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Mohammed Gagaoua

The research of Dr. Mohammed GAGAOUA is focused on the use of proteomics in the field of muscle to meat conversion and the development of fast and efficient aqueous techniques for protein purification. His research interests are at the interface of chemistry and biology with a focus on the use of protein biomarkers quantified by western-blotting, Dot-Blot and reverse phase protein arrays (RPPA) to manage meat quality and also to understand the mechanisms behind meat tenderizing. As a career achiever, Dr. Gagaoua has received the International Meat Science Award in 2015, the ICoMST2018 award by Robin Shorthouse for outstanding contribution to advancing Meat Science and the ICoMST2018 Meat Science award for best presentation. He has published more than 60 publications among them 43 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, 6 book chapters and has more than 40 communications in national and international congresses.

Pierre Herckes

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU). Affiliate Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at ASU.

Research Areas inclued analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry and geochemistry.

Oliver A.H. Jones

My group conducts research on new analytical methods and technologies, particularly in multidimensional chromatography mass spectrometry and NMR. I also have had a long history of research in metabolomics and the trace analysis of environmental pollutants in complex matrices. Recently I have extended my work to include forensic chemistry and I also have an interest in bringing technology to Chemistry Education. Check out 'Chirality-2' on the app store and Google Play or follow me on Twitter (@dr_oli_jones).

Frederic Leusch

Dr Frederic Leusch is Professor and Deputy Head of School (Research) in the School of Environment and Science at Griffith University (Australia), where he teaches biology and environmental toxicology. Fred also leads the ARI Toxicology Research Group ( at the Australian Rivers Institute on the Gold Coast. His current research focuses on endocrine disruption in the Australian environment, validating ethical alternatives to animal toxicity testing and the application of systems biology methods to evaluate exposure to environmental pollutants. He currently serves on various national and international committees on issues related to the significance of trace organic pollutants to drinking and recycled water quality as well as development and validation of animal alternatives for toxicity testing. He is currently chairing the Water Quality Advisory Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council, which provides advice to the NHMRC on the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

Julia Martín

Julia Martín obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2012 at University of Seville (Spain). She is Assistant Professor in the Department of Analytical Chemistry (University of Seville) since 2013. Her principal research interests fall into the three interrelated areas of environmental, analytical and water sciences. She is particularly interested in the development of new methodologies for the determination of majority and emerging pollutants in environmental and biological matrices. These methodologies are then applied to evaluate the occurrence and fate of pollutants to obtain information about their potential toxicological effects to the ecosystems. Her interest is also focused on the history of chemistry and on the methodological aspects of analytical science. She is a co-author of more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 20 book chapters, H-index 18 and 875 citation.

Andres W. Martinez

I received my BS in chemistry from Stanford University and my PhD in chemistry from Harvard University, with George Whitesides. My research is focused on the development of low-cost point-of-care diagnostic devices, which involves analytical chemistry, paper-based microfluidics, fabrication, materials science and engineering.

Biswapriya Biswavas Misra

Interested in metabolomics and genomics of diseases! My current work is focused on generating quality metabolomics datasets leveraging the high-resolution mass-spectrometry (GC-Orbitrap-MS and LC-Orbitrap-MS) and occasionally NMR datasets to combine with other -omics layers such as genomics (transcriptomics, epigenetics), proteomics, and clinical data sets to provide insights in metabolic changes that are associated with human and non-human primate wellness and disease conditions, specifically metabolic syndromes such as atherosclerosis, diabetes, obesity, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Eduardo Pinilla-Gil

E. Pinilla-Gil is an associate professor at the University of Extremadura in Badajoz, Spain (department of Analytical Chemistry). He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry (1987) at the University of Extremadura, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry (1991) at the same university. The main topic of his research work is the development of analytical methods for the determination of pollutants in environmental samples, with a special focus on miniaturization and portability of electroanalytical instruments for pollution monitoring. He is also interested in novel environmental sampling techniques, sample pretreatment techniques, and pollution impact assessment.

Dmitri Vezenov

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Lehigh University. Science Advisor, Nanoptek. Research involves i) application of scanning force microscopy to direct measurements and imaging of intermolecular forces between organic functional groups, bio-molecules, and nano-materials (such as carbon nanotubes); ii) development of new techniques for direct manipulation of single molecules (force spectroscopy, such as magnetic or dielectrophoretic tweezers) to understand and exploit intermolecular interactions in soft matter; iii) probing nano-mechanics of thin films; iv) next-generation DNA sequencing technology.

Robert Winkler

Robert Winkler is Principal Investigator of the Laboratory of Biochemical and Instrumental Analysis at the CINVESTAV Unidad Irapuato and faculty member for the postgraduate programs Plant Biotechnology and Integrative Biology. His research topics include novel mass spectrometry techniques such as low-temperature plasma ionization and covalent protein staining, new approaches in the high-throughput metabolomic profiling of plants, computational mass spectrometry and proteomics.