Santiago Marco, group leader of the Signal and information processing for sensing systems research group at IBEC has recently been appointed vice-president for the next two years of the International Society for Olfaction and Chemical Sensing (ISOCS) during the general assembly held at the International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Nose Conference (ISOEN) in ACROS, Fukuoka, Japan.
The ISOCS was launched in May 2008 by the Network of Excellence General Olfaction and Sensing Projects on a European Level (GOSPEL), the EU Network of Excellence in artificial olfaction, and Santiago Marco is one of its founding partners.
The aim of the society is to advance in the research and application of olfaction and chemical sensing. Professionals from different backgrounds are members of this multidisciplinary community. The society has four action lines; promote interdisciplinary exchanges within the chemical sensing community; consolidate diverse expertise; improve skills for researchers providing intensive training and workshops; and facilitate the use of chemical sensing in appropriate applications, making sure there is a smooth transition from development to commercialisation, the society improves the success rate in the application of new sensing systems.
The Signal and information processing for sensing systems research group is interested in intelligent chemical instruments for the detection of volatile compounds and smells. The group, led by Santiago Marco, develops algorithmic solutions for the automatic processing signals and data in chemical instrumentation used to measure gases and volatile substances. This work has applications in metabolomics, toxicology and food science.