Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Talk Title: Bisphenols in food and the environment

Ester Heath (F) has been employed at Jožef Stefan Institute since 1991. She obtained M.Sc. (1994) and Ph.D. (1998) in Chemistry – Environmental Organic Analysis at the University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia. She spent 15 months at University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK and 2 years at McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada. Currently she is a Head of Laboratory for Organic Analytical Chemistry within Department of Environmental Sciences, »Jožef Stefan« Institute and professor at International Postgraduate School Jožef Stefan in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Prof. Heath has been working in the field of organic analytical chemistry for over 25 years and has a broad experience in experimental work (sample preparation procedures, identification and quantitative and qualitative determination) with trace organic compounds and their stable metabolites using different analytical procedures (mass spectrometry, gas/liquid chromatography). She has also been involved in developing and evaluating different treatment processes with assessing contaminant removal, transformation and toxicity.