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Keynote I

Prof. Prof. Dr. Gerrit Schüürmann

Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany


Academic Education
University degrees (M.Sc.) in Chemistry (1982), Physics (1982) and Mathematics (1983); Dr. rer. nat. in Chemistry (1987); Dr. rer. nat. habil. in Ecological Chemistry (2001).

Current Position
Since 1992 Head of the Department of Ecological Chemistry (formerly: Division Head Chemical Ecotoxicology), Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig
2006-2017 Speaker of the UFZ Division of Environmental Health, Leipzig, Germany
Since 2006 Professor of Theoretical & Ecological Chemistry, TU Bergakademie Freiberg


Keynote II

Prof. Maria Liakopoulou-Kyriakides
Bioorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Professor of Bioorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, acting chair of the Department and director of organic chemistry laboratory.  Member of several scientific societies and organisations. Received her PhD from university of Patras, Greece, with postdoctoral studies at Yale Medical School, USA. Supervisor of numerous PhD theses, coordinated several R&D programs, published over 100 research articles in peer-reviewed   journals and over 150 other publications as, proceedings, review articles, books etc. Current research interests include Biotechnological production of carotenes and biopolymers. Isolation of biological active compounds from plant extracts, separation and identification. Valorization of agro food wastes for high added value products. Synthesis of oligopeptides, chemical characterization and biological evaluation.  Bioremediation, removal of toxic metals from wastewaters or/and biodegradation of chlorinated aromatic compounds using microbial species.


Keynote III

Prof. Roberto San Jose

Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain


Prof. Roberto San Jose is a Professor of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM). He studied Physics in the University of Valladolid (Spain) and made the Ph. D. in 1983 on relation to Atmospheric Boundary Layer. He became associated professor in University of Valladolid in 1986. He was on leave in the Max-Planck Institute of Meteorology in Hamburg (Germany) in 1989-1990 and He was a guest senior scientist in the IBM-Bergen Environmental Sciences and Solutions Center in Bergen (Norway) in 1990-1992. In 1992 he moved to the Computer Science School of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) in Madrid (Spain). In 2001 he became head professor of the UPM. In 1992 He started a laboratory in UPM called Environmental Software and Modelling Group. Up to now, Prof. San Jose has been principal investigator in more than 200 projects related with Air Quality and Climate issues. The projects were down with private and public companies and also with European Union. More than 20 EU projects on the environmental area and Information Technology have been carried out.