WG1. Objectives

Prof. Elia Psillakis

Technical University of Crete, Greece

The main aim of WG1 is to disseminate the fundamentals, new developments and breakthrough applications of sample preparation methods.

Dissemination of this information is through:

  • Organization of Special Issues in the Journal "Advances in Sample Preparation" by Elsevier and Special Sessions in International Conferences
  • Contribution of articles in Science Magazines
  • Independent publications in Scientific Journals
  • Presentations in International Conferences

Members of WG1 are also encouraged to collaborate with other “distant” disciplines, and transfer and exchange knowledge across borders.

The Sample Prep Task Task Force and Network collaborates with "The Analytical Scientist".

To join WG1, click here and follow the instructions.

WG1. Leaders

Antonio Martín-Esteban is Senior Researcher and Head of Department of Environment & Agronomy at INIA (Madrid, Spain). He is author/co-author of over 85 publications (H-index 37) including original research papers, reviews and book chapters. His current research is focused on the development of improved sample preparation methods, including the use of molecularly imprinted polymers, for the determination of organic compounds both in environmental and food samples by chromatographic techniques.

Giorgia Purcaro holds a degree in Food Science and Technology and a Ph.D. in Food Science at the University of Udine (Italy). She did her postdoc at the University of Messina and at Dartmouth College (USA) before being appointed as Analytical Chemistry professor at the University of Liége (Belgium). Main research topics: multidimensional separation techniques (LC-GC, GCxGC, LC-GCxGC); sample preparation; food contaminants (including MOSH&MOAH); volatiles analysis. 


Victoria Samanidou is Full Professor and Director of the Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Her research interests focus in the development of sample preparation methods using sorptive extraction prior to chromatographic analysis. Her h -index is 34 (Scopus ID 7003896015). She is editorial board member of more than 10 scientific journals and guest editor in almost 15 special issues.