Conferenciantes invitados

Prof. Dr. Robert Kennedy
University of Michigan (USA)
Pushing the limits of separations: high speed and high pressure

Robert Kennedy is the Willard Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Michigan. He became professor of chemistry at the University of Florida in 1991 and served there for 11 years before moving to Michigan. His research interests are analytical chemistry and its application to neuroscience, endocrinology, and biotechnology.

His work has been recognized by several awards including two MERIT awards from the NIH, a Presidential Faculty Fellowship, a Sloan Foundation Fellowship, Beckman Young Investigator Award, ACS Findeis Award, McKnight Award for Technical Innovations in Neuroscience, and Golay Award for Achievements in Chromatography. He has held several service posts and is presently Associate Editor of Analytical Chemistry and Director of the Microfluidics in Biomedical Sciences Training Program at Michigan.

His group has developed instrumentation that couples sampling probes to capillary electrophoresis, capillary chromatography, mass spectrometry, and microfluidic assays for monitoring neurotransmitters in vivo. These methods have been used for studying changes in neurotransmitter concentrations associated with behavior and diseases. His group has also developed sensors and microfluidic devices for monitoring insulin secretion from pancreatic b-cells. These methods are coupled with metabolomics to understand the biochemical mechanism of insulin secretion and perturbations associated with diabetes. His group is also researching use of rapid electrophoretic and mass spectrometric assays as novel approaches to high-throughput screening.

Prof. Dr. Soledad Muniategui Lorenzo
Universidad de A Coruña (UDC) – Instituto Universitario de Medio Ambiente (Spain)
Current Trends in Sample Treatment for Environmental Analysis.

Soledad Muniategui Lorenzo es catedrática de Química Analítica en la Universidad de A Coruña (UDC) desde 2003. Actualmente dirige el Instituto Universitario de Medio Ambiente de la UDC y coordina el grupo de Química Analítica Aplicada (QANAP). Tiene una amplia experiencia en el desarrollo de metodologías analíticas para la determinación de contaminantes prioritarios y emergentes y productos de degradación en muestras ambientales, agroalimentarias e industriales. Su investigación en el campo del medio ambiente se centra en la evaluación de la calidad del aire, calidad del agua y el medio marino, aplicando nuevas estrategias de tratamiento de muestras y determinación por espectrometría de masas acoplada a cromatografía de gases y líquidos y con plasma de acoplamiento inductivo. Ha participado en más de 35 proyectos de I+D financiados en convocatorias competitivas de ámbito autonómico, nacional y europeo y en más de 40 contratos/convenios con empresas, instituciones públicas y centros tecnológicos, en la mayoría como investigadora responsable. Es autora de 230 trabajos publicados en revistas SCI, 300 comunicaciones en congresos y conferencias, 19 libros / capítulos y supervisado 19 tesis de doctorado. Ha desempeñado diversos cargos académicos y de gestión como Directora del Departamento de Química Analítica de la Universidad de A Coruña (1997-2013), Coordinadora del Programa de Doctorado interdepartamental “Química Ambiental y Fundamental” (1997-2011) y Coordinadora del Máster en Ciencias, Tecnologías y Gestión Ambiental de la Universidad de A Coruña desde 2012.

Prof. Dr. Lourdes Ramos
Instituto de Química Orgánica General – CSIC (Spain)
Análisis de mezclas complejas mediante cromatografía de gas completa en dos dimensiones – espectrometría de masas: estudios no orientados.

Lourdes Ramos es actualmente Investigadora Científica de OP en el Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC, Madrid), en el Departamento de Análisis Instrumental y Química Ambiental del Instituto de Química Orgánica. Sus actividades en investigación se centran, en especial, en el desarrollo de nuevos métodos miniaturizados de preparación de muestras para la determinación rápida y respetuosa con el medio ambiente de trazas de contaminantes orgánicos en muestras ambientales y de alimentos, y en la evaluación de nuevas técnicas cromatográficas, en particular las basadas en cromatografía de gases (GC), para el estudio y caracterización de mezclas complejas de microcontaminantes orgánicos. Miembro del equipo editorial de varias revistas, incluida Journal of Chromatography A, editora invitada de varios volúmenes especiales, es coautora de más de 80 artículos científicos en revistas indexadas, 12 capítulos de libros y editora de un libro multi-autor sobre cromatografía de gases completa en dos dimensiones publicado por Elsevier.

Prof. Dr. Serge Rudaz
School of pharmaceutical sciences University of Geneva (Switzerland)
New insights into separation techniques for endogenous metabolomic profiling

Serge Rudaz studied pharmacy in Switzerland, where he obtained his PhD in 1997. Later, he joined the National Research Center in Roma (Italy) for a post-doctoral position concerning the application of capillary electrophoresis (CE) hyphenated to mass spectrometry (MS) for chiral separation in biological fluids. From 1998 to 2011, he was a master-assistant in Phytochemistry at the University of Lausanne and then Maître d’Enseignement et de Recherche (MER), where he started to promote new strategies for untargeted MS analyses. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012 at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Geneva, where he leads the biomedical and metabolomics analysis (BMA) group.

Serge Rudaz contributed to the field of analytical sciences with diverse activities, including invited lectures and invited professorships at various Universities. He is a member of several scientific societies and scientific boards. In addition to acting as a research group leader and member of the management board of the Swiss Centre for Applied Human Toxicology (SCAHT) Foundation, he is also President of the Competence Center in Chemical and Toxicological Analysis (ccCTA) and president of the Swiss Metabolomics Society (SMS). Currently, he is interested in metabolomics, (UHP)LC and CE coupled to MS, advances in sample preparation, analysis of pharmaceuticals and counterfeit medicine, biological matrices, and clinical and preclinical studies, which include metabolism and toxicological analysis. Serge Rudaz is an expert in a variety of chemometric approaches, including experimental design (DOE) validation and regulation (ISO17025), as well as multivariate data analysis (MVA) for metabolomics. He is a (co)author of over 10 book chapters (>10) and 260 peer-reviewed papers, with an H-index (Scopus) of 48. He was chair of the Chimiométrie 2015 and SEP 2017.

The group of Serge Rudaz is developing new strategies for untargeted metabolomics analyses and specializes in the analysis of low molecular weight compounds in biological matrices. Since 2010, the group has also focused on developing chemometric approaches dedicated to the analysis of data produced by MS couplings, including capillary electrophoresis. Aspects of dimensionality reduction and multi-table analysis are addressed through collaborative projects in the fields of toxicology, biology, biochemistry, and pharmacology.

Prof. Dr. Oliver J. Schmitz
University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)
Thousands of separated signals in a four-dimensional separation approach: How can we manage the data?

In 2009 Oliver J. Schmitz got a full professor in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Wuppertal (BUW). Between 2010 and 2012 he was the chair of the Analytical Chemistry department at BUW. Since 2013 Schmitz has been a full professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen and is the chair of the Institute of Applied Analytical Chemistry.

2009 he cofounded the company iGenTraX UG which develops new ion sources and units to couple separation techniques with mass spectrometers. In 2011 he was one of the founding directors of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Pure and Applied Mass Spectrometry, University of Wuppertal.

The research field of Prof. Schmitz are the development of ion sources, use and optimization of comprehensive LC and GC, ion mobility-mass spectrometry and coupling analytical techniques with mass spectrometers. He was awarded the scholar-in-training award of the American Association for Cancer Research in 2003, the Cancer Council South Australia ‘Distinguished Visitor’ travel award in 2008, the Gerhard-Hesse Prize for chromatography in 2013 and in the same year the Fresenius Lecturer.

Prof. Dr. Antonio Segura Carretero
Universidad de Granada (Spain)
Advanced analytical strategies in the field of bioactive ingredients

Dr. D. Antonio Segura Carretero es Catedrático de la Universidad de Granada y Director de Investigación del CIDAF (Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo del Alimento Funcional) y Responsable del Grupo AGR274 “Bioactive Ingredients”. Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado y Premio Joven Investigador en Química de la GRASEQA. Ha participado 45 proyectos de investigación de convocatorias regionales, nacionales e internacionales y 35 contratos de investigación con empresas. Autor de 380 artículos científicos publicados en revistas internacionales indexadas como más de 12.000 citas y un índice H de 57; ha sido reconocido con el premio UGR-Caja Rural a investigadores con trayectorias científicas de alta calidad en 2018. Autor de 400 comunicaciones en congresos nacionales e internacionales. Ha dirigido 29 Tesis doctorales y 40 Tesis de Máster. Editor de dos libros y coautor de 27 capítulos en diversas monografías tanto en castellano como en inglés. Ha impartido cursos interuniversitarios e internacionales y organizado cursos de extensión universitaria homologables entre ellos tres ediciones del Curso de Experto de Alimentos Funcionales y Nutracéuticos.