Plenary lectures

Hassan Aboul-Enein Hassan Y. ABOUL-ENEİN is a Professor at the Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry Department, National Research Center in Cairo, Egypt and the Chemistry Department. He is the author and co-author of over 1000 refereed articles and 93 reviews, 55 book chapters, 8 books. He is an Editorial Board member of 22 peer reviewed journals. The research interests of Professor Aboul-Enein include:

  • Pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis of drugs in bulk, pharmaceutical formulations and biological fluids.
  • Chiral chromatography including molecular recognition in separation processes and method developments for analytical separations.
  • Retention mechanisms in chromatography.
  • Synthesis of biological active agents, specifically fluorinated medicines.
  • Construction and development of sensors and biosensors for the analysis of pharmaceuticals and biological active compounds with emphasis on chiral drugs.

Professor Aboul-Enein has been a visiting professor to several universities and research institutions in Malaysia, India, Romania, Algiers, Turkey, USA, France, South Africa with research collaboration with several international groups. He is a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) advisory panel in International Pharmacopoeia and Pharmaceutical Preparations and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and several professional societies. Professor Aboul-Enein received several honors and awards including  Matasumae International Foundation Fellowship (Japan), Abdul Hamid Showman Foundation Award for Medicinal Sciences (Jordan), The 20th Century Award for Achievements (UK), Jabber ibn Hayan Award in Chemistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Khwarizmi International Award (Applied Sciences)-UNESCO, Tehran, Iran, Elsevier Scopus Award for the most cited scientist in Chemistry and Mahatir Mohammed Award in Biomedical Science – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.



Deleanu-Calin-PhotoCalin DELEANU is Senior Researcher and head of the Group of Biospectroscopy jointly founded by the “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iasi and “Costin D. Nenitescu” Centre of Organic Chemistry, Bucharest, both institutes belonging to the Romanian Academy.

His research interests include NMR techniques for structure elucidation of organic, organometallic and macromolecular compounds, organic synthesis, NMR metabolomics applied to biological and food fluids. He is author of over 170 published papers and book chapters. In 2009 he was awarded the “Costin D. Nenitescu” Medal of the Romanian Chemical Society “for his contribution to the advancement of chemistry in Romania”.

He graduated from the “Politehnica” University Bucharest and in 2001 he got a PhD in chemistry from the same university. After graduation he was briefly acting as chemical engineer in the “Borzesti” Petrochemical Plant (1988-1990) after which he was continuously involved in research and teaching activities in the “Costin D. Nenitescu” Centre of Organic Chemistry of the Romanian Academy in Bucharest, “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the Romanian Academy in Iasi, “Politehnica” University in Bucharest, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest.

He is founding Member of the Romanian Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (for which he also served as Vice-President and as Board Member), founding member of the Romanian Chapter of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, founding member of the Romanian Chapter of the American Chemical Society (vice-chairman since 2012).



Horvai_Gyorgy_2011_szinesGeorge HORVAI graduated from the Technical University of Budapest, where he is professor now. He got his PhD in the labs of professor Erno Pungor, for his research on the precision of potentiometric measurements. He worked for periods between 3 months and 1 year in different laboratories abroad, including the ETH Zurich and the University of Illinois. His research on the electrochemistry of ion-selective membranes is particularly well known. In the 1990-s his attention turned to the computer simulation of liquid-liquid interfaces and liquid surfaces. He is actively publishing on this subject in physicochemical journals. In 2000 he began to work with imprinted polymers, first as an analytical chemist and later as an investigator of the adsorption phenomena on imprinted polymers. In recent years he made efforts to better understand  the meaning of selectivity in analytical chemistry.

Professor Horvai is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He was for a longer period the chairman of the analytical chemistry division of the Hungarian Chemical Society, and also member of the steering committee of the division of analytical chemistry of Euchems. He has also served as the vice president of his alma mater.


MLekkaMałgorzata LEKKA was appointed at the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Science (IFJ PAN)  in 1993, directly after graduation from the at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at the Jagiellonian University. During her carries she obtained: (i) in 1998, PhD in physics (in the field in biophysics, The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics in Kraków, Poland) and (ii) in 2008, habilitation in physics (in the field in biophysics, The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics in Kraków, Poland). From 2010 till now, she is a head of Laboratory of Biophysical Microstructures at the IFJ PAN, converted into Department of Biophysical Microstructures in 2016.

Her activity is mainly focused on the characterisation of differences between normal and cancerous cells/tissues by means of atomic force microscopy (AFM). The main aim of these studies is to establish the AFM technique as a method that allows the direct detection of altered cancer cells at the single molecules level. In the period 2004–2006 she was a fellow within a NATO Collaborative Linkage Grant (”Molecular interaction in normal and cancerous cells”). Within the period 2000-2013, she was participating in the studies on elastic properties of mice and human muscles obtained from cases of muscular dystrophies with various degree of severity. The studies were conducted in collaboration with the Lausanne University, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne and University Hospital in Switzerland. In 2007, she participated as an external expert working on „En route to a Knowledge-based Bio-Economy”, road map for perspectives of biotechnology till 2030.

She has published more than 88 refereed publications, 8 book chapters and over 150 conference presentations.


LobinskiRyszard LOBINSKI is professor of chemistry, research director at the French National Research Council (CNRS) and director of the Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Physicochemistry of Materials and Environment in Pau.

Lobinski graduated from the Warsaw University of Technology from which he obtained his Ph.D. (1989) and D.Sc. (habilitation, 1994) degrees. He was post-doctoral fellow of the Max-Planck Society at the Institute of Spectroscopy and Applied Spectrochemistry in Dortmund (Germany) (1990), research assistant at the University of Antwerp (U.I.A) (1991-1994), and held visiting professor positions at GKSS (Geesthacht, Germany, 2003), Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology (Warsaw, 2006), and Chuo University (Tokyo, Japan, 2008).

He was co-founder and co-director (1999-2008) of Ultratrace Analysis Aquitaine (UT2A) and vice-President, President and Past President of the Analytical Chemistry Division of IUPAC (2004-2009). In 2006 he was awarded the CNRS Silver Medal (médaille d’argent CNRS) and, in 2007, was admitted fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (Cambridge).

His research interests concern the development of analytical methods for the identification and the determination of chemical forms of elements in the environment and biological systems (speciation and metallomics) in order to describe the mechanisms of uptake, metabolism, accumulation and excretion of trace elements by living organisms.


OzkanSibel A. OZKAN is currently a Professor in Ankara University Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Analytical Chemistry, in Turkey. Her research projects are centered on fundamental aspects in the areas of electrochemical drug analysis, method development and validation, novel electrode materials, nanostructured materials, surface–modified electrodes LC Methods, Drug Analysis in Dosage forms and Biological Samples. She has published several books and she is author or co-author of more than 200 scientific articles and publications. She received in 2003 Ankara University Scientific Support Award and in 2008 Academy of Pharmacy Science Award of Turkish Pharmaceutical Association. She has been Co-editor of special issues of Chromatographia (2007), Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening (2010), The Open Chemical and Biomedical Methods Journal (2010). She is the Editorial Board Member of the journals: Talanta 2010-, Chromatographia 2003-, The Open Analytical Chemistry Journal 2008-, Global journal of analytical chemistry 2009-, Current Drug Therapy 2010-, Journal of Turkish Pharmaceutical Sciences-FABAD 2004-, Journal of Hacettepe University Faculty of Pharmacy 2004-, The Open Chemical And Biomedical Methods Journal 2011-, Journal Of Analytical Methods In Chemistry 2011-, Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis 2013-, Current Pharmaceutical Analysis-Regional Editor-2014. She has chapters in many books and she has recently published a book with Jean-Michel Kauffmann, Petr Zuman entitled as “Electroanalysis in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences”.



Spraul-Manfed-photoManfred SPRAUL is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Applied, Industrial and Clinical (AIC) division in Bruker BioSpin GmbH, Rheinstetten, Germany. He is member of the Advisory Board of MRC-NHIR Phenome Center co-founded by Imperial College and King’s College, London and responsible for all NMR SOP’s at the phenome centers worldwide.

He is a pioneer of the NMR-LC hyphenation development and he has expertise in a wide range of hyphenation techniques and solution development for chemistry, food and life sciences. He currently holds 14 patents on NMR hyphenation, HTS Screening and Data Analysis. He is author of over 150 papers in the field of NMR mixture analysis, Hirsh Index 47, over 7000 ISI citations.

He graduated as chemist from the Technical University in Karlsruhe and subsequently, in parallel with his PhD studies, he was in charge of the analytical laboratories (NMR, MS, IR, LC) of the Institute of chemical engineering and petrochemistry. In 1982 he got a PhD in chemistry from the Technical University in Karlsruhe with the thesis entitled “Chemistry of halogenated oxiranes”. In 1982 he joined Bruker Analytische Messtechnik (now Bruker BioSpin GmbH) as NMR and LC application chemist. Since then he held several management positions in Bruker Biospin, including: Manager of the NMR application group (1987-2002), Director of the NMR applications and worldwide coordinator Hyphenation (2002-2012), Director of the Business Development Applied NMR, Applied NMR Method Development and Hyphenation (2012-2015), Chief Technology Officer of the Applied, Industrial and Clinical Division (2015-present).

Conference title (tentative): NMR BASED SOLUTIONS FOR METABOLOMICS

KOOS5Koos VAN STADEN, Director PATLAB has more than 40 years of experience (the majority in project management on international level) in research on process analytical and sensor technology and with various contributions to FIA, SIA, advanced Process systems with PAT with various sensors such as electrochemical, optical (chemiluminescence, fluorescence, Raman, AFM, UV/Vis, NIR) being recognized as pioneer (with various awards), groups still ranked among top research labs with third position in the world, more than 300 peer reviewed international publications; H-index of 30 (ISI WEB OF KNOWLEDGE, THOMSON REUTERS), without self citations, 3 patents, 2 books and numerous chapters in books, more that 380 presentations at conferences and serves in various positions in international scientific committees. He received a number of awards e.g. Sasol award and scholarship as student, Robertson award as excellent student, D F du Toit Malherbe-award for his research on FIA, the AECI Gold medal and the Eminent Academic Achievement from the University of Pretoria since 1995 etc., was one of the finalists of the NSTF SET awards for 2000, 2002 and 2003 and runner-up in 2001 (Scientific Oscars at the Hilton, SABC TV Broadcast May 30, 2003 for Lifetime Achievers), was the winner of the prestigious Havenga prize for Chemical Sciences of the South African Academy of Art and Science for 2000 and awarded the JAFIA Scientific Honor Award (Certificate and Medal) for his contribution to Advance of Modern Chemical Analyses as pioneer of Flow Injection Method by The Japanese Association for FIA and the Division of the Japanese Society for Analytical Chemistry in December 2003. He was involved in various projects with various process industries for example with SASOL, pharmaceutical companies, Be Beers, Element 6, Anglo American, Amplats, MINTEK, National Water Research Commission etc in RSA and international where he developed expertise with involvement in Process Intensification, Chemical, Electrochemical and Optical Sensors, Catalysis, Process Technologies, Catalytic Membrane (Bio)Reactors, Automotive Battery Research etc. and he served as Project Technical Advisor in 13 projects for the European Commission since 2009 where he was also involved as rapporteur, independent observer, evaluator and as technical scientific reviewer. PATLAB, the Process Analytical Technology Laboratory in Bucharest, Romania formed in 2007 -2008 through the initiative of Koos van Staden after his successful application through the Capacity Program, gave him the possibility to buy essential modern research equipment in order to establish the laboratory of process analytical technology (PATLAB) as a laboratory of excellence in Bucharest, Romania with international standards recognized not only in Europe, but also among the worldwide scientific community. Currently Director of PATLAB in Romania, actively involved in Research as Senior Researcher and coordinator of Different Projects, Professor with the Status (Supervisor) for PhD Graduates (Currently Supervisor for PhD-students at the Politechnica University of Timisoara and Politechnica University of Bucharest) and as MENTOR for Post Docs and in a number of international organizations. PATLAB already marked some breakthroughs in the EU e.g. won numerous gold medals and special awards at International and National ProInvents and Innovations Exhibitions since 2009. (See



Charlotta TURNER

1995 – M.Sci., Analytical Chemistry, Lund University, Sweden; 2001 – Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, Lund University, Sweden; 2001-2004 – Post-doctoral research position at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), ARS, Berkeley, California, USA; 2005-2009Assistant professor financed by the Swedish Research Council VR at the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Uppsala University, Sweden; 2012 – Professor in Analytical Chemistry at Lund University; 2010 – ongoing  Lecturer and Senior Researcher (rådsforskare) financed by the Swedish Research Council VR, at the Department of Chemistry, Lund University

Awards: 2005 – The Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf’s award for environmental science; 2006 – The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research: Ingvar Carlsson Award for returning post-docs; 2015 – The Herbert Dutton Award, the American Oil Chemist´ Society (AOCS)

Research group: “Green Technology Group” at Lund University

Currently: 7 PhD students, 1 Postdoc, 1 researcher, 2 M.Sc. students

Current research projects. Turner´s Green Technology Group is conducting research on supercritical and subcritical fluid technology, extraction and chromatography of high-value compounds from food, forest and agricultural waste, two-dimensional chromatography of complex samples such as depolymerized lignin and other plant-derived samples and green and sustainable chemistry in general.

Publications: 67 published original research articles (2000-2016), 19 book chapters/review articles, 1 patent, >60 oral presentations at international conferences.


EMUEleonora-Mihaela UNGUREANU

1975 graduate of Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Material Science (FCASM), University “Politehnica” of  Bucharest (UPB)

1975 – 1981 – Engineer, Drugs and Dyes Enterprise “Sintofarm”, Bucharest

1981-1990 – Assistant professor at DCACFE, FCSM, UPB

1988 – PhD of UPB, thesis: Electrochemical processes during the oxidation of carboxylic acids

1990-1994 – Lecturer at DCACFE, FCSM, UPB

1994-1998 – Senior lecturer at DCACFE, FCSM, UPB

1998-present – Professor at the DCACFE, FCASM, UPB

Main fields of interest in research:

  • Electrochemical processes during the oxidation of carboxylic acids and derivatives
  • Electrochemical processes during the reduction of azomethines and derivatives
  • Preparative electrosynthesis of organic derivatives (azulene derivatives, etc)
  • Molecular recognition in homogeneous media
  • Molecular recognition in heterogeneous systems
  • Electroanalysis using modified electrodes
  • Biosensing
  • Carbon Nanotubes Functionalization
  • Stocastic sensors

Professional experience in the domain of electrochemical recognition: 1 thesis, 13 books, 120 articles in professional journals – 55  ISI, 20 papers in international proceedings, 17 papers in national proceedings, 1 patent, over 100 scientific communications in the fields of: electrochemical processes of organic compounds (aliphatic and aromatic and their derivatives, azometines; azulenes and derivatives), organic eletrosynthesis (from aliphatic and aromatic and their derivatives; azulenes and derivatives), molecular recognition (of cations and anions) in solution and based on modified electrodes, modified electrodes (with polypyrrole, Prussian Blue, polyazulenes), carbon nanotubes functionalization and biosensing

Member of professional associations: Romanian Chemical Society, Romanian Society of Electrochemistry, Romanian Chamber of Counselors of Industrial Property (since 2003),  International Society of Electrochemistry (since 1992), New York Academy of Sciences (1994-1995), The U.S. Electrochemical Society (since 1999).