemistry (Equilibria and Kinetics).

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