María Ángeles Bonmatí. CronoLab (Universidad de Murcia) (http://www.um.es/cronobio/index.php?x=personal&y=ver&id=63 )
María Ángeles Bonmatí obtained the Degree in Biology in 2009 and the master degree in Technology and Research in Biomedical Sciences in 2010. She is about defending her PhD Thesis in Medicine in the University of Murcia. She joined the Chronobiology Group in 2009, beginning her PhD period under the supervision of Prof. Juan Antonio Madrid. During this period she has been a visiting researcher at the University of Surrey (UK), under the supervision of Professor Debra Skene, where she carried out experiments on non-visual effects of light. She has several publications in international journals about the study of the circadian rhythms in humans, and the physiological effects of light on the human circadian system, which is her main research area.
Marcos Curty. Grupo de Antenas, Radar y Comunicaciones Ópticas (http://www.com.uvigo.es )
Marcos Curty received his M.S. in 1999, and his Ph.D in 2004, both in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Vigo. In 2001 he joined the Quantum Information Theory Group at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and he obtained a Ph.D in Physics under the supervision of Prof. Norbert Lütkenhaus in 2006. After Postdoctoral positions at Toronto University, and at the Institute for Quantum Computing, Waterloo University, he joined the department of Electronic and Communications Engineering at the University of Zaragoza. Currently he is an Associate Professor at the department of Theory of Signal and Communications at the University of Vigo. His research interests lies in quantum information processing, particularly quantum cryptography, where he has made major contributions towards bridging the large gap between theory and practice in quantum key distribution.
María García-Parajo Single Molecule Biophotonics (Institut de Ciències Fotòniques, ICFO) (https://www.icfo.eu/research/group_details.php?id=34 )
Maria Garcia-parajo received her PhD in Physical Electronics in 1993 at Imperial College, London, UK. After a postdoc at the L2M-CNRS, Bagneux, France she moved in 1996 to the Applied Optics group of the University of Twente, the Netherlands. In 2005 se moved to Barcelona as ICREA Research Professor, first hosted at the IBEC - Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia and since July 2011 at ICFO, leading the Single Molecule Biophotonics group. Her research focuses on the development of advanced optical techniques to the study of biological processes at the single molecular level on living cells. She has co-authored more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed international Journals and delivered more than 130 talks at international conferences and workshops upon invitation. She coordinates several international research projects and is a member of the executive board of the Spanish Biophysical and the International Fluorescence Societies. She has been teaching several specialized courses in fluorescence microscopy and single molecule detection in the Netherlands, Portugal, France, Germany, UK and Spain.
José Vicente García Ramos Instituto de Estructura de la Materia (CSIC)(http://www.iem.csic.es/)
Jose V. Garcia-Ramos is Research Professor of the “Instituto de Estructura de la Materia” (CSIC). In this Institution, he has held several directorial positions as Deputy Vice-president (2008-2012), and Director of the IEM and of the “Centro de Física Miguel A. Catalán” from (2003-2008). He has published almost 200 papers in reputed journals. Most of his work has dealt with different aspects of vibrational spectroscopy especially those related with Surface enhanced Raman and IR Spectroscopies (SERS and SEIR). He can be considered the pioneer of SERS in Spain, having an important experience in this field. Such experience derives from the works made along 30 years, where he has advanced in the theoretical and experimental studies of metallic nanoparticles supporting Localized Surface Plasmons with high activity as substrates for SERS, SEIRA and SEF molecular sensors. His work has been recognized with several awards, including the Jesus Morcillo Prize awarded by Bruker Company. Also, he was elected in 2014 Honor Fellow of the Spanish Optical Society (SEDOPTICA), being President of this Society from 1996 to 1999.
Sérgio Nascimento. Grupo Opticas e Ciências da Visão (Universidade do Minho)(http://online.uminho.pt/pessoas/smcn/)
Sérgio Nascimento is Associate Professor at the Physics Department of Minho University, Braga, Portugal. He graduated in Physics and has a PhD in Color Science. His research interests are colorimetry and color vision, in particular, applications of multi and hiperspectral imaging, color constancy and models of color vision. He is also interested in perceptual aspects of art. He has about 100 papers published in topics related with color.