Radboud University The Netherlands

Lutgarde Buydens is professor and head of department of Analytical Chemistry/Chemometrics at Radboud University, The Netherlands. She has studied pharmacy and informatics at the Brussels Free University (Belgium) and obtained her PhD in 1986 at the same University on the subject “Structure activity relationships: contributions of gaschromatography and study of neuroleptics”.

In 1992 she was presented the `Elsevier Chemometrics Award’ for noteworthy accomplishments in the field of chemometrics by younger scientists. Her research focuses on chemometrical methodologies and techniques for the optimization of molecular structures with respect to their properties and (bio) chemical activity and for the processing and interpretation of (medical) multivariate images.