Vincent Senez received the Eng. Degree from ISEN college of engineering, Lille, France and the PhD degrees from the University of Lille, Lille, France, in 1990 and 1995, respectively. He entered the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) as junior scientist in 1999. In 2002-2004, he was director of the Laboratory for Integrated Micromechatronic Systems (LIMMS), Tokyo, Japan, a mixed research unit between CNRS and the Institute of Industrial Science (IIS) of the University of Tokyo. From 2008, as CNRS research director, he settled a multidisciplinary research group to develop activities in the broad area of microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip technologies at the Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies (IEMN), Lille, France. From October 2018, he joined the Institute of Cancer Research of Lille (IRCL), Lille, France to promote diffusion of BioMEMS technologies in a clinical environment. His research interests include microfluidics and MEMS technologies as well as instrumented organs-on-a-chip.
Lecture Title: Miniaturized Organs on a Chip and Bio-Impedance
Dr. Tushar Kanti Bera obtained his B.E. and M.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the University of North Bengal, India in 2000 and the University of Calcutta, India in 2003 respectively. He completed his Ph.D. in the field of “Biomedical Engineering (Medical Imaging and Instrumentation)” from the Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics (AIP), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, India in 2012. After successfully completing his postdoctoral research works from the Yonsei University, South Korea and KAUST, Saudi Arabia, Dr. Bera is presently working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate II at the University of Arizona, USA. The research interests of Dr. Bera includes electrical impedance and ultrasound-based noninvasive tissue characterization and health monitoring techniques such as “Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT), Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), Electrical Impedance Cardiography (ICG), Ultrasound Imaging and Acoustoelectric Imaging (AEI). During his past research tenure, he has majorly worked on the design and development of “Instrumentation, Sensing, Signal Processing, Data Acquisition, and Image Reconstruction. He has experience in developing hardware and surfaces for advanced biomedical research. Dr. Bera has obtained a number of research publications including 5 book chapters, 32 peer-reviewed journal papers, 33 conference papers, 3 theses and a number of abstracts and technical reports. In his academic career, Dr. Bera has got more than 25 academic awards, achievements, and honors including DST Fast Track Young Scientist Project Award from the Govt. of India. He is also working as the editorial board members and the reviewers of several international journals. He has been the member of a number of scientific organizations as well as the member of the technical committee of several international conferences and symposiums. During his academic career, Dr. Bera has also worked as the Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Haldia Institute of Technology (HIT), Visiting Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at Yonsei University, South Korea and as an Associate Professor at the BMS College of Engineering (BMSCE), India.
Lecture Title: Electrical Impedance Methods for Structural Health Monitoring of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer
Dr. Uwe F. Pliquett received the diploma degree in electronic instrumentation and the Dr.-Ing. degree in measurement techniques in 1988 and 1991, respectively, from the Engineering College Mittweida, Germany. From 1993 to 1996 he was postdoctoral fellow at MIT, Cambridge, MA, working on transdermal drug delivery mediated by pulsed electric field. He continued the work on electroporation and bio-impedance measurements in Bielefeld where he received the habilitation in 2000. During 2005 he worked at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, for investigation of changes in biological material due to the application of pulsed electric field. In 2006 he joined the Institut für Bioprozess- und Analysenmesstechnik, Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany, where he is currently working on characterization and manipulation of biological material using electrical and optical methods.
Lecture Title: Relaxation spectroscopy for rapid electrical characterization of biological material
Dr. Olfa Kanoun is since 2007 professor of measurement and sensor technology at Chemnitz University of Technology. She studied electrical engineering and information technology at the Technical University of Munich until 1996 and got her PhD from University of the Bundeswehr in Munich. In 2001, she received the award of the commission of university professors for measurement technology (AHMT e. V.). Since 2016, she has been selected as a distinguished lecturer of the instrumentation and measurement society of IEEE. Olfa Kanoun is a specialist of impedance spectroscopy, where she has many years of experience. Together with her team and in cooperation with industrial partners, she developed manifold techniques, signal processing methods, measurement circuits and solutions especially for batteries, sensors, bioimpedance and material testing. In 2008, she initiated the International Workshop on Impedance Spectroscopy. In the last years, she focused on the development of embedded solutions for impedance spectroscopy to bring it easier to real applications. In 2018, she founded the Technical Committee on Impedance Spectroscopy within the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society.
Lecture Title: Modeling and Signal Processing in Impedance Spectroscopy: An Overview
Ørjan G. Martinsen is a Professor of Electronics at the Department of Physics, University of Oslo, Norway and a part-time researcher at the Department of Clinical and Biomedical Engineering, Oslo University Hospital. He has 30 years of experience with bioimpedance research and he is the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Electrical Bioimpedance. Together with Sverre Grimnes he has authored three editions of the Bioimpedance and Bioelectricity Basics textbook.

Lecture Title: Some electrical properties of human skin

Eung Je Woo is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University since 2014. From 1999 to 2014, he was a Professor of Biomedical Engineering, College of Electronics and Information, Kyung Hee University. From 1990 to 1999, he was an Assistant and Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, College of Medicine, Konkuk University. In 1990, he received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electronics Engineering from Seoul National University in 1983 and 1985, respectively. His primary research interests include bioelectromagnetism, biomedical instrumentation, and impedance imaging including electrical impedance tomography (EIT), magnetic resonance electrical impedance tomography (MREIT), and conductivity tensor imaging (CTI). Since 2002, he has been the Director of the Impedance Imaging Research Center (IIRC) at Kyung Hee University. He has been the member of the IEEE EMBS and KOSOMBE since 1983. In 2006, he was the program chair of the WC2006 and he served the program chair of the IEEE EMBC17 in 2017.
Lecture Title: Electrical Impedance Imaging: from Bench to Bedside
Stig Ollmar received his Ph.D. from the University of Stockholm in 1984 and then migrated stepwise to the Karolinska Institute where he has been Associate Professor since 1997. He is the founder of two medtech companies, one of which is now on the market with a diagnostic support tool <>. Dr. Ollmar is half retired and enjoys singing bass in a choir and playing accordion in a band. He is very interested in the history and philosophy of science, in particular the borderline between science and religion. Dr. Ollmar is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and is currently President of the ISEBI.

Lecture Title: Evolution of EIS for Skin – a Superficial Study can Shed Light on Dark Lesions

Prof César A González is PhD on Biomedical Engineering by (UAM-I, México) and Post-Doc in Bioengineering Department at the University of California at Berkeley, USA. Author of International Patents in the development of technology for non-invasive monitoring of critically ill patients and treatment of cancer with nanotechnology. Author of chapters of international books and scientific articles in indexed journals. Training of human resources through the management of degree projects in the areas of Health Sciences and Bioengineering at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Research lines: “Biosensors of DNA, Tumor Cells and bacterium through Bioimpedance Spectroscopy Assisted with Magnetic Nanoparticles and Monoclonal Antibodies” and “Biomedical Instrumentation for the Non-Invasive Detection of Cancer, Edema and Ischemia in Organs and Tissues through Magnetic Induction Spectroscopy”.

Lecture Title: Detection of gram positive and negative bacterium by electrical bioimpedance