Evelien de Boer

Centre for Nutrition, Prevention and Health Services - National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, RIVM – The Netherlands


Evelien de Boer is working as nutritionist at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Centre of Nutrition, Prevention and Health Services. The institute is located in Bilthoven, The Netherlands. The focus of her work is on dietary monitoring, food surveys and dietary assessment methodology. See for additional information at Dutch National Food Consumption Survey and Dutch Food Composition Database. In addition, she was coordinator of the FP6 EU project European Food Consumption Validation (EFCOVAL, FP6-022895) and participated in the EFSA project: Pilot study for Assessment of Nutrient intake and food Consumption Among Kids in Europe (Pancake) see Pancake report (CFP/EFSA/DATEX/2009/02). Recently, RIVM joined the METROFOOD consortium and is as WPL involved in the INFRADEV 02-2016 PRO-METROFOOD project.
Her work on the above topics can be read in more than 20 publications in international scientific journals and in various reports on dietary monitoring in the Netherlands.


Itziar Tueros

Senior Researcher. Food Research Division, AZTI, Bilbao (Spain)

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Brief CV: Born in Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain) in 1979. She graduated in Analytical Chemistry by the Basque Country University in 2002, receiving the Extraordinary Award. After a predoctoral fellowship in the Analytical Chemistry Department of the Basque Country University, she moved to the Marine Research Division of AZTI as Junior Researcher in Marine Chemistry field. She received the PhD degree in Applied Chemistry in 2009. Since 2007, she works in the Food Research Division of AZTI as Senior Researcher. She has experience in the extraction and characterization of bioactive compounds (polyphenols, fatty acids, fibers, antioxidants) by advanced chromatographic techniques and further incorporation as potentially healthy ingredients in food matrices. She is experienced in the assessment of bioactive compounds effectiveness on lipid metabolism (fat reduction, lipogenesis and lipolysis key genes expression and metabolites identification) using zebrafish animal model. She works closely to the food industry in the design and development of healthy food products for different population groups (obeses-overweight, cancer, diabetics, elderly and children) according to European Regulation for food with nutrition and health claims. Currently, she is responsible for the Nutrition and Cancer line of research in AZTI. Her interest lies in the development of new food products for patients undergoing chemotherapy in a personalized nutrition approach considering an innovative OMIC tool: membrane lipidomics. She has participated in several national and international projects, in more than 50 conferences and co-authoress of 16 peer-reviewed scientific publications. Among other activities, she is lecturer in the Master program “Nutrition and health” from the Basque Country University, supervisor of PhD students and member of the Cancer Discussion Group promoted by the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) and Cancer Cell Metabolism Department of CIC-Biogune Research Center.


Maria Careri

Chemistry Department, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze 17/A, Parma

careri1Full Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Parma since 2001, she is Head of the Chemistry Department of Parma University since 2012. She is also Director of the National School of “Analytical and Bioanalytical Methodologies Based on Mass Spectrometry” of the Italian Chemical Society. 

She was Director of the University Master Course “Chemistry Laboratory Quality Systems.”
President of the Division of Analytical Chemistry (Italian Chemical Society) from 2007 to 2009.
Member representing University of Parma of the Scientific and Industrial Steering and Monitoring Committee for the activities of ASTER, the consortium among the Emilia-Romagna Regional Government (2011-2014); since 2014 Member of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Consultation (ASTER).
Member of the Interdepartment Research Center SITEIA.PR belonging to University of Parma devoted to Food Safety, Technologies and Innovation for Agri-Food (Emilia-Romagna Technopole – Parma).
Member of the International Advisory Boards of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry and Current Analytical Chemistry.
Scientific coordinator of research projects in cooperation with industries and public organizations. Co-ordinator of research units in scientific projects financed by the Italian University and Research Ministry (MIUR) and of ISPESL (Occupational Safety Institute).
Co-inventor of 2 patents and author of more than 180 peer-reviewed publications, including Encyclopediae entries and chapters of books, she acted 8 times as invited speaker at International Symposia. For the last 10 years her research activities have centered on the development of mass-spectrometry-based methods for food safety, environmental monitoring and forensics. Her current research interests include the development of biosensors and of novel materials for desorption electrospray ionization and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry with focus on the characterization of the surfaces.
Guest Editor of a Special Issue of Journal of Chromatography A (2004) devoted to "Food Science". Guest Editor of the Special Issue "Advances in analytical mass spectrometry" (2011) and of the Topical Collection "Chemical Sensing: from New Materials to in vivo Applications" (2016) of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry.



Alex von Bohlen

Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften ISAS
44139 Dortmund, Germany.

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Brief CV: Engineer and PhD in physics, mostly working in the fields of scanning electron microprobe, X-ray spectrometry, and of analytical chemistry. Since more than 30 years I have been involved in the development of methods and theory related to TXRF (Total reflection X-ray fluorescence) at ISAS.
Beamline scientist at ISAS-Line at DELTA synchrotron facility at the Technical University of Dortmund.
Author and co-author of more than 150 papers, some book contributions and co-author of the second edition of TXRF-monograph.



Daniele Rossi

EU Coordinator of 36 National Food Technology Platforms
Delegate Research & Innovation - Confederation of Farmers - Confagricoltura

rossiBrief CV: Luxemburger and Italian citizen, 56 years old, graduated  cum laude in Statistics And Economics at the Rome’s University “La Sapienza” and won a Fulbright Beca for PhD in UCLA in Los Angeles (California), he’s the Delegate for Research & Innovation in the Confederation of Farmers (Confagricoltura- Copa Cogeca), Director for the International Projects of the Brewers of Italy - Europe and the EU Coordinator of the 36 National Food Technology Platforms (“Food for Life”). He was Director General of Federalimentare (Italian Federation of Food & Drink Industry – Confindustria), CEO of Federalimentare Servizi s.r.l. (CIBUS Fair – Parma), CEO of the “Spread European Safety EEIG Consortium (13 EU Food & Drink Federations), Gov. Delegate to the Horizon 2020 - SC2 Programme Committee of the European Commission, Chairman of the Research and Innovation Expert Group  - Food and Drink Europe -  in Brussels, Vice Chairman of the EU Technology Platform “Food for Life” and Chairman of the “Cluster Agrifood”. Member of the EU Commission Sounding Board of smaller actors on participation in the FP7, Coordinator of FP6 SSA “SMEs-Net” and of the Integrated Project TRUEFOOD, coordinator and partner of 35 FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects and ERASMUS Knowledge Alliances. Administrator Delegate and Member of the Executive Committee and of the Board of CONAI (The Governmental Packaging Recovery Consortium), Director of Consorzio BIRRAVIVA s.c.r.l. Chairman of “EU Polices on alcohol” for the “Confederation des Brasseurs du Marchè Commun” – C.B.M.C. and Delegate Member of the Board of C.B.M.C. (Brewers of Europe)., Director of the Italian Association of the Brewery and Malt Industries, Scientific Director of “Plan Bleu” – Action Plan for Mediterranean – UNEP, Director of the Office of Economic Studies, feasibility, costs benefits, planning and management of facilities and services of SPS Spa – SOFIN  (IRI Group), Director of research “National and Local Authority” of CENSIS Foundation in Rome, Secretary General of the Permanent Observatory on Youth and Alcohol (Health Ministry).



Heidi Ottevaere

Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Dept. of Applied Physics and Photonics, Brussels Photonics Team (B-PHOT)

ottevaereBrief CV: Heidi Ottevaere  was born in Halle, Belgium in January 1974. She graduated from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in 1997 as an electrotechnical engineer with majors in Photonics. She joined the Applied Physics Department that year as a teaching assistant. In February 2003 Heidi received the PhD degree in applied sciences for her work entitled: “Refractive microlenses and micro-optical structures for multi-parameter sensing: a touch of micro-photonics”. During her thesis she gained expertise on the optical characterisation of microlenses and the fabrication of microlenses with deep proton lithography in particular. She was also involved in optical fiber sensing, where she demonstrated a novel method to characterize dental resin cements. From 2003 onward she continued her career as a post-doc researcher at the VUB. She made research efforts in a large variety of fundamental and applied research topics, most of them situated in the domain of micro-photonics and micro-optics. In particular she has built up expertise in the following research topics: plastic micro-optics based on deep proton lithography, interferometric measurement techniques and biophotonics. Since 1st October 2009 Heidi obtained a permanent position and now holds a Professor position at VUB.
Currently she is supervising the research on micro-optical instrumentation. She is pursuing her research in this domain and is responsible for the supervision of several micro-optical related industry oriented research projects. Three years ago she also initiated together with her colleagues a research group working on biophotonics. The latter research happens in collaboration with different European top-research groups.
She is promoter or co-promoter of some basic research projects, which are financially supported by regional and national bodies such as the Fund for Scientific Research Vlaanderen (FWO) and the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office. She is also deputy workpackage leader of the “Centre for Measurement and Instrumentation” of the European 6th FP Network of Excellence on Micro-optics “NEMO” and of the work package “Optical components and subsystems from micro- to nano-scale in Biophotonics” of the European 7th FP Network of Excellence on Biophotonics “Photonics4Life”.
Heidi Ottevaere is author/co-author of 32 Science Citation Index publications in peer-reviewed international journals. She has more than 90 publications in international conference proceedings, is author of 3 chapters in scientific monographs and acted 7 times as invited speaker at international conferences. She is co-inventor on 1 patent application.

Giorgia Foca

CHIMSLAB - CHemometrics IMaging and Spectroscopy Lab, Department of Life Sciences and Interdepartmental Research Centre BIOGEST-SITEIA, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy)

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Brief CV: Born in Mirandola, Italy, in September 1977. She graduated in Chemistry with full marks (110/110) at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in October 2001; title of the experimental Thesis: “Synthesis and characterisation of Pr-doped zircon ceramic powders”. In January 2005 she received the PhD degree in Chemistry with a final dissertation having title “New methods for the cereal analysis: coupling multivariate techniques with infrared spectroscopy”. In the years 2005-2007 she worked as post-doc researcher at the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. In November 2007 she obtained a permanent position as researcher in Analytical Chemistry at the same institution.

Her research interests include fingerprint analytical methods (mainly NIR and MIR spectroscopy, voltammetric artificial tongue and chromatographic data) and chemometrics, in particular pattern recognition, signal and image processing aimed to multivariate calibration and classification tasks, and multivariate experimental design. In the field of food analysis, she is involved in studies aimed at control, characterisation and valorisation of raw materials and finite products, both artisanal and industrial ones.
Giorgia is author of more than 40 peer-reviewed papers in international indexed journals and more than 100 publications in international conference proceedings. Among other activities, she is Member of the Steering Committee of the Group of Chemometrics of the Italian Society of Chemistry (Division of Analytical Chemistry). Moreover, she works as a common reviewer of several peer-review international journals and as an evaluator of national research foundations. She is winner of the Graduate Experimental Thesis Spinner Award (Regione Emilia Romagna), of the "Ambrogio Mazzucotelli" Award 2008 for Analytical Spectroscopy at the Italian Symposium of Analytical Spectroscopy and of some poster awards at national and international congresses.














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