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Opening Ceremony - Sunday 18th (19:30 h)

How it all began

Phil Williams

R&D Director PDK Projects, Nanaimo B.C., Canada


Plenary Lecture 1 - Monday 19th (8:00 - 8:40 h)

The symphony of vibrations in NIR spectroscopy combined with chemometrics: a powerful cocktail

Søren Balling Engelsen

Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


Plenary Lecture 2 - Monday 19th (13:30 - 14:10 h)

NIRS in wildlife and ecology: diversity, scale and complexity

William Foley

The Australian National University, Research School of Biology Evolution, Ecology & Genetics, Canberra, Australia


Plenary Lecture 3 - Tuesday 20th (8:00 - 8:40 h)

NIR and agriculture: we are just starting to understand the perspectives

Vincent Baeten

Valorization of Agricultural Products Department, Walloon Agricultural Research Center, Gembloux, Belgium


Plenary Lecture 4 - Tuesday 20th (13:30 - 14:10 h)

NIR hyperspectral imaging spectroscopy and chemometrics in pharmaceutical analysis

Ronei Jesus Poppi

State University of Campinas – Unicamp, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Campinas, Brazil


Plenary Lecture 5 - Wednesday 21st (8:00 - 8:40 h)

Vibrational spectroscopy with handheld instruments: State-of-the Art Instrumentation, Applications and Future Aspects

Heinz Siesler

University of Duisburg-Essen, Department of Physical Chemistry, Essen, Germany


Plenary Lecture 6 - Thursday 22nd (8:00 - 8:40 h)

Multivariate Resolution for NIR Image and process analysis

Anna de Juan

University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain


Plenary Lecture 7 - Thursday 22nd (13:30 as 14:10 h)

Multichannel NIR spectroscopy: a role model for future quantitative big data

Prof. Harald Martens

Department of Engineering Cybernetics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway


Plenary Lecture 8 - Friday 23rd (8:00 - 8:40 h)

The critical role of representative sampling before analysis, NIR or otherwise…

Kim H. Esbensen

KHE Consulting, CAMO Software, Aalborg University, Denmark, Geological Survey of Denmark & Greenland, Telemark University College, Norway