Márcia Foster Mesko
Márcia Foster Mesko concluded her PhD in Chemistry at Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil, in 2008, and is Associated Professor at Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel)/Brazil (since 2009). Currently, she is the Director of Analytical Chemistry Division of Brazilian Chemical Society (SBQ), Coordinator of Chemistry Committee at Foundation for Supporting Research of Rio Grande do Sul state/Brazil (FAPERGS), and also coordinator of the Biochemistry and Bioprospecting Postgraduate Program at UFPel. She has experience in the development of methods for sample preparation, using ultrasound and microwave technologies, in food, pharmaceutical and other industrial products analysis using ion chromatography and atomic spectrometry techniques. She has supervised 11 master and 03 PhD students. She has presented national and international invited lectures, published more than 80 peer reviewed international papers, patents and book chapters in these fields. She received many awards in international and national scientific meetings, including the “For Woman in Science” from L’Oreal Brazil - Brazilian Academy of Science and UNESCO; “2018 JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship” and “Celebrating Excellence in Research: 100 Women of Chemistry”, both from Royal Society of Chemistry. Recently, she was awarded from IUPAC to represent “Bromine” in the “Periodic Table of Younger Chemists” for the celebration of IUPAC100 and the International Year of Periodic Table.