Scientific Program


The scientific programme of CSI XL consists of Plenary, Invited and Keynote Lectures, Oral Presentations and Poster Presentations. Plenary Lectures will be held in a common session between CSI XL and 9Th EMSLIBS. The invited talks will be chosen to review the status and the recent advances in the different areas.

:: Scientific Program is still work in progress. The deadline for abstract submission has been extended until the 20th of February. The time table with the program of the conference  will be available as soon as possibile.

  • Short program –> download here
  • Final complete program –> download here

Here it follows a “preliminary” list of the lectures. The following renowed scientists already accepted the invitation to present lectures on recent developments in different fields of spectroscopy.


Plenary Lectures


  • CSI Award, Prof. Bernhard Welz, University of Santa Catharina, Florianopolis, Brazil: “High-Resolution Continuum Source Absorption Spectrometry can do it”
  • Prof. Marco A. Zezzi Arruda, University of Campinas, Brazil: “Unraveling genetically modified organisms through mass spectrometry”
  • Prof. Annemie Bogaerts, University of Antwerp, Belgium: “The plasma characteristics and sample behavior in the ICP revealed through computer modeling”
  • Dr. Filella Montserrat, University of Geneve, Switzerland: “Anthropocene means exploiting all the elements of the periodic table: a new challenge for environmental analytical chemistry “
  • Prof. Javier Laserna, University of Malaga, Spain: “The sources, progress and frontiers of an exciting technology: laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy”
  • Prof. X. Chris Le, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada: “Arsenic Speciation and Arsenic Binding to Proteins”
  • Dr. Richard Russo, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA: “Solid Matrix Transformation as a Sample Preparation Method for Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy and Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Analysis”
  • Prof. Ove Axner, Dept. Physics, Umeå University, Sweden: NICE-OHMS and NICE-AAS. Frequency Modulated Cavity Enhanced Spectroscopic Techniques for Sensitive Detection of Molecules and Atoms down to 10-14 cm-1 Principles, Current Status, and Prospects

Invited Lectures


  • JAAS-EIL Award, Dr. Sohail Mushtaq, London Metropolitan University , United Kingdom: “Latest developments in understanding the plasma processes in analytical glow discharge optical emission and mass spectrometry”
  • Prof. Rainer Bischoff, University of Groningen, The Netherland: “Electrochemical, site-specific peptide bond cleavage as a novel ap-proach in protein analysis”
  • Prof. Maria Careri, University of Parma, Italy: “Advances and future trends in desorption electrospray-mass spectrometry”
  • Dr. Roberta Fantoni, ENEA, Frascati, Italy: “In situ and remote spectroscopic characterization of Cultural Heritage surfaces”
  • Dr. Heidi Goenaga Infante, LGC, United Kingdom: “ICP-MS hyphenations for the characterisation of nanomaterials: from size-based speciation to counting”
  • Dr. Andreas Karydas, CNRS “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece: Interdisciplinary synchrotron radiation based X-ray spectrometry applications using the IAEA multi-technique instrument operated at the XRF beamline of Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste
  • Prof. Boris Mizaikoff, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany: “IR-on-a-Chip: Is Smaller Better?”
  • Dr. Joanna Szpunar, National Research Council of France, France:Spectrometric tools for selenium speciation: oxidation states, metabolites, proteins and nanoparticles
  • Dr. Anna V. Tugarova, Inst. Biochem.& Physiol. Rus. Academy of Sciences, Russia: “Vibrational Spectroscopy in Studying Microbially Synthesised Selenium Nanoparticles”
  • Dr. Stanislav Záliš, Heyrovský Inst of Phys. Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences,CZ: “Quantum Chemical Interpretation of Spectral Properties of Organometallic Complexes  in Ground, Excited and Different Redox States”

Keynote Lectures


  • Prof. Ewa Bulksa, University of Warsaw, Poland: “Certified Reference Materials for Atomic and Molecular Mass Spectrometry”
  • Prof. Marta Manso, New University of Lisbon, Portugal: “X-ray fluorescence and Raman analytical techniques in written and artistic documents characterization”
  • Dr. Jiří Dědina, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic: “Hydride atomizers for atomic absorption and atomic fluorescence spectrometry – new horizons”
  • Prof. Èrico M. M. Flores, Federal University of Santa Maria, RS, Brasil: “Feasible Sample Preparation Methods for further Rare Earth Elements Determination”
  • Prof. Alexander Kamnev, Academy of Sciences, Saratov, Russia: “Microbiological Applications of Vibrational Spectroscopy: Looking inside through the Cell Wall”
  • Prof. Jun Kawai, University of Kyoto, Japan: “Comparison of Precision between SR-XRS and ICP-AES, and Examples of Data Falsifications or Errors in SR-XRF, ICP-AES, HG-AAS and GC-MS in Forensic Analyses”
  • Prof. Margaretha de Loos Vollebreght, University of Ghent, Belgium:“The role of charge transfer in matrix-induced non-spectral interferences in inductively coupled plasma atomic emission and mass spectrometry”
  • Prof. Martin Resano, University of Zaragoza, Spain: “Characterization of metallic nanoparticles via high resolution continuum source atomic absorption spectrometry”
  • Dr. Patricia Smichowski, CNEA, Buenos Aires, Argentina: “Oxygented and nitrated PAHs in the atmosphere of Buenos Aires. Determination by UHPLC(+)APCI-MS/MS”
  • Prof. Edward B.M. Steers, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom: “A systematic comparison of the effects of small quantities of a  molecular gas (H2, N2 or O2) in Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry using argon or neon as the plasma gas”
  • Prof. Qiuquan Wang, University of Xiamen, China: “Tagging Strategy for Bioanalysis: Quantification of Protein Biomarkers and Counting Cells”
  • Prof. Fabio Di Francesco, Dept. Chemistry & Industrial Chemisrtry, University of Pisa, Italy: “Flexible and disposable sensors based on graphenic materials for wound monitoring”
  • Prof. Ilaria Bonaduce, Dept. Chemistry & Industrial Chemisrtry, University of Pisa, Italy:  “Organic mass spectrometry to investigate molecular degradation phenomena of modern oil paintings”
  • Dr. Ryszard Lobinski, Institute of Analytical Sciences and Physical Chemistry for Environment and Materials, IPREM, CNRS UMR, France: “Probing for metal-ligand interactions and analysis for non-covalent metal complexes in bacteria and plants using chromatography with dual ICP MS and electrospray FT MS detection”


Oral Presentation



Poster Presentation


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