He has been the Organizer of numerous Meetings including the World Conferences on Liquid Crystals (1992), the Biodegradable Polymers & Plastics (2002), the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) “On Biodegradable Polymers”(1997), and of two Symposia of the American Chemical Society (ACS) on “Bio-active Polymers”(2000) and on “The Synthesis & Detection Property/Structure Relationship in Polysaccharides”(2007). He has been and he is still today in charge of research contracts financed by Industries and by the European Community. He has been the Founder and President of the Doctorate Course in Biomaterials of the Doctorate School in Biological and Molecular Sciences “BIOS” at the University of Pisa-Italy. He has been the Founder and Director of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Bioactive Polymeric Materials for Biomedical and Environmental Applications where researchers have operated, who had competences in Materials Science and Technology, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Pharmaceutical Technologies, Microbiology and Environmental Chemistry. He has been among the promoters of the foundation of the “Inter-university National Consortium of Materials Science & Technology (INSTM)” (1992), of which he is honored to serve yet as Member of the Scientific Council.
Véronique Michelet completed her graduate studies at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris (Chimie ParisTech, France) and received her Ph.D. degree in 1996 from the University P. et M. Curie in the group of Pr. J.-P. Genêt. After two years of post-doctoral research in the groups of Pr. J.D. Winkler (University of Pennsylvania, USA) and A.G.M. Barrett (Imperial College, UK), she was appointed at Chimie ParisTech as CNRS Associate Researcher in 1998, promoted Director of Research in 2007 and obtained a Professor position at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis in 2017. Her research interests combine fundamental and applied aspects of catalysis for the development of new synthetic methodologies for carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom formations. They involve asymmetric catalysis and the development of novel catalytic systems for atom- and step-economical reactions such as cycloisomerization reactions and domino processes. She has over 150 publications, and her publication H-index is 37.
Her research interests combine fondamental and applied aspects of catalysis for the development of new synthetic methodologies for carbon-carbon and carbon-hetero atom formations.
Eva Trnova is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Education at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic. She graduated from chemistry at the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University. She has completed her Ph.D. in chemistry education. She has been engaged in chemistry education for a long time and she has published monographs and articles in journals about this issue. She has dealt with problems connected with curriculum for chemistry and chemistry teachers' continuous professional development (CPD) in all levels of education. She is a member of the Hands-on Science and the International Council of Associations for Science Education. She has participated in the organization of several international conferences. She has been involved in many international projects dealing with research of chemistry education and the development of science education (e.g. PROFILES, Project of SFP, STAR).
Chemistry (science) education, innovative educational methods
Anton V. Dolzhenko received his degree (with Distinction) in Pharmacy in 2000 and then a Ph.D. degree in Medicinal Chemistry in 2004, both from the Perm State Pharmaceutical Academy (Russia). After that, he joined the Pharmacy Department of the National University of Singapore and worked there for 6 years before he moved to the School of Pharmacy, Curtin University (Australia) in 2010 and continued his academic career as a Senior Lecturer. In 2013, he joined the School of Pharmacy, Monash University Malaysia working as an Associate Professor and Director of the NMR Campus Infrastructure Platform. His current research interests include synthetic and structural aspects of the chemistry of nitrogen heterocycles. He has been actively working on the development of new synthetic methods for the preparation of potentially bioactive compounds. His publications in form of more than 100 journal papers and book chapters received more than 1,000 citations.
Current research interests include synthetic and structural aspects of the chemistry of nitrogen hetero cycles.
My broad research interests are in the areas of proteomics, a subset of the ‘Omics Technology’. My publications so far mainly related in utilizing proteomics technology in studying samples composed of protein such as snake venom, jellyfish toxin, bull semen, prawn hemolymph, mice or rat serums, plant extracts etc. The technologies involved either the bottom-up type of proteomics i.e two-dimensional electrophoresis combined with mass spectrometry to characterize complex protein mixtures or the 2DE guided purification application to isolate useful protein.
Takashiro AKITSU, Ph.D. is a full Professor for the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science Division II at Tokyo University of Science. He completed his undergraduate school training (chemistry) from Osaka University, Japan and his graduate school training (physical & inorganic chemistry, especially coordination, crystal, and bioinorganic chemistry) from Osaka University (Ph.D. 2000). After Keio University and Stanford University, He moved to the current affiliation since 2008. Dr. Akitsu has published up to about 180 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has had posters presented at international level. He has been a peer reviewer of many journals and acted as an organizing committee of several international conferences.
Absorption of light by chiral metal complexes and their hybrid materials
Kinetics of the fluorescence quenching and fluorescence lifetimes of Polymers. Kinetics of thermal and photo degradation of para-substituted Polystyrene Polymers in solid films and in solutions. Excimer Fluorescence and Exciplex Fluorescence formation in poly Para-substituted polystyrene polymers. Effect of polymeric additives (plasticizes) on Photo degradation and Thermal degradation of Polystyrene Derivatives in solid films and in solutions.