Aquaphotomics Workshop I & II
Time & Date: 13:00 – 19:00 on December 2
Location: Reception Hall B
If you are planning to join the workshops, please follow the instructions in the abstracts below and download the required software beforehand.
- Open for public lecture: Aquaphotomics introductory course (Bilingual, Japanese & English) by Roumiana Tsenkova (日本語) (English) (PowerPoint)
- A Poor Man’s Guide to AquaPhotomics: Analysis of Variance in Near-Infrared Spectra of Water by Dusan Kojic (link)
- Removing Interference Signal from NIR Spectra by Ali Gahkani (link) (Mat File, zipped)
- Aquaphotomics multivariate analysis tools – aquap2 by Zoltan Kovacs & Bernhard Pollner (link)
- Chemometric tools for aquaphotomics by Federico Marini (link)
Roumiana TsenkovaKobe University, Japan
Dusan KojicKeio University, Japan
Zoltan KovacsSzent István University, Hungary
Bernhard PollnerMedical University of Innsbruck, Austria
Federico MariniUniversity of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Ali GahkaniAunir, United Kingdom
Open for public lecture: Aquaphotomics introductory course (bilingual, Japanese & English)
(Workshop English Abstract)
Why Aquaphotomics? (Abstract)
A Poor Man’s Guide to AquaPhotomics: Analysis of Variance in Near-Infrared Spectra of Water (Workshop Abstract)
Spectral Component Analysis (Abstract)
My Post-doc work started at Kobe University where I spent 3 months (during year 2011.) in the laboratory of Prof. Roumiana Tsenkova, to complete the training in a new approach to studying the structure of water called AquaPhotomics and Multivariate analysis of NIR spectra of water and water based solutions.
My recent and current work is based at Keio University, where I transitioned in second half of year 2011, after completion of training at Kobe University, and is focused around AquaPhotomics. I amd currently affiliated with Dept. of Pharmacology at Keio University, Tokyo. I started my work with characterizing intracellular and extracellular water in Chinese Hamster Ovarian (CHO) cell cultures and my work has since expanded to studies of hydration of various small molecules, as well as to AquaPhotomics of human urine.
My current research interests are focused on improving the pre-processing methods for NIR spectra, and its application onto various water based organic and inorganic solutions, with the purpose of elucidating details of quantitative characterization of hydrogen bonding in water.
Covariance Weighting in Aquaphotomics (Abstract)
A former Purdue University postdoctoral researcher, he has more than 15 years of research and commercial experience with different methods of vibrational spectroscopy (including Raman and Infrared spectroscopy).
He is currently focused on exploring novel machine learning and data science tools in solving complex spectroscopy problems.
Dr Gahkani has been awarded in a number of international chemometrics competitions including first place in a recent Aquaphotomics competition (Chambersburg shootout 2018).