Sessions & Keynotes

Engaging Scientific SessionsSession Chairs and Scientific OrganizersKeynote SpeakersKeynote Titles
Analysis of Pharmaceutical Proteins and New Modalities of Biopharmaceuticals Li Zang
AbbVie Bioresearch Center, Inc., Worcester, MA, USA
Jonathan Bones
National Institute for Bioprocessing Research, Dublin, IRELAND
High Sensitivity Charge Variant Assessment of Biopharmaceuticals using ZipChip® Microchip Electrophoresis Coupled to Orbitrap Mass Spectrometry
New Developments in Omics TechnologiesRawi Ramautar
 Leiden University, Leiden, THE NETHERLANDS
Fernando Benavente
University of Barcelona, Barcelona, SPAIN
On-line Preconcentration by Solid-phase Extraction Capillary Electrophoresis-Mass Spectrometry: A Simple Three-dimensional Tool for High-throughput and Sensitive Analysis of Biomarkers in Omics Research
Microfluidic Chip-based Electrophoresis. Fundamentals and Novel ApplicationsChengxi Cao
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, CHINA
Yi Chen
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINA
Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging the Fingerprints via Chemical Composition
Single-Cell AnalysisPeter Nemes
University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
Ryan T. Kelly
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA
Improved NanoLC Separations for Single-cell Proteomics
Biomarker Discovery and ValidationJames L. Edwards
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA
Christoph Borchers
McGill University, Montreal, CANADA
Development of Automated Multiplexed Assays for Cancer-related Proteins in Tumor Tissue Samples using Immuno-Mass Spectrometry
Microscale Techniques in Biopharmaceutical R&DShujia (Daniel) Dai
Sanofi US, Cambridge, MA, USA
Katherine Klinger
Sanofi R&D, Framingham, MA, USA
Micro-scale Technologies Empower Drug Discovery and Development
Innovations in Microfluidic SystemsElain Fu
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA
Xinyu Liu
University of Toronto, Toronto, CANADA
Fundamentals of Microscale Separation TechniquesRob Haselberg
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
Hermann Wätzig
Institut für Medizinische und Pharmazeutische Chemie, Braunschweig, GERMANY
Molecular Biophysics: Charge Interactions, CIEF and Affinity CE
Multidimensional Methods in SeparationsAndy High
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA
Christine Carapito
CNRS and University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, FRANCE
Advanced Separation and Mass Spectrometry Methods to Characterize Host Cell Proteins in Biotherapeutics
Single-Particle Assays: Single Molecules to Single CellsStephen C. Jacobson
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
Noritada Kaji
Kyushu University, Fukuoka, JAPAN
A Single Cell Mechanical Assay on a Chip
Advancements in Minaturized Sample Preparation TechniquesRyan T. Kelly
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA
Nikolai Slavov
Barnett Institute, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA
Droplet Sample Preparation for Single-cell Proteomics Applied to the Cell Cycle
Novel Informatics and Software Approaches for Enabling Bioseparations and MicroanalysisOleg V. Krokhin
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, CANADA
Brian C. Searle
Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA, USA
Bioinformatic Methods to Leverage Multidimensional Separations in Proteomics
Glycomic and (Glyco)Proteomic Applications to Address Unsolved Biomedical QuestionsGuinevere S.M. Lagveen-Kammeijer
Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, THE NETHERLANDS
Nicolle Packer
Macquarie University, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Microscale Techniques in Forensic AnalysisAdam B. Hall
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
Jose Almirall
Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA
Improvements in Sampling and Detection of VOCs Associated with Drugs and Explosives using Capillary Microextraction
Advancements in Ion Mobility Spectrometry and Gas Phase Separation-based Analytical TechniquesSusan E. Abbatiello
Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA
Erin Baker
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
Increasing the Throughput, Specificity and Confidence in Omic Analyses using Multidimensional Measurements
Micro-Analytical Systems for Point-of-Care Disease DiagnosisAbraham Badu-Tawiah
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
Dionysios Christodouleas
University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, USA
Flow-through Sensors for Chemical and Biochemical Analysis in the Field
Biosensors and Bioaffinity Assays: Design and DevelopmentHadley D. Sikes
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
Wei Gao
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
Skin-interfaced Wearable Biosensors
Analysis of the MicrobiomeLiangliang Sun
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
A. Sloan Devlin
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Opportunities for Analytical Chemists in Human Microbiome Research
New Applications and Developments in Electrodriven SeparationsMyriam Taverna
University Paris Saclay, Saclay, FRANCE
Doo Soo Chung
Seoul National University, Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
Liquid Extraction Surface Analysis Coupled with Capillary Electrophoresis
Advanced Instruments and Instrument ComponentsBeatrix Ueberheide
New York University Langone Health, New York, NY, USA
Albert Sickmann
Leibniz Institute for Analytical Science, Dortmund, GERMANY
Nanoproteomics TechnologiesYu Lu
McMaster University, Hamilton, CANADA
Ruijun Tian
Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, CHINA
Integrated Proteomics Sample Preparation for Nanoscale Proteomics
Green Techniques for Microscale Sample Preparation and AnalysisJeongmi Lee
Sungkyunkwan University, Gyeonggi-do, REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Hian Kee Lee
National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE
Minimization of Organic Solvent Use in Sample Preparation and Extraction
Innovation in Microfluidics, Point-of-Care Devices, Precision MedicineTakehiko Kitamori
National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu City, TAIWAN
Chao-Min Cheng
National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu City, TAIWAN
IL-6 Diagnostic Device for COVID-19 and its Clinical Validations
Novel and Advanced Approaches and Hardware Solutions for Enabling Microscale Bioseparations and MicroanalysisFrantisek Foret
Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC
Jan Preisler
Masaryk University, Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC
Multimodal Imaging of 3D Cell Aggregates
Microsampling and Microscale Sample Preparation TechniquesTomasz Bączek
Medical University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, POLAND
Moran Bercovici
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, ISRAEL
Diffusion-based Separation and Extraction using Bidirectional Electroosmotic Flow
Biosensors and Actuators: Instruments, Components and ApplicationsVincent Remcho
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA
José Alberto Fracassi DaSilva
State University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
3D Printing as a Powerful Tool for the Production of Low-cost Microfluidic Devices
Celebrating the Greater Boston and Massachusetts Life Science Industry

Session Chairs and Scientific Organizers 

SUSAN E. ABBATIELLO, Interim Director, The Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA

Susan Abbatiello earned a B.A. in Chemistry at The College of the Holy Cross.  She worked for 5 years at Genetics Institute (Andover, MA) in the Biopharmaceutical Characterization and Analysis group before returning to graduate school.  Susan earned her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Florida, working under advisement of Drs. John Eyler and Nigel G. J. Richards, focusing on the quantitation of a protein suspected to play a role in drug-resistant acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  Susan worked as a post-doc in the Clinical Proteomics facility at the University of Pittsburgh for Dr. Thomas P. Conrads, where she continued efforts in targeted proteomics research with a focus on cancer.  In 2008, Susan moved to the role of Scientist in the Proteomics Platform at the Broad Institute (Dr. Steven Carr), where she served as co-chair of the NCI CPTAC (National Cancer Institute Clinical Proteomics Technology Assessment for Cancer) working group to evaluate stable isotope dilution selected reaction monitoring for the quantitation of plasma proteins related to cancer.  In 2014, Susan transitioned to the role of Triple Quadrupole Product Specialist at Thermo Fisher Scientific and took on the responsibilities of FAIMS Product Manager in 2015.  In 2018, Susan moved to the role of Executive Director of the Barnett Institute for Chemical and Biological Analysis, overseeing the Mass Spectrometry Core Lab.  In 2020, she accepted the position of Interim Director of the Barnett Institute, while continuing the MS Core Lab responsibilities.

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ABRAHAM BADU-TAWIAH, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

Abraham Badu-Tawiah obtained his Ph.D. (2012) in Chemistry from Purdue University under the supervision of Graham Cooks. From 2012 to 2014, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University under the direction of George Whitesides. He joined The Ohio State University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in July 2014 as an Assistant Professor. In June 2020, Dr. Badu-Tawiah was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Dr. Badu-Tawiah is a recipient of 2020 Sloan Fellowship Award, 2019 NIH MIRA for New Investigators Award, 2018 ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Arthur F. Findeis Award, 2017 Eli Lilly Young Investigator Award in Analytical Chemistry, 2017 American Society for Mass Spectrometry Research Award, and 2016 Department of Energy Early Career Award. His current research is focused on the development of new mass spectrometry techniques for disease detection, and the studies of novel ion chemistry in charged micro-droplets.

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TOMASZ BĄCZEK, Professor, Head of the Department, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Medical University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, POLAND

Tomasz Bączek graduated from Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland. His Ph.D. thesis was focused on computer-assisted optimization of separation conditions in liquid chromatography and quantitative structure-retention relationships. He was a postdoctoral research associate in Barnett Institute at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA, where he worked on improvements of peptides’ identification in proteomics. He completed also the science-innovation internship (within Top 500 Innovators program) at Stanford University, CA, USA. His main research interest comprises analytical chemistry, pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, medicinal and biomolecular chemistry, separation sciences, proteomics and metabolomics. Prof. Tomasz Bączek is a co-author of over 240 original papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is former vice-dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy (2008-2012), and former vice-rector for research at the Medical University of Gdańsk (2012-2016 and 2016-2020). Currently he is the head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the Medical University of Gdańsk, and is also the rector’s representative and the head of the office for “Excellence Initiative – Research University” program for top 10 best Polish universities.

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CHENGXI CAO, Full Professor with Tenure, Department of Instrument Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, CHINA

Dr. C. X. Cao is a full professor with tenure in Instrument Science and Engineering of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). He achieved his Bachelor of Medicine from Wannan Medical College (WMC) in 1988 and his Ph.D. of Chemistry from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2000. He obtained the position of Associate Professor of WMC in 1998, USTC during 2001-2002 and SJTU during 2002-2003, and his position of Professor of SJTU from 2004. His interesting is focusing on fundament on moving reaction boundary (MRB), MRB-based electrophoresis biosensing, MRB-based isoelectric focusing and free-flow electrophoresis. He has published more than 180 articles in international journals and applied more than 60 patents on electrophoresis techniques and instruments. Currently, He has served as the Scientist-in-Chief on Development of National Scientific Instrument from both the Ministry of Science and Technology of China since 2011 and the Nature Science Funding of China since 2017, and the deputy director on Shanghai Engineering Research Center for Intelligent Diagnosis and Treatment. In addition, he successfully hold the International Conference on Asia-Pacific Capillary Electrophoresis (APCE 2017) in 2017.

Cao, Changxi PIC

SHUJIA (DANIEL) DAI, Senior Principal Scientist, Lab Head, Proteomics, Translational Science, Sanofi US, Cambridge, MA, USA

Dr. Shujia Dai is a Senior Principal Scientist, Lab Head of Proteomics of Translational Sciences at Sanofi.  Aiming to find better therapeutics for patients, Dr. Dai’s group is dedicated to understanding biology and pharmacology systematically in the early drug discovery stage.  His research works mainly focus on the development and application of mass spectrometry-based proteomic technologies in target identification/credentialing (chemoproteomics and CETSA), large-scale biomarker discovery/validation for evaluation of therapeutic prognosis and patient stratification, characterization of protein-complex and PPIs, and a better understanding of the mechanism of action of drugs in various human diseases using system biology approaches.   Before his industrial career, Dr. Dai started his postdoctoral training in Dr. Barry L. Karger’s group and later served as a Research Assistant Professor in the Barnett Institute at Northeastern University, working on global and targeted proteomics applications using ultra-high sensitive nanoLC-MS techniques and comprehensive protein structural and conformational (with PTMs) characterizations using advanced ETD/CID/HCD MS/MS techniques.  Dr. Dai obtained his Ph.D. (2005) in Analytical Chemistry at the Beijing Institute of Radiation Medicine, Beijing, China, working under the advisement of Dr. Xiaohong Qian, on the development of structural characterization and high throughput LC-MS methods for biologics in preclinical pharmacokinetics studies. 

 

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JAMES L. EDWARDS, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA

Jim received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan where he developed novel separation and MS based techniques for analyzing small molecules. He conducted post-doctoral training at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Center for Diabetic Complications.  He started his academic career at the University of Maryland in 2008 and moved to the Chemistry Department at Saint Louis University in 2012.  Jim currently serves the editorial advisory board of Analytical Chemistry (ACS) and Molecular Omics (RSC). The focus of the Edwards’ lab is investigating metabolic dysfunctions in diabetic cardiovascular complications through the use of capillary based separations coupled to mass spectrometry.  His work includes chemical isotope tagging, capillary LC-MS, isotope tracing/flux, microfluidics and novel sample preparation methods.    

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FRANTISEK FORET, Director of the Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC

Frantisek Foret is the director of the Institute of Analytical Chemistry and head of the Department of Bioanalytical Instrumentation. His main research interests include capillary separations, laser-based detection, miniaturization, and mass spectrometry coupling. Besides working as a senior deputy editor of Electrophoresis, he is also an Associate Director of CASSS – an International Separation Science Society and member of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic. Dr. Foret has authored and co-authored over 200 publications listed by WoS, a monograph on Capillary Zone Electrophoresis, 15 book chapters, dozens of invited and plenary lectures at international conferences, and 22 (13 US) patents. WoS citations (without auto citations) over 6000; H-index 46.

 

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ELAIN FU, Associate Professor of Bioengineering, School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA

Elain Fu is an Associate Professor of Bioengineering at Oregon State University. Elain received a Sc.B. degree in Physics from Brown University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research focus has been microfluidics-based sensor development with the goal of using an understanding of the physics and chemistry of device operation to improve device performance for field applications. Most recently, she has been active in the area of paper and fabric-based microfluidics. In particular, her lab develops tools for the manipulation of reagents in porous materials, in the context of high-performance analyte detection for precision health applications. She has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and is a co-inventor on multiple patents.

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ADAM B. HALL, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Forensic Sciences Program, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA

Dr. Adam B. Hallis an Assistant Professor within the Biomedical Forensic Sciences Program, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine where he instructs and mentors graduate students in various areas of forensic chemistry and instrumental analysis. Dr. Hall is also the lead Editor of the Forensic Science Handbooks, a widely distributed desk reference in the field. His career has taken him from the crime scene to the crime lab as a forensic chemist with the Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory and now the academic lab. Previously, he was the Director of the Mass Spectrometry Facility at the Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis, and a Lecturer within the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Stonehill College, a Master’s degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Northeastern University. 

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ROB HASELBERG, Assistant Professor, Division of BioAnalytical Chemistry, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

Dr. Rob Haselberg is assistant professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He has a strong background in capillary electrophoresis and liquid chromatography hyphenated with mass spectrometry to characterize intact proteins. This ranges from proteins as small as insulin up to large protein complexes. In all this research the goal is to keep the protein intact from sample to detector, as this reduces data complexity and minimizes risk of introducing artefacts along the way. As studying these properties of intact proteins is not straightforward, he develops and applies the required advanced hyphenated analytics. All of this is done in the context of biopharmaceutical, clinical, and doping analysis, often in collaboration with companies and other university groups.

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ANDY HIGH, Director, Research Operations, Center for Proteomics and Metabolomics, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA

Andy High joined the Center for Proteomics and Metabolomics at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 2005. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Virginia under the guidance of Dr. Donald Hunt, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the l’Universite Louis Pasteur, France, in the lab of Dr. Alain van Dorsselaer. Andy has more than 20 years of experience in mass spectrometry and proteomics. He oversees a facility with 8 state of the art mass spectrometers and 13 full time employees. The Center focuses on developing cutting edge techniques in proteomics, metabolomics and bioinformatics and applying them to try and solve complex biological systems. In his free time Andy enjoys running, playing and coaching soccer and basketball, and traveling with his family.

 

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STEPHEN C. JACOBSON, Professor, Dorothy & Edward Bair Chair, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

Stephen C. Jacobson is a Professor of Chemistry and holds the Dorothy & Edward Bair Chair in Chemistry at Indiana University (IU).  He received a B.S. in mathematics from Georgetown University in 1988 and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Tennessee in 1992.  After graduate school, Stephen was awarded an Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and in 1995, he became a research staff member at ORNL.  In 2003, Stephen joined the faculty in the Department of Chemistry at IU.  His research efforts are directed toward miniaturization of analytical instrumentation with an emphasis on micro- and nanofluidic devices.  Stephen and his research group are actively working in the areas of microfluidic separations, nanofluidic transport, cancer screening, virus sensing and assembly, and bacterial development and aging.

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RYAN T. KELLY, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA

Dr. Kelly is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Brigham Young University (BYU). He received his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry in 2005 from BYU and spent the next 13 years at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where he began as a postdoc and ultimately served as Chief Technologist for the EMSL, a national scientific user facility. A central theme of Dr. Kelly’s research has been the development of new technological solutions for improved biochemical analyses, including mass spectrometry based omics. Recent research efforts have focused on improved sample preparation, separations, ionization and mass spectrometry for single-cell and near-single-cell proteomics. Dr. Kelly has authored or coauthored more than 100 publications and is a named inventor on 14 issued and pending patents, several of which have been licensed and commercialized. His work has been recognized with several awards including two R&D 100 awards, a Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, the Georges Guiochon HPLC Faculty Fellowship and the HTC Innovation Award.

 

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TAKEHIKO KITAMORI, Yushan Honorary Chair Professor, Institute of Nanoengineering and Microsystems iNEMS Department of Power Mechanical Engineering National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu City, TAIWAN

Takehiko Kitamori is Yushan Honorary Professor at the National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, Project Professor at the University of Tokyo, Japan, and Honorary Visiting Professor of Lund University, Sweden. He received his BS degree in the Department of Pure and Applied Science in 1980, and his Ph.D. degree in engineering in1989, both from the University of Tokyo. He was Vice President after serving as Dean of School of Engineering at The University of Tokyo, and he was responsible for internationalization of entire university. He is the author of more than 300 journal papers and has written more than 50 book chapters. His current research interest includes microfluidics and nanofluidics, applied laser spectroscopy for ultrasensitive detection, femto-liter analytical chemistry, and extended nano space chemistry. He was awarded many honors including Simon-Widmer Award of Swiss Chemical Society. He is Foreign Member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Science, and Honorary Doctor of Lund University.

 

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OLEG V. KROKHIN, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, CANADA

Dr. Oleg Krokhin received his Ph.D. degree from Moscow State University specializing in analytical chemistry (ion chromatography). Currently working at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (Canada) - his research interests include study and development of peptide separation methods for applications in proteomics. He is the author of benchmark retention models (Sequence-Specific Retention Calculator, SSRCalc) for peptide separation using reversed-phase HPLC, HILIC, SCX, and CZE. His publication record includes 130+ peer-reviewed articles covering various aspects of peptide separation and applied proteomics.

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GUINEVERE S.M. LAGVEEN-KAMMEIJER, Post-doctoral Researcher, Center for Proteomics and Metabolomics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, THE NETHERLANDS

Guinevere S.M. Lageveen-Kammeijer received her Ph.D. on exploring prostate-specific antigen (PSA), the well-known biomarker for prostate cancer, and its glycosylation by capillary electrophoresis and mass spectrometry. Currently, Guinevere performs her post-doctoral research at the Center for Proteomics and Metabolomics at the Leiden University Medical Center, in the group of prof. Manfred Wuhrer. Her main research line is focused to further expanding her Ph.D. research, identifying potential biomarkers of prostate cancer, where she particularly concentrates on changes in post-translational modifications on PSA and other tumor antigens as well as biopharmaceuticals. To widen her horizon and deepen her analytical knowledge, she performed a 4-month project on the development and evaluation of analytical approaches for the characterization of protein variants under supervision of Prof. Dr. Alexander Ivanov at the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department at Barnett Institute at Northeastern University, Boston, MA in 2017. Overall, her research interests are focused on bringing researchers together from various fields (e.g. analytical development, biomarker discovery and clinical laboratory professionals) to ensure a better translation of potential biomarkers to the clinic. Moreover, she is dedicated to convincing her fellow colleagues that glycosylation is an important subject and should not be neglected just because it is rather complicated.

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JEONGMI LEE, Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, Sungkyunkwan University, Gyeonggi-do, REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Jeongmi is an Associate Professor Sungkyunkwan University School of Pharmacy (Suwon, Republic of Korea). She earned her B.S. degree (Pharmacy, 1997) and M.S. degree (Pharmaceutical Analysis, 1999) from Seoul National University (Seoul, Republic of Korea). She received her Ph.D. (2008) in Molecular Biophysics from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, TX, USA). Her research group aims to: (1) perform application and fundamental studies on green solvents with focus on deep eutectic solvents, (2) discover biomarkers and understand the underlying mechanisms of diseases and drugs via metabolomics, and (3) to develop green sample preparation methods for quantitative analysis of endogenous and exogenous molecules. She has been serving as an Editor or Associate Editor of Journal of Analytical Science & Technology, Archives of Pharmacal Research, and Journal of Ginseng Research and as an Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports and Molecules.

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YU LU, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA

Dr. Yu Lu’s expertise lies in proteomic sample processing, nanoproteomics, stem cell biology, and protein-protein/protein-RNA interaction analysis using mass spectrometry. Yu received his Ph.D. in chemistry from University of Washington in 2006, after working in Dr. Ruedi Aebersold’s laboratory at Institute for Systems Biology. He did his postdoc training with Dr. Jarrod Marto at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, focusing on applying sensitive phosphoproteomic methods to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying human pluripotent stem cell self-renewal and differentiation. He then joined Moderna Therapeutics in 2014, leading the effort to establish a proteomics laboratory within the messenger RNA therapeutics pioneering company to characterize translational products from the messenger RNA therapeutics candidates, and to investigate biochemical interactions between cellular proteins and the messenger RNA therapeutics candidates. Yu moved to McMaster University, Ontario, Canada in 2016 to start his independent lab. Currently he is an assistant professor in biochemistry at McMaster University.

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PETER NEMES, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

Peter Nemes is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). He obtained a M.Sc. in Chemistry (summa cum laude) from the Eotvos Lorand University (Budapest, Hungary) and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the George Washington University (Washington, DC). Dr. Nemes completed postdoctoral training in analytical neuroscience with Prof. Dr. Jonathan V. Sweedler at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL. Research in the Nemes Laboratory develops ultrasensitive and microanalytical platforms for high-resolution MS to study metabolic and proteomic processes in cell and neurodevelopmental biology. The group has uncovered metabolic and proteomic differences between single embryonic cells and discovered small molecules capable of altering normal cell fate specification. The group also discovered cell-by-cell metabolic communication between cells that pattern the embryonic body plan. These results challenge basic understanding of molecular processes coordinating embryonic and brain development with implications in human health. Research in the group has been recognized by several honors, including a Beckman Young Investigator award (Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation), a Robert J. Cotter New Investigator Award (US HUPO), and an ASMS Research Award. Prof. Dr. Nemes is a recipient of an NSF CAREER award and an NIH Outstanding Research Award (R35).

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RAWI RAMAUTAR, Associate Professor, Leiden University, Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research, Leiden, THE NETHERLANDS

Rawi Ramautar obtained his Ph.D. on the development of capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry methods for metabolomics from Utrecht University, the Netherlands, in 2010. Intrigued by metabolomics for disease prediction and diagnosis, Rawi switched to the Leiden University Medical Center to broaden his horizon on this topic. In 2013 and 2017, he received the prestigious Veni and Vidi research grants from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research for the development of CE-MS approaches for volume-restricted metabolomics. Currently, he is an associate professor at the Leiden University where his group is developing microscale analytical workflows for sample-restricted biomedical problems. Rawi Ramautar was recently selected for the Top 40 under 40 Power List of the Analytical Scientist. He is editor of Microchemical Journal (Elsevier).

 

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VINCENT REMCHO, Professor, Department of Chemistry & Materials Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA

Vince Remcho is the Patricia Valian Reser Faculty Scholar and Honors College Eminent Professor in Chemistry and the Materials Science program, with adjunct appointments in Biochemistry and in Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering. His group develops microdevices for clinical analysis and detection of adulterated pharmaceuticals, and builds microsystems for nanomaterial synthesis.  This work has been funded by NSF, NIH, US DoE, AFRL, ARL and ONR, and by the W.M. Keck Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. Remcho is a AAAS Fellow (2014), Oregon Scientist of the Year (2015), Keck Foundation Science & Engineering Program Awardee, a Milton Harris Research Award recipient (2010), and is a recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Award and the Milton Harris Teaching Award (2020).  He and his student coauthors/inventors have over 100 publications and multiple patents. As Associate Dean (Research) and interim Dean in the College of Science, he led the teams that established the College’s Women in Science, Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences in Science, and Junior Faculty Mentoring programs.  He has served on the editorial boards for Nanomaterials, Talanta and Electrophoresis.

 

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HADLEY D. SIKES, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Hadley D. Sikes is the Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She leads a team of researchers in the application of physical principles to design, synthesize, characterize and test molecules for utility in detecting and understanding disease. Hadley earned a B.S. at Tulane University, a Ph.D. at Stanford University, and was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and the California Institute of Technology prior to joining the faculty at MIT.

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LIANGLIANG SUN, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

Dr. Liangliang Sun is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Michigan State University. He joined MSU in 2016. Before that, he worked with Prof. Norman Dovichi at University of Notre Dame as a postdoctoral fellow and later a Research Assistant Professor (2011-2016). He received his Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry in 2011 from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, advised by Profs. Yukui Zhang and Lihua Zhang. The Sun group aims to develop novel analytical methodologies based on capillary electrophoresis-tandem mass spectrometry (CE-MS/MS) for multi-level proteomics to characterize proteins (bottom-up proteomics), proteoforms (top-down proteomics), and protein complexes (native proteomics) in cells globally with high throughput, high sensitivity, and single-cell resolution. They deploy the multi-level proteomics to address important questions in developmental biology and cancer biology. He has published 100 peer-reviewed papers, which have accumulated 2300 citations (h-index: 30. Web of Science). His research group at Michigan State University has published 25 papers in the last four years. He has been recognized as an Emerging Investigator by the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry and Analytical Methods. He received the National Science Foundation CAREER AWARD in 2019.

 

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MYRIAM TAVERNA, Full Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, University Paris Saclay, Institut Galien Paris Saclay, FRANCE

Myriam Taverna completed her Ph.D. in 1992 in analytical chemistry at the school of Pharmacy (Université Paris-Sud, France). In 2005 she was appointed full professor in analytical chemistry and biotechnology and is now senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF). She is director of "Institut Galien Paris-Saclay" composed of 7 research teams and head one of them strongly dedicated to the development of miniaturized analytical techniques for the analysis of peptides, protein being biotherapeutics, drug targets or biomarkers of pathologies. Her research expertise covers nanotechnologies, analytical microsystems, capillary electrophoresis and separation methods as well as their coupling to mass spectrometry. She has published over 160 international scientific papers in addition to a dozen of chapters. Her research work in the field of biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease led her to co-found in 2014 the start-up Alzohis.

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BEATRIX UEBERHEIDE, Director of the Proteomics Laboratory and Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Neurology, New York University Langone Health, New York, NY, USA

Beatrix Ueberheide is the Director of the Proteomics Laboratory and Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Neurology at NYU Langone Health. She received her Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Virginia with an emphasis on the study of histone post translational modifications using classical ‘Bottom Up’ and ‘Top Down’ strategies under the guidance of Dr. Donald F. Hunt. She joined Rockefeller University for her postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Brian Chait where she developed de novo sequencing strategies for analysis of venom components and established techniques to study antibodies isolated from individuals. Research in the Ueberheide lab focuses on mass spectrometry-based techniques for a wide range of applications including quantitative proteomics, PTM characterization, epitope mapping, and the characterization of the proteome of neuropathological lesions and distinct cell types using the recently developed ‘localized proteomics’ - Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) followed by label-free quantitative mass spectrometry (LC-MS).

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LI ZANG, Director, Protein Analytics, Science and Technology, Operations, AbbVie Bioresearch Center, Inc., Worcester, MA, USA

Li is the director of Protein Analytics department at AbbVie Bioresearch Center, Worcester, MA and her group is responsible for analytical development CMC activities associated with AbbVie Biologics pipeline from discovery to commercialization. Li has more than 15-year experience in the biochemical, biophysical assay development, detailed protein structure characterization, analytical CMC program management as well as analytical regulatory filing for protein biologics. Li attended Northeastern University and received her Ph.D degree in Analytical Chemistry with Professor Barry L. Karger, specialized in development of novel separation methods and their application to breast cancer biomarker discovery. Li authored numerous scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and gave many scientific presentations at international scientific conferences.

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JOSE ALMIRALL, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Director, Center for Advanced Research in Forensic Science; Director, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA

José R. Almirall is a Professor in Chemistry and Biochemistry and Director of the NSF-funded Center for Advanced Research in Forensic Science (CARFS) at Florida International University. He was a practicing forensic scientist at the Miami-Dade Police Department Laboratory for 12 years, where he testified in over 100 criminal cases in state and federal courts prior to his academic appointment at FIU in 1998. His research interests include the development of methods for the sampling and preconcentration of VOCs associated with drugs and explosives. Prof. Almirall has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed publications in analytical and forensic chemistry. He has been awarded 6 patents based on micro-sampling and mentored more than 75 visiting scientists, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.  Prof. Almirall serves as the co-Editor-in-Chief of Forensic Chemistry, an Elsevier journal and was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2020.

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ERIN BAKER, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

Erin S. Baker is an Associate Professor at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. To date, she has published over 130 peer-reviewed papers utilizing ion mobility spectrometry in conjunction with mass spectrometry (IMS-MS) to study both environmental and biological systems. Erin has served on the ASMS Board of Directors as the Member at Large for Education and is currently serving as the Vice President of Education for the International Lipidomics Society, Events Committee Chair for Females in Mass Spectrometry (FeMS) and as an Associate Director in the NCSU Comparative Medicine Institute. She is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry and on the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports and Journal of Proteome Research. She has received seven US patents, two R&D 100 Awards, been named to the Analytical Scientist 2019 Top 100 Power List, aided in the commercialization of the Agilent 6560 IMS-QTOF MS, and was a recipient of the 2016 ACS Rising Star Award for Top Midcareer Women Chemists. The Baker research group utilizes advanced separations, multi-omic analyses and big data assessments to drive innovative mass spectrometry technologies, systems biology evaluations, novel software capabilities and connections between human health and the environment.

 

Benavente, Fernando PIC

FERNANDO BENAVENTE, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, INSA·UB, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, SPAIN

Fernando Benavente is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Chemistry of the University of Barcelona (UB), member of the Nutrition and Food Safety Research Institute of the UB (INSA-UB) and leader of the group of Bioanalysis. He has also done doctoral and postdoctoral research at The RW Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute (USA), The National University of Rosario (Argentina), the University of Leiden (The Netherlands), The National University of La Plata (Argentina) and the University of Ottawa (Canada). His research is focused on the development and application of high-performance separation techniques coupled to mass spectrometry to solve complex analytical problems related to biomedicine, pharmaceuticals, food industry and forensic sciences. He is especially interested in the separation, the sensitivity enhancement, the characterization and the reproducibility of the analysis of peptides, proteins, glycoproteins, oligomeric proteins, metabolites, microRNAs and other bioactive compounds in biological samples, biopharmaceuticals and food using LC-MS, CE-MS and related techniques, as well as in the interpretation of the data with chemometrics tools. He is an expert in on-line SPE-CE-MS. His contributions include more than 100 international peer-reviewed publications, several book chapters and more than 150 presentations at national and international conferences. In 2014 the journal The Analytical Scientist included him in its 'top 40 under 40'.

Bercovici, Moran PIC

MORAN BERCOVICI, Associate Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, and Faculty of Biomedical Engineering (by courtesy), Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, ISRAEL

Moran Bercovici is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. His lab combines experimental, analytical, and computational tools to study problems characterized by coupling between fluid mechanics, heat transfer, electric fields, chemical reactions, and biological processes. He is equally interested in understanding basic physical mechanisms and in leveraging them to create new tools and technologies across different disciplines.  His current focus areas are in rapid prototyping, adaptive optics, microscale flow control, configurable microstructures, and lab-on-chip systems. Moran holds a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University, worked as postdoctoral fellow at Stanford School of Medicine, and was a Harrington Faculty Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin.  He authored and co-authored over 50 articles in top peer-reviewed journals, is the inventor of more than 20 patents, and is the recipient of several awards including the EU ERC Starting Grant, and the Blavatnik Prize – considered one of the most prestigious awards to young scientists in Israel.

Bones, Jonathan PIC

JONATHAN BONES, National Institute for Bioprocessing Research, Dublin, IRELAND

Jonathan received his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Dublin City University in 2007. Jonathan then moved to NIBRT – The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training, working under the mentorship of Prof. Pauline M. Rudd within her GlycoScience Laboratory. In 2010, Jonathan was appointed the John Hatsopoulos Research Scholar within the Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis at Northeastern University, Boston, working under the mentorship of Prof. Barry L. Karger. Jonathan returned to NIBRT in 2012 and is the Principal Investigator of the NIBRT Characterization and Comparability Laboratory and an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering at University College Dublin.

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CHRISTOPH BORCHERS, Professor, Department Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, CANADA

Dr. Christoph Borchers is recognized as a pioneer and leading figure in the development of mass spectrometry-based methods for protein quantification using Multiple Reaction Monitoring (MRM). He has also published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers and is the founder and director of the McGill-Lady Davis Institute Integrated Proteomics Program at the Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, where he is currently a full professor in the Department of Oncology.  Dr. Borchers received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Konstanz, Germany in 1996. After his post-doctoral training at the NIEHS/NIH/RTP, NC he became the director of the Duke–UNC Proteomics Facility and held a faculty position at the UNC Medical School in Chapel Hill, NC (2001-2006). From 2006 to 2019, he was a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology, and Director of the Genome BC Proteomics Centre at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada, where he held the Rix BC Leadership Chair in Biomedical and Environmental Proteomics. Dr. Borchers was also involved in promoting proteomics research and education through his involvement with HUPO (International Council Member), the British Columbia Proteomics Network (Executive Committee Member, past Scientific Director) and the Canadian National Proteomics Network (Member, past VP External and Chair of the Board of Directors). He is also a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

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CHRISTINE CARAPITO, Senior Researcher, CNRS and University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, FRANCE

Christine Carapito earned a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Strasbourg under the guidance of Dr. Alain Van Dorsselaer focusing on the development of mass spectrometry-based proteomics and proteogenomics methods in 2006. After that, she joined the laboratory of Prof. Ruedi Aebersold at the Institute of Molecular Systems Biology at ETH Zurich as a post-doctoral fellow. There she developed MS detection methods for the characterization of post-translational modifications and participated in the human SRM Atlas project. In 2010, she became a permanent senior researcher of the French National Center for Scientific Research and the University of Strasbourg. Since then, she leads developments in functional and computational proteomics at the BioOrganic Mass Spectrometry laboratory. She supervised seven Ph.D. theses, is involved in teaching mass spectrometry and proteomics at the University of Strasbourg and holds editorial engagements. She has co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed articles. In 2018, she received the CNRS Bronze Medal and the award “Les Espoirs de l’Université de Strasbourg”. She has been elected President of the French Proteomics Society from 2017 to 2020 and member of the European Proteomics Association Executive Committee in charge of Education since December 2020.

Chen, Yi PIC

YI CHEN, Institute of Chemistry; Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Living Biosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, CHINA

Dr. Chen obtained his degree of Ph.D. in 1990, and visited Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology, German, as research fellows of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and Max-Planck Society in 1992–1994 and 1996–1997, respectively, and University of California Berkeley, USA, as a visiting scholar in 2002–2004. He started to work on capillary electrophoresis in 1984, surface plasmon resonance imaging in 1997 and biological mass spectrometry in 2004, aiming at the analysis of bio-particles and bioactive compounds, with > 300 publications, 3 books and 35 patents. He won the Liang-Shu-Quan Award 2012 for basic research on analytical chemistry from Chinese Chemical Society (CCS), Young Scientist Award 2001 from CAS, Young Scholar Award 1999 from the Hong Kong Qiushi Science and Technology Foundation, and Young Chemist Award 1990 from CCS. He is also in the Editorial/Advisory Boards of 6 international and 10 Chinese journals, as a Deputy Editor of Electrophoresis, and Associate Editors of Chinese J. Anal. Chem., and Chinese J. Chromatogr.. He is also elected Vice Presidents of 3 Chinese academic societies.

Cheng, ChaoMin PIC

CHAO-MIN CHENG, Professor, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, TAIWAN

Chao-Min Cheng received his Ph.D. in 2009 from Carnegie Mellon University (Biomedical Engineering Department). He is currently a tenured professor at National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, where he started in the summer of 2011, and recently has been selected as the Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry. He has been blessed to  receive “Ta-You Wu Memorial Award” and “Outstanding Research Award” from Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology. He was also an invited attendee for the NAS Sackler Colloquium at the National Academy of Sciences, and his research was highlighted in the National Academies–Keck Futures Initiative, Scientific American, Chemistry World, New York Times, and Lab on a Chip (along with a number of other media outlets). He has been currently an Associate Editor in Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, and an Editorial Board Member in Sensor Letters, Diagnostics and Scientific Reports. He also has served as a consultant for biotechnologically relevant companies around the world with several Taiwan, U.S. and China patents granted.

Christodouleas PIC

DIONYSIOS CHRISTODOULEAS, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, USA

Dionysios Christodouleas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Before starting his independent career, he was a postdoctoral research associate in Harvard University working with Prof. George Whitesides. Prof. Christodouleas holds a Ph.D in Chemistry from University of Athens, Greece. His research group is working on the development of fully-integrated portable analytical devices (e.g., filter-like electrochemical cells), analytical methodologies (flow-through ELISA, sink/float magnetic immunoassays) and advanced materials (fluid-permeable electrodes, flexible thermoelectric materials) for sensing and energy applications. Thus far, he has published more than 34 papers in peer reviewed journals. 

Chung, Doo Soo PIC
DOO SOO CHUNG, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
Doo Soo Chung is a professor of analytical chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University, where he obtained a BS degree in 1981 and an MS degree in 1983 majoring in theoretical chemistry. Then he obtained an AM degree in physics in 1986 and a Ph.D. degree in 1991 in chemical physics at Harvard University, working on nonequilibrium liquid interfaces. During his postdoctroal researche at MIT and Harvard Medical School, Chung worked on biophysics. After being appointed as an assistant professor at Seoul National University, Chung got one year training in analytical chemistry at Iowa State University. Afterwards, he has been working on a variety of topics ranging from chemical physics to bioanalytical chemistry. His group has demonstrated molecule optics that controls the molecular motions by mechanical forces of light, especially optical force chromatography separating neutral molecules. Another major research area is to improve the sensitivity of capillary electrophoresis, especially by using in-line coupled microextraction techniques for sample cleanup and preconcentration. Few examples are single drop microextraction, in-tube microextraction, and single bubble microextraction.

 

Devlin, Sloan PIC

A. SLOAN DEVLIN, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Sloan Devlin is currently an Assistant Professor in the department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School. She received her A.B. degree in chemistry from Harvard College in 2006, where she conducted research in organic chemistry in the laboratory of Andrew Myers. She earned her Ph.D. in chemistry in 2012 from Stanford University under the direction of Professor Justin Du Bois. Her graduate work focused on the total synthesis of the voltage-gated sodium ion channel agonist batrachotoxin as well as the development of novel organometallic C–H insertion methodology. In 2012, Sloan joined the lab of Professor Michael Fischbach at the University of California, San Francisco as a postdoctoral fellow. Her research in the Fischbach lab involved elucidating biosynthetic pathways and biological activities for small molecules produced by human-associated bacteria. Dr. Devlin joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School as an assistant professor in Fall 2016. The goal of the Devlin lab is to understand and control the chemistry of human-associated bacteria in the context of health and disease. Her lab is prioritizing the study of metabolites and the design of chemical probes that illuminate the molecular mechanisms by which the bacterial guests communicate with and affect their human host. Since launching her research group at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Devlin was named an Alfred P. Sloan fellow in Chemistry (2021) and has received an NIH R35 MIRA (Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award) for Early Stage Investigators, a Karin Grunebaum Cancer Research Foundation Faculty Fellowship, a Roger Davis Investigator Award from the Kern Lipid Conference, and a John and Virginia Kaneb Junior Faculty Fellowship.

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JOSÉ ALBERTO FRACASSI DA SILVA, Associate Professor, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry Institute, State University of Campinas, UNICAMP, Campinas, SP, BRAZIL

Jose Alberto Fracassi da Silva graduated in Chemistry from the Sao Paulo State University in 1996, where he also received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry in 2001. This was followed by a postdoctoral position at the Laboratory of Integrated Systems, in Polytechnic School in the University of Sao Paulo. In 2004, he obtained a position at State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. In 2010, he was a visiting scholar at The Ralph Adams Institute for Bioanalytical Chemistry, University of Kansas (USA). At present he is Associate Professor at Chemistry Institute and Associate Director at the Centre for Semiconductor Components and Nanotechnology, both at UNICAMP. His main research interests are focused on bioanalytical applications involving oxygen and nitrogen reactive species, instrumentation and methods for capillary electrophoresis, and microfabrication strategies and materials for lab on a chip microsystems and integrated sensors.

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WEI GAO, Assistant Professor of Medical Engineering, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA

Wei Gao is an Assistant Professor of Medical Engineering in Division of Engineering and Applied Science at the California Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at University of California, San Diego in 2014 as a Jacobs Fellow and HHMI International Student Research Fellow (2012–2014). In 2014–2017, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a recipient of Sloan Research Fellowship (2021), IEEE EMBS Early Career Achievement Award, IEEE Sensor Council Technical Achievement Award, 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35, and ACS DIC Young Investigator Award. He is a World Economic Forum Young Scientist (Class of 2020), a member of Global Young Academy (Class of 2019), and a 2020 Highly Cited Researcher (Web of Science). He is an Associate Editor of Science Advances. His research interests include wearable devices, biosensors, flexible electronics, micro/nanorobotics, and nanomedicine. For more information about Gao’s research, visit www.gao.caltech.edu.

Kaji, Noritada PIC

NORITADA KAJI, Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, JAPAN

Dr. Noritada Kaji is a professor in the Department of Applied Chemistry at Kyushu University (Fukuoka, Japan). He obtained a Bachelor degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2000 and Ph.D. degree in 2004 from the University of Tokushima, Japan. In his Ph.D. study, he developed Nanopillar Chips that were a state-of-the-art µTAS combined with nano-fabricated structures for DNA analysis. After his postdoctoral research, he started working as an assistant professor ofthe Department of Applied Chemistry at Nagoya University from February 2005. After 7 months work as a designated associate professor and a group leader of Engineering Technology Group of ERATO Higashiyama Live-Holonics Project in the Graduate School of Science at Nagoya University, he became an associate professor of the Department of Applied Chemistry at the same university. He was subsequently appointed as a professor at Kyushu University from 2018. His current research interests are development of a single molecule and a single cell analysis system on a chip combining ionic current detection and direct observation techniques, and environmental analysis system on a chip especially focusing on PM2.5 and microplastics.

Kelly, Ryan PIC

RYAN T. KELLY, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA

Dr. Kelly is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Brigham Young University (BYU). He received his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry in 2005 from BYU and spent the next 13 years at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where he began as a postdoc and ultimately served as Chief Technologist for the EMSL, a national scientific user facility. A central theme of Dr. Kelly’s research has been the development of new technological solutions for improved biochemical analyses, including mass spectrometry based omics. Recent research efforts have focused on improved sample preparation, separations, ionization and mass spectrometry for single-cell and near-single-cell proteomics. Dr. Kelly has authored or coauthored more than 100 publications and is a named inventor on 14 issued and pending patents, several of which have been licensed and commercialized. His work has been recognized with several awards including two R&D 100 awards, a Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, the Georges Guiochon HPLC Faculty Fellowship and the HTC Innovation Award.

Klinger, Katherine PIC

KATHERINE W. KLINGER, Global Head of Translational Sciences, Sanofi R&D, Framingham, MA, USA

Dr. Klinger received her BA from Trinity University, San Antonio, TX and her Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center.  Her postdoctoral fellowship was conducted at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio.  She joined Genzyme (via Integrated Genetics) in 1985. In addition to directing an active research program she established one of the first CLIA certified molecular testing laboratories which grew into Genzyme Genetics, now LabCorps. As Senior Vice President and Presidential Fellow at Genzyme she was responsible for building Genetics and Genomics capabilities.  Dr. Klinger is ABMG certified in medical genetics and clinical molecular genetics and is a diplomate and fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG). She has lectured nationally and internationally, is widely published in scientific journals and has written numerous book chapters. She serves on the boards of several educational and humanitarian foundations and has been active in the review process for the National Institutes of Health.

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HIAN KEE LEE, Professor, Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE

Hian Kee Lee is a Professor at the Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore. His B.Sc. (Honours) and Ph.D. degrees are from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Professor Lee’s research interests are in sample preparation, separation science and environmental analytics, specifically, the development and application of solvent-minimized microextraction procedures. Professor Lee was an editor of Analytica Chimica Acta from 2005 to 2011. He has also served as an editorial advisory board member of the Journal of Chromatography A (2003 to 2010), an editorial advisor for Analytica Chimica Acta (2003 to 2005), and an international advisory board member of the Analyst (1997 to 2008). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia. He is a recipient of his university’s Outstanding Researcher Award (2006), the university’s Faculty of Science Outstanding Scientist Award (2009), the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies Foundation Award (2009), and the Singapore National Institute of Chemistry Award in Environmental Chemistry (2013).

Liu, Xinyu PIC

XINYU LIU, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Percy Edward Hart Professor of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, CANADA

Xinyu Liu is an Associate Professor and the Percy Edward Hart Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. Prior to joining U of T, he was an Associate Professor and the Canada Research Chair in Microfluidics and BioMEMS in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University. He obtained his B.Eng. and M.Eng. from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2002 and 2004, respectively, and his Ph.D. from University of Toronto in 2009, all in Mechanical Engineering. He then completed an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (with George Whitesides) at Harvard University in 2009–2011. At U of T, his research focuses on micro/nanofluidics, M/NEMS, and micro/nanorobotics, with applications in medicine and biology. He received the Canadian Rising Star in Global Health Award (2012), the Douglas R. Colton Metal for Research Excellence (2012), the McGill Christophe Pierre Award for Research Excellence (2017), the MINE Outstanding Young Researcher Award (2018), and 7 best paper awards at major engineering and biomedical conferences. He was named Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2021). He serves on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Robotics & Automation Letters, IET Cyber-Systems and Robotics, and Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems.

Packer, Nicolle PIC

NICOLLE PACKER, Professor, Department of Molecular Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Prof Nicki Packer has had an extensive and varied career in biochemical research in both Chemistry and Biological Sciences. She was part of the team that established the Australian Proteome Analysis Facility (APAF) and co-founded Proteome Systems Limited, an Australian biotechnology company in which her group developed a platform of glycoanalytical technology and informatics tools. She is now Professor of Glycoproteomics, Director of the MQ Biomolecular Discovery & Design Research Centre and Consultant to APAF at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. She has gained international and national profile by linking glycomics with the proteomics and bioinformatics approaches to biological functional research. Her research interests are now in the structure, function, informatics and application of glycans and their conjugates as molecular markers, particularly in their role in cancer, therapeutics and microbial infection. Nicki has published extensively on glycomics research and works closely with industry.

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JAN PREISLERProfessor, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC

Jan Preisler received his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry at Iowa State University, Ames with Ed Yeung in 1996. After four years in the group of Barry Karger at Barnett Institute in Boston, he returned to his alma mater, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. Here he became an associate professor in 2007 and a full professor in 2014. His research interests include the development of instrumentation and methods for bioanalytical chemistry: mass spectrometry imaging, characterization of nanoparticles and their applications in analytical chemistry, time-of-flight mass spectrometers, and their off-line interfacing with microcolumn separation techniques, and capillary electrophoresis with laser-induced fluorescence detection. He pioneered application of kHz lasers to increase sample throughput of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry. In the field of atomic spectrometry, he developed two new sample introduction techniques for inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. He enjoys teaching courses, such as Mass spectrometry of biomolecules or Molecular luminescence, promoting analytical science at the annual Schools of Mass Spectrometry in the Czech Republic, and supervising students. He currently serves on the editorial advisory board of Analytical Chemistry and chairs the Mass spectrometry section of the Czech Spectroscopic Society.

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BRIAN C. SEARLE, Translational Research Fellow, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA, USA

Brian Searle is a Translational Research Fellow at the Institute for Systems Biology. Brian received his chemistry BA at Reed College in 2001. In 2004, he co-founded Proteome Software with Mark Turner and Dr. Ashley McCormack to produce and distribute cutting-edge data analysis software for proteomicists. In 2014, he returned to academia to earn his Ph.D. with Dr. Michael MacCoss at University of Washington, where he developed methods to detect and quantify proteins and phosphosites using mass spectrometry. In 2018, he joined the Institute for Systems Biology as an independent fellow to build a research program that spans the intersection of proteomics, mass spectrometry, bioinformatics, and technology development to study human genetic variation.
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ALBERT SICKMANN, Professor, Leibniz Institute for Analytical Science, Dortmund, GERMANY

 

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NIKOLAI SLAVOV, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering Department and Barnett Institute, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA

Nikolai Slavov’s group seeks principles in the coordination among protein synthesis, metabolism, cell growth and differentiation. The Slavov group has pioneered high-throughput mass-spectrometry methods for quantifying proteins in single cells and is developing new computational methods for analyzing and understanding single-cell proteomics and multimodal data. The group obtained direct evidence for a new regulatory mechanism of protein synthesis (ribosome specialization) and continues to drive research in this emerging field supported by the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. Nikolai Slavov studied biology and physics at MIT before completing a dissertation at Princeton University (Botstein laboratory) with research focused on the coordination among metabolism, growth and gene expression. Dr. Slavov then returned to MIT (van Oudenaarden laboratory) for post-doctoral research that characterized trade-offs of aerobic glycolysis. Professor Slavov actively organizes community initiatives, such as the annual single-cell proteomics conference, which is a highly interactive and interdisciplinary meeting.

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RUIJUN TIAN, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, Guangdong, CHINA

Dr. Ruijun Tian obtained his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008 (Mentor: Dr. Hanfa Zou). He then moved to Canada for his postdoctoral training with Dr. Daniel Figeys at Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology, University of Ottawa (2008-2010) and Dr. Tony Pawson at Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital and University of Toronto (2010-2014). He joined Department of Chemistry, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in 2014 as an associate professor and was promoted as tenured full professor in 2020. His major research interest is precision medicine-oriented MS-based proteomics technology development and applications mainly in intercellular signaling of tumor microenvironment. He has published more than 70 research papers in Nature, PNAS, Angew Chem., Mol. Cell. Proteomics, Anal. Chem., etc. He received 2012 Young Investigator Award from International Association for Protein Structure Analysis and Proteomics (IAPSAP), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) postdoctoral fellowship, and President’s Scholarship from Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was the co-chairs for 2nd Young Investigator Symposium of CNHUPO and 5th China-Canada Systems Biology Symposium. He is the editorial board member for Chinese Journal of Chromatography (Young pannel) and Frontiers in Endocrinology.

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HERMANN WÄTZIG, Professor, Institut für Medizinische und Pharmazeutische Chemie, Braunschweig, GERMANY

Prof. Dr. Hermann Wätzig studied pharmacy at the Freie Universität Berlin from 1981 to 1985. Ph.D. thesis 1989 about an HPLC topic, supervised by Prof. Dr. S. Ebel. From 1990 lecturer at the Institut für Pharmazie in Würzburg. Habilitation 1995. In 1999 appointment to a professorship in pharmaceutical chemistry at the Technical University of Braunschweig. Since 2001 chair of the division pharmaceutical analysis/quality control of the German Pharmaceutical Society. Scientific committee member of BfArM, CE Pharm and ISEAC. Associate Director of CASSS. Expert of the European Pharmacopoeia.Visiting Professor at Shizuoka Universität. Editor in chief of the journal Electrophoresis. Main research interests: instrumental analysis, especially capillary and gel electrophoresis, chromatographic techniques and mass spectroscopy. Analysis from body fluids. Analysis of biopolymers. Proteome research. Quality control. Quality assurance. Drugs from biotechnical production. Ligand binding assays, Metallomics, Validation. Statistics. Surface analysis. High resolution microscopy (REM, AFM, etc.).

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