Harald Martens - Norway

Harald Martens - Norway

Topic: Biochemometrics in functional genomics

Harald Martens is a Senior Research Scientist at Matforsk, Ås in Norway, and currently holds positions as Adjunct Professor at The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark, and Professor II at the Center for Integrative Genetics(CIGENE), Norwegian Agricultural University. Together with a M.Sc in biochemical engineering and a Dr.Techn. in chemometrics from NTNU, Trondheim, Harald has accumulated more than 20 years of experience in research, development and teaching in multivariate data analysis and analytical instrumentation in areas such as biological and pharmaceutical sciences. International awards include the Herman Wold gold medal from the Chemometrics section of the Swedish Chemical Society. Harald is an honorary member of the Norwegian Chemometric Society and within the last few years has been guest professor at BioCentrum at Technical University of Denmark and Professor II at Dept. Physical Chemistry, NTNU. Current research interests include the improved separation of light scattering and light absorbance in UV/VIS/NIR/IR spectroscopy, and improved measurements and data analytical methods for functional genomics

Riccardo Leardi - Italy

Riccardo Leardi - Italy

Topic: Three-way PCA as a powerful data display method

Riccardo Leardi graduated in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology in 1983. Since then he has been working in the section of Analytic Chemistry of the Department of Pharmaceutical and Food Chemistry and Technologies of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Genova, and his research field is Chemometrics. His interests are mainly devoted to problems related to food, environmental and clinical data, and to experimental design and process optimization. In the last years his research focused mainly on genetic algorithms and on three-way methods. He is author of almost 80 papers and almost 80 communications in national and international meetings; he has been an invited speaker in 12 international meetings and in several industries and research centers. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Chemometrics and Review Editor of the same Journal, and a regular reviewer for several Journals. Since November 2002 he started his activity of chemometric consultancy.

Waltraud Kessler - Germany

Waltraud Kessler - Germany

Topic: Chemometrics and spectroscopy: toolboxes for PAT

Waltraud Kessler, is a trained physicist who worked several years in industry programming control systems, with the emphasis on multivariate data analysis. Several years work at the Institut fuer Angewandte Forschung at Reutlingen Univerity, Germany, gave her the opportunity to plan and conduct research work within European Projects. Mrs. Kessler, specialized on statistical experiment planning and design and advanced techniques in multivariate data analysis and connectionist networks (neural nets), together with process control by optical spectroscopy. The results have been published in several scientific publications and industrial patents. She started teaching multivariate data analyses and experimental design in the early nineties, in the chemistry department of Reutlingen University (Hochschule Reutlingen). In 2002, she was awarded Honorarprofessor for her engagement in lecturing, at Reutlingen University. Furthermore, the LARS-prize for excellent scripts was awarded to her by the commision of Hochschuldidaktik an Fachhochschulen in Baden-Württemberg. Her current lectures are on multivariate data analysis and experimental design in the master course program Bio- and Process analysis.

Kim Esbensen -Denmark

Kim Esbensen -Denmark

Topic: Theory of Sampling (TOS) - the missing link in chemical analysis, process monitoring and quality control (PAT) that not even chemometric data analysis can deal with .....

Kim Esbensen has more than 25 years of experience with applied chemometrics (academic, laboratory, industrial) and sampling of heterogeneous systems. He is a major consultant for industry and for governmental institutions. He has established two international research groups in Norway and Denmark,
where he has conferred, or is currently supervising 15 Ph.D.s and approximately 40 M.Sc. degrees. He is author of a leading chemometrics textbook (6 editions; 15.000 copies sold), and has edited two technical Special Issues; he is the author of approximately 75 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and has more than 250 international lectures and courses to his credit.   His research areas comprise, chemometrics, representative sampling, Process Analytical Technologies (PAT), sensor technology, philosophy of science.

Pascal Schlich- France

Pascal Schlich- France

Topic: Multivariate Analysis of a sensory database to learn about panel performances

Pascal Schlich is a statistician by trade whose interest in sensory data, originated 20 years ago at the National Institute of Agronomical Research (INRA) in Dijon, France. He coined the French word "sensométrie" in the title of his Ph.D. thesis back in 1993. In his methodological papers, Pascal Schlich addressed difference testing, panellist performances, descriptive analysis and preference mapping. He is now in charge of the sensory lab at the European Centre for Taste Sciences (CESG) in Dijon, where he coordinates research on the development of food preferences in children, on the measurement of temporality of sensations and still a bit on sensometrics.

El Mustafa Qannari- France

El Mostafa Qannari- France

Topic: How to cluster the consumers taking account of sensory data?

Head of Sensometric and Chemometrics Laboratory (ENITIAA/INRA). Professor of statistics at ENITIAA (engineering school in food industry)-Nantes, France. Domain of interest : Sensometrics : performance of the assessors, analysis of several data sets, relating sensory to instrumental data, matching preference scores to sensory/instrumental data. Chemometerics : alternative to OLS regression, PLS regression, multiblock data analysis.

Frank Westad - Norway

Frank Westad - Norway

Topic: Cross model validation and multiple testing in latent variable models

Frank Westad received an M.Sc in Chemistry, Instrumental Interfacing and Data analysis in 1988, and completed his PhD thesis “Relevance and parsimony in multivariate modelling” in 2000 with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. His working experience, over the years include, positions as Chemical analyst with Nycomed A.S., Research Scientist with SINTEF, Consultant with IDT GmbH (Germany), Application Specialist with CAMO ASA and currently, Senior Research Scientist at the Norwegian Food Research Institute (MATFORSK). Westad has published 20 refereed papers within chemometrics and has given more than 80 oral presentations and courses in chemometrics. His main interests are parsimonious models, teaching chemometrics, classification and multivariate image analysis. Frank is currently the president of the Norwegian Chemical Society's Group of Chemometrics.

Magni Martens - Norway

Magni Martens - Norway

Topic: Multiblock PLS methods used in sensory and consumer studies

Magni Martens is professor at the Department of Food Science at the Royal Veterinary & Agricultural University (KVL) in Denmark, being supervisor for several bachelor, M.Sc. and Ph.D. students (1998-2005: 8 Ph.D. students). She also has a part-time position as senior research scientist at the Norwegian Food Research Institute (Matforsk AS) in Norway. Since 1975, Magni has given numerous academic courses and lectures in sensory science, data analysis and quality analysis. Research interests span sensory, multivariate data analysis, chemical, biological and ethical fields, with special interest in psychophysics, physiology and psychology relating to sensory science. Magni holds a MSc, in civil/ biochemical engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and a Dr.agric. degree from University of Life Sciences (UMB, Ås, Norway), as well as a Cand. Mag. degree in philosophy and psychology from the University of Oslo (UiO). She has authored/co-authored/edited three books and more than 100 scientific publications.

Heinz Siesler - Germany

Heinz Siesler - Germany

Topic: High-throughput analysis and process monitoring by vibrational spectroscopy

Heinz Siesler is a Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, since 1987. His main research interests focus on vibrational spectroscopy (MIR, NIR, Raman) of polymers and liquid crystals and on the application of these techniques to industrial chemical quality and process control in combination with chemometric evaluation procedures. He received the 1994 EAS Award, the 2000 Tomas Hirschfeld Award and the 2003 Buechi Award in near-infrared spectroscopy. In 2000 and 1992 he was a visiting professor at Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya, Japan (Prof. Y. Ozaki) and at ESPCI, Paris, France (Prof. L. Monnerie), respectively. Prior to his present position he gained industrial experience from 1974 to 1987 as section head in molecular spectroscopy and thermal analysis in the R&D Department of Bayer AG, Dormagen, Germany. From 1972-1974 he was a lecturer at the Department of Chemistry, Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, South Africa. He also worked as post-doc fellow (1970-1972) with Prof. D. O. Hummel in the Department of Physical Chemistry at the University of Cologne, Germany, after receiving his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Vienna, Austria, in 1970.

Phil Brown - United Kingdom

Phil Brown - United Kingdom

Topic: Bayesian functional models for mass spectroscopy proteomics

Phil Brown is Pfizer Professor of Medical Statistics and Head of the Statistics Group at the University of Kent. He is also Honorary Associate in the Faculty of Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne Australia. His PhD was in the area of multivariate analysis applied to drug discovery and was completed whilst he was supported by Imperial Chemical Industries. Since then he has worked extensively on chemometric problems culminating in a book on regression and multivariate calibration in 1993. Most recently he has been working with researchers from the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston on Mass Spectroscopy applied to proteomic data. International Honours include membership of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Fellowship of American Statistical Association and in 2003 he was recipient, with three co-authors, of the Mitchell Prize for the best applied Bayesian paper. He is on the Editorial advisory Board of Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems.

Anna de Juan Capdevila - Spain

Anna de Juan Capdevila - Spain

Topic: Multivariate Curve Resolution: A simple and versatile tool for the analysis of chemical multicomponent systems

Anna de Juan  has been an associate professor at the Department of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Barcelona since 2003, teaching  chemometrics at undergraduate and graduate levels. Anna holds a degree and Phd in Chemistry from the University of Barcelona and is an expert in Multivariate Curve Resolution (MCR) methods: theoretical development and application to bioanalytical and analytical problems. Since 2002 she has been a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory systems. Anna has around 50 publications in specialized journals and books. And has participated in national and international research projects and supervised PhD and Msci  research works. In 2004 she received the 4th Chemometrics Elsevier Award together with Karl Booksh.

Last updated May 02 nd 2006