Speakers

University of Texas at Austin USA
Homepage: https://www.cm.utexas.edu/LiviaEberlin Education: Stanford University, 2012 - 2015 Postdoctoral Fellow (Chemistry) Purdue University, 2008 - 2012 Ph.D. in Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry) State University of Campinas, 2004 – 2007 B.S. in Chemistry Awards 2015 K99/R00 NIH/NCI Pathway to Independence Award 2015 Named among “Forbes’ 30 under 30” list in Healthcare 2014 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship 2014 American Chemical Society Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry 2012 M.G. Mellon Award in Analytical Chemistry, Purdue University, IN, USA RESEARCH/LAB DESCRIPTION: Research in the Eberlin group focuses on applying novel mass spectrometry imaging technology to health related research. Our main goal is to develop innovative ambient mass spectrometry techniques and methodologies in combination with statistical and molecular biology tools to investigate the molecular information from a variety of biological samples. In particular, we are interested in using ambient mass spectrometry in creative ways to address critical problems in cancer research. Using ambient mass spectrometry, we investigate the metabolic profiles of tissues and other clinical specimens. We correlate the metabolic information obtained with molecular and clinical data to better understand and diagnose disease. In basic cancer research, we are interested in studying tumor tissue behavior and chemically characterizing metabolic signatures of human cancers. We also pursue improvements in MS instrumentation in order to translate the tools developed in the laboratory to the clinic for in situ, real-time disease diagnosis. Our interdisciplinary research is carried out in collaboration with biologists, oncologists, surgeons, pathologists and statisticians to develop powerful approaches that can be used in real life scenarios such as in clinical practice. For more information on our exciting research projects, please visit our group website (under construction)."
University of Siena - Italy
Prof. Gianluca Giorgi is the President of the MS Division of the Italian Chemical Society, Ph.D. in Chemistry, and an Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Siena, Italy. His research activities concern identification, structural characterization, isomeric and stereochemical differentiation of organic and bioorganic compounds by using different mass spectrometry based techniques, X-ray crystallography and theoretical methods. He is a participant in European Community projects concerning education and research and he plays an active role in the organization of international workshops and congresses in the field of mass spectrometry. He is the author of many publications in international journals, five book chapters andnumerous communications to national and international meetings and congresses. He is a referee of international journals of organic chemistry and mass spectrometry. He is currently the chair of the upcoming International MS conference in Florence 2018 - Italy.
Faculdade de Ciências da Univ. de Lisboa - Portugal
President of the "MS Society" of Portugal, that is, the National Mass Spectrometry Network, RNEM. Full Professor of Analytical Chemistry and Head of the Environmental and Biological Mass Spectrometry Group of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Centre. Head of the Scientific Council of ASAE (Economic and Food Security Authority), Portuguese Focal point of EFSA (European Food Security Authority); Portuguese Representative at the International Mass Spectrometry Foundation, IMSF and Member of the Chemistry Portuguese Society. She has been teaching MS courses at FCUL and other universities and institutes in Portugal, and has supervised many MSc and Post graduated students in the areas of analytical chemistry, mass spectrometry and environmental chemistry.
University of Buenos Aires - Argentina
Dr. Rosa Erra-Balsells is the president of the MS Society of Argentina. She is a Full Professor at Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Natural and Exact Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and Research Member (superior) of CONICET (National Council of Scientific and Technological Research), Argentina. Since 1995 she is visiting-professor at Faculty of Agriculture, Ehime University, Japan. Her main research interests are on Organic Photochemistry and Mass spectrometry techniques (EI-MS; UV-MALDI-MS; ESI-MS). She introduced norharmane as MALDI matrix for carbohydrate analysis in negative ion mode and Z-sinapinic acid too. Recently she described the combination of Pressure Probe with MALDI- and pico- and femtoESI-MS for metabolomics differentiation of intact neighbor single cells. In connection with MS teaching, she is the author of two electronic books in Spanish for MALDI-MS and ESI-MS introduction (2004) and of the book chapter titled: “MALDI: A very Useful UV Light-Induced Process…. That Sill Remains Quite Obscure” (K. Hiraoka, ed., 2013). She has published more than 180 papers and received several Awards.
Universidad de Barcelona - Spain
Prof. Encarnación Moyano is the President of the Spanish Mass Spectrometry Society (SEEM), Ph.D. in Chemistry (1995), and Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Barcelona, Spain (1997-). She is the leader of the LC-MS and Ambient MS lab and the coordinator of the consolidated research group of “Analytical Chemistry of Contaminants”. She has authored many publications in international scientific journals, as well as many communications in international and national meetings and conferences regarding analytical chemistry, separation science, mass spectrometry, and environmental and food applications. The research activities of her group are focused in the identification, structural characterization and determination of organic contaminants for a wide variety of environmental and food problems. The great experience of her group in separation science, ionization techniques and mass analysers (low and high resolution) has resulted in the development of numerous fast, sensitive and selective methods to determine low molecular weight organic compounds in complex samples in the fields of environment, food and plants analysis. Recently, she has begun work on a new research line, which is focused in ambient mass spectrometry techniques. Until now, DESI-HRMS methods developed dealt with the analysis of cross-contamination in feed and to metabolic profiling of wine, plants, red-fruits, etc. for their characterization, authentication and fraud detection.
University of the Republic, Uruguay
There is a need in our countries to leverage our culture, commerce and economies through knowledge. What better approach than using mass spectrometry to understand the unique chemistry of all things? After obtaining her Ph.D. at the University of Florida with Rick Yost, Alejandra went on to establish a mass spectrometry laboratory (BioMS group) in Uruguay, with focus on projects in collaboration with industry. The laboratory is at the Polo Tecnológico de Pando, a new venture of Facultad de Química, Universidad de la República, with the mission of building the gap between academia and industry. Since 2009, the BioMS group introduced new MS methods for doping control, studied the chemical profile of Uruguayan propolis, helped analyze the most unusual samples, and worked towards a new perspective for the use of mass spectrometry and the role of an analytical chemistry laboratory for local industry. As the number of researchers in the field grows in this southern country, Alejandra is helping create a network of mass spectrometrists and forming a budding Uruguayan Mass Spectrometry Society.
University of Pardubice - Czech Republic
Past president of the Czech Republic Society for MS. Michal Holčapek is a full professor of analytical chemistry and a head of mass spectrometry group at the Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Pardubice, where he has obtained Ph.D. in analytical chemistry in 1999. His research started with the structural analysis of organic and organometallic compounds using mass spectrometry (MS) and its coupling with liquid chromatography, focused mainly on the metabolism of various pharmaceutical drugs and natural compounds. The present specialization is the lipidomic analysis of biological samples using liquid chromatography or supercritical fluid chromatography coupled to MS, shotgun ESI-MS, MALDI-MS and mass spectrometry imaging. The main emphasis is on the clinical research with the goal to find biomarkers for cancers and other serious human diseases. He coauthored over 110 papers in peer-reviewed journals with h-index 32 and over 300 conference presentations including more than 20 plenary or keynote lectures. He is a member of editorial boards of Analytical Chemistry, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Lipids, guest editor of special volumes on Mass spectrometry – innovation and application in Journal of Chromatography A (2010, 2012 and 2016), editor of special issues on Lipidomics in Analytical Chemistry (2014) and Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (2015), editor of the book Extreme Chromatography: Faster, Hotter, Smaller (American Oil Chemical Society, 2011), head of Czech Mass Spectrometry Section and national representative in International Mass Spectrometry Foundation (2005-2013), chairman of several international and national conferences and stated on Power List of 100 most influential people in the analytical sciences (The Analytical Scientist, 2013 and 2015).
University of Campinas - UNICAMP Brazil
Prof. Eberlin is currently the Executive President of BrMASS. He is also the founder of the Thomson Mass Spectrometry Laboratory at the University of Campinas and a leader in the development of MS techniques and applications. He is widely known for his intense and multidisciplinary MS research working in nearly all MS areas. He has published close to 800 scientific manuscripts and supervised ca. 200 graduate students and pos-docs, Many of his students have established new MS research labs in Brasil and worldwide. He relies solely on MS to untangle the complexities of his most challenging projects. He currently supervises a group of ca. 50 students and collaborators and is an associated editor of the Journal of Mass Spectrometry - JMS Wiley . He has also continously participated in IMSF committees, served as IMSF president from 2010-2014 and is currently past IMSF president. As IMSF president he launched several new programs such as the Internacional MS Schools (IMSS- The 1st in Siena Italy and the 2nd in Natal Brazil) and motivated the hosting of the first IMSC outside Europe (Kyoto 2012 and Toronto 2016). He is also the president of the organizing committee of the 6th BrMASS - 1st IbMASS.
University of Campinas - UNICAMP
Daniel Martins-de-Souza is a Biologist (2003) with a PhD in Biochemistry (2008). After a 6-years stay (2008-2014) in Germany (LMU and MPI of Psychiatry) and in the United Kingdom (University of Cambridge), Daniel became an Assistant Professor in the Dept of Biochemistry of the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), in Brazil. Daniel organised four special editions as Guest Editor to journals as PROTEOMICS and Proteomics Clinical Applications and edited 2 scientific books: a volume of the Methods in Molecular Biology series (Springer) entitled "Shotgun Proteomics" and the book "Advances in Biological Psychiatry" (Karger). In 2015, launched as permanent editor the book series "Proteomics, Metabolomics, Interactomics and Systems Biology" (Springer). Prof. Daniel has already published 100 scientific articles, most of them in the Neuroproteomics field. It is a council member of BrMass, BrProt and HUPO (2015-2017). Together with other colleagues (L. Grinberg, K. Marcus, and P. Nilsson) heads the HBPP (Human Brain Proteome Project), a HUPO initiative.
“Orbitrap Inventor - Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bremen Germany”
Alexander Makarov was born in a Siberian town of Irkutsk in 1966 and went to study to Moscow Engineering Physics institute where he also obtained his PhD. After 2 post-doc years in Warwick Univ., he joined a small high-tech company HD Technologies in Manchester (UK). There he has started his work on the Orbitrap mass analyzer. Following the acquisition of the firm by Thermo Electron Corp. in 2000, Alexander has provided scientific leadership of the Orbitrap R&D which led to the commercial launch of LTQ Orbitrap mass spectrometer in 2005 and subsequent numerous extensions of this technology. He has received Award for Distinguished Contribution in Mass Spectrometry of ASMS, Science and Technology Award of HUPO, Thomson medal of IMSF and others. His hobbies include traveling, mountain skiing, roller-blading. He holds position of Director of Research, Life Science Mass Spectrometry in Bremen, Germany and a Chair in High Resolution Mass Spectrometry at Utrecht University in Netherlands. He is among authors of more than than 80 papers and over 250 issued patents, including over 100 US patents.
An american from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. USA
Distinguished Professor and Mann Chair of Chemistry at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. His research interests include the investigation of basic mechanisms in atomic emission, absorption, fluorescence and mass spectrometric analysis and the development of instrumentation and techniques for atomic and molecular methods of analysis. He has authored over 600 publications, 10 books, and 18 patents. More than 68 students have received doctorates under his direction.
Centre for Green Chemistry, Monash University - Australia
He is Professor of Chemistry and Deputy Director of the Centre for Green Chemistry, Monash University - Australia. His main research interests include high resolution gas chromatography, fast gas chromatography, multidimensional gas chromatography (MDGC), comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC×GC) coupled to Mass spectrometry, Detection transducers for GC, sensitive and selective technologies for chemical analysis, as well asolfactometry, flame photometry, N-, P-, halogens, capillary electrophoresis, High performance liquid chromatography, solid-phase microextraction and related extraction techniques, Development of systematic descriptions and predictions of separations. Main applications in his laboratory have been focused on analytical separations for essential oils analysis, Metabolomics, Petroleum/petrochemical analysis, Pesticides and pollutants, Fatty acids analysis, Illicit drugs and steroids, Food and beverages analysis, herbs, spices, wine, coffee, Traditional herbal materials, and Novel physicochemical process monitoring by separation methods.
University of British Columbia - Canada
Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Undergraduate studies at Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, Canada, and University of Toronto with a doctoral degree in cell biology and biochemistry. In the University of Southern Denmark he studied MS and proteomics with Matthias Mann. In 2005 he took up his current position at UBC. Dr. Foster’s research interest revolve around the application of MS-based proteomics to study host-pathogen interactions. His program applies technology to two general areas of biology: the biochemical and physiological interactions between honey bees and their pathogens and bacterial pathogens of humans. Leading a Canada-wide team of scientists, he has recently moved into trying to apply proteomics to guide selective breeding for a disease-resistant behavior in honey bees; their preliminary results suggest that this has been successful. On the human health side, his research focuses on understanding human pathogens and means by which we might better control them. In particular, he has developed, with other collaborators at UBC, potential vaccines for Chlamydia and Salmonella bacteria. In the eleven years that he has been an independent investigator at UBC, Dr. Foster has published 130 papers and he has trained more than thirty undergraduate and graduate students, as well as post-doctoral fellows. He remains very active in outreach and extension and frequently engages the public on various aspects of human health and honey bee biology.
University of Campinas - UNICAMP Brazil
Marco Aurélio Zezzi Arruda is Full Professor at the University of Campinas – Unicamp (Campinas, Brazil), Institute of Chemistry, Department of Analytical Chemistry, head of the Department of Analytical Chemistry, and member of the National Institute of Science and Technology - INCT for Bioanalitics. His current research interests include trans-disciplinary work involving comparative omics of plants (i.e. soybean, sunflower, Arabidopsis thaliana) and human body fluids (i.e. blood serum, urine) to identify possible biomarkers for transgenic species and human diseases, as well as to evaluate reactive oxygen species production and (metallo)proteins responses under stress. He is the author or co-author over 180 research articles, 8 book chapters and 5 patents, is on the editorial staff or advisory board of the Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Metallomics, Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, Journal of Integrated Omics and Brazilian Journal of Analytical Chemistry, and member of the advisory board of the Brazilian Mass Spectrometry Society (BrMASS) and Brazilian Chemistry Association (ABQ).
UNESP
Graduated in Chemistry from the University of São Paulo (1977), master's (1980) and PhD (1986) in Biochemistry at the Medical School of Ribeirão Preto-USP, post-doctorate in Bio-Organic Chemistry at SUNBOR Institute in Osaka, Japan (1994-1996). He is currently is Professor in Proteomics Analysis of the Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP). Has experience in Biochemistry, specially in the structural analysis of Biological Macromolecules, with emphasis in Chemistry of Proteins and Peptides, and Chemistry of Natural Products of animal origin. Has worked in the study of structural and functional characterization of toxins from Arthropod venoms, as well in metabolomics and proteomics of glandular secretions of insects. The expertise in mass spectrometry also includes the study of structural dynamics of proteins and peptides using mass spectrometric monitoring of H/D exchange. Currently is Editor of Chemistry of Proteins and Peptides of the journal Amino Acids (Vienna); he is a member of the editorial board of the journals Peptides, Amino Acids, Toxins Reviews and Open Journal of Spectroscopy and Toxins Reviews. He is currently a board member of BRMASS, and also is vice president of the Brazilian Society of Proteomics.
University of Brasilia - Brazil
Carlos André Ornelas Ricart is a Full Professor at the University of Brasilia and, presently, is also the treasurer of the Brazilian Proteomics Society. He has earned a M.Sc. Degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Brasilia and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Leeds, UK. His research activities focus on biochemistry, mass spectrometyry and proteomics applied to various biological models, with emphasis in proteomic and subproteomic analysis of the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi and filamentous fungi producers of plant biomass degrading enzymes.
Karolinska Institutet - Sweden
Roman Zubarev was trained (M.Sc.) in Engineering Physics at the Moscow Institute for Engineering Physics, USSR, and received PhD in Ion Physics from the Uppsala University, Sweden, in 1997. After postdoc training with Fred W. McLafferty in the Cornell University, USA, he became associate professor of biological mass spectrometry at the Chemistry Department in Odense, Denmark. In 2002 Dr. Zubarev came back to Uppsala as professor of proteomics. In 2009 he has moved to Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, taking a professorship in medicinal proteomics. Dr. Zubarev has pioneered electron capture dissociation and related fragmentation techniques, and he has formulated and verified the Isotopic resonance hypothesis. For his contribution to mass spectrometry he has been awarded by the Carl Brunnee award (IMSC, 2006), Biemann medal (ASMS, 2007) and a Gold medal (Russian MS Society, 2013). Dr. Zubarev has published more than 230 peer-reviewed papers, and has several patents.
University of Southern Denmark
Peter Roepstorff is one of the pioneers in protein mass spectrometry and proteomics. His research group works on development of methodology for mass spectrometric protein analysis with focus on post translational modifications including protein oxidation as function of aging and also the use of mass spectrometric protein analysis in the biotechnological and pharmaceutical industry. Another research area is investigation of the global biodiversity through characterization of peptides and proteins from a number of different organisms for which no genome sequence is available. These include fluorescent proteins from marine organisms collected during the Danish Galathea 3 Expedition and bioactive peptides and proteins from e.g. frogs scorpions and snakes collected on different locations in the world.
Florida International University - USA
Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Lima is an Assistant Professor (2012-present) in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida International University. He received a BS (2001) and MS (2003) in Nuclear Physics at the Institute of Nuclear Sciences and Technology (Havana, Cuba) and a PhD (2006) in Applied Physics at PUC-Rio (Brazil) under the guidance of Dr. Enio F. da Silveira. He performed post-doctoral studies (2007-2012) at Texas A&M University under the supervision of Dr. David H. Russell and Dr. Emile A. Schweikert. He is the recipient of a K99 (2010-2012) and R00 (2012-2016) Pathway to Independence Award by the National Institute of Health and a Bruker Daltonics Inc. Research Fellow (2012-2018). His research focuses on the development of structural biology tools using HDX-TIMS-MS and molecular dynamics, gas-phase post-ionization separations (TIMS-FT-ICR MS/MS and TIMS-q-TOF MS/MS), petroleomics and the analysis of fossil fuel intermediates during environmental transformation, and native mass spectrometry imaging (3D-MSI-TOF-SIMS). He has published over 70 research papers and supervised over twenty undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral fellows. Homepage: http://faculty.fiu.edu/~fernandf/
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Full Professor of the Organic Chemistry Dept., Chemistry Institute, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. B.Sc. (IQ/UFRJ-1969), Chemist (IQ/UFRJ-1970), D.Sc. (IQ/UFRJ-1978). Post-doc (Synthesis and Molecular Geochemistry, Dr. P. Albrecht, Un. Louis Pasteur de Strasbourg, France,1979-1980; Multidimensional Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Dr. Jeremy K. M. Sanders, Un. Chemical Laboratory, Cambridge Un., U.K., 1981-1982). "Professeur Invité" from the Un. Louis Pasteur de Strasbourg, 1986; Visiting Research Professor at Dr. C. Fenselau lab., Structural Biochemistry Center, Dept. Chem. & Biochem., UMBC, Baltimore, MD, USA, 12/95-01/97. Undergraduate teacher since 1968 (Monitor), 1973 (Teaching Assistant), 1981 (Assistant Professor), 1982 (Joint Professor), 1993 (Full Professor); graduate teacher since 1982. Head of the Post-Graduate Organic Chemistry courses (1978-1979, 1984-95). Researcher from the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq) since 1981, present level graded I.A. Supervised 70 "research initiation", 23 M.Sc., 19 D.Sc. students, 07 Pos-Doc fellows and 38 researchers; supervising 11 "research initiation", 05 M.Sc., 09 D.Sc. students, 02 Post-docs, and 10 researchers. Communications in national (231) and international meetings (151); 55 papers published in Brazilian technical journals and 167 in international scientific journals. Distinguished Medalist from the Brazilian Soccer Confederation (CBF, 1995; for contributions to doping control in sports), ?Simão Mathias? Medal from the Brazilian Chemical Society (SBQ, 2000, for outstanding contributions to Chemistry), Comemorative Medal of the 40 years of the Graduate Courses of Organic Chemistry of IQ-UFRJ (2004; to 40 contributers to the significant development of Science or graduate courses in Brazil), ?Minister Raymundo Muniz de Aragão? (2004; relevant contributions to science in Brazil), ?Partners in action? (2004, The Special Secretariat for Prevention of Chemical Addiction of the Rio de Janeiro City Administration for those who excel in their contribution to turn Rio in a safe, healthy and no-drug city), ?Pioneer of Mass Spectrometry in Brazil? (2005, Brazilian Mass Spectrometry Association, BrMass, on occasion of the 1st Brazilian Mass Spectrometry Congress), PETROBRAS Technology Award (2007). Recognition as a ?Scientist from our State? by FAPERJ (1999-2006, excellency in Chemistry). Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (2000). ?Certificate of appreciation? from the International Academy of Indoor Air Sciences (IAIAS; 2001). Research interests are centered on High Resolution Gas Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Organic Geochemistry, Geochemical Prospecting for Crude Oil, Outdoor & Indoor Environment, Indoor Air Quality, Doping Control and other Analytical problems concerning Natural Products-, environmental-, forensic-, pharmacological-, toxilogical- and clinical chemistry, quality control of processes, raw materials and products, characterization and remediation of industrial and urban emissions, residues and effluents.
Washington University in St Louis
Associate research at Washington University in St Louis. Former research associate at the Fraunhofer Chile Research Foundation. UFSC biologist with a Masters in Ecology and PhD in Chemistry , both from The University of Campinas - UNICAMP. He did post doctorate in Ecophysiology Laboratory of Molecular Evolution of the National Institute of Amazonian Research Brazil, the LECO Corporation USA and the Thomson Laboratory at UNICAMP Brazil. He works with applications of mass spectrometry in biology and chemistry . Areas of interest: proteomics, metabolomics , petroleômica , organic geochemistry and chemical ecology
ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE – USA
Professor in the Departments of Molecular Pharmacology and Neuroscience at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is a pioneer in the field of peptidomics and also in the field of neuropeptide processing. In the 1980s, Dr. Fricker discovered the enzyme which is the final step in the biosynthesis of most neuropeptides and peptide hormones and in the 1990s found that a naturally occurring mutation (named the fat mutation) was due to a defect in this enzyme and abnormal processing of neuropeptides. This led to development of a method to affinity purify neuropeptide precursors from mutant mouse brain and the use of mass spectrometry to identify the peptides. Several novel neuropeptides were discovered using this peptidomics methods, including some of the most abundant neuropeptides in mouse brain. Subsequently, Dr. Fricker contributed to the development of quantitative peptidomics methods using isotopic labels and LC-MS. He is the author of over 200 scien tific papers and book chapters, and has written a book on peptides and two advice/humor books for scientists.
The University of Western Ontario, Canada
Professor, Department of Chemistry, The University of Western Ontario (London, Canada). He has received many awards including Distinguished Research Professor (2016-2017), Outstanding Reviewer Award, J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. (2015). Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching (2015). W.A.E. McBryde Medal, Canadian Society for Chemistry (2014). Fred Lossing Award, Canadian Society for Mass Spectrometry (2013). His laboratory explores the folding, structure, function and dynamics of proteins. Most of his work is based on the use of electrospray mass spectrometry (ESI-MS). Researchers working in his laboratory also have access to a wide range of other biophysical techniques, including high-field NMR, fluorescence, circular dichroism, UV-VIS, and stopped-flow spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), analytical ultracentrifugation, surface-plasmon resonance (Biacore), and many others. A nanofabrication facility for the development of microfluidic devices is also available.
University of São Paulo
Emer S. Ferro is a pharmacist, Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at Paulista Medical School (1993), and subsequently was Reserarch Associated at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and after that at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, both in New York, USA, and a pos-doc at Department of Physiology from Biomedical Science Institute from University of Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil. Currently, is a Full Professor at Pharmacology Department, ICB/USP, and head of the Intracellular Peptides Laboratory. His scientific research on biology and function of intracellular peptides is focused in new drug discovery and characterization.
Cornell University, USA
Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Cornell University, and a member of the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology. He received a Ph. D. in Brazil, at the University of Campinas and worked as a visiting fellow with Dr. Ruedi Aebersold at the Institute for Systems Biology (Seattle). In 2003, Dr. Smolka moved to San Diego, CA for a post-doctorate at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, working with DNA damage checkpoint kinases and phosphoproteomics. Dr. Smolka joined Cornell in 2008, and in 2010 received the Research Scholar Award from the American Cancer Society. With funding from the NIH and the ACS, the Smolka Lab studies mechanisms of genome maintenance with a focus on DNA lesion detection and signaling. His lab uses mass spectrometry technologies, in combination with genetic and biochemical approaches, to elucidate the organization, dynamics and regulation of DNA damage signaling in yeast and mammals, and in the context of tumorigenesis and cancer therapy. http://smolka.wicmb.cornell.edu/
University of Campinas - UNICAMP Brazil
Associate professor at Institute of Chemistry - UNICAMP (2008). Member of the National Institute of Science and Technology for Bioanalytics (INCTBio). Undergraduation in Chemistry at Federal University of São Carlos, master degree in Analytical Chemistry at Institute of Chemistry at São Carlos – University of São Paulo (IQSC-USP), Doctorate in Analytical Chemistry at IQSC - USP. Visiting fellow with Dr. Paul Vouros in the Mass Spectrometry Group – Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis – Northeastern University (Boston – MA – USA) and with Dr Alejandro Cifuentes at the Instituto de Fermentacion Industrial – Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (Madrid – Spain). Pos Doc IQ-USP. Works with separation techniques (capillary electrophoresis, liquid chromatography and gas chromatography) and mass spectrometry mainly dedicated to metabolomics studies of human diseases biomarkers and medicine residues in meat.
Pediatrix Medical Group, USA
He is currently director of Pediatrix Analytical, Pediatrix Center for Research, Education and Quality, Pediatrix Medical Group, Sunrise, Florida and a guest researcher in the Newborn Screening Branch, Division of Laboratory Sciences/National Center for Environmental Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta Georgia. Current research topics include development of metabolic screening and tests to detect both inborn errors of metabolism and monitor metabolic profiles in premature infant with focus on the impact of nutrition and growth using primarily mass spectrometry and a dried filter paper blood matrix. Research interest also include improving, expanding and adapting screening tests for acylcarnitines, amino acids, thyroxine and other important biomarkers for detection of metabolic aberrations at it relates to various disease states in patient populations other than newborn screening and postmortem screening (areas that Dr. Chace has published extensively in Clinical Chemistry).
Universidade Federal Fluminense - UFF Brazil
Professor at the Physics Department of Universidade Federal Fluminense since 2004 and coordinator of the UFF Radiocarbon Laboratory (LAC-UFF) since 2009. Bachelor in Physics (1995), master in Physics (1998) and PhD in Physics (2003) from Universidade Federal Fluminense. CNPq productivity research fellow in Geochronology, Has experience in Applied Physics, Goechronology, palaeozoology and palaeobotany, working mostly with Radiocarbon Accelerator Mass Spectrometry technique, tracers and geochemical proxies. The researcher has spent a scientific interchange period in Purdue University, USA, in 2010 with the support of CNPq and, recently at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom with a postdoctoral grant from CAPES. Supervisor of both concluded and ongoing graduate studies in Physics, Marine Biology, Biosystems engineering and Natural Sciences teaching at the Fluminense Federal University. Currently external supervisor of a graduate student in Archaeological sciences at the University of Oxford. Amongst the current research projects are the study of Brazilian Archaeological settlements, marine reservoir effect on the coast of Brazil, biogenic fraction calculation in plastics, analysis of charcoal samples from natural fires in the Amazon region and the chronological investigation of different types of soils in Brazil.
UFMG _ Brazil
Full Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais – UFMG (Belo Horizonte/ MG, Brazil), Department of Chemistry. His current research interests include applications and development of new ambient ionization techniques, mainly paper spray ionization, to be applied in forensic issues, characterization of by-products arising from the induced degradation of persistent organic pollutants in aqueous medium, development of simple and fast protocols to quality control and detection of adulterations in beverages and foods, such as cachaça, whisky, olive oil, beer, among others. He has also working with metabolomics of vegetables by the attainment of images of vegetable tissues by employing DESI-MS imaging. He is the author or co-author of over 130 research articles, 3 book chapters and 5 patents. He is member of the advisory board of the Brazilian Mass Spectrometry Society (BrMASS).
Jeol
Bachelor of Chemistry (Roanoke College 1976); Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry (Purdue University, 1982, Professor Ben Freiser). From 1982-1989 Dr. Cody worked at Nicolet Analytical Instruments (Madison, WI) in the Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry group as Senior Scientist and as Nicolet Fellow. From 1989 to the present, he works at JEOL USA, Inc. Dr. Cody has been responsible for the development of ion traps and worked with FT-MS and electrons with collision induced dissociation techniques. Over the years, his research has focused on ion activation, FTICR fundamentals and excitation of ions, electron capture and laser dissociation, electrospray ionization and applications of TOF-MS. Current research inbterests include ionization techniques and software-assisted interpretation of spectra of high resolution of complex mixtures. He holds several patents, is the author or co-author of numerous articles and book chapters, and is well known as co-inventor of the DART technique. Dr. Cody is a member of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) since 1978. He was ASMS vice-President in 2010-2011. He received the Anachem Award at FACSS 2011 and 2012 Purdue Chemistry Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Cody also serves as a reviewer for several scientific journals, including JASMS and Analytical Chemistry.
BUTANTAN-SP
Leo Kei Iwai is bachelor's in Chemistry from Universidade de São Paulo (1995), and received both a MsC and a PhD in Molecular Biology from Universidade Federal de São Paulo (1999-2004). In addition, Leo received his postdoctorate training at Harvard Medical School, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston USA (2005-2010), and from The Institute of Cancer Research in London, United Kingdom (2010-2012). Leo has used his solid background in biochemistry, molecular biology and immunology to solve a variety of biological and health questions using mass spectromety.
Universidade Federal de Santa Maria - Brazil
Professor at the Federal University of Santa Maria - UFSM (Santa Maria/RS, Brazil), Department of Chemistry. His current research interests include applications and development of new methods for element determination by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) using laser ablation (LA) and electrothermal vaporization (ETV) techniques for sample introduction. Speciation analysis of organometallic species by liquid and gas chromatography coupled to ICP-MS is another area of interest. He is author or co-author of over 150 research articles, 5 book chapters and 2 patents.
Bruker
PhD in 1993 designing, building and working with MALDI TOF and FTMS. Post-Doc at City of Hope Medical Center developed new cluster impact ionization source Bruker, 1994-2002: MALDI TOF Applications, TOF R&D and Product Manager. Developed multiple benchtop MALDI TOF systems including prototype microflex. Vanderbilt University, 2002-2009: Research Assistant Professor of Biochemistry. Developed new TOF and FTMS methodologies for MALDI imaging Bruker, 2009-present: Product Specialist and Applications Development primarily applied to MALDI TOF and FTMS imaging.
UCSF - University of California, San Francisco USA
He is Co-editor of Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. Professor of Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Chemistry, U.C. San Francisco, San Francisco, CA and Director, Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Resource, School of Pharmacy, His group has long-standing, extensive expertise and experience in mass spectrometry, proteomics and systems biology, especially focused on sequencing, identification and study of unknown proteins, and the detection, assignment and site-specific dynamics of posttranslational modifications of proteins, particularly OGlcNAcylation, phosphorylation, acetylation, methylation and ubiquitinylation. Over many years we have collaborated with the neurobiological community extensively, including structural characterization of the GPI membrane anchor of the prion protein, structure of the lysyl oxidase co-factor, identification and PTM regulation of proteins in the retrograde signaling complexes in damaged axons, the O-GlcNAc/phosphorylation dynamics at the murine synapse, identification of new proteins involved in the Nodes of Ranvier, etc.
University of Washington - USA
Frantisek Turecek was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, where he received a PhD in organic chemistry from Charles University in 1977. In 1987 he and his family left Czechoslovakia and, after spending a year in a refugee camp, they moved to the United States where he joined Fred McLafferty at Cornell University. In 1990 he joined the faculty of the Chemistry Department at University of Washington, Seattle, as Associate Professor and was promoted to Professor in 1995. In 2013 he was appointed the Klaus and Mary Ann Saegebarth Endowed Professor of Chemistry. His research interests have been in the chemistry of highly reactive molecules (enols, sulfenic acids), hypervalent radicals, nucleobase radicals related to DNA damage, and peptide radicals and cation-radicals. His other interests include mass spectrometric instrumentation, gas-phase ion chemistry, ion-surface interactions (soft and reactive landing), and applications to proteomics, clinical analysis, and newborn screening. He is author of >380 scientific papers, three books, and several patents. He is one of the founding Editors of Journal of Mass Spectrometry and has been on the editorial advisory boards of International Journal of Mass Spectrometry and Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. Among his recent awards are the P. B. Hopkins Faculty Award (2006), the Czech Head-Patria Science Prize (2010), the Johannes Marcus Marci Spectroscopy Award (2010), the Thomson Medal of the International Mass Spectrometry Foundation (2012), and the John Gustavus Esselen Award for Chemistry in the Public Interest from the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society (2013). He is a Honorary Member of the Czech Mass Spectrometry Society. In 2013 he was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Univeristy of Toronto
I. Jurisica is Tier I Canada Research Chair in Integrative Cancer Informatics, Senior Scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Prof at U Toronto and Visiting Scientist at IBM CAS. He is also an Adjunct Prof at the School of Computing, Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen's U, Computer Science at York U, scientist at the Institute of Neuroimmunology, Slovak Academy of Sciencesand an Honorary Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Since 2015, he has also served as Chief Scientist at the Creative Destruction Lab, Rotman School of Management. He has published extensively on data mining, visualization and cancer informatics, including multiple papers in Science, Nature, Nature Medicine, Nature Methods, J Clinical Oncology, and has over 10,218 citations since 2011. He has been included in Thomson Reuters 2016, 2015 & 2014 list of Highly Cited Researchers, and The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2015 & 2014 Reports.
Agilent Brazil
Celso Ronaldo Blatt is an Application Scientist working for Agilent Technologies Brazil. He graduated in Chemistry from Universidade Federal de Santa Maria - UFSM - , RS Brazil (1984). He got his master degree in Analytical Chemistry from Universidade de São Paulo (1987) and Doctorate degree in Analytical Chemistry also from USP, SP (1992). He has worked also for Instrumentos Científicos CG Ltda - São Paulo - SP: (1987-1992), and Hewlett Packard Brasil S.A. - São Paulo - SP: (1992-2000). He is an expert in GC-MS and LC-MS providing trainning curses for Agilent costumers in Brazil and Latin America.
EMBRAPA - BRAZIL
Bachelor degree in Chemistry from Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil in 2004. Master Degree in Organic Chemistry, Natural Products, at the same university in 2006. From 2006 to 2010, she completed work on her PhD at University at Campinas, UNICAMP in Organic Chemistry, Mass Spectrometry, at the ThoMSon MS Laboratory, Campinas, SP, Brazil. Trained in Prof. Capriol's lab in 2009 for part of her PhD in Imaging Mass Spectrometry. Technical advisor in the MS Laboratory at CENPES-Petrobras (2010). Currently, researcher at EMBRAPA (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation), in the National Center for Agroenergy Research (CNPAE), at Brasilia, Brazil, in the Laboratory of Biomass and Biofuel Chemistry. Her group works with MS using different approaches, such MS Imaging MS and metabolomics, applied to Bioenergy, Biorefinary and Bioeconomy studies.
UNICAMP - BRAZIL
Alessandra Sussulini received her PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Campinas, Brazil, in 2010. Since 2014, she is an Assistant Professor at the same university. Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the BrainMet - Bioimaging of Metals in Brain and Metallomics laboratory at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany. Her current research activities are focused on the application of metabolomics/lipidomics, metallomics, proteomics, and imaging mass spectrometry (LA-ICP and DESI-MSI) strategies to investigate clinical biomarkers.
UFRJ - BRAZIL
Full Professor of the Organic Chemistry Department, Institute of Chemistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Attained a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1985, a M.Sc. and a D.Sc. in Organic Chemistry in the same University in 1990 and 1994, respectively, with Dr. Francisco Radler de Aquino Neto. After, she achieved a pos-doctoral fellowship in environmental chemistry with Dr. Damia Barceló, Barcelona, Spain, 1999. In 2008, she stayed as guest scientist at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research in Warnemünde, Rostock, Germany, where worked in the department of Marine Chemistry on the measurement of organic pollutants in seawater. Her experience includes over 21 years as a researcher and Professor at Institute of Chemistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (since 1996). She published more than 95 papers, with main focus to chromatography (GC; HPLC), mass spectrometry (MS), environmental chemistry, geochemistry, petroleum chemistry and biogeochemistry. She also teaches principles in chromatography, mass spectrometry, and biomarkers. She is now working with comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled to time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GCxGC-TOFMS) applied mainly to petroleum, biomarkers, and bio-oils, besides stable carbon isotopic composition by isotopic ratio mass spectrometry (GC/C/IRMS). She was an Associate Editor for Química Nova, a Brazilian journal, during 6 years. She supervised 7 pos-doctoral, 15 D.Sc., 28 M.Sc., and 11 B.Sc., besides, more than 12 undergraduated students. She is now supervising 4 doctoral and 2 master students. Researches were granted by Petrobras, CNPq, FAPERJ, CAPES, ANP. She is a CNPq 1C Researcher Fellow.
UNICAMP - BRAZIL
Professor in the Organic chemistry Department at University of Campinas - UNICAMP. Graduated in Chemystry (1994), received his PhD from Unicamp (2000) working with several topics in mass spectrometry. In 2004 joined the National Synchrotron Laboratory were he leaded the Mass Spectrometry facility, moving to University of Campinas in 2008. His lab have focused efforts on the development and application of MS techniques to study protein and protein-protein complex structures, such as cross-linking and H/D exchange. He has published more than 150 papers in the field."
Helmholtz Zentrum München, Munich, Germany
Professor at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, Munich, Germany. At the moment is Director of the independent research unit "Analytical Biogeochemistry". He works on biogeochemie, metabolomics, biology systems and analytical chemistry
FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF PARANA - UFPR BRAZIL
Prof. Meurer is the founder of the Fenn Mass Spectrometry Laboratory at the Federal University of Parana and the main field is related with fundamentals and application of MS techniques. Graduated in Chemistry from the State University of Maringa (1998), master's (2000) and PhD (2003) in Mass Spectrometry – Organic Chemistry at State University of Campinas UNICAMP, sandwich at Purdue in Aston Lab. He is currently is Professor of Mass Spectrometry and Organic Chemistry at UFPR. Has experience in analytical chemistry, pharmaceutical analysis, food analysis, environmental analysis. Has worked with very large variety of techniques in mass spectrometry. He is currently a board member of BRMASS.
University of Santander- Colombia
Elena Stashenko is Laureate Full Professor at the School of Chemistry of Industrial University of Santander (UIS), in Bucaramanga, Colombia. She is the Director of the Center for Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry (CROM-MASS) and of the Research Center for Biomolecules (CIBIMOL) at this University. She has been Graduate Program Coordinator and Director of Research for the School of Sciences at UIS. During the last 28 years she has directed the undergraduate and graduate research projects of over 250 new professionals in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. She completed her undergraduate and Doctoral studies in Chemistry at Druzhbi Narodov University (Moscow, ex-USSR, Russian Federation), and performed post-doctoral visits at University of California (Davis, CA, U.S.A.), Braunschweig University (Germany), University du Quebec (Canada), and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Melbourne, Australia). She is Full Member of the Colombian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences; Member of the Latin American Chromatography Committee; Member of the Board of Directors of the Colombian Association for the Advancement of Science (ACAC); Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Separation Science, and of Scientia Chromatographica. Her work has received multiple awards; among them are the following: “Frontier Award: Chemistry for Life”, from the European Society of Separation Science; “Researcher of Excellence”, from the Colombian Association for the Advancement of Science (ACAC); “COLACRO Medal”, from the 10th COLACRO; “National Chemistry Award in Analytical Chemistry”, from the Colombian Chemistry Association, ASQUIMCO; and “National Phytochemistry Prize”, from the National Phytochemistry Congress.
Federal Institute of Espírito Santo - Brazil
Professor at the Federal Institute of Espírito Santo (IFES) and of the post-graduate Program in Chemistry at the Federal University of Espirito Santo (PPGQUI/UFES). He is coordinator of Laboratory of Petroleomic and Forensic Chemistry, being an expert in Forensic Chemistry, Petroleomics, Metabolomics and Mass Spectrometry areas, and his team is composed of more than 24 researchers comprising teachers, and post-graduates. He had published 97 papers, three book chapters and advisers 15 M.Sc. Students.
UNIRIO - BRAZIL
Coordinator of the Center of Innovation in Mass Spectrometry - Laboratory of Protein Biochemistry, Head of the Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology - Federal University of State of Rio de Janeiro - UNIRIO. He is also the Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Sportomics – Olympic Laboratory Brazil Olympic Committee. Bruce Alberts Awardee for Excellence in Science Education - American Society for Cell Biology, and received the Medal of Honor in Military Sports Merit from the Defense Ministry and the Medal of Honor in Sports Merit from the State of Mato Grosso.
UNICAMP - BRAZIL
Graduated in Chemistry from Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil, received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Campinas, Brazil. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the ThoMSon Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, University of Campinas, Brazil, where she is currently a Researcher Collaborator. She has also been a visiting research scientist at the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (2013-2014). Her research focuses on the area of analytical mass spectrometry, with a special emphasis on ambient mass spectrometry applied to food, fuels and cosmetics analysis.
INMETRO - BRAZIL
Graduated with honors in Industrial Chemistry at Fluminense Federal University (2009, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil). M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry at University of Campinas (2012, Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil). Researcher scientist at INMETRO (Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia). Specialist in Mass Spectrometry since 2006 working in validation of methods with LC-MS ; Lipids ; Atmospheric Pollutants; Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry Fundamentals and Applications; Omics science (including petroleomics, proteomics and lipidomics); Biofuels; Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry; Certified Reference Materials. Currently PhD canditade at University of Campinas.