Danilo Corradini, PhD
Principal investigator, Institute for Biological Systems, Italian National Research Council (CNR)
Sapienza University of Rome, Secretary and Past-President of the Stirring Committee, Inter-divisional Group for Separation Sciences, Italian Chemical Society, Italy
Since 1982 Dr. Corradini is the Research Scientist at the Italian National Research Council (CNR). Currently he is the Principal investigator at the Institute for Bological Systems of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). He is the Secretary and Past-President of the Stirring Committee of the Inter-divisional Group for Separation Sciences of the Italian Chemical Society.
In 2014 he has received the Arnaldo Liberti Medal from the Italian Chemical Society in recognition of his significant contributions to the development of Separation Science and Analytical Chemistry. In 2011 he has been the recipient of the Central European Group for Separation Science Award presented to him for his outstanding contribution to the advancements of Separation science in Europe. In 2009 he has received the Csaba Horváth Memorial Award from the Hungarian Society for Separation Sciences for his significant contributions to the advancements of capillary electrophoresis in the world and diffusion of Separation science in Hungary.
Since 2012 he is a Member of the International Scientific Strategy Board of the Austrian Drug Screening Intitute GmbH (ADSI), owned by the University of Innsbruck. From April 2006 to February 2012 he has been a Member of the General Scientific Advisory Board of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). Since 2005 he is a component of the International Scientific Board of the “Mediterranean Separation Science Foundation Research and Training Center” of Messina (Italy).
Dr. Corradini has held several appointments at the Department of Chemical Engineering of Yale University (USA), as postdoctoral fellow (1983-84), associate researcher (1986) and visiting scientist (1996), working with the pioneer of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), Prof. Csaba Horváth. In 2013 and in 2019 he has conducted research activity at Leopold-Franzes Universität of Innsbruck (Austria) as a visiting professor. Dr. Corradini has held teaching professorships at the University of Tuscia in Viterbo, Italy (1995-1997 and 1999-2006), at Leopold-Franzes Universität of Innsbruck, Austria (1995 – 1998, 2007), at Johannes Keppler Universität of Linz, Austria (1993-94), and at University of Siena, Italy (1990-93). He is a permanent member of the International Symposium on Separation Science series (since 2011).
He is currently collaborating with the Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Readiochemistry of The University of Innsbruck (Austria), the University of Athens (Greece), the Molnar Institute in Berlin (Germany), the Ecole Nationale d'Agriculture de Meknès (Morocco), the National Institute of Agronomic Research of Algeria (INRAA), the Austrian Drug Screening Institute GmbH (ADSI) in Innsbruck (Austria), and several Italian universities and research institutions, including the University of Tuscia in Viterbo, the Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), The University Federico II of Naples, the University of Milan (Italy), the University of Pisa, the Research Unit for Cereal Quality (CRA-QCE) of Rome, the University Campus Biomedico of Rome.
Dr. Corradini investigates fundamental and practical aspects of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and capillary electromigration techniques, applied to life science, bio-analytical and biological chemistry, and phytochemistry. His fundamental studies are mainly devoted to shed light on the physical-chemical mechanisms leading to the separation of biomolecules in conventional and micro-scale analytical high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC and μ-HPLC), capillary electrophoresis (CE), and capillary electrochromatography (CEC), in conjunction with UV-VIS diode array spectrophotometric, fluorimetric, electrochemical and mass spectrometer detection systems. He is currently involved in the development of advanced HPLC and capillary electromigration methods for the identification and quantification of secondary metabolites in plant tissues and aliment of plant origin, as well as in the implementation of capillary electrophoresis, capillary electrochromatography, and high performance liquid chromatography in proteomics, metabolomics, and phytomics. He is also involved in proteomic and metabolomic studies for the discovery of biomarkers for early diagnosis of metabolic diseases and cancer and on the implementation of capillary electrophoresis and high performance liquid chromatography in proteomics, metabolomics, and phytomics.
Gunther K Bonn, o.Univ.-Prof.Mag.Dr.Dr.h.c.
Scientific Director, Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Radiochemistry
University of Innsbruck, Austria
Dr. Gunther K. Bonn studied chemistry at the University of Innsbruck and obtained his Ph.D. in 1979. In 1988 he spent time as a visiting professor at Yale University working with Prof. Csaba Horvath, one of the pioneers in modern HPLC. In 1996 he became Head of the Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Radiochemistry at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He is currently CEO and Scientific Director of the Austrian Drug Screening Institute (ADSI).
In addition to his scientific career, Bonn began to deal with science and research policy issues at an early stage. In 1991 he became a member of the Large Equipment Commission of the Federal Ministry of Science and Research, 1993-1999 a member of the University Council and 1996–2003 a member and advisor of the Fund for the Promotion of Scientific Research (FWF). From 2002 to 2007 Bonn was a member of the Science and Research Council of the State of Salzburg. In 2003 he also assumed the presidency of the BIT - Office for International Research and Technology Cooperation.
From 2000 to 2010 Gunther Bonn was a member and deputy chairman of the most important research policy advisory body in Austria, the Council for Research and Technology Development. Since 2003, he has also been a member and deputy chairman of the University Council of the Medical University of Innsbruck.
Dr. Bonn's special interests are basic research and its technical applications of chemical analysis methods, particularly in the fields of bio-, genetic and phytoanalysis, environmental and radio analysis. He has published more than 180 scientific articles, is co-author of two books and is involved in eleven patents. In 2003 Gunther Bonn received the Halasz Medal Award. In 2011, Bonn received the Tyrolean Decoration of Honor.
Mohamed Abdel-Rehim, PhD
Professor, Department of Analytical Chemistry
Stockholm University, Sweden
Mohamed Abdel Rehim is a Professor in analytical and bioanalytical chemistry with more than 25 year experience (R&D) in analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, having strong background and theoretical knowledge of separation science and state of the art instrumentation related to chromatographic separation and mass spectrometry techniques. Dr. Abdel Rehim received his Ph.D. from the Department of Analytical Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Uppsala University. From 1996 to 2011 he worked as Senior Scientist at Research & Development at AstraZeneca in Sodertalje, Sweden. In 2003, he was appointed as a Professor in analytical chemistry at Karlstad University in Sweden. In 2007, he was appointed as a Visitor Professor at the National Research Centre of Egypt (NRC). In 2011 he was appointed as a Professor in the Analytical Chemistry at Stockholm University. The main focus of his research is inventing of highly automated and integrated sample preparation techniques for the isolation of drugs and metabolites from complex matrices, Screening and determination of drugs, metabolites and biomarkers in biological samples. He has published over 250 publications (scientific papers, proceedings, patent, etc.).
The main focus of his research is invention of highly automated and integrated instrumentation for the isolation of drugs and metabolites from complex matrices and the subsequent separation, identification and determination of these analytes. His research interest also include-Analysis of small and large molecules in biological fluids; Screening and detection of biomarkers in CNS and Oncology diseases; Quantification of drugs and metabolites in blood, plasma, urine and saliva; Development of sample-preparation methods for bioanalysis including liquid-liquid extraction (LLE), solid phase extraction (SPE), protein precipitation, solid-phase microextraction (SPME) and microextraction by packed sorbent (MEPS) for plasma and urine samples; Development of new methods and validation of the methodology for determination of drugs and metabolites in biological fluids using GC-MS and LC-MS/MS; Improvement of the separation and detection limits for gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS-MS) by using interactive gases as carrier gas (GC) or as nebulizer gas in electrospray ionization with MS.
Hideharu Shintani, PhD
Professor, Department of Medical Devices
Kyoto University, Chuo University, National Institute of Health Sciences, Japan
Prof. Dr. Hideharu Shintani received his PhD from Kyoto University during the period of 1972-1977. From 1977 to 2008, he worked at National Institute of Health Sciences, Department of Medical Devices, Ministry of Health, Labor Welfare.
From 2009 he is working as a guest professor in Chuo University. He successfully completed his administrative responsibilities as Japan delegate, ISO TC and ICH. His research subjects include sterilization, analytical chemistry, chromatography, separation, validation and safety of medical devices. He received several awards and honors, such as Award of Society for Biomaterials & Artificial Organs.
He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Chemical Sciences Journal, Pharmaceutics and Drug Research. He authored many published research books like Bioinstrumentation and Biosensors, 1990; Ohio Science Workbook Polymers, 1994; Analytical Applications of Immobilized Enzyme Reactors, 1994; Sterilization Systems 1995; Adsorption and its Application in Industry and Environmental Protection, 1998; Handbook of Analytical Application of Capillary Electrophoresis, 1996; Sterilization and Disinfection by Plasma-Sterilization Mechanisms, Biological and Medical Applications, 2011 and Gas plasma Sterilization in Microbiology: Theory, Applications, Pitfalls and New Prospectives 2016.
He is a member of Society for Biomaterials & Artificial Organs, Society of Antibacterial and Aantifungal Agents, Society of Analytical Chemistry, Society of Pharmaceutical Science.
Sterilization, Analytical chemistry, Chromatographic separation, Validation, Safety of Medical Devices.
Marcello Nicoletti, PhD
Professor, Pharmaceutical Plant Biology
La Sapienza University, Italy
Prof. Marcello Nicoletti has received his PhD in Chemistry at the University of La Sapienza, Rome, Italy during the period of 1970-75. Currently he is working as full professor in the University of La Sapienza, Rome. He is serving as an editorial member, referee for several reputed journals like Natural Product Reports, Plant Biosystem Natural Products, Communication Analytical Letters and others. He has authored more than 100 research articles and books. He is a member of Italian Phytochemical Society, vice president SILAE Italian Pharmacognosy Society. He is also a consultant expert of EMA.
Natural Products Chemistry, Phytochemistry, Analytical studies.
Qin Hu, PhD
Visiting Research Scholar/Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemistry
State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
Dr. Qin Hu obtained her Ph.D degree from Department of Chemistry, Hong Kong Baptist University at Mar 2015. She started to work in State University of New York at Buffalo as a Postdoctoral Associate since May 2016. She has authored more than twenty research articles. She is on the Editorial Board of four reputed journals and she is the reviewer of twelve International Journals.
Dr. Hu's research in the field of analytical chemistry is focussed on separation science. Her current research is centered on the development of analytical separation methods in combination with mass spectrometry and various spectroscopic methods for the separation and analyses of fluorescent carbon nanoparticles. She also studies the application of carbon nanoparticles as new analytical sensing tools for the quantification of targets.
Separation science, Mass spectrometry, Spectroscopy, Cytotoxicity assessment and pharmacological application of nanoparticles, Cell culture, Flow cytometry, Confocal microscopy, Real time PCR and Enzymatic assay.