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Dr. Gonzalo Cosa
Professor in the Chemistry Department at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Gonzalo Cosa is a Professor in the Chemistry Department at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. His research centers on designing, synthesizing, and using fluorescent molecular probes, and on developing fluorescence microscopy methods, that when combined provide unprecedented detail of chemical and biologically-relevant processes with unsurpassed spatial-temporal resolution and sensitivity. His work has shed light on the mechanical workings of single macromolecules, notably of key proteins in DNA and RNA replication. It also enabled mapping, in real time, lipid peroxyl radicals and secondary products in living cells, providing key insights into these elusive cellular species, associated with cell homeostasis, disease, and aging.

Gonzalo received his Licentiate in Chemistry from Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto, Argentina, in 1996. He went on to pursue a Ph.D. at the University of Ottawa in Physical Organic and Photochemistry with Tito Scaiano. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin developing single molecule spectroscopy methods under the supervision of Paul Barbara. In 2005, he joined the Department of Chemistry at McGill University as Assistant Professor, being promoted in 2016 to Professor. His work has been recognized by the Bernard Belleau Award in Medicinal Chemistry (2022) and the Keith Laidler Award in Physical Chemistry (2015), both from the Canadian Society of Chemistry. In addition, he is a recipient of the 2020 Chris S. Foote Named Lecture (UCLA, Chemistry), the 2012 American Society for Photobiology Young Investigator Award, the 2009 European Society for Photobiology Young Investigator Award, and the 2009 Inter-American Photochemical Society Young Investigator Award, among others. Gonzalo currently serves in the Editorial board of ChemPhotoChem and is an associate editor of Photochemistry & Photobiology.

Dr. María Luisa Marín
Full Professor
Instituto de Tecnología Química (ITQ, UPV-CSIC)
Universitat Politècnica de València

Maria Luisa Marin was born in Valencia, Spain. She did her PhD at the University of Valencia (UV), where she worked on the synthesis of natural products. In 1996, she moved to Imperial College (London, UK), where she spent two years as a postdoctoral Pierre and Marie Curie fellow. When she came back to Spain, she moved to the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) to work in the fields of photochemistry, photophysics, and photobiology, being promoted to Associate Professor in 2004. Later, in February 2019, she was promoted to Full Professor at the Chemistry Department of UPV. Since 2001, she has belonged to the Instituto de Tecnología Química (ITQ, UPV-CSIC), where she currently co-leads the Supported Photoactive Materials team (PAMA, https://pama.itq.webs.upv.es/).

In parallel, she keeps active collaborations with research groups from different countries. She has spent several periods at the University of Ottawa working on the synthesis and applications of nanoparticles within the group of Prof. J.C. Scaiano (in 2013, she was a Distinguished Visiting Researcher at the University of Ottawa). Recently, she was awarded the 2023 Visiting James Chair Researcher award at St Francis Xavier University in Antigonish (Nova Scotia, Canada). Furthermore, she has taught postgraduate courses at Universidad Nacional de La Plata within the group of Dr. A. Thomas.

The team's current research topics focus on designing, synthesizing, and characterizing new heterogeneous photocatalysts for wastewater remediation, more sustainable chemical processes, and H2 generation. Our interests range from understanding their performance to scaling them up for industrial applications.

  • Maria Luisa Marin (Instituto de Tecnología Química (ITQ, UPV-CSIC), Spain)

  • Julia Pérez Prieto (Universitat de Valencia, Spain)

  • Francisco Boscá (Instituto de Tecnología Química (ITQ, UPV-CSIC), Spain)

  • Inmaculada Andreu (Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Spain)

  • Pedro Atienzar (Instituto de Tecnología Química (ITQ, UPV-CSIC), Spain)

  • Alberto Blazquez-Moraleja (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)

  • María Gonzalez-Bejar (Universitat de Valencia, Spain)

  • Virginie Lhiaubet (Instituto de Tecnología Química (ITQ, UPV-CSIC), Spain)

  • Marta Liras (IMDEA, Spain)

  • Rebeca Martinez-Haya (Universitat de Valencia, Spain)

  • Ana Primo (Instituto de Tecnología Química (ITQ, UPV-CSIC), Spain)

  • Luciana C. Schmidt (Instituto de Tecnología Química (ITQ, UPV-CSIC), Spain)

IMPORTANT DATES

  • OPENING OF REGISTRATION
    December 8, 2023
  • CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
    December 11, 2023
  • DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ORAL ABSTRACTS
    February 29, 2024 at 23.59 CET
  • DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF POSTER ABSTRACTS
    March 22, 2024 at 23.59 CET
  • NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE OF ORAL ABSTRACTS
     April 2, 2024
  • NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE OF POSTER PRESENTATIONS
     April 2, 2024
  • END OF EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
     April 19, 2024
  • DEADLINE FOR PRESENTING AUTHORS OF ORAL AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS TO REGISTER
    April 19, 2024
  • SYMPOSIUM DATES
    14th-19th July 2024