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ESAS 2022 & 17th CSSC (Speakers + Lecture/Poster deadline)

Th, 16.6.2022
| Original article from: IMMSS/ESAS 2022 & 17th CSSC
Who will be speakers at this year's European Symposium on Analytical Spectrometry (ESAS) and the 17th Czech-Slovak Spectroscopic Conference (CSSC)?
IMMSS: ESAS 2022 & 17th CSSC (Speakers + Lecture/Poster deadline)

IMMSS: ESAS 2022 & 17th CSSC (Speakers + Lecture/Poster deadline)

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the International Organizing Continuation Committee and the Local Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you to participate in the European Symposium on Analytical Spectroscopy ESAS 2022 and 17 th Czech - Slovak Spectroscopic Conference. This joint scientific meeting will take place from 4th to 9th of September 2022 in the city of Brno in the Czech Republic. The scientific event will take place in the historical building of Masaryk University in the city center. The conference is accompanied by a social program and cultural experiences. Unlike previous years of ESAS, the symposium covers all spectroscopic methods. We look forward to meeting you in the university city and the Moravian metropolis, in the city of Brno.


Prepare your poster in English in the format A0 vertically orientated. The presence of one author during the poster session is requested.

👉 Deadline for lecture/poster abstract submission is 30 June, 2022


Prepare your presentation in English. The timing and other details of your presentation will be specified later according to the type of the talk (invited lecture or lecture).




Conference will take place at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno close to the city centre. The building was constructed in 1910 for a German technical school and the grotesques at the facade represented architecture, structural engineering, electromechanics and chemistry. After the reconstruction completed in 2005, the building offered its students and employees excellent conditions for study and work. The glazed patio hall, amazing with its layout and architecture design, is a common location for social gatherings.

SSJMM: Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno


Plenary Speakers

  • Érico Marlon de Moraes Flores - Advances and trends in sample preparation for analytical spectrometry

  • Detlef Günther - Recent developments in laserablation and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry

  • Yukihiro Ozaki - Chiral-Label-Free SERS and TERS Strategies for Chiral Discrimination

Keynote Speakers

  • Andreas Barth - Structure and interactions of amyloid-β peptide aggregates unraveled by novel infrared spectroscopy approaches

  • Ernest Beinrohr / František Čacho - High resolution continuum source AAS for determination of nonmetals

  • Ricardo Bettencourt da Silva - Identification of microplastics by micro-FTIR: Validation and uncertainty evaluation

  • Josef Čáslavský - IRMS on the tides of the past

  • Jiří Dědina - Employing LIF and SIFT-MS to understand what happens in hydride atomizers

  • Olivier F. X. Donard - New opportunities in atomic spectrochemistry with hyphenated techniques with HR ICP/MS and MC ICP/MS when hyphenated with GC or laser ablation

  • Jörg Feldmann - Elemental speciation from metals, metalloids to non-metals in environmental science: successes and problems

  • Gábor Galbács - Nanoparticles in laser and plasma spectroscopy: detection and signal enhancement in gaseous, liquid and solid samples

  • Norbert Jakubowski - Method development for single cell analysis by ICP-MS

  • Magnus Johnson - Nanoscale infrared spectroscopy studies of cellulose

  • Kristýna Kantnerová - Unravelling new isotopic dimensions of nitrous oxide by quantum cascade laser absorption spectroscopy

  • Eva Kočišová - Drop coating deposition Raman (DCDR) spectroscopy for sensitive detection of biologically important molecules

  • Martin Kopáni - Application of analytical techniques in the study of biological systems

  • Javier Laserna - Understanding the correlation of LIBS and acoustic measurements of rocks and soils found in the traverse of the Perseverance rover across the Jezero crater, Mars

  • Stefan Lis - Inorganic nanoluminophores containing Ln ions and their multifunctionalized systems focused on sensor and analytical applications

  • Michaela Matulová - Application of spectroscopic techniques for speciation analysis of I, Se and Fe used in studies of processes in the near- and far-field regions of spent nuclear fuel disposal system

  • Petr Neugebauer - Frequency Rapid Scan Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy

  • Jorge Pisonero - GD- and LA-ICP- (TOFMS): two powerful spectroscopy techniques for fast high spatially resolved analysis

  • Vít Procházka - Mössbauer spectroscopy in gamma-optics, gamma-optics in Mössbauer spectroscopy

  • Dirk Schaumlöffel - Nanoscale Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry for elemental bioimaging in cells and tissue

  • Andrea Vojs Staňová - Finding of needle in a haystack -- nontargeted mass spectrometry analysis of environmental samples

  • Vít Svoboda - Ultrafast time-resolved probes of chirality during photochemical reactions

  • Martin Šebesta - Different spectroscopic techniques for analysis of nanoparticles used in studies with soils, plants and filamentous fungi

  • Zdeněk Weiss - Excitation in a glow discharge and an inductively coupled plasma: similarities and differences

  • Marco Aurélio Zezzi Arruda - What metals/speciome can tell us about bioanalytics applied to health and plant science

  • Zhenli Zhu - Plasma induced chemical vapor generation: a new green and efficient sample introduction method for atomic spectroscopy

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Speakers Bio

Detlef Günther (Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Professor Detlef Günther is full professor for Trace Element and Micro Analysis at the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences of ETH Zurich. Currently he is Vice President for Research at ETH and responsible for research activities within ETH, which includes the strategic development of platforms, equipment, competence centres, research funding instruments (internal and external) and good scientific practice. He also develops the medical research of ETH Zurich in collaboration with hospital partners. Furthermore, research projects within the European Research Programs are coordinated within his department. From 2010 until 2012, he has been Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences and member in the strategic commission and the tenure committee at ETH.

He obtained his Diploma degree in Chemistry (1987) and Dr. rer.nat. in Analytical Chemistry (1990) from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany). After carrying out postdoctoral studies in the Plant Biochemistry Institute in Halle (Germany), in the Earth Science Departments Memorial University Newfoundland (Canada) and ETH Zurich, he became Assistant professor at the Department of Chemistry at ETH Zurich in 1998. He was promoted to Associate Professor for Trace Element and Micro Analysis in 2003 and became Full Professor in 2008 in the Department of Chemistry and Applied Sciences. He has been “Einstein Fellow” (2013-2015,Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany) and received the “Thousand Talent Fellowship” in 2013 (Wuhan University, China). In 2014, he was elected as member of the German National Academy of Science Leopoldina.

His research in the field of Analytical Chemistry is focused on instrument and method development for high spatially resolved trace and ultra-trace element analysis and isotope ratio determinations using laser ablation and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry.

Érico Marlon de Moraes Flores (Departamento de Química, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil)

Érico M. M. Flores, born in 1966, has a permanent position at Federal University of Santa Maria (since 1991) in Brazil, performing research and teaching activities as a Full Professor.

His research interests include: development of methods for sample preparation, ultrasound and microwave applications, speciation analysis and quality control of environmental samples, pharmaceutical and other industrial products using atomic spectrometry (ICP-MS, ICP-OES, AAS) and ion chromatography. He has been coordinator of more than 60 research projects since 2000, including international cooperation with public and private companies, Brazilian government, etc. More than 8 million USD (total).

He has presented more than 50 invited lectures in international meetings (China, USA, Denmark, Germany, Austria, France, Greece, Italy, Czech Republic, Israel, Equator, Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Malaysia, Uruguay, Slovakia, Egypt, Turkey, among others) and published more than 380 peer reviewed international papers (including Analytical Chemistry, JAAS, Spectrochimica Acta Part B, Talanta, Analytica Chimica Acta, etc), and many international books and book chapters (over 8000 citations and H index = 45). He authored many patents and developed a new system of microwave induced combustion that is currently commercialized by Anto Paar company (Graz, Austria) in more than 50 countries. More than 33 students have received the PhD and more than 54 have received the MS degree under his supervision.

He was member of Editorial Board of Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry/RSC (2014-2019). Currently, he is member of Editorial Board of Atomic Spectroscopy and Editor for Reviews of Brazilian Journal of Analytical Chemistry/BrJAC-Brazil and Editor of Drug Analytical Research journal/Brazil.

He received more than 30 national and international awards since 2002. He is a reviewer for more than 50 international scientific journals. He was a chairman or Organizing Committee member of several international (including CSI) and many national meetings. He is Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, Associate Member of Analytical Chemistry Division of IUPAC and Deputy Topic Leader of Expert Working Group/EWG-Q3D (Elemental Impurities) of International Conference of Harmonization. He has been a representative member of many national and international committees, namely in 2014-2018 he performed as Scientific Director of Foundation of Rio Grande do Sul State for Research Support.

Since 2018, he is the Coordinator of the International Affairs Office of Federal University of Santa Maria and responsible by the international cooperations with foreign nations involving scientific, technological, and academic cooperation as, e.g., with researchers of the Czech Republic among others.

Yukihiro Ozaki (School of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)

Professor Yukihiro Ozaki obtained his PhD in Physical and Inorganic Chemistry at Osaka University, Japan, and he became a Professor of Chemistry at School of Science and Technology, Kwansei-Gakuin University, Japan in 1993. In 2006, he was appointed Dean of the School of Science, and in 2013 the Vice-president of Kwansei-Gakuin University.

Prof. Ozaki is the recipient of numerous international and domestic awards, e.g. Dasari Lecture Award (2011), George R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory, MIT; Memorial Award for the 90th Anniversary of the Discovery of Raman Effect (2018), Bangalore, India; The Medal with Purple Ribbon from Japanese Emperor (2018) Pittsburg Spectroscopy Award, Pittsburg Spectroscopy Society, USA (2019); Charles Mann Award of Applied Raman Spectroscopy, FACSS, USA (2020) and Karl Norris Award, International Council of Near-infrared Spectroscopy (2021). He has presented more than 100 invited and plenary lecures at international conferences all over the world. He was a Steering Committee Member of International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy (ICORS) (2012-2018) and of International Conference on Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy (ICAVS) (2013-2019). Prof. Ozaki was also the Vice President of Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry (2011-2012), the President of Spectroscopical Society of Japan (2014-2016) and the Representative of Japan in Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) (2012-2017). He was also a Member of Editorial Board of spectroscopy journals, e.g. the Journal of Raman Spectroscopy and the Journal of Near-IR Spectroscopy, and an Associate Editor of Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry.

Prof. Ozaki published more than 1000 papers as well as books and book chapters (with over 29 000 citations and H index = 80) devoted to medical applications of Raman spectroscopy, to surface-enhanced Raman (SERS) and tip-enhanced Raman (TERS) spectroscopy, and to far-ultraviolet (FUV) and near infrared spectroscopy. In particular, Prof. Ozaki became a path breaking scientist in medical Raman spectroscopy owing to the first successful application of Raman spectroscopy to an investigation of the disease mechanism. Furthermore, he has opened a new era in FUV spectroscopy of condensed matter by introducing the attenuated total reflection (ATR) technique to the FUV region, and he has also substantially contributed to elucidation of both the electromagnetic and the chemical mechanism of SERS.

Ernest Beinrohr (Department of Chemistry, Faculty on Natural Sciences, University UCM in Trnava, Slovakia)

Graduated at the Slovak Technical University (STU) in 1974, in 1979 finished his PhD study in the field of chemical properties of dithiocarbamate complexes and was engaged as lecturer at the STU Bratislava. Since 1989 associate professor, later full professor at the Department of Analytical Chemistry STU Bratislava. In 1993-1999 he was a guest professor at the Szechenyi Istvan University in Győr, Hungary. Since 2005 he is full professor at the Faculty on Natural Sciences, University UCM in Trnava, Slovakia. In 1990 he was awarded a research fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation in Bonn, Germany and he spent almost two years at the Max-Planck-Institute for Metal Research in Dortmund in the laboratories of Professor G. Tolg.

Lecturer in General Analytical Chemistry, Analytical Spectroscopy, Trace Analysis, Process Analytical Chemistry and Electroanalytical Chemistry. Author and co-author of university textbooks (Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy, Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry), laboratory guides and educational computer programs.

His current research interests involve trace analysis, analytical spectroscopy, electroanalytical chemistry, on-line preconcentration, automation in analytical chemistry.

He is author or coauthor of over 100 original papers in scientific journals, presented 350 contributions at scientific conferences and symposia, 70 of them as lectures at international conferences. Citations according to the Scientific Citation Index: over 900.

Member of the Slovak Spectroscopic Society and Gesselschaft Deutcher Chemiker. Member of the international advisory board of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry.

In 1995 co-founded the company Istran, Ltd. specialised on development and production of electrochemical field, laboratory and process analysers.

Ricardo Bettencourt da Silva (Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal)

Ricardo Bettencourt da Silva has been researcher of Centro de Química Estrutural of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon since 2009, where he has developed research work while collaborating in teaching at national and foreign universities. His research includes the development of approaches for the detailed evaluation of the uncertainty associated with complex measurements and the development of tutorials and user-friendly software for the reliable interpretation of analytical information. More recently, Ricardo Silva developed tools for the evaluation of the uncertainty in qualitative analysis.

Ricardo Silva has been technical assessor of the Portuguese Accreditation body since 2002 (, secretary of CITAC since April 2017 (, member of the Executive Committee of Eurachem since May 2012 (, member of the 'Eurachem/CITAC Measurement Uncertainty and Traceability Working Group' since 2010, member and chair of the 'Eurachem/CITAC Qualitative Analysis Working Group' since December 2012 and May 2017, respectively, Portuguese delegate of Eurachem since May 2010, and co-coordinator of ForMEQ (www.formeq.ord) since 2019.

Josef Čáslavský (Global Change Research Institute CAS, Brno, Czech Republic)

Josef Čáslavský has been senior scientist in the Laboratory of metabolomics and isotope analysis at the Global Change Research Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences since 2019. His interests here are focused on the isotope ratio mass spectrometry and thermoanalytical methods (TGA/MS, TGA/FTIR, and pyrolysis-GC/MS).

He graduated in Technical Analytical and Physical Chemistry at the University of Chemical Technology in Pardubice in 1977 and obtained Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry in 1992 from the same institution. He was promoted to associate professor of Chemistry and Technology of Environmental Protection in 2006 and became a full professor in 2016 at the Faculty of Chemistry, Brno University of Technology. During his academic career he focused on the analysis of organic pollutants in the environment using the hyphenation of chromatographic methods and mass spectrometry. His teaching activities at the Department of Environmental Protection at the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University and later at the Department of Chemistry and Technology of Environmental Protection at the Faculty of Chemistry, Brno University of Technology, covered Introduction to Analytical Chemistry, Instrumental Analytical Chemistry, Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry.

He is a member of the Czech Chemical Society, a member of the main committee of the Johannes Marcus Marci Spectroscopical Society, and within 2000-2020 he was a member of the Scientific Board of the European Association of Chemistry and the Environment; in 2014-2015 he was president of this Association. He also acts as an external evaluator of the National Accreditation Body of the Czech Republic and an external evaluator of the Hungarian Accreditation Committee.

Jiří Dědina (Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic)

After obtaining his PhD (physical organic chemistry) in 1975, his research has focused on trace element analysis. His current research interests include: (a) Generation, collection and atomization of volatile compounds for trace and ultratrace element analysis and for speciation by AAS/AFS; (b) Mechanism of hydride atomization in flames and quartz tube atomizers. He also acts as a full professor of analytical chemistry at Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science. Author of a monograph on hydride generation, several book chapters in the field and over 100 papers in impacted journals most of them treating atomic spectrometry. He presented over 30 invited lectures at prestigious international conferences. He was awarded by Ioannes Marcus Marci Medal, Spectroscopic Society of Ioannes Marcus Marci, Prague and by Nicolaus Konkoly - Thege Medal, Slovak Spectroscopic Society. Until his partial retirement in 2020, he was the Head of the Department of Trace Element Analysis of Institute of Analytical Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences. He was also member of the Council of Sciences of the Czech Academy of Sciences and chairman of the Commission for the Defence of the Research Professor Degree in the Field of Analytical Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences. Presently, he continues in his activities as a researcher.

Jörg Feldmann (Institute of Chemistry, University of Graz, Austria)

Jörg Feldmann has the chair of analytical chemistry at the University of Graz (Austria) since 2020. He has been educated at the University of Essen, Germany as Chemist and did his Master thesis in Geochemistry at Chamber of Mines in South Africa, before he graduated with a PhD in environmental analytical chemistry in 1995. Then he was a Feodor Lynen Fellow (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) at U British Columbia and U Alberta (Canada) in environmental and clinical chemistry. Subsequently he spent 23 years as a professor for environmental chemistry and director of TESLA (trace element speciation laboratory) at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is an elected fellow of the Scottish Academy of Science and Society (Royal Society of Edinburgh, 2018) and a fellow of the RSC 2015.

He has written more than 300 original research papers and received numerous prizes such as the European Award for Plasma Spectrochemistry 2015 and the RSC Interdisciplinary Prize and Medal 2016. Under his supervision more than 40 PhD students have graduated.

His main interest is in the development of new methodology and its application for the element species such as arsenic, mercury, selenium and lately zinc and fluorine in environmental and biosciences.

Gábor Galbács (University of Szeged, Hungary)

Gábor Galbács is a full professor at the University of Szeged (Hungary). This is the university from where he received his diplomas in chemistry and physics (1992), environmental science (1995), as well as PhD and CSc degrees in analytical chemistry in 1998. He holds the Doctor of Science (DSc) title of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences since 2013. Beginning from 2014, he is the Head of the Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry at the Chemistry Institute of the University of Szeged.

His research group is active in the fields of fundamental and applied laser- and plasma-based analytical spectroscopy, mainly performing instrumentation and method development for laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, inductively coupled plasma optical emission and mass spectrometry, spark plasma discharges and optochemical sensors. Lately the fabrication, characterization and analytical use of micro- and nanostructures has also been incorporated in the profile of the group. Over the years he has performed research in several foreign institutions like the Institute for Nuclear Sciences at the University of Ghent, (Ghent, Belgium), Department of Chemistry at the University of Florida (Gainesville, USA) and the Department of Physics at the University of Umeå (Umeå, Sweden).

Detlef Günther (Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences of ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Professor Detlef Günther is full professor for Trace Element and Micro Analysis at the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences of ETH Zurich. Currently he is Vice President for Research at ETH and responsible for research activities within ETH, which includes the strategic development of platforms, equipment, competence centres, research funding instruments (internal and external) and good scientific practice. He also develops the medical research of ETH Zurich in collaboration with hospital partners. Furthermore, research projects within the European Research Programs are coordinated within his department. From 2010 until 2012, he has been Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences and member in the strategic commission and the tenure committee at ETH.

He obtained his Diploma degree in Chemistry (1987) and Dr. rer.nat. in Analytical Chemistry (1990) from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany). After carrying out postdoctoral studies in the Plant Biochemistry Institute in Halle (Germany), in the Earth Science Departments Memorial University Newfoundland (Canada) and ETH Zurich, he became Assistant professor at the Department of Chemistry at ETH Zurich in 1998. He was promoted to Associate Professor for Trace Element and Micro Analysis in 2003 and became Full Professor in 2008 in the Department of Chemistry and Applied Sciences. He has been “Einstein Fellow” (2013-2015,Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany) and received the “Thousand Talent Fellowship” in 2013 (Wuhan University, China). In 2014, he was elected as member of the German National Academy of Science Leopoldina.

His research in the field of Analytical Chemistry is focused on instrument and method development for high spatially resolved trace and ultra-trace element analysis and isotope ratio determinations using laser ablation and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry.

Norbert Jakubowski (BAM, Berlin, Germany)

Norbert Jakubowski graduated as “Diplom-Physiker” from the University in Essen/Duisburg. In his diploma research work he focused on the development of plasma based ion sources. He obtained his doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) in 1991 from the University of Stuttgart/Hohenheim for his thesis: “Analysis of Technical Layers by Use of Glow Discharge Mass Spectromtry (GD-MS)”. In 1981 he joined the Institute for Analytical Sciences (ISAS) in Dortmund to work as a research scientist in the laboratory of inorganic mass spectrometry, where he developed novel instrumentation for plasma ion source based mass spectrometry. Later in 1999, he became the head of the division 1.1 (Inorganic Trace Analysis) of the “Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM)” in Berlin. Major research field are the development of ion sources based on plasmas combined with mass spectrometry for solving applications in analytical chemistry.

His main activities are mainly focused on analytical chemistry with special interest in development of instruments, methods and problem-orientated procedures based on the use of plasma sources (inductively coupled plasma, glow discharge) for elemental mass spectrometry of solid, liquid and biological/medical samples. He spent research stays in the laboratory of Joe Caruso (University of Cincinnati), Gary Hieftje (University of Bloomington) and Ken Shimizu (Keio University, Japan).

Presently the key topics of his research are related to:

  • Speciation of Se, As, Gd, Cd, Pt in environmental and biological samples. Characterization of metallic nanoparticles (NP).
  • Metallomics in particular to study the interaction of toxic metals and metallic nanoparticles with single biological cells.
  • Bioconjugation of antibodies for clinical multiplex assays;
  • Bio-imaging and development of a quantitative elemental microscope.

He published more than 206 scientific papers and 10 book chapters and edited one book on inorganic mass spectromtry and his articles are cited about 5,000 times. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of the journals „The Analyst“ and „Metallomics“.

He received the following awards: the „Alan Date Memorial Award, University of Surrey, UK (1991); the „Zimmer International Scholar” given by the University of Cincinnati, USA“; the “Waters Symposium Prize: Pioneers in ICP-MS”, Pittcon 2006, Orlando, USA (2006) and the most prestigeous „European Award for Plasma Spectrochemistry”, Krakow, Poland (2013).

Kristýna Kantnerová (University of Colorado Boulder, Geological Sciences & INSTAAR – Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Boulder, United States of America)

Kristýna Kantnerová obtained a master’s degree in Analytical Chemistry and Quality Engineering at the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague. She conducted her master thesis in the Molecular Electrochemistry group at the J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences.

During PhD, she was developing a quantum cascade laser based (QCLAS) method for the analysis of doubly substituted ("clumped") isotopic species of nitrous oxide and exploring their biogeochemical applications. The work was performed in the groups of Dr. Joachim Mohn at Empa Dübendorf and Prof. Stefano Bernasconi at ETH Zurich in Switzerland. The PhD thesis was awarded four prestigious awards: the ETH Medal, the Chorafas Prize, the METAS Award 2021 and the ACP Award 2021.

Afterwards, she was working as a postdoctoral researcher on an automated preconcentration unit coupled with a QCLAS instrument for isotopic analysis of nitrous oxide in the group of Prof. Johan Six at ETH Zurich. Starting 2022, Kristýna is a postdoctoral fellow at University of Colorado Boulder, United States. Her project on a method development of isotope analysis of the oxyanions nitrate and phosphate by electrospray ionization-Orbitrap mass spectrometry is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Eva Kočišová (Institute of Physics, Charles University, Czech Republic)

Dr. Eva Kočišová obtained her PhD in Biophysics in 1999 at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France and University P. J. Šafárik in Košice, Slovakia (Slovak and French co–tutoring). Since 2000 she is a research assistant at Institute of Physics of Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Prague. During 2001-2002 she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France (2-years Marie Curie Fellowship "Uptake, localisation and stability within single living cells of novel type synthetic oligonucleotides of potential therapeutic interest: a microscopic study.").

Her research interests include: steady–state and time–resolved fluorescence spectroscopy (confocal laser microspectrofluorimetry) and fluorescence imaging; uptake of the modified oligonucleotides inside cell and cytotoxic effects on cells incubated with antitumor and antiretroviral drugs; Raman spectroscopy techniques (classic, resonance, surface–enhanced) of biomolecules and cells. Recently, she became a rising star of Raman spectroscopy, especially due to a newly developed method of drop coating deposition Raman spectroscopy (DCDRS). She has used DCDRS to sensitive detection of biomolecules (e.g. liposomes) and biologically important molecules including pesticides and food contaminants. Many students have received the MSc. and Bc. degree under her supervision.

Dr. Eva Kočišová published more than 40 papers (including J. Am. Chem. Soc., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., Spectrochimica Acta B, Current Org. Chem., J. Raman Spectroscopy, Nanomaterials) with over 430 citations.

Martin Kopáni (nstitute of Medical Physics, Biophysics, Informatics and Telemedicine, Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, Slovakia)

Martin Kopáni, born in 1975, has a position at Comenius University, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Medical Physics, Biophysics, Informatics and Telemedicine in Slovakia. From 2013 until now he is head of this institute. Martin Kopáni has been working at the Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University since 1999. His main occupation is the broad field of applied physical methods used in medicine, mainly scanning electron microscopy with energy-dispersive microanalysis and transmission electron microscopy. He applied SEM+EDX microanalysis for confirmation of chemical elements in human tissues and cells e.g. copper in human liver in Wilson’s disease and iron in hemochromatosis. He studies accumulation of iron in the brain under physiological and pathological conditions (Alzheimer disease model) by Mössbauer spectroscopy and SQUID magnetometry.

Research activities include the study of effect of iron nanoparticles on cell membrane. For investigation of thin and ultrathin silicon-based layers he used other physical methods such as Particles Induced X-ray Emission, X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Teaching activities consist of lectures to the students of the study program The Biomedical Physics, General Medicine concerning general medical biophysics, but also physical methods applied in pathology and basic histopathological techniques (fixation, staining).

Javier Laserna (UMALASERLAB, Universidad de Málaga, Campus de Teatinos, Málaga, Spain)

Prof. Javier Laserna graduated in chemistry from the University of Granada and received PhD in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Malaga. He then joined the faculty of the University of Malaga as an assistant professor and became a full professor in 1999.

Professor Laserna’s current research interests include investigating new measurement principles based on atomic emission, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, molecular absorption and dispersion, and the understanding of the fundamental phenomena that govern analytical measurements. He is also interested in developing analytical instrumentation for laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, time-of-flight mass spectrometry, remote laser chemical analysis, and on-line and fieldable analytical measurements. Application areas include the analysis of energetic materials, developing sensors for CBNRE threats, lasers for cultural heritage, and LIBS and Raman spectroscopy for space exploration. He is currently a co-investigator for the SuperCam instrument on NASA’s MARS 2020 mission to Mars.

Prof. Laserna has participated in several research projects funded by the European Commission’s Framework Program both as a consortium member and as a coordinator. Likewise, he has been the principal investigator of more than 25 research projects financed by the Spanish central administration and the regional administration of Andalusia. He has published more than 300 scientific articles, six books and book chapters. He is a co-inventor of 7 patents from the University of Malaga. He was editor of the Raman Spectroscopy section of the Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 2000. He has supervised 35 doctoral students.

He has given numerous invited plenary and keynote conferences at international meetings and is a member of several journals' advisory boards. He has been a titular member of the IUPAC Commission V.4 on Spectrochemical and other Optical Procedures for Analysis from 1996 to 2001 and head of the Office for Technology Transfer of the University of Málaga, 1994 -1997. He has been the founder president of the Spanish Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SEA), 2001-2004 and of the Working Group in Spectrochemical Analysis of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ), 1998-2001. Prof. Laserna was awarded the National Prize for Research in Analytical Chemistry of the Royal Spanish Society of Chemistry in 2009, the National Prize of the Spanish Society of Applied Spectroscopy for his research career in Applied Spectroscopy in 2010, the Lester W. Strock 2018 from the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (USA) and the Ioannes Marcus Marci Medal of the Czech Spectroscopic Society in 2019 (Czech Republic).

Stefan Lis (Department of Rare Earths, Faculty of Chemistry, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poznań, POLAND)

He received his Ph. D. (1986) and D.Sc. (1995) degrees in inorganic and analytical chemistry at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, where he has been a full professor and the Head of the Department of Rare Earths (2003-2020). He conducted scientific research in the Florida State University, was a research fellow or visiting professor at research centers in Japan, the Czech Republic, Germany, the USA, Belgium, Spain, Brazil and China. His scientific interests are focused on basic and applied research in the field of complexes, materials and nanomaterials based on rare earths. The research concerns: emission processes, structural and photo-physical studies of lanthanide (Ln) systems, including: development of new analytical methods for the determination of substances of biochemical importance based on Ln(III) luminescence; multifunctional nanostructures; core/shell nanoparticles doped with Ln ions and their surface functionalized systems; application in biology; nanomanometry, nanothermometry; anti-counterfeiting systems, etc. He is the author/co-author: over 260 scientific papers, 2 books, several book chapters, 9 patents; delivered over 100 invited lectures at international scientific conferences and congresses, was the chairman and/or member of many scientific committees of international conferences; and PI of 11 research projects. He was awarded, among others, the Minister of Science, Gold Medal for Long Service by the President of Poland, Medal of Jan Zawidzki of the Polish Chemical Society, Honorary Membership Dignity of the Polish Chemical Society for outstanding scientific achievements and a particularly important contribution to Polish chemistry.

Michaela Matulová (Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia)

Michaela Matulová, born in 1993, is a researcher at Comenius University in Bratislava (since 2021) in Slovakia, performing research and teaching activities.

Her research activities are focused on the distribution of radionuclides potentially possible to leach from disposals of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste. Her research interests include sorption and coprecipitation of potentially dangerous radionuclides with widespread minerals, experiments with the application of X-ray (XRD, XPS), elements evaluation in liquid phases using spectrometric methods (ICP-MS, ICP-OES) and radioactive elements evaluation using radiometric methods (gamma spectrometry). In addition, she took part in several synchrotron radiation experiments (DESY and ANKA) using various techniques, e.g., HEXRD and XAS. She has been part of 6 research projects since 2017. Furthermore, she was involved in international cooperation with Universities in Germany (KIT) and Denmark (DTU). Currently, she has collaborated with the University of Helsinki in Finland.

Dr Michaela Matulová has published 9 peer-reviewed international papers (including Chemosphere, Chemical Geology, etc., with over 25 citations and H index = 3). She has been involved with the supervision of PhD, master and bachelor's students. Since January 2022, she has had international cooperation with foreign nations involving scientific collaboration in EURAD (European Joint Programme on Radioactive Waste Management).

Petr Neugebauer (Central European Institute of Technology of the Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic)

Petr Neugebauer, born in 1980, is a research group leader of the Magneto-Optical and THz Spectroscopy group at the Central European Institute of Technology (MOTeS CEITEC), Brno University of Technology (BUT) in the Czech Republic, performing research and teaching activities as an Associated Professor.

He has over 15 years of experience with the construction of THz measurements system. He has an established track record in the development of Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) methods and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) signal enhancement using Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP). He applies these methods to study the electronic properties of molecular nanomagnets, as well as solid state materials.

Dr. Neugebauer performs his research in the context of many national and international projects. In this regards he attracted more than 8 M EUR from national and international funds. Since 2018, he has been a principal investigator of ERC Starting Grant under Horizon Europe dealing with development of a general-purpose state-of-the-art broadband Electron Paramagnetic Resonance spectrometer based on THz rapid frequency scans (THz-FRaScan-EPR) allowing multi-frequency relaxation studies of a variety of samples ranging from bulk (crystal) materials, over powdered samples to air-sensitive samples in liquid solutions. Since 2020, he has lead an international team who is implementing this method into the NMR systems under GAČR EXPRO project. He supervise or supervised over 50 people of more than 12 nationalities in the areas of magnetic resonance, molecular magnetism and THz technology.

Petr became involved in high-frequency spectroscopy during his PhD studies at The Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory, supervised by Dr. Anne-Laure Barra. Following this, he worked for two years as a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Thomas F. Prisner’s group at the Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance Center, J. W. Goethe University, Frankfurt, where his research focused on combining HFESR and NMR spectroscopy, specifically concerning hyperpolarization of nuclei (Dynamic Nuclear Polarization, DNP) through the polarization transfer from electron to nucleus in order to enhance NMR signals. Subsequently, in the group of Prof. Joris van Slageren in Stuttgart in 2012, he continued to work on the development and application of HFESR and Frequency Domain Magnetic Resonance (FDMR) at frequencies from 80 GHz to 1100 GHz and magnetic fields of up to 17 T. In 2014, he received his first DFG grant (NE1900/2-1, 240 k EUR) to study THz and sub-THz excitations in graphene-based materials by applying magneto-optical spectroscopy, and thus to establish his own research group. Later, he was awarded a DFG grant (SPP1601, NE1900/3-2, 250 k EUR) and became a member of Baden-Württemberg Elite Program to further explore THz and subTHz spectroscopy at the University of Stuttgart. In 2016, he received the ERC Starting grant mentioned above, “THz Frequency Rapid Scan – Electron Spin Resonance spectroscopy for spin dynamics investigations of bulk and surface materials (THz-FRaScan-ESR)”. Subsequently in 2017, with colleagues from institutions at Brno University of Technology, University of Stuttgart, Centro de Investigacion Cooperativa en Nanociencias CIC NANOGUNE and Thomas Keating Ltd., he obtained the European grant FET-Open supported by Horizon 2020 named “Plasmon Enhanced Terahertz Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (PETER)”. In 2018, he established the MOTeS CEITEC group at BUT in Czech Republic.

During his scientific carrier, Dr. Neugebauer presented more than 50 invited lectures at many institutes and international meetings across the world (Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, Italy, Morocco, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, USA, among others), and organized number of international events (8th EFEPR summer school, German-Czech workshops, etc.). He is an author or co-author of 55 original scientific papers in ISI-indexed journals (including Nature Com., Nature Phys., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Phys. Rev. Lett., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., etc.) with over 2330 citations and one book chapter. His h-index is 20 according to Web of Science, ORCID: 0000-0001-7095-6401.

Vít Procházka (Department of Experimental Physics, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic)

Vít Procházka, born in 1980, has a permanent position at Palacký University Olomouc (since 2019) in the Czech Republic, performing research and teaching activities as an Associate Professor.

His research interests include: Mössbauer spectroscopy, nuclear resonant scattering and X-ray diffraction, development of Mössbauer spectrometers, experiments with application of synchrotron radiation, emission Mössbauer spectroscopy, theoretical calculations of resonantly scattered radiation and measurements of Lamb-Mössbauer factor. He took part ina number of synchrotron radiation experiments (DESY/Germany, ESRF/France) using various experimental techniques, e.g. NFS, NIS, EXAFS, XANES. Recently, he has shifted his focus on the application of nuclear resonant scattering in the field of gamma-optics and the utilization of radioactive sources for this purpose. This newly found interest includes development of an experimental equipment, design and conduction of experiments and their subsequent evaluation.

He has presented scientific results at numerous international scientific meetings (Ireland, Brazil, Germany, Slovakia, Russia, Italy) and published more than 40 peer-reviewed international papers (over 200 citations and H index = 8). More than 5 students have received the MS/Bc degree under his supervision. Currently he also supervises four Ph.D. students. Additionally, he regularly gives lectures on solid state physics and atomic and nuclear physics at Palacký University Olomouc.

Andrea Vojs Staňová (Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia)

Andrea Vojs Staňová, born in 1981, has a permanent position at Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, performing research and pedagogical activities as an Assoc. professor.

She graduated M. Sc. level in Analytical Chemistry, at Faculty of Natural Sciences in 2005. Degree RNDr. (Rerum Naturalium Doctor) examination and thesis defense she successfully finished in 2006. The work on PhD thesis she started under supervision of Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Jozef Marák, PhD. and Phd. Thesis: „Combinations of Capillary Electrophoresis Techniques with Mass Spectrometry“ she successfully defended in 2011. Since 2014, she has been a head of Mass spectrometry laboratory. From 2017 to 2019, she was PostDoc in group of Roman Grabic (Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice).

Her scientific and pedagogic career has from the beginning been focused on basic research and methodology of analytical chemistry in the field of electroseparation methods as-well-as combinations of separation methods with mass spectrometry. Her research interests include: development of methods based on combination of liquid chromatography with low and high resolution mass spectrometry for identification and quantification of compounds present in complex biological and environmental samples, sample pretreatment techniques and identification of degradation and transformation products by high-resolution mass spectrometry.

She was the principal investigator and co-investigator in research projects: five projects of Slovak Grant Agency, VEGA (once as principal investigator), six projects of Slovak Research and Development Agency, APVV (three as principal investigator for FNS, CU) and one project of Czech Science Foundation, Grant projects of excellence in basic research EXPRO (GX20-04676X). Within the frame of international projects (e.g. CEEPUS) she has scientifically profited from several foreign internships and stays. She is active supervisor of bachelor, master and PhD. students.

She has presented 3 invited lectures and more than 110 contributions at international and domestic conferences. She published 46 peer reviewed international papers (including Analytica Chimica Acta, Talanta, Journal of Chromatoography A, Electrophoresis, etc). Her papers are cited more than 500 times and h index = 13.

She is a member of Slovak Chemical Society. She received Shimadzu award in 2009 and award of dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava for research team (2015) for research into solutions to the most challenging problems of separation, identification and determination of biological, medical and environmental relevant substances in complex samples

Vít Svoboda (JILA, University of Colorado Boulder and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, United States of America)

Vít Svoboda, born 1990, started his scientific career at the age of 16 at J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry in Prague under the supervision of Dr. Ondrej Votava. He was constructing external cavity diode lasers for applications in high-frequency resolved spectroscopy. For this work, he was awarded The Grammar School Student Award by The Learned Society of the Czech Republic. He obtained his master’s degree in Physical Chemistry at the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague. He was awarded The Rector’s prize for excellent studying results (grade average of 1.00) and his master thesis was awarded by The Werner von Siemens Prize for the best master thesis in the Czech Republic in 2015.

For PhD, he moved to ETH Zurich (Switzerland) where he was working under the supervision of Prof. Hans Jakob Woerner. He was expanding the field of ultrafast spectroscopy of small molecules as well as large clusters using high harmonic generation. During his PhD, he established a new field of femtochirality by performing the first experiments and theoretical calculations demonstrating time-resolved chiral dynamics during photoinduced reactions. After graduation in 2019, he continued in the same group as a postdoc on the first experimental demonstration of high harmonic generation from liquids. Besides the experimental work, he was also doing theoretical calculations of time-resolved X-ray absorption spectra in the water window.

Currently, he is a postdoc in the group of Prof. David Nesbitt at JILA (Boulder, Colorado), where he works on spin dynamics in chiral molecules on metallic surfaces using time-, energy-, and angle-resolved scanning photoelectron imaging microscopy.

He has presented 20 invited talks and 10 popularization lectures. He has published more than 20 papers in high-impact journals including Science, Nature Chemistry, Science Advances, Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, or Physical Review Letters, with more than 430 citations (h-index 8). He is a co-author of a book chapter and a masters-degree textbook.

Martin Šebesta (Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic)

Martin Šebesta, born in 1989, is a young research associate at Comenius University in Bratislava (since 2019) in Slovakia, mainly performing research activities.

His research interests include studying different aspects of mobility and transformation of nanoparticles of potentially toxic elements in the presence of organo-mineral phases, microorganisms, and plants with spectroscopic techniques, such as AAS, ICP-MS, SEM and TEM, with a focus on comparing the bioavailability and mobility of hazardous elements in dissolved and nanoparticle forms. He published, among other things, five monographs, 17 current content articles with 95 WOS/SCOPUS citations, and has h-index 5.

He is a member of the Slovak Spectroscopic Society, the Slovak Association of Geochemists and the European Federation of Biotechnology.

He received several national awards, including the First place award in the GLOBSEC City Challenge 2018.

Zdeněk Weiss (Institute of Physics (FZU) of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic)

Dr. Zdenek Weiss graduated in physics from the Charles University, Prague (1983). He started his career in the group of surface analysis at the concern ŠKODA, Plzeň. In 1991 he received the CSc (PhD) degree in plasma physics from the Institute of Plasma Physics, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague. Then he spent several months as a postdoc in the spectroscopy group of Prof. Steers at the University of North London, UK, on the "Go west" fellowship of NATO. A year later he joined LECO Corporation, a US-based instrument manufacturer, and worked at various positions in this company in the area of R&D and the glow discharge optical emission spectroscopy (GDOES), in Germany, USA and the Czech Republic. In 2017 he joined the Institute of Physics (FZU) of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, and became the Head of the GDOES laboratory of FZU.

His research interests are twofold: (1) GDOES analysis of metals, inorganic coatings and thin films together with the corresponding methodology and (2) the fundamentals of GDOES. The latter area includes investigations of excitation mechanisms in glow discharges and related low temperature plasmas. This involves the analysis of GDOES spectra collected in a close collaboration with the spectroscopic group of Imperial College London, UK, on their high-resolution VUV-VIS Fourier transform spectrometer.

Dr. Weiss participated in several international research networks focused on analytical glow discharges, in particular the Marie Curie RTN "GLADNET" of the EU (2007-2011). He is a member of the Steering Committe of the European Working Group for GDS (EW-GDS). In 2014 he organized the 2nd International Glow Discharge Spectroscopy Symposium (2nd IGDSS) in Prague. In 2020 he was awarded the Edward Steers Memorial Award for the best glow discharge publication of the year.

Marco Aurélio Zezzi Arruda (Unicamp - University of Campinas, Institute of Chemistry, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Brazil)

Director of the Institute of Chemistry – Unicamp (Campinas, Brazil), is Full Professor at the Unicamp, Department of Analytical Chemistry, head of the Sample preparation, spectrometry and mechanization group – GEPAM, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He acted as invited professor at Pau University – Pau, France, and at University of Ballears Island – Palma, Mallorca, Spain. Additionally, he acted as adviser in more than 60 Master Dissertations or PhD Thesis.

He belongs to the advisory board of the Metallomics, Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, Journal of Integrated Omics, and is Editor-in-Chief of the Brazilian Journal of Analytical Chemistry. He also acts as a member of the advisory board of the Brazilian Chemistry Association (ABQ), and of the National Institute of Science and Technology - INCT for Bioanalytics.

Author or co-author over 230 research articles, 11-chapter books, 5 patents, over 50 invited lectures in national/international meetings, and Editor of 3 books.

The main research interest includes bioanalytical with emphasis on speciomics, mass and atomic spectrometry, sample preparation, forensic and mechanization.

Zhenli Zhu (State Key Laboratory of Biological and Environmental Geology, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China)

Zhenli Zhu is a full professor of China University of Geosciences, Wuhan. He obtained his doctorate in 2008 from Tsinghua University. During his earlier career, he has visited Professor Gary Hieftje’s lab in Indiana University and Rick Russo’s lab in LBNL as visiting scholar. Now he is the director of instrumental technology R&D center in the State Key Laboratory of Biogeology and Environmental Geology (BGEG). He is the member of the Editorial Boards of the journals “Atomic spectroscopy”, “Spectroscopy and spectral analysis” and “Chinese Chemical Letters”.

His main interest lies in the development of new methodology and instruments for elemental analysis based on new microplasma excitation sources (dielectric barrier discharge, atmospheric pressure glow discharge and liquid electrode discharges) and plasma induced vapor generation. Additionally, his activities also include the development of metal stable isotope analysis method and its application by MC-ICPMS.

He published more than 80 scientific papers, 11 patents and 2 book chapters and his articles are cited more than 2,000 times.

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