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Dr Rosa Busquets

Senior lecturer in Analytical and Forensic Chemistry

About

My main research interests lie in the areas of analytical and materials science, and cover a range of areas including environmental monitoring and remediation, development of diagnosis tools, and environmental and food applications of nanotechnologies.

The key questions that drive my research are:

How can we improve analytical approaches to gain more information?

How can we develop new approaches to improve water, soil, air and food quality?

How can we improve the analysis biomarkers of disease to improve patients' health?

Academic history

2016-Present, Senior lecturer in Analytical and Forensic Chemistry, Kingston University London

2013-2016, Lecturer in Analytical and Forensic Chemistry, Kingston University London

2011-2013, Experienced Marie Curie Fellow, Individual fellowship, University of Brighton

2009-2011, Experienced Marie Curie Fellow, MAST Carbon International Ltd.

2005-2009, Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry, University of Barcelona

2004-2007, Visiting researcher in the departments of Food engineering and Analytical Chemistry Department, LTH, Lund University

2001-2005 Researcher in Chemistry with studentship for research and teaching, University of Barcelona

1997-1999. Junior researcher in the department of Biochemistry, University of Barcelona

Areas of specialism

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Chromatography
  • Water remediation
  • Nanotechnology
  • Emerging contaminants
  • Foodborne carcinogens

Qualifications

  • European PhD
  • Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA)
  • MRes in Chemistry
  • MChem

Professional membership

Royal Society of Chemistry

Spanish Society of Mass Spectrometry

Spanish Society of Chromatography and related techniques

Research

I work towards pushing the barriers of Analytical Chemistry and achieving significant improvements in monitoring molecules of special relevance. I am specialist in chromatography-mass spectrometry and in the analysis of complex matrices, areas which are valuable when applied to solve challenges in biomedicine and environmental science, and allow for collaborative work. I am particularly interested environmental monitoring and remediation. I carry out research to remove contaminants that pose a major thread to the ecosystems due to their toxicity and high mobility, and can therefore contaminate ground and surface water and affect our health. Nanoparticles, pesticides and pharmaceuticals are among these contaminants. I am also deeply involved in the development of materials with tailored structure and/or reactivity, for the removal of the targeted type of contamination or recovery of specific substances for the benefit of the environment such as nutrients. I am the team leader of the Environment Health and Food Safety group (EHFSA).

Publications

Number of items: 34.

Article

Nguyen, Linh Viet, Busquets, Rosa, Ray, Santanu and Cundy, Andrew B. (2017) Graphene oxide-based degradation of metaldehyde : effective oxidation through a modified Fenton’s Process. Chemical Engineering Journal, 307, pp. 159-167. ISSN (print) 1385-8947

Melia, Patrick M., Cundy, Andrew B., Sohi, Saran P., Hooda, Peter S. and Busquets, Rosa (2017) Trends in the recovery of phosphorus in bioavailable forms from wastewater. Chemosphere, 186, pp. 381-395. ISSN (print) 0045-6535

Busquets, Rosa, Ivanov, Alexander E., Mbundi, Lubinda, Horberg, Sofia, Kozynchenko, Oleksander P., Cragg, Peter J., Savina, Irina N., Whitby, Raymond L.D., Mikhalovsky, Sergey V., Tennison, Stephen R., Jungvid, Hans and Cundy, Andrew B. (2016) Carbon-cryogel hierarchical composites as effective and scalable filters for removal of trace organic pollutants from water. Journal of Environmental Management, 182, pp. 141-148. ISSN (print) 0301-4797

Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Wabaidur, Saikh Mohammad, Alothman, Zeid Abdullah, Busquets, Rosa and Naushad, Mu (2016) Method for the fast determination of bromate, nitrate and nitrite by ultra performance liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry and their monitoring in Saudi Arabian drinking water with chemometric data treatment. Talanta, 152, pp. 513-520. ISSN (print) 0039-9140

Onnby, L, Svensson, C, Mbundi, L, Busquets, R, Cundy, A and Kirsebom, H (2014) γ-Al2O3-based nanocomposite adsorbents for arsenic(V) removal: Assessing performance, toxicity and particle leakage. Science of the Total Environment, 473, pp. 207-214. ISSN (online) 0048-9697

Davies, Philip, Irena Kratochvilova, Irena, Ewels, Chris, Aqeel, Tariq, Martin, Nazaio, Fal'ko, Vladimir, Enoki, Toshiaki, Rodriguez-Fortea, Antonio, Kaneko, Katsumi, Turak, Ayse, Buono, Carlo, Kovalenko, Valeri, Ajayan, Pulickel, Heggie, Malcolm, Khare, Varsha, Hirsch, Andreas, Gspann, Thurid, Windle, Alan, Costa, Pedro, Shaffer, Milo, Casado, Juan, Chan-Park, Mary and Busquets, Rosa (2014) Doping and theory : general discussion. Faraday Discussions, 173, pp. 233-256. ISSN (print) 1359-6640

Busquets, Rosa, Kozynchenkob, Oleksandr P., Whtiby, Raymond L. D., Tennison, Stephen R. and Cundy, Andrew B. (2014) Phenolic carbon tailored for the removal of polar organic contaminants from water: A solution to the metaldehyde problem? Water Research, 61, pp. 46-56. ISSN (print) 0043-1354

Busquets, Rosa, Frandsen, H., Jonsson, J.A., Puignou, L., Galceran, M.T and Skog, K. (2013) Biomonitoring heterocyclic amines and metabolites in urine by liquid-phase microexraction: 2-amin-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP), a possible biomarker of exposure to dietary PhIP. Chemical Research in Toxicology, 26(2), pp. 233-240. ISSN (print) 0893-228X

Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Busquets, Rosa, Saurina, Javier, Hernandez, Santiago and Puignou, Lluis (2013) Identification of seafood as an important dietary source of heterocyclic amines by chemometry and chromatography–mass spectrometry. Chemical Research in Toxicology, 26(6), pp. 1014-1022. ISSN (print) 0893-228X

Whitby, R.L.D and Busquets, R. (2013) Nanomaterials and the environment: global impact of tiny materials. Nanomaterials and the Environment, 1, pp. 1-2. ISSN (online) 2299-1204

Nunez, Oscar, Gallart-Ayala, Hector, Martins, Claudia P.B., Lucci, Paolo and Busquets, Rosa (2013) State-of-the-art in fast liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry for bio-analytical applications. Journal of Chromatography B, 927, pp. 3-21. ISSN (print) 1570-0232

Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Alothman, Zeid Abdullah, Khan, Moonis Ali, Busquets, Rosa and Alsohaimia, Ibrahim Hotan (2013) An ultra performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry method for the rapid analysis of nitrate in drinking water. Analytical Methods, 5, pp. 1225-1230. ISSN (print) 1759-9660

Alsohaimi, Ibrahim Hotan, Alsohaimi, Zeid Abdullah, Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Abdalla, Mohammad Abulhassan, Busquets, Rosa and Alomary, Ahmad Khodran (2012) Determination of bromate in drinking water by ultraperformance liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry. Journal of Separation Science, 35(19), pp. 2538-2543. ISSN (print) 1615-9306

Whitby, Raymond L.D., Gun'ko, Vladimir M., Korobeinyk, Alina, Busquets, Rosa, Cundy, Andrew B., Laszlo, Krisztina, Skubiszewska-Zieba, Jadwiga, Leboda, Roman, Toth, Ildiko Y., Kovacs, Krisztina and Mikhalovsky, Sergey V. (2012) Driving forces of conformational changes in single-layer graphene oxide. ACS Nano, 6(5), pp. 3967-3973. ISSN (print) 1936-0851

Whitby, Raymond L.D., Korobeinyk, Alina, Gun'ko, Vladimir M., Busquets, Rosa, Cundy, Andrew B., Laszlo, Krisztina, Skubiszewska-Zieba, Jadwiga, Leboda, Roman, Tombacz, Etelka, Toth, Ildiko Y., Kovacse, Krisztina and Mikhalovsky, Sergey V. (2011) pH driven physicochemical conformational changes of single-layer graphene oxide. Chemical Communications, 47, pp. 9645-9647. ISSN (print) 1359-7345

Busquets, Rosa, Jonsson, Jan Ake, Frandsen, Henrik, Puignou, Lluis, Galceran, Maria Teresa and Skog, Kerstin (2009) Hollow fibre-supported liquid membrane extraction and LC-MS/MS detection for the analysis of heterocyclic amines in urine samples. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 53(12), pp. 1496-1504. ISSN (print) 1613-4125

Khan, M.R, Betus, Laura, Busquets, Rosa and Puignou, Lluís (2009) Mutagenic heterocyclic amine content in thermally processed offal products. Food Chemistry, 112(4), pp. 838-843. ISSN (print) 0308-8146

Khan, M.R., Mila, A., Busquets, R., Santos, F.J. and Puignou, L. (2009) Preparation and characterisation of fried chicken as a laboratory reference material for the analysis of heterocyclic amines. Journal of Chromatography B, 877(22), pp. 1997-2002. ISSN (print) 1570-0232

Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Busquets, Rosa, Santos, Francisco Javier and Puignou, Lluís (2008) New method for the analysis of heterocyclic amines in meat extracts using pressurised liquid extraction and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A, 1194(2), pp. 155-160. ISSN (print) 0021-9673

Busquets, Rosa, Mitjans, David, Puignou, Lluís and Galceran, Maria Teresa (2008) Quantification of heterocyclic amines from thermally processed meats selected from a small-scale population-based study. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 52(12), pp. 1408-1420. ISSN (print) 1613-4125

Toribio, Francisca, Busquets, Rosa, Puignou, Lluís and Galceran, Maria Teresa (2007) Heterocyclic amines in griddled beef steak analysed using a single extract clean-up procedure. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 45(4), pp. 667-675. ISSN (print) 0278-6915

Busquets, Rosa, Puignou, Lluis, Galceran, Maria Teresa, Wakabayashi, Keiji and Skog, Kerstin (2007) Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry analysis of 2-amino-1-methyl-6-(4-hydroxyphenyl)imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine in cooked meats. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 55(22), pp. 9318-9324. ISSN (print) 0021-8561

Busquets, Rosa, Puignou, Lluis, Galceran, Maria Teresa and Skog, Kerstin (2006) Effect of red wine marinades on the formation of heterocyclic amines in fried chicken breast. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 54(21), pp. 8376-8384. ISSN (print) 0021-8561

Busquets, Rosa, Bordas, Magda, Toribio, Francisca, Puignou, Lluís and Galceran, Maria Teresa (2004) Occurrence of heterocyclic amines in several home-cooked meat dishes of the Spanish diet. Journal of Chromatography B, 802(1), pp. 79-86. ISSN (print) 1570-0232

Bermudo, Elisabeth, Busquets, Rosa, Barceló-Barrachina, Elena, Puignou, Lluís and Galceran, Maria Teresa (2004) Preparation of a beef-extract as a laboratory reference material for the determination of heterocyclic amines. Journal of Chromatography B, 802(1), pp. 61-68. ISSN (print) 1570-0232

Book

Busquets, Rosa, ed. (2017) Emerging nanotechnologies in food science. Oxford, U.K. : Elsevier. 236p. (Micro and Nano Technologies) ISBN 9780323429801

Book Section

Busquets, Rosa (2017) Analysis of nanomaterials in food. In: Busquets, Rosa, (ed.) Emerging nanotechnologies in food science. Oxford, U.K. : Elsevier. pp. 53-80. (Micro and Nano Technologies) ISBN 9780323429801

Busquets, Rosa and Mbundi, Lubinda (2017) Concepts of nanotechnology. In: Busquets, Rosa, (ed.) Emerging nanotechnologies in food science. Oxford, U.K. : Elsevier. pp. 1-9. (Micro and Nano Technologies) ISBN 9780323429801

Mbundi, Lubinda, Gallart-Ayala, Hector, Khan, M.Rizwan, Barber, Johnathan L, Losada, Sara and Busquets, Rosa (2014) Advances in the analysis of challenging food contaminants : nanoparticles, bisphenols, mycotoxins, and brominated flame retardants. In: Fishbein, James C. and Heilman, Jacqueline M., (eds.) Advances in Molecular Toxicology. Amsterdam, Netherlands : Elsevier. pp. 35-105. ISBN 9780444634061

Mbundi, Lubinda and Busquets, Rosa (2014) UHPLC-MS-based methods for the study of foodborne carcinogens. In: Naushad, Mu and Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, (eds.) Ultra performance liquid chromatography mass spectrometry : evaluation and applications in food analysis. Boca Raton, Florida, U.S. : CRC Press. pp. 69-85. ISBN 9781466591547

Lucci, Paolo, Busquets, Rosa and Nunez, Oscar (2014) UHPLC–MS(/MS) analysis of pesticides in food. In: Naushad, Mu and Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, (eds.) Ultra performance liquid chromatography mass spectrometry : evaluation and applications in food analysis. Boca Raton, Florida, U.S. : CRC Press. pp. 17-49. ISBN 9781466591547

Busquets Santacana, Rosa (2012) Food borne carcinogens : a dead end? In: Pesheva, Margarita , Dimitrov, Martin and Stoycheva, Teodora Stefkova, (eds.) Carcinogen. Rijeka, Croatia : InTech. pp. 163-184. ISBN 9789535106586

Conference or Workshop Item

Jhunjhunwalla, Kamal, Singh, Rabindra, Barton, Stephen, Barker, James and Busquets, Rosa (2015) Extraction of volatile oil Carum roxburghianum from two locations in West Bengal and its ligustilide content. In: HPLC 2015 : 42nd International Conference on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques; 21 - 25 Jun 2015, Geneva, Switzerland. (Unpublished)

Jhunjhunwalla, Kamal, Singh, Rabindra Kumar, Barton, Stephen, Barker, James and Busquets, Rosa (2015) Interpretations from the calculation of Equivalent Alkane Carbon Number (EACN) for a range of synthetic aroma molecules. In: HPLC 2015 : 42nd International Conference on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques; 21 - 25 Jun 2015, Geneva, Switzerland. (Unpublished)

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