Sara Piqueras Solsona
Forest, Nature and Biomass
Rolighedsvej 23, 1958 Frederiksberg C
My name is Sara Piqueras . I am currently a postdoc researcher in the University of Copenahgen. I finished my thesis in Analytical Chemistry and I got the PhD degree in November, 9th of 2015. During my period as a pre‐doctoral researcher, I have worked in the Department of Analytical Chemistry of the University of Barcelona (UB) in the chemometrics group headed by Dr. Anna de Juan and Dr. Romà Tauler. During the last four years, my job consisted in gaining in-depth knowledge about the nature of hyperspectral images in order to design and adapt specific chemometric tools that help in the proposal of general protocols for the interpretation of hyperspectral images according to the spectroscopic technique used and the chemical or biological problem of interest. After my PhD, I was working as a part-time assistant professor of Informatics Resources, Chemometrics and Basic Laboratories of Analytical Chemistry in the Pharmacy and Chemistry Faculties and as a part-time associated researcher in the European project entitled: CHEMOmetric and High-Throughput Omics Analytical Methods for Assessment of Global Change Effects on Enviromental and Biological Systems. Funded by: European Research Council (ERC) . (FP/2007-2013) /ERC Grant Agreement n.32073. My tasks were focused on the treatment of biological samples and optimization of instrumental parameters for acquisition of Raman and IR hyperspectral images, on the multivariate data analysis of hyperspectral images and development of full chemometric workflow to interpret hyperspectral images and for data fusion in multitechnique image analysis. Currently, I am working as a postdoc researcher in the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Managements, in Biomass group of the University of Copenhagen. My task are focused on the extreme resolution Raman bioimaging measurements and development of chemometric protocols to understand the decay process in wood and living trees. The combination of Raman bioimaging and advanced chemometric tools promote new interdisciplinary collaboration in the biology and geosciences fields.