José-Luis Capelo-Martínez, PhD, has a large experience in developing new sample treatments based on Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOP's) for a great variety of analytical purposes. He is the co-discover of the ultrasonic assisted protein enzymatic digestion (USAPED) sample treatment that has allowed to reduce the total time needed for protein identification from overnight to minutes.

Selected references:

Talanta, 80(4), 1476-1486, 2010

Analytica Chimica Acta, 650(2), 151-159, 2009

Journal of Proteome Research 6 (9) 3393-3399, 2007

Carlos Lodeiro, PhD, has a large experience in synthesis of new organic emissive compounds and their inorganic metal complexes. His research is focused mainly in the study and application of new organic/inorganic compounds as colorimetric, fluorimetric or MALDI-TOF-MS chemosensors.

Selected references:

Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21, 1255-1263, 2011

Chemical Society Reviews, 39, 1-29, 2010

Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 253, 1353-1383, 2009

Florentino Fdez-Riverola, PhD.

Hugo Miguel Santos, PhD. His research is mainly focused in the development of new sample treatments for proteomics, analytical chemistry and bio-analytical chemistry. In brief, he is involved in the development of new methodologies for trace metal speciation in biological samples, and in the development of new methodologies for the extraction and identification of proteins from complex matrixes.

Selected references:

Talanta, 82 (4), 1412-1420, 2010

Journal of Proteomics, 73 (8), 1411-1414, 2010

Electrophoresis, 31, 3407-3419, 2010

Elisabete de Jesus Oliveira. PhD. Her research is focused on desing and development of new fluorescente compounds based on amino acids, peptides and neurotransmitters for nanoparticle decoration. All these New Emissive Molecular Devices are integrated into Proteomics platforms such as MALDI-TOF-MS and MS-MS as new chelating matrices for biomedical análisis. E.Oliveira was awarded with the Portuguese Prize from “Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian, Portugal in Creativity and Quality in the Research Activity" in 2008.

Selected references:

Inorganica Chimica Acta, 366, 154-160, 2011

Inorganic Chemistry, 49, 10847-10857, 2010

Inorganic Chemical Communications, 12, 905-912, 2009

Cristina Nuñez, PhD. has a large experience in synthesis of new macrocyclic ligands and their inorganic metal complexes. Her research is focused mainly in the applications and studies of New Emissive Active Matrices based on amino acids, peptides, neurotransmitters and artificial organic molecules that absorb UV light and/or visible as chemical sensors for multifunctional recognition and detection of analytes by spectroscopy and spectometry.

Selected references:

Dalton Transitions, 39 (48), 11654-11663, 2010

Tetrahedron, 65 (31), 6179-6188, 2009

Inorganica Chimica Acta, 362(10), 3454-3460, 2009

Daniel Gonzalez Peña, PhD.

Hugo López Fernández, PhD Candidate.