Confirmed Invited Speakers

So far, the list of confirmed invited speakers in each symposium is as follows:

Advanced Materials in Diagnostics and Therapeutics

* Marc Gauthier, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada

* Sara Mahshid, McGill University, Canada: “Nano-surface fluidic devices based on 2D and 3D nanostructures for bio-sensing applications”

* Rafik Naccache, Concordia University, Canada: “Carbon Dots in Sensing Applications”

* Leyla Soleymani, McMaster University, Canada

* Alexis Vallée-Bélisle, Université de Montréal, Canada

* Sebastian Wachsmann Hogiu, McGill University, Canada

Agricultural and food safety

* Abir Khaled, University of Waterloo, Canada: “Rapid screening of multi-residue veterinary drugs in chicken tissue using coated blade spray solid phase microextraction (CBS-SPME)”

* Barbro Kollander, National Food Agency, Sweden: “Tools to ensure safe food also in the future – analytical methods, surveys, biomonitoring and communication; with examples on heavy metals and speciation of arsenic”

* Jenny Nelson, Agilent Technologies, USA: “Speciation Analysis of Arsenic, Selenium, Iodine, and Bromine in Infant Formula, Nutritional Products, and Raw Ingredients using HPLC-ICP-MS”

* Derrick Quarles, Elemental Scientific, USA: “Improving Lab Efficiency Related to Food Safety Using State-of-the-Art Automation”

* José Luis Todolí, University of Alicante, Spain: “Direct multielemental analysis of undiluted wine samples by means of ICP-MS”

Electrochemical sensing and analysis

* Dominik P.J. Barz, Queen’s University, Canada: “Dielectric relaxation and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy for improved understanding of interfaces”

* Jesse Greener, Université Laval, Canada: “Microscale electrochemical bioflow system for detection and discovery of bacterial biofilms”

* Kagan Kerman, University of Toronto, Canada: “Electrochemical approaches to understand biomolecular interactions in Alzheimer's disease”

* Sanela Martic, Trent University, Canada: “Using electrochemical methods to probe neurochemistry of proteins”

* Mohtashim Shamsi, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA: “Electroanalysis of DNA Repeat Expansions”

* Hogan Yu, Simon Fraser University, Canada: “Voltammetric analysis of organized molecular interfaces: from guest-host binding to nanostructural probing"

Environmental analysis

* Patricia Forbes, University of Pretoria, South Africa: “Alternative approaches to trace organic air pollutant sampling”

Nanomaterials and their analysis

* Ed Lai, Carleton University, Canada: “Electrochemical analysis of single metal oxide nanoparticles and their interaction with biochemicals towards sensor development”

Sample introduction systems for the inductively coupled plasma

* Bin Hu, Wuhan University, China: “Microfluidic Chip-Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry for Trace Elements and Their Species Analysis in Cells”

* José Luis Todolí, University of Alicante, Spain: “Analysis of heavy petroleum products through ICP techniques”

Separations/Mass spectrometry

* Jesse Greener, Université Laval, Canada: “On-chip synthesis of functional membranes”

* Thomas Preston, McGill University, Canada

Speciation analysis

* Olivier Donard, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France

* Jörg Feldmann, University of Aberdeen, Scotland: “Speciation and nanoparticle analysis solve mystery in biogeochemistry”

* Jong Sung Kim, Dalhousie University, Canada: “Arsenic Speciation Profiling for Evaluating the Association between Cancer and Arsenic Exposure”

* Barbro Kollander, National Food Agency, Sweden: “What goes in not necessarily comes out – biomonitoring of arsenic species in urine”

* Louise Meunier, Queen’s University, Canada: “Estimating the bio-accessibility of hexavalent chromium from chromite ore and mine leachate in the Ring of Fire”

* Derrick Quarles, Elemental Scientific, USA: “Total Metals and Speciation Analysis Using an Automated, Single Platform Sample Introduction System Combined with ICP-MS”

* Mesay Wolle, Food and Drug Administration, USA: “Speciation analysis of arsenic in seafood and seaweed – method development to application in survey studies”