3rd Iberoamerican Conference on Mass Spectrometry
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Julia LaskinPurdue University ● USA
My research is focused on obtaining a fundamental understanding of the physical and chemical phenomena underlying chemical analysis of complex molecules in complex mixtures. One area of research is focused on understanding interactions between ions and surfaces for controlling activation, dissociation and deposition of complex ions following collisions with specially prepared surfaces. To achieve this goal, we have developed unique mass spectrometry instrumentation for studying physical and chemical phenomena underlying ion-surface collisions. Our studies provide important information for understanding molecular recognition, charge transfer, nucleation, and self-assembly in complex systems. Soft and reactive landing are promising approaches for highly selective surface modification, preparation of novel catalysts, supercapacitors, and biomaterials. Another area of research is focused on the development of new approaches for chemical analysis in complex heterogeneous environments. Specifically, we are developing nanospray desorption electrospray ionization (nano-DESI) – a new ambient surface ionization technique for chemical imaging of biological systems in their native state and quantitative analysis of complex mixtures such as organic aerosols, petroleum, and biofuels directly from solid substrates. We have also developed new tools for the analysis of complex spectra obtained using high-resolution mass spectrometry. These tools have been used for understanding chemical transformations in organic aerosols providing insights on the relationship between the chemical composition of these complex systems and their possible effect on climate and human health. Finally, nano-DESI imaging has been established as a robust analytical tool for the simultaneous detection and spatial localization of hundreds of lipids and metabolites thereby providing detailed molecular snapshots of the biological processes in tissues and imaging of living microbial and yeast colonies.
Jana RoithováRadboud University ● Netherlands
Jana Roithová graduated in organic chemistry from Charles University in Prague in 1998. During her PhD studies she was working with Prof. Zdenek Herman on the topic of reaction dynamics. After obtaining the PhD title in 2003, she moved to the Technical University in Berlin and worked in the group of Prof. Helmut Schwarz. Her independent career started in 2007 at the Charles University, where she was appointed as a professor in 2014. In 2018, she moved to Radboud University in Nijmegen in the Netherlands, where she serves as a chair professor for spectroscopy and catalysis. She has obtained several prizes, e.g. Ignaz L Lieben Award from the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Heyrovsky-Ilkovic-Nernst Lecture from the German Chemical Society, or Rudolf Lukeš prize from the Czech Chemical Society. She received a Starting Grant in 2010 and a Consolidator Grant in 2015 from the European Research Council. Her research is focused on development of techniques to study highly reactive ions in the gas phase. She uses these techniques to study reaction mechanisms, with a particular focus on reactive intermediates in metal-catalysed reactions.
After working for two years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Technical University of Berlin and two years as a senior researcher in the Czech Academy of Sciences, in 2007 she was appointed at to the Department of Organic Chemistry of the Charles University, which she has headed since 2011.
Alexander A. MakarovThermo Fisher Scientific ● Russia
Alexander Makarov was born in the Siberian town of Irkutsk in 1966 and went to study in Moscow Engineering Physics institute where he also obtained his PhD. After 2 post-doc years at Warwick Univ., he joined a small high-tech company HD Technologies in Manchester (UK). There he started his work on the Orbitrap mass analyzer. Following the acquisition of the firm by Thermo Electron Corp. in 2000, Alexander 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 multiple awards, including Award for Distinguished Contribution in Mass Spectrometry of ASMS and Thomson medal of IMSF. His hobbies include traveling, mountain skiing and roller-blading. He holds the position of Director of Research, Life Science Mass Spectrometry in Bremen, Germany and Chair in High Resolution Mass Spectrometry at Utrecht University in Netherlands.
John R. Yates IIIThe Scripps Research Institute ● USA
John R. Yates is the Ernest W. Hahn Professor in the Departments of Molecular Medicine and Neuroscience at The Scripps Research Institute. He has received the American Society for Mass Spectrometry research award, the Pehr Edman Award in Protein Chemistry, the American Society for Mass Spectrometry Biemann Medal, the HUPO Distinguished Achievement Award in Proteomics, Herbert Sober Award from the ASBMB, and the Christian Anfinsen Award from The Protein Society, the 2015 ACS’s Analytical Chemistry award, 2015 The Ralph N. Adams Award in Bioanalytical Chemistry, the 2018 Thomson Medal from the International Mass Spectrometry Society, and the 2019 John B. Fenn Distinguished Contribution to Mass Spectrometry award from the ASMS.
His research interests include development of integrated methods for tandem mass spectrometry analysis of protein mixtures, bioinformatics using mass spectrometry data, and biological studies involving proteomics. His laboratory has developed the use of proteomic techniques to analyze protein complexes, posttranslational modifications, organelles and quantitative analysis of protein expression for the discovery of new biology. Dr. Yates served as an Associate Editor at Analytical Chemistry for 15 years and is currently the Editor in Chief at the Journal of Proteome Research.
Charles PineauHuman Proteome Project ● France
Over the past thirty years, Charles Pineau has been working in the field of reproductive biology and is a renowned specialist of spermatogenesis. He has heavily invested in the development of proteomics, integrative proteomics and imaging mass spectrometry technologies and his applying these to answer biological and clinically relevant problems in the field of testicular pathophysiology and reproductive toxicology. Charles Pineau currently serves as Research Director at IRSET (www.irset.org; Inserm unit 1085, Rennes, France). He is also Director of BIOSIT, a technological institute which brings together 15 core facilities (https://biosit.univ-rennes1.fr) among which the PROTIM Core Facility (www.protim.eu). Charles’s team focuses on the deciphering of the testicular proteome in mammals with a priority given to the identification of novel germ cell proteins that play a key role in the normal and pathological spermatogenesis. His team also uses MALDI Imaging mass spectrometry to help better understand the deleterious effects of small molecules (environmental toxicants, pharmaceutical molecules) on the male and female reproductive spheres and gain new insights on the molecular mechanisms underlying their cellular toxicity.
Charles Pineau serves as a recognized scientific expert in the field of male reproduction, proteomics and reproductive toxicology for national and international funding agencies. He is a scientific consultant for several pharmaceutical companies. Of note is that Charles is one of the past President of the French Proteomics Society. Currently, he is PI of the French initiative (Chromosome 14 team) in the C-HPP and he is the new chair of the Human Proteome Project (https://hupo.org).
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Keynotes & Speakers
Raúl Alcalde-Vázquez studied Biology (IPN-ENCB, Mexico, 2013) and Biomedicine and Molecular Biotechnology (IPN-ENCB, Mexico, 2016) before achieving a Ph.D. in Integrative Biology (Cinvestav-UGA Langebio, Mexico, to date). His multidisciplinary training has given him a unique profile, capable of addressing problems from chemical, biological, medical, and ecological perspectives, mainly focused on plant physiology and environmental microbiology studies. His primary interest focused on developing devices to measure volatile compounds and gases in real-time to understand their dynamics and effects on their environment. This year, he published the Modular Biological Mass Spectrometer (MoBiMS) system, a mini mass spectrometer able to monitor volatiles in real-time directly from their source, even from living organisms.
Thamara AndradeLADETEC-IQ-UFRJ ● Brazil
Thamara graduated as chemical engineer from the UFRJ (2016), master in science from UFRJ (2019). She is currently a chemistry technician and PhD student at the Technological Development Support Laboratory (LADETEC-IQ-UFRJ). She worked at the Laboratory of Instrumental Analysis at IFRJ, in quality control at Laboratórios Bagó do Brasil, in research projects at CENPES/PETROBRAS, and in anti-doping analysis during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Since 2017, she works on research projects in the field of mass spectrometry and petroleomics with the comprehensive characterization of a complex matrix, instrumental development, and applications.
Carina AnselmoBrazilian Doping Control Laboratory (LBCD) ● Brazil
Master's and PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. PhD based on the development of a model using zebrafish (Danio rerio) for evaluating doping agent metabolites by liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC-MS). Work with analytical chemistry of doping agents since 2014 at the Brazilian Doping Control Laboratory (LBCD). During the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics and Paralympics Games, worked with the LC-MS team, which was responsible for analyzing more than 5000 urine samples. Among my skills: development and implementation of targeted and untargeted approaches for the detection of small molecules applying LC-MS in tandem and high-resolution analyzers (e.g., Orbitrap); study of xenobiotic metabolism in human and non-human models; development of microsampling strategies (e.g. dried blood spot, DBS) for the analysis of doping agents by LC-MS; writing and review of scientific papers; and the supervision of undergraduate and master's students.
Priscila Ferreira de AquinoLeonidas e Maria Deane Institute ● Brazil
Graduated in Chemistry and Master in Organic Chemistry from the Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), and a PhD in Biochemistry from the Institute of Chemistry of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). She is currently a public health researcher at Leonidas e Maria Deane Institute. In addition, she is coordinator of scientific vocation program, scientific initiation and the stricto sensu graduate program Biology of Host Pathogen Interaction (PPGBIO-Interaction) at Fiocruz Amazônia. Her main area of research is proteomics focusing on different lines of investigation as microorganisms, infectious and non-infectious diseases, snakebites, and host-pathogen interaction. Also has experience in biochemistry, mass spectrometry, oncology, microbiology, and natural product chemistry, with an emphasis on filamentous fungi.
Jean Lucas de Oliveira AriasFURG - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande ● Brazil
Bachelor’s in Chemistry (2013), Master’s (2016), and Doctorate (2019) in Chemistry – Analytical Chemistry - from Federal University of Rio Grande - FURG. He is a public employee at FURG since 2016, working as a Chemist at the Centro Integrado de Análises - CIA, in the operation of multi-user equipment like GC-MS/MS, HR-CS-AAS, and ICP-MS. He develops research at the Laboratório de Análise de Compostos Orgânicos e Metais - LACOM, working with Analytical and Environmental Chemistry. He works with sample preparation techniques for the determination of organic compounds, such as QuEChERS, DLLME, SPE, MSPD, SPME, and determinations by LC-MS/MS, HPLC-DAD, and GC-MS. He advises undergrad students with scholarships from PIBIC/CNPq and PROBIC/FAPERGS, besides co-advises masters and doctorate students from the Graduation Program in Environmental and Technological Chemistry and Food Science and Engineering.
Andrea ArmirottiInstituto Italiano di Tecnologia ● Italy
I hold a Degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. After my PostDoc period at the Center for Advanced Biotechnology at the University of Genova and at the National Cancer Institute, I joined IIT in 2010. Over my entire career, I focused my activity on bioanalytical chemistry and "omics" research, acquiring an extensive experience in the metabolomics, lipidomics and proteomics fields. I am currently PI in WP4, Core 3 of the EU Graphene Flagship Project Horizon 2020 (Grant agreement no. 696656), dedicated to the metabolomics and proteomics of graphene interactions with biological systems. I am also currently PI in project FFC#1-2021 from the Italian Cystic Fibrosis society, dedicated to the use of proteomics to identify new potential pharmacological targets. I am also the Coordinator of the Italian COVID-19 Mass Spec Coalition and the serving President of the Italian Mass Spectrometry Society (IMaSS). I have 132 papers published in peer-reviewed journals, 9 as First and 15 as Corresponding author. My current H-index is 34 (SCOPUS) with 3532 citations.
Rodinei AugustiFUMG ● Brazil
Graduated in Chemistry from the State University of Campinas (1986), Master's in Chemistry from the State University of Campinas (1990, and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the State University of Campinas (1993). Currently, a full professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, wherein develops work on ambient ionization mass spectrometry, including fundamental aspects and applications in several areas.
Anelize BauermeisterUSP ● Brazil
She obtained her PhD in Sciences by University of São Paulo (USP) under supervision of Prof. Luiz Alberto Beraldo de Moraes. Her postdoctoral researches were developed at USP under supervision of Prof. Leticia V. Costa-Lotufo and at UCSD, USA under supervision of Prof. Pieter Dorrestein. Her research focus is mass spectrometry and MS-based metabolomics data analysis applied to investigations of microbial metabolites in association with host organisms. One of her career goals is to share metabolomics knowledge in Brazil towards open-science through free workshops and promoting collaborations, which led to the creation of the group "Rede Metabolomica" with more than 550 members from all over Brazil and other countries.
Nelson Vinueza BenitezNorth Carolina State University ● USA
Björn BurckhardtBaylor College of Medicine ● USA
Dr. Burckhardt is a clinical pharmacist and holds a PhD from Heinrich Heine University in Germany. During his PhD, he developed and applied mass spectrometric assays to study pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in pediatrics. With his research, Dr. Burckhardt contributed as an early postdoctoral fellow to a better understanding of drug effects in the pediatric organism and the impact on endogenous regulatory pathways involved as part of an EU-funded international research project. He further specialized in providing new insights into rarely understood endogenous peptide cascades using mass spectrometry. In 2022, Dr. Burckhardt received the joint promotion prize of the Frey-Werle and Henner-Graeff Foundations for his in vivo investigation of proteolytic, pharmacodynamic, and pharmacokinetic regulation of the endogenous kallikrein-kinin system in tissues and body fluids. He received a prestigious Marie Curie Global fellowship from the European Commission to further investigate the kallikrein-kinin system in tissues using mass spectrometry imaging. This work is being conducted in the laboratory of Livia Eberlin at Baylor College of Medicine, USA.
Matt Bush pursued his PhD with Evan Williams and Richard Saykally at the University of California, Berkeley. During that time, he used IR laser spectroscopy and FT-ICR MS to investigate zwitterion formation and ion solvation. This training in high-performance MS and physical chemistry laid the groundwork for his continued pursuits using gas-phase techniques to investigate the structures and interactions of biomolecules. He then joined the laboratory of Carol Robinson FRS DBE at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford, during which time he used ion mobility MS to characterize the structures of biomolecules, large and small. He joined the chemistry faculty at the University of Washington in 2011. His research group develops MS-based approaches for elucidating the structures, assembly, and dynamics of biomolecules. They apply those approaches to a wide range of biological systems, especially those involved in homeostasis.
Juliana CassoliUNICAMP ● Brazil
- Present Position: Assistant Professor at Federal University of Pará (2020-)
- Education: BSc in Pharmacy at Federal University of Espírito Santo (2001-2005)
MSc and PhD in Biochemistry at Federal University of Minas Gerais (2006-2012)
Post-doctoral Fellow in Biochemistry at Federal University of Minas Gerais (2013-2014)
Post-doctaral Fellow in Neuroproteomics at University of Campinas (2014-2017)
- Expertises: Proteomics, Plasma proteomics, Neuroproteomics, Infectious Diseases, Mass spectrometry
Victor Corassolla CarregariLaboratory of Neuroproteomics, Unicamp ● Brazil
Dr. Victor Corasolla Carregari is currently a fellow researcher at the Laboratory of Neuroproteomics in the department of biochemistry at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil with a focus on proteomics and metabolomics. His research interests include proteomics and PTMs, metabolomics, exosome isolation and characterization, and functional validations of proteomic data. Dr. Victor Corasolla Carregari received his Master’s and PhD in functional and molecular biology at UNICAMP, and carried out part of his PhD at the Southern University of Denmark. From 2015 to 2018, he held a postdoctoral position at the Santa Lucia Foundation in Rome, Italy and from 2018 to 2019, coordinated a project at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Rome, Italy.
Jhonatas de Carvalho Carregosa
Master of Science in Chemistry from UFS and member of the Petroleum and Energy from Biomass Research Group - PEB/UFS, where he is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Alberto Wisniewski Junior. He has concluded a sandwich period at the University of Alberta - Canada, working on the characterization at the molecular level of matured fine tailings, as well as the synthesis, characterization, and application of new demulsifiers for a three-phase emulsion system. He is currently working on the development of new demulsifiers for crude oil emulsion systems, as well as the application of multilayer forensic approaches to correlate spilled oils with their source. He has expertise in the organic geochemistry of petroleum, weathering processes on crude oils, petroleomics, and characterization of complex samples such as bio-oil from lignocellulosic biomass.
Gustavo CavalcantiBrazilian Doping Control Laboratory - LBCD ● Brazil
Graduated in Pharmacy from UFRJ, Master in Organic Chemistry from IQ-UFRJ, PhD in Chemistry from IQ-UFRJ. He currently works as a senior analyst at the Brazilian Doping Control Laboratory - LBCD. He has expertise in biological sample preparation, chromatographic techniques, mass spectrometry, analytical method development-validation according to ISO 17025 environment for drug testing analysis in biological samples and data analysis.
Pierre ChaurandUniversité de Montréal ● Canada
Dr. Pierre Chaurand (Ph.D. 1994, Université Paris Sud, Orsay, France) is Professor of Chemistry at the Université de Montréal, Quebec, Canada (2009 - present). His background is in fundamental and applied mass spectrometry (MS). With nearly 30 years of expertise, he is one of the pioneers of the mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) technology. His research interests are focused on the development of new strategies and methods to improve the specificity and sensitivity of MSI with applications in clinical biology and forensic science. Dr. Chaurand has over 100 peer reviewed publications and book chapters in the field of MS, with over 70 in the specific field of MSI.
Andrea Rodrigues ChavesUFG ● Brazil
Andrea Chaves is a professor at Universidade Federal de Goiás where she is also coordinate of the Laboratório de Cromatografia e Espectrometria de Massas (LaCEM).
Has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Universidade de São Paulo, research themes include the development of liquid chromatographic coupled to mass spectrometry methods, miniaturized sample preparation techniques, and the development of new extraction sorbents. Currently, has published studies with the use of alternative supports for ambient ionization sources for mass spectrometry methods and also imaging techniques. In application field, several investigation topics involving liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry have been conducting. The research focus including: lipidomic science, clinical, environmental, food safety and toxicological studies.
Kaue ChinagliaFaculty of Medical Sciences, Unicamp ● Brazil
I’m graduated in Pharmacy at University of Campinas (UNICAMP). I’m a pHd student of Pharmacology at Faculty of Medical Sciences (FCM - UNICAMP) in the field of Toxicology (Laboratory of Analytical Toxicology - Campinas Poison Control Center), I’m counselour of the Academic League of Toxicology from UNICAMP (LAcTox Unicamp), where I work mainly with scientific divulgation, and I’m member of the harm reduction university program “Que Lança é Esse?”, with focus in the study of abusive use of volatile organic substances (VOS). I have experience with research in the area of analytical and forensic toxycology with focus in New Psycoactive Substances (NPS), VOS, pesticides and environmenal pollutants, using LC-MS, GC-MS and alternative analytical techniques. I also have professional experience as laboratory technician in toxicology laboratory working mainly with LC-MS (Synvia - CAEPTOX).
Milan Avila Clasen
Milan Avila Clasen is a PhD candidate at the Carlos Chagas Institute of Fiocruz, with extensive experience in the development of computational solutions for mass spectrometry applied to proteomics. He has participated in the production of several published software in the field of proteomics, such as PatternLab V, YADA 3.0, and Quin-XL, with additional experience in the development of industry-focused toolsets for MS-based quality assurance of synthetic oligonucleotides. Currently, he is the lead developer of Scout, a computational environment tailored for fast and reliable identification of large-scale protein-protein interaction networks, made viable through cleavable cross-linking mass spectrometry. Milan's main expertise and fields of interest are computational proteomics, bioinformatics, and the development of novel machine learning methods to solve biological problems.
Gabriela Vanini CostaUFRJ ● Brazil
Gabriela Vanini Costa graduated and master’s in Chemistry from the Federal University of Espírito Santo, and PhD in Science from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She is professor and researcher at Institute of Chemistry of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and permanent professor at the Chemistry Graduate Program at the UFRJ. She received the Young Scientist of Our State (JCNE) award in the 2020 program. She coordinates the Nucleus of Forensic Analysis (NAF - LADETEC / UFRJ, Brazil), where he works in several research topics in the field of mass spectrometry and chromatography, developing new approaches and innovation for complex mixture analysis in forensic chemistry, as new psychoactive substances, inhalants e and forensic geochemistry applied in environmental studies.
Dayane Magalhães CoutinhoLADETEC-UFRJ ● Brazil
Dayane has seven years of experience in Analytical Chemistry with a focus on multidimensional gas chromatography and high-resolution mass spectrometry applied to the analysis of petroleum and its derivatives. Doctor of Science at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) with an emphasis in petroleum characterization by two-dimensional gas chromatography. Graduated in Industrial Chemistry at Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ). She worked at UFRJ as an Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry for 2 years. Now, she is working at LADETEC-UFRJ as a chemistry researcher for Petrobras. Currently, her main interests are machine learning methods to predict properties and study petroleum reservoir geochemistry.
She has a degree in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of São Paulo (2001), a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from the Federal University of São Paulo (2007) and a postdoctoral degree at the Ludwig Institute (2007-2010). Now, she is a scientific researcher at the Butantan Institute, where she studies proteomic and epigenetic alterations in trypanosomes and mammalian cells using omics approaches (proteomics, transcriptomics and genomics).
Rachel Joy DeHoogBaylor College of Medicine ● USA
Rachel received her Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry from Westmont College in 2015 where she performed undergraduate research in molecular spectroscopy under the supervision of Prof. Allan Nishimura. She then went on to pursue graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where she joined Prof. Livia Eberlin's lab and worked on developing and applying ambient ionization mass spectrometry techniques to address clinical challenges in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with endocrine diseases. Rachel graduated with her PhD in April 2022 and is currently working as a research associate with Prof. Eberlin and Prof. James Suliburk at Baylor College of Medicine where she is continuing her work applying ambient ionization MS for preoperative diagnosis of thyroid cancer.
William A. DonaldUNSW-Sidney ● Australia
William A. Donald, known as "Alex" by colleagues and friends, is an Associate Professor, Australian Research Council Future Fellow, and Scientia Fellow in the School of Chemistry at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He received his B.Sc. degree from Seattle University in 2005 and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2010. After a research fellowship at the University of Melbourne, he joined the School of Chemistry at the University of New South Wales in 2013. He is currently an associate editor for the Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry and Vice-president of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry. His research interests include mass spectrometry and ion chemistry, with an emphasis on fundamentals and theory, as well as developing and applying instrumentation and methods to problems of interest in chemistry and biochemistry.
Marcos N. EberlinDirector, MackMass Laboratory Mackenzie University ● Brazil
Dr. Marcos N. Eberlin is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of Campinas in Brazil. After posdoctoral work at Purdue University (USA), he founded the ThoMSon Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, growing it into a highly distinguished lab and supervising some 200 graduate and pos-doctoral students, scientists who today work as researchers and professionals all around the globe. The former president of the International Mass Spectrometry foundation (IMSF), the current president of the Brazilian societies of Intelligent Design (TDI BRASIL) and Mass Spectrometry (BrMASS), and winner of the prestigious Thomson medal (2016), Eberlin is recognized wordwide as one of the most productive mass spectrometrists and brazilian chemists ever, having published close to 1,000 scientific articles in many different applications of MS.
Livia S. EberlinBaylor College of Medicine ● USA
Dr. Livia Schiavinato Eberlin was born and raised in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. Her passion for mass spectrometry (MS) started as an undergraduate research assistant at the Thomson Laboratory of the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). As an undergrad, she visited the Aston Laboratory at Purdue University to also pursue undergraduate research in MS. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from UNICAMP in 2007 and then moved to the USA in 2008 to start a PhD program in Analytical Chemistry at Purdue University under the mentorship of Prof. R. Graham Cooks.
During her PhD, Livia developed and applied ambient ionization MS imaging to human cancer diagnosis. In recognition of her innovative PhD work, Livia received many awards including the Nobel Laureate Signature Award from the American Chemical Society. In 2012, she started her postdoctoral work at Stanford University under the guidance of Prof. Richard N. Zare, where she continued to develop MS technology for biomedical research. During that time, she received the L’Oréal for Women in Science Fellowship, a K99 pathway to independence award from the NIH/NCI, and was listed in the Forbes 30 under 30 list in Science and Healthcare. In 2016, Livia started her independent career as an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department at the University of Texas at Austin. Since then, Livia and her group have received several recognitions for their research. In 2018, Livia was named a Sloan Research Fellow, a Moore Inventor Fellow, and a MacArthur Fellow.
Rosa Erra-BalsellsBuenos Aires University ● Argentina
Professor, Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Natural and Exact Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Research Member (superior) of CONICET (National Council of Scientific and Technological Research), Argentina. Editor–in Chief of the journal of the Argentine Chemical Society (AQA). She has been Vice-president and President of the Argentine Society of Research in Organic Chemistry (SAIQO) and of the Mass Spectrometry Argentine Society (SAEM). She is member of the Academy of Sciences of Latinoamerica (ACAL). Her research focus on Organic Photochemistry and Mass Spectrometry. In the latter field she worked particularly in (i) UV-MALDI-MS developing new matrices (nor-harmane and other b-carbolines; Z-sinapinic acid and other Z-substituted cinnamic acids) and (ii) picoPPESI-MS for single cell analysis.
François EspourteilleBruker Daltonics
François brings over 25 years of expertise in LC-MSMS applications. He earned a B.S. and M.S from The College of William and Mary in Virginia and received a Ph.D. from Rutgers University, followed by a post-doctoral position at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He joined Cohesive Technologies of Franklin, MA in the Application Group and subsequently managed the Application Group for Aria and Transcend platforms within Thermo Fisher Scientific until 2014. For the past decade François has focused on clinical / toxicological LC-MSMS assays, high throughput workflows and 2D LCMS platforms as a consultant. He recently joined Bruker Daltonics as the DART-MS Application Manager
Jennifer Van EykCedars Sinai ● USA
Dr. Jennifer Van Eyk received her PhD from University of Alberta Canada and carried out PDF in Heidelberg, Germany and Chicago, USA. She started her lab at Queen’s University, Kingston Canada and then went to Johns Hopkins and finally to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. There she directs the Advanced Clinical BioSystems Research Institute which has the motto, “from discovery to patient care” . Her research focuses on i) understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying acute and chronic disease and the development of precision therapies and ii) in the development of clinically robust circulating biomarkers for personalization of medical care. As part of this effort she directs the Precision Biomarker Laboratories to move assay into clinical chemistry lab for broad adoption.
Vitor FaçaUniversity of São Paulo ● Brazil
Prof. Faça is Associate Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Immunology of Ribeirão Preto Medical School – University of São Paulo. He obtained his bachelor degree in Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry from the University of São Paulo and Doctorate degree in Molecular Biology from the Federal University of São Paulo. His international experience lists an associate researcher position at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, where he focused on developing strategies and applications of clinical proteomics in different types of cancer and also as a visiting researcher at Cornell University in the area of phosphoproteomics. Prof. Faça has extensive experience in protein chemistry and proteomics applications in biological problems and currently focuses his research line in the clinical applications of proteomics in cancer and in the evaluation of protein alterations and post-translational modifications during the tumor progression.
Andrea T. FaccioFleury Group ● Brazil
Andrea T. Faccio holds a Master and a PhD degree in Chemistry from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her PhD was mainly focused on mass spectrometry multiplatform metabolomics and lipidomics approaches for the BATTLE-AMI clinical trial, under the supervision of Marina F. M. T. in collaboration with Fco Javier Rupérez from Centre for Metabolomics and Bioanalysis (CEMBIO), Spain. She is currently working on metabolomics and lipidomics projects as well as method development for small molecules determination employing LC-MS/MS and GC-MS for clinical applications at Fleury Group (Brazil).
Livia Rosa FernandesICB,USP ● Brazil
Livia Rosa-Fernandes received her Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from USP Medical School (2015). During her Ph.D., she worked at Brigham and Women´s Hospital-Harvard Medical School (2013-14). In 2016, moved to Denmark, where worked as a postdoc researcher both at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2016-19) and the Institute of Molecular Medicine (2018-19), at University of Southern Denmark. From 2019, she was enrolled as a postdoc fellow at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, USP, Brazil. Over time, she has gathered experience using in vivo and in vitro models together with molecular tools to study biological processes focusing on disease progression, cellular communication and its microenvironment. MS-based proteomics and data analytics play a key role in her research as powerful tools to better understand a biological event.
Rosa-Fernandes scientific production reflects an effort to engage in multidisciplinary field and strengthen collaborative approach to science.
Francisco Fernandez-LimaFlorida International University ● USA
Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Lima is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida International University. He received a BS (2001) and MS (2003) in Nuclear Physics from the Institute of Nuclear Sciences and Technology (Havana, Cuba) and a PhD (2006) in Applied Physics from the Pontific Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) under the guidance of Dr. Enio F. da Silveira. He performed post-doctoral studies (2007-2010) at Texas A&M University under the mentorship of Dr. David H. Russell and Dr. Emile A. Schweikert. He is the recipient of a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Awards by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and a CAREER Award by the National Science Foundation. Since he joined FIU in 2012, he has published over 100 peer-reviewed research articles. He is a member of the FIU Biomolecular Sciences Institute (BSI), FIU Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Environment, and the FIU International Forensic Research Institute. He is the director of the “FIUMASS: MS experience for all” outreach program, FIU Mass Spectrometry Program and the President of the FIU Hispanic Faculty Association.
Alexandre Andrade FerreiraPetrobrás ● Brazil
Alexandre has more than 18 years of experience in Organic Geochemistry with focus on Isotopic Analytical Chemistry, supporting the application of solutions to PETROBRAS Exploration activities. He holds a PhD in Chemistry from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, in collaboration with Indiana University, CALTECH and Stanford University. His main interests are the carbon, hydrogen and sulfur isotopic characterization of organic/polar compounds present in natural gas and oil samples, including advanced tools for clumped and position-specific isotopes.
Nélio Fleury FilhoFederal Laboratory of Agricultural Defense ● Brazil
Graduated in Chemistry with a Bachelor's degree from the Federal University of Goiás (2005). He is currently a Federal Agricultural Tax Auditor - Chemical of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, working at the Federal Laboratory of Agricultural Defense in Goiânia (LFDA-GO) as Technical Responsible for the Laboratory of Residues and Contaminants in Food. Has experience in Analytical Chemistry, Analysis of Residues and Contaminants, Quality Management for ISO 17 025 Testing Laboratories, Development and Validation of Methods, Statistics and Chemometrics Applied to Analytical Chemistry.
Mariana Simões Larraz FerreiraUNIRIO ● Brazil
Mariana Ferreira is graduated in Food Engineering from University of São Paulo (2007), Brazil and has a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Food Technology from the Institut Agro Montpellier (2011), France. She is Associate Professor at Federal University of the state of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) and researcher group leader at the Center of Innovation in Mass Spectrometry (IMasS) in the same university. Her current research activities focus on the application of MS-based proteomics and metabolomics tools for the characterization of biomolecules of economic and biotechnological interest, with emphasis on foodomics. She is currently Young Scientist Fellow at FAPERJ (Foundation for Research Support of State of Rio de Janeiro) and Researcher Fellow at CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development).
Wagner FontesUniversidade de Brasília ● Brazil
Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of USP-SP (1987), specialization in surgery from the HC-FMUSP (1990), specialization in Protein Analysis from the University of California San Francisco (1991), specialization in protein sequencing from the University of Buenos Aires ( 1993), PhD in Biological Sciences (Molecular Biology) from the University of Brasília (1996), post-doctorate in protein sequencing by the Department of Cell Biology - UnB (1997). He served as a guest researcher at the University of Southern Denmark (2011-2013). He is currently a Full Professor at the University of Brasília, has 10 books (one of them winner of the Jabuti Prize) and 116 published articles, H index of 24, is a member of the editorial committee and reviewer of several international journals and evaluator of several research funding agencies. and completed 19 graduate orientations. He has experience in the field of Biochemistry and Immunology, with emphasis on Proteomics and the study of the inflammatory response. Coordinates projects in the lines of neutrophil proteomics analysis; proteomics bioinformatics and biochemistry teaching.
Bruno GarridoINMETRO ● Brazil
Pharmacist and PhD in Chemistry from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Post-doctorate in the area of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance at the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) - Sèvres - France. He was the head of the Chemical and Thermal Metrology Division of the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (Inmetro) where he is currently a researcher in the field of organic analysis. He worked in doping control and analysis of residues in food at LADETEC - LAB DOP (currently LBCD) at UFRJ and participated in the team responsible for the doping control analyses at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. He is among the 12 members chosen worldwide for the Laboratory Expert Group of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). He has served as a visiting scientist at the BIPM (France) and at the National Research Council Canada (NRC). Extensive experience in instrumental methods for organic analysis, statistical data evaluation, drug metabolism and toxicology. He is a Young Scientist of Our State (Faperj-2021) and a professor at Inmetro's Graduate Program in Biotechnology. He acts as an expert assessor on the ISO 17025 standards for accreditation of testing laboratories and 17034 for the accreditation of producers of reference materials.
Alexandre Barcia GodoiFaculty of Medical Sciences, Unicamp ● Brazil
I’m graduated in Pharmacy from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Currently, I’m a master's student in Pharmacology at the Faculty of Medical Sciences (FCM – UNICAMP), in the field of Toxinology and Toxicology (Laboratory of Analytical Toxicology - Campinas Poison Control Center), developing projects related to the elucidation of ADME properties of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and other substances through in vitro models. Previously, I developed other projects in neurosciences, focused on the use of molecular (Transcriptomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics) and biotechnological (Recombinant DNA Technology and Cloning) approaches in the study of neurodegenerative diseases at the Brazilian Institute of Neuroscience and Neurotechnology (BRAINN - UNICAMP). I also have experience in Quality Control of the production and monitoring of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and high-potency APIs (HPAPIs), through the use of plenty of physical-chemical techniques (Cristália LTDA).
Livia GotoD'Or Institute for Research and Education ● Brazil
Livia Goto-Silva obtained her degree in Biology at the University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and did her master's studies at that same university at the Carlos Chagas Filho Biophysics Institute. In 2006 she started her PhD, at Prof. Marino Zerial's lab at Max Planck Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Genetics. Her PhD thesis focused on the molecular biology of signaling endosomes in neurons. During her PhD, she was awarded a fellowship from the Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Foundation, which supported mothers in science. Livia got her degree in 2010 and returned to Rio de Janeiro to work as a postdoc at the Proteomics Unit at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, joining Prof. Gilberto Domont's team. From 2011-2013 she lived in Brasilia, where she worked as a postdoc at Prof. Marcelo Valle de Souza's lab and also as a substitute professor at the University of Brasilia. Since 2015 she has been working at D'Or Institute for research and education with iPSC-based models to study human neural cells.
Michal HolčapekUniversity of Pardubice ● Czech Republic
Prof. Michal Holčapek obtained his Ph.D. at the Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Pardubice. Now he is a full professor of analytical chemistry at the same university. The research focus is in mass spectrometry and its coupling with liquid chromatography and supercritical fluid chromatography, applied mainly in the lipidomic analysis and cancer biomarker research. He is a co-author of over 135 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, h-index 41, contributing editor of Trends in Analytical Chemistry, member of editorial advisory boards of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, and Lipids. He was co-editor of books Handbook of Advanced Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry Techniques (Academic Press and AOCS Press, 2017) and Extreme Chromatography: Faster, Hotter, Smaller (American Oil Chemical Society, 2011), editor of topical collections in Analytical Chemistry, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, and Journal of Chromatography A, the chairman of HPLC 2017 Prague, 3rd European Lipidomic Meeting in 2013, and 14. Czech - Slovak spectroscopic conference in 2010. He was listed on the Power List of 100 most influential people in the analytical sciences (2020, 2015 and 2013, The Analytical Scientist). He is one of founding members of Lipidomics Standards Initiative and vice-president for conferences in the International Lipidomics Society.
Péter HorvatovichUniversity of Groningen ● Netherlands
Péter Horvatovich received his PhD from University of Strasbourg (France) in food analytical chemistry in 2001 developing new analytical approaches for detection of 2-alkylcyclobutanones to identify food preserved by ionization treatment. Following this period he spend 2 years in pharmaceutical industry at Sanofi-Synthelabo (Budapest, Hungary) performing molecular modeling and cheminformatics and one and half year of postdoc position at the Bundesinstitute für Risikobewertung (Berlin, Germany) with Alexander von Humboldt and Hertie foundation scholarship detecting of use of recombinant somatotropin in lactating cow. In 2005 he joined Analytical Biochemistry group at University of Groningen (The Netherlands), where he is working in the last 16 years and currently chairing Computational Mass Spectrometry position as Full Professor. His research interests focus on computational mass spectrometry, proteogenomics data integration, bioinformatics, mass spectrometry imaging, clinical proteomics and metabolomics and biomarker discovery. He authored more than 120 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. He is secretary general of the Chromosome-Centric Human Proteome Project and participating in Swedish Melanoma Cancer Moonshot program and participate in clinical multi-omics and biomarker studies.
Demian Costa IfaYork University ● Canada
Graduated in Pharmacy and Biochemistry from Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Master's in Organic Chemistry from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and PhD in Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology) from the University of São Paulo. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher and researcher at Purdue University, Indianapolis, USA, and is currently an Associate Professor at York University, Toronto, Canada.
Joachim JankowskiRWTH Aachen University ● Germany
Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Joachim Jankowski
Current position: Univ.-Professor, Director of the Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research
RWTH Aachen - Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research
Since 2014: Head of Institute for molecular cardiovascular research (IMCAR), University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Germany
2010: Univ.-Professor “Experimental Nephrology and Hypertension”, Charité, Germany
2007: Associate Professor at the University Hospital Charité, Germany
since 2018: Spokesman of the DFG-SFB/TRR219 “Mechanisms of cardiovascular complications in chronic kidney disease
since 2018: Coordinator of EU-ITN “CaReSyAn” (2018-2021)
since 2018: Chairman of ERA-EDTA working group “EUTox”
since 2014: Director of the Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research, RWTH Aachen
2010 – 2014: Univ. Professor “Experimental Nephrology and Hypertension”, Charité, Germany
2007 – 2010: Associate Professor at the University Hospital Charité, Germany
Vera JankowskiVera Jankowski ● Germany
Current position: Associate Professor, Research Group Leader
RWTH Aachen - Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research
2019: apl.-Professor, University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Germany
2011: Habilitation, Biochemistry, Charité, Berlin, Germany (Prof. Dr. W. Zidek)
2005: Promotion, Biochemistry, Charité, Berlin, Germany (Prof. Dr. W. Zidek), University Gent, Belgium (Prof. Dr. R. Vanholder)
since 2014: Research Group Leader (permanent position) at Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research, University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Germany
2006 – 2011: Habilitation study at the Medical Clinic IV at the University Hospital Charité (CBF), Berlin, Germany
Karl JobstMemorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador ● Canada
Karl Jobst is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. He obtained his Ph.D. in gas-phase ion chemistry from McMaster University under the supervision of Professor Johan K. Terlouw. His interests in the chemistry of interstellar clouds soon evolved into more earth-oriented research as a Visiting Fellow at Environment Canada, a Scientist with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, as well as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry of his alma mater and in the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough. His current research focuses on the identification of emerging contaminants and understanding their environmental and human health impacts using novel mass spectrometry and computational methods. Dr. Jobst has (co)authored over 80 publications and serves on the editorial board of Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health. In 2021, he received the Terra Nova Young Innovator Award.
Magno Rodrigues JunqueiraInstitute of Chemistry at UFRJ ● Brazil
Professor Magno has a degree in Biology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He completed his master's degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology at Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, under the guidance of Dr. Gilberto Domont, and a doctorate at the Max Planck Institute, under the guidance of Dr Andrej Shevchenko. He then did his postdoctoral work at the Max Planck Institute and, later, at the Institute of Chemistry at UFRJ. He also served as a visiting researcher at the Biotechnology Center of the Technische Universität in Dresden, Germany; and as a professor at the University of Brasília. Since 2013, he has been a professor at the Institute of Chemistry at UFRJ. His line of research focuses on the application of techniques for the identification and quantification of biomolecules by mass spectrometry, under which he has published in several high impact journals such as Cell, Nature Cell Biology and Current Biology. He is a member of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, and a founding member and current vice-president of the board of the Brazilian Society of Proteomics.
Gabi KastenmüllerHelmholtz Zentrum München ● GER
Gabi Kastenmüller is heading a research group on Systems Metabolomics at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany, and is an expert in the analysis, integration, and interpretation of metabolomics data. Having a background in chemistry and computer science, she moved into bioinformatics for her PhD and gained wide experience in metabolomics data analysis during her postdoctoral phase, when she was involved in the analysis of one of the first mass spectrometry-based metabolomics studies at large scale in two population-based cohorts. Since 2011, she is leading a research group with a focus on (i) characterizing the metabolic individuality in human populations as accessible through metabolomics technologies and on (ii) understanding how this metabolic individuality affects predisposition to complex diseases and response to treatments. Thereby, her team is particularly interested in a detailed, systems-level understanding of which factors shape and influence one’s personal metabolome and its changes over time or during progression to disease. To address these questions, her group develops new strategies to analyze, integrate, and visualize results derived from metabolome-wide, proteome-wide, and genome-wide association analyses in large epidemiological cohorts within easy-to-use frameworks and resources.
Michael Keating● USA
Michael Keating was born in Saginaw, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. While there, he conducted undergraduate mass spectrometry research under the supervision of Dr. Brandon Ruotolo. His undergraduate research focused on understanding the structural behavior of gas phase protein ions before/after chemically labeling the proteins in solution. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry with honors in 2018 and then moved to Austin, Texas to began his PhD under the mentorship of Prof. Livia Eberlin. Michael is currently a 5th year graduate student and his research is focused on using the MasSpec Pen to diagnose ovarian cancer during surgery.
Rodrigo KitamuraShimadzu ● BRA
Rodrigo Kitamura has a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and PhD in Organic Chemistry from the Federal University of São Carlos. With over 16 years of experience in Spectrometric Techniques, specially Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry. He is currently the Product Supervisor in GC and GCMS at Shimadzu do Brasil with focus on methodological development in Brazil and Latin America, in addition to partnerships with important Research Groups and Companies in Brazil. He also has experience in Fast-GC techniques, switching carrier gas on a Shimadzu instruments, Bidimensional Chromatography, etc.
Cristian Rafael Kleemannthe Laboratório Federal de Defesa Agropecuária (LFDA) ● Brazil
Cristian Rafael Kleemann received his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemical Pharmacist from the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) in 2012. He is a second year student at UFSC pursuing a PhD in Food Science. Cristian has 8 years of professional experience in monitoring harmful algae and phycotoxins, focused in identifying and quantifying marine phycotoxins in fish and molluscs using Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) methods. The majority of his research is directed to the following topics: Marine Phycotoxins, Phycotoxins in Molluscs, Emerging Phycotoxins, Amnesic, Diarrheal, Paralyzing Syndromes and Haff's Disease.Cristian is the Laboratory Analyst at the Instituto Catarinense de Sanidade Agropecuária (ICASA), Seção Laboratorial Avançada de Santa Catarina (SLAV) at the Laboratório Federal de Defesa Agropecuária (LFDA) since 2018. He is a researcher working on the development and validation of analytical methods applied to animal products by GC-MS/MS and LC-MS/MS.
Mary KingBaylor College of Medicine ● USA
Mary received her Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry at Mississippi State University in 2017 where she worked on analytical chemistry research related to environmental conservation. Afterwards, she joined the laboratory of Prof. Livia Eberlin at The University of Texas at Austin for her graduate studies where she developed and applied ambient ionization mass spectrometry-based tools for in vivo cancer diagnosis and lipid biomarker discovery. Mary graduated with her PhD in July 2022 and is currently working as a research associate in Prof. Eberlin's lab in Baylor College of Medicine where she is continuing to solve clinical challenges using ambient ionization MS.
Guinevere Lageveen-KammeijerLeiden University ● Netherlands
Center for Proteomics and Metabolomics – Leiden University Medical Center - Netherlands
Analytical Biochemistry Department – University of Groningen – Netherlands
Guinevere S.M. Lageveen-Kammeijer obtained here PhD on the development of capillary electrophoresis – mass spectrometry methods to explore the glyco(proteo)me of various diseases from Leiden University Medical Center (Netherlands) in 2019. During her PhD she established her own research line on identifying potential biomarkers of prostate cancer, where she particularly concentrated on changes in post-translational modifications present on prostate-specific antigen as well as other tumor antigens. Dr. Lageveen-Kammeijer is an internationally recognized expert in developing and improving glyco(proteo)mic methods for various analytical platforms as well as the characterization and identification of potential glyco(proteo)mic biomarkers for several diseases (e.g. cancer and inflammation) in various biofluids (e.g. urine, serum, plasma and tissue) with the final aim to translate her findings into the clinics. In 2022, she joined the Analytical Biochemistry Department at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands as Assistant Professor pursuing her interests in method development, biomarker discovery and personalized medicine.
Tiago LeãoCenter for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture ● Brazil
Dr. Tiago Leao, postdoc at University of São Paulo, Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture (CENA, Brazil).
He did his Ph.D. in Marine Biology at University of California, San Diego, working on marine cyanobacteria and developing BioCompass. His first postdoc was at the same university but at the Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences department, developing NPOmix. His current postdoc is at the University of São Paulo, CENA, developing AlphaOmix and BioGeneClassifier.
His research is focused on developing new tools (usually via machine learning) for genome mining, attempting to better understanding the DNA information and use it to find novel bioactive metabolite/natural products. For example, gene similarity can be used for identifying the least common BGC is a repository, prioritizing the most promising targets (like in the genus Moorena when analyzed with BioCompass). However, this information needs to relate to the metabolites so it can be useful for isolation of novel natural products, therefore, NPOmix links metabolites to BGCs. One last focus is to predict bioactivity of new analogs (BioGeneClassifier performs a database search) or entirely novel metabolites with predicted structures (we are creating AlphaOmix structure predictor and combining it with docking to protein targets).
Albert T. LebedevLomonosov Moscow State University ● Russia
Albert T Lebedev currently works as a full Professor at the Department of Organic Chemistry, Lomonosov Moscow State University. Albert does research in Analytical Chemistry, Organic chemistry, Proteomics, Chemical Biology and Environmental Chemistry. Several current projects deal with aquatic chlorination of organic compounds including UV-filters, targeted and non-targeted analysis of organic compounds in water, snow, clouds, soil, etc., de novo sequencing of natural peptides, study of mechanisms of the gas phase reactions, the search for the new lipids - biomarkers of the cardio-vascular diseases.
Daniel Temponi LebreCEMSALAB-SP ● Brazil
Graduated in Chemistry - Oswaldo Cruz University (1996) and master's degree in Nuclear Technology (Applications) by the Institute of Nuclear and Energy Research (2000) (IPEN/USP) and PhD research program in pipe line. Professional skills in chemistry, with emphasis on analytical chemistry, mainly in the following areas: mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography, ADME, clinical chemistry, analytical method validation. and others Since 2009, I´ve been partnered and Scientific Director of CEMSA- Center for Applied Mass Spectrometry Ltd, responsible for research and development projects and coordinating projects funded by FAPESP (PIPE PIPE I and II) and FUNCET. With experience of over 22 years in mass spectrometry technique, I worked for nine years at AB Sciex in Brazil and Canada. During the living and working experience in Canada (from 2006 to 2009), I was responsible for LC/MS applications for small molecules in the pharmaceutical, food, beverage, forensics and environmental. Also, I was responsible for sample collection, generation and interpretation of data, but mostly by the development of analytical methodologies for new MS technologies. As professor, I´ve been disseminated the knowledge and the application of mass spectrometry. I am a member of Brazilian Society of Mass Spectrometry since 2005.
Adriana Paes LemesLNBio ● Brazil
Adriana F. Paes Leme has been a Principal Investigator and the Head of the Mass Spectrometry Facility at the Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory (LNBio), in the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), since 2009. Her research focuses on developing mass spectrometry-based proteomics to apply to diverse biological systems, primarily to improve the understanding of head and neck cancer biology at molecular, cellular, and organism levels using both discovery and targeted proteomics. Dr. Paes Leme received the undergraduate degree in the School of Dentistry at the University of Campinas and performed the Master’s in Science and Ph.D. in Biochemistry in the same institution, under the supervision of Dr. Jaime Cury and Dr. Claudia Belatto. She performed an internship at the University of Rochester Medical Center, NY, USA, under the supervision of Dr. Gurrinder Bedi and Dr. Hyun Koo; and a postdoctoral at Butantan Institute, SP, Brazil, under the supervision of Dr. Solange Serrano and at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, VA, USA, under supervisions of Dr. Jay Fox and Dr. Nicholas Sherman. Dr. Paes Leme is the author/co-author of more than 170 peer-reviewed journal articles and has been contributing to proteomics since 2006 when she published her first manuscript in the field.
Kathryn LilleyUniversity of Cambridge ● UK
Nerilson Marques LimaUFG ● Brazil
· PhD: Nuclei of Bioassays, Biosynthesis and Ecophysiology of Natural Products (NuBBE), Institute of Chemistry, Sao Paulo State University with collaborative period in the Ohio State University-OSU (Ohio, United States)
· Master´s degree: Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM)
· BSc in Chemistry, University Centre of the North
· Metabolomics approaches focused on discovery of biologically active metabolites and therapeutic valuable agents
· Chromatographic and electrophoretic separation techniques
· Extensive knowledge on in vitro assay, especially in antitumor, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects
· Researcher at Federal University of Goias, Institute of Chemistry, LaCEM Group (State-of-the-art techniques in chromatography and mass spectrometry)
· Researcher at Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Medicinal Chemistry
· Researcher at Sao Paulo State University, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
· Visiting Professor at Universidad Técnica Estatal de Quevedo, Equador
42 articles published in indexed journals, 15 book chapters, and 1 book edition
Monica LinUT Austin ● USA
Begoña LopezBRUKER ● BRA
Begoña is the application specialist for the South Region of LATAM at Bruker, where she focuses in a wide range of applications: proteomics, metabolomics, imaging or pesticide and toxicology analysis. She got her pharmaceutical degree at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), her PhD in Sciences at the State University of Campinas and she worked as research scholar at the Brigham and Women´s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Kelly Cavalcanti MachadoFIOCRUZ - ICC ● BRA
Rawi Ramautar obtained his PhD 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).
Henrique MarceloMilitary Institute of Engineering ● Brazil
I'm a visitor researcher in the Earth System Science Department (ESS) at BAILAB of University of California Irvine (UCI), USA, Research member of Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO), Collaborate research of Max Planck Institute of Chemistry in Mainz, AL. Master and PhD candidate from University of Sao Paulo at Nuclear and Energy Research Institute (IPEN) in the Environmental and Chemistry Center, fellowship in Technology and Scientific Nacional Development Counselor (CNPq), collaborate member of American Geoscience Union (AGU), Research associate of José Bonifacio chair, Plant Science engineer from University of Taubaté (UNITAU) and Ex-fellow of Espacial National Research Institute (INPE) at Earth System Science Department (CCST).
Gyorgy Marko-VargaLund University ● SE
Gyorgy Marko-Varga is the Head of Div. Clinical Protein Science & Imaging at the Biomedical Center, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Lund University, and Professor at the 1st Department of Surgery, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan. He has been within Big Pharma for 18 years, in Drug-Discovery/Development in lead positions.
György has published more than 240 papers in international peer reviewed journals, edited 3 books, and co-authored 17 books, and have filed 22 patent applications in Europe as well as worldwide. He is also Editorial board member of additionally 9 international journals.
Marko-Varga is responsible for Biobank and Biomarker developments within the “Big 3" study: Lung Cancer-Cardiovascular Diseases and COPD with 100,000 patients and 5 Million samples (2010-2014) within the R&D Center at the Regional hospital.
Mauricio MarquesLCMS product specialist for Agilent Technologies
Maurício Marques is LCMS product specialist for Agilent Technologies. His responsibilities include the development of high impact LCMS application based on marked trends and customer needs, like multiomics and biopharma applications. In his role, he works close to the customers to listen and understand their needs and how Agilent may help those customers to answer their questions with Agilent LCMS technologies.
He joined Agilent in May 2013, where he served as LCMS application specialist for four years.
Graduated in 1999 in Biological Sciences from Unesp - Rio Claro, he has a Master (2002) and Ph.D. (2007) degrees in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the same institution.
With more than 15 years of experience in LCMS, he already worked with structural characterization of small and large molecules by LCMS as well as other biophysics technologies used in biomolecular interactions.
Roy MartinWaters Corporation
Dr. LeRoy B. Martin, III is a Senior Manager for Biological Mass Spectrometry at Waters Corporation. He received a BS in Chemistry from Davidson College in Davidson, NC, and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. At Waters, Roy has been part of the development of the Omics and biological research program since starting in 1992. Currently, his primary role is developing and implementing advanced mass spectrometry solutions in the Americas. He is currently managing the Biomolecular Research marketing effort in the Americas. He is also charged with evaluating and integrating new technologies and planning for their inclusion either as Waters Corp. offerings or in combinations of instrumentation platforms. Recently he’s been particularly focused on the ion mobility, imaging, and direct analysis platforms and integrating these technologies into a molecular discovery platform.
Laercio Lopes MartinsFederal University of Ceará (UFC) ● Brazil
Laercio Lopes Martins received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry majoring in industry from the Federal University of Viçosa in 2010, an MSc. and a Ph.D. in Petroleum Reservoir and Exploration Engineering, majoring in Petroleum Geochemistry, from the North Fluminense State University (UENF) in 2013 and 2016. He was a professor of the O&G Brazilian Industry Mobilization Program (PROMINP) in 2013 and at the Municipal University of Macaé (FeMASS) in 2016-2017. In 2018-2019 he spent a year as a post-doctoral researcher in the section 3.2 Organic Geochemistry at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences (Potsdam, Germany). From 2013 to 2022 he worked as a geochemist at the Laboratory of Petroleum Engineering and Exploration (LENEP/UENF). Currently, he is a visiting professor at the Federal University of Ceará (UFC) and collaborating professor at the UENF. He is also part of the Board of Junior Directors of the Latin American Association of Organic Geochemistry (ALAGO).
Current institution: Visiting professor at Federal University of Ceará (UFC) and collaborating professor at North Fluminense State University (UENF)
Daniel Martins-de-SouzaUNICAMP ● Brazil
Dr. Daniel Martins-de-Souza became Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP, Brazil), right after having headed the Neuroproteomics Unit at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (LMU, Germany). His postdoctoral trainings were conducted at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry (Germany) and at the University of Cambridge (UK). Since 2014, Daniel heads the Laboratory of Neuroproteomics at UNICAMP, where his team employs proteomic tools to investigate molecular mechanisms involved in psychiatric disorders and the identification of potential biomarkers.
Daniel is Associated Editor for npj Schizophrenia (Nature) and part of the editorial board of other seven journals. He is also founding member of the Brazilian Society of Proteomics and part of the board of the Brazilian Society of Mass Spectrometry. Daniel is currently Affiliated Member of the São Paulo Academy of Sciences and also Affiliated Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.
Oleg MayborodaLeiden University ● Netherlands
Oleg Mayboroda – obtained his PhD biochemistry - cell biology from Russian Academy of Science in 1993. He has almost 30 years of experience in biomedical translational research. Currently, he is an associate professor at the Leiden University Medical Centre. His research program focuses on the application of advanced analytical profiling technologies and integrative data analysis to understand the systemic metabolic adaptations in infectious diseases and the pathologies of the kidneys.
Catherine McCaugheyUC Santa Cruz ● USA
Dr. Catherine McCaughey is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UC Santa Cruz. She completed her B.Sc. degree in Marine Biology (2012) at the University of Rhode Island, and her Ph.D. in Chemistry (2021) at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada under the supervision of Dr. Roger Linington. Her thesis research focused on the development of a systematic mass spectrometry metabolomics method which utilizes stable isotope precursors to putatively connect MS features to their associated biosynthetic gene clusters. She obtained skills in both MS-based microbial metabolomics and data science by writing a novel algorithm for the identification of stable isotope incorporation across aligned MS datasets. In her current postdoctoral research she is using MALDI imaging mass spectrometry to investigate spatial distributions of chemistry produced by microbial biofilms. Through her ongoing research, she aims to continue to apply cutting edge data science techniques to solving complex biological problems using mass spectrometry data.
Rafael D. MelaniNorthwestern University ● USA
Dr. Rafael D. Melani is a Research Assistant Professor in Chemistry at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL - US) and the Associate Director of the Proteomics Center of Excellence. He earned his BS degree in Biology (2010) and a master's degree in Animal Biology (2012) from the University of Brasilia (Brasilia, DF - Brazil). Under Dr. Gilberto Domont's supervision, he got his Ph.D. in Biochemistry (2016) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro, RJ – Brazil). Rafael's postdoctoral research (2016-2017) was performed in the Proteomics Unit at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro, Rj – Brazil). In 2017, he joined the Kelleher Research Group and the Proteomics Center of Excellence at Northwestern University. Dr. Melani has extensive experience and training in top-down and bottom-up proteomics, venomics, protein fractionation, mass spectrometry, and native mass spectrometry. His research focuses on improving mass spectrometry-based solutions for the characterization of intact proteoforms in denatured and native conditions and developing translational top-down proteomics methods centered on proteoforms.
Michael MerchantUniversity of Louisville ● USA
Dr. Michael Merchant, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology & Toxicology, conducts investigator-initiated NIH-funded research applying mass spectrometry based proteomic methods to study the development and progression of kidney and hepatic diseases including focal segmental glomerulosclerosis and alcoholic hepatitis and post-liver transplant NASH fibrosis re-occurance. His professional career focused on protein chemistry starting as a graduate student working with Collis Geren, PhD with the isolation and characterization of protein toxins from the venoms of the brown recluse spider and the timber rattlesnake. He transitioned from protein chemistry to proteomics research and evolved beyond to direct or co-lead multiple technology (OMICS) cores: Director of the Omics and Exposures Facility Core for the Center for Integrated Environmental Health Science; Director and co-leader for the University of Louisville Core and Clinical Proteomics Laboratories; Omics Core Co-leader for the Hepatobiology & Toxicology Center of Biomedical Excellence, and for the University of Louisville Alcohol Research Center; Nephrology Fellowship Research Director; and Co-director for the Summer Endocrine Research Training Program.
Gustavo MonneratNational Institute of Cardiology, UFRJ ● Brazil
Gustavo Monnerat was born in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil and received his PhD in Physiology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and from the University of Bonn (Germany). Gustavo is specialist in metabolism applied to Human Performance and Cardiometabolic Diseases. He is currently developing projects as a Researcher at the National Institute of Cardiology at UFRJ and as a Sports Scientist at Flamengo Soccer Team.
Sergio H. MonteiroBiological Institute ● Brazil
Dr. Sergio Henrique Monteiro has bachelor's at Chemistry from São Paulo State University - UNESP (1997), master's at Chemistry from University of São Paulo - USP (2006), doctorate at Science - Chemistry at Agriculture and Environmental from University of São Paulo - USP (2014) with sandwich period at University of Barcelona and post-doctorate at Residue Chemistry from United States Department Agriculture - USDA (2019). Sergio has 24 years' experience at Analytical Chemistry, acting on the following subjects: residue, pesticides, veterinaries drugs, environmental contaminants, chromatography, mass spectrometry, method development, validation, measurement uncertainty, chemometrics, and laboratory quality accredited systems. He is author of 35 scientific works with more than 500 citations. Nowadays, he is the head of Pesticide Residue Laboratory of Biological Institute and external auditor from National Institute of Metrology, Standardization, and Industrial Quality - INMETRO for ISO/17025.
Arlindo A. MouraFederal University of Ceará ● Brazil
Dr. Moura has a Ph. D. in Reproductive Physiology, earned at the Department of Animal Science, at the University of Tennessee, USA. He has worked as a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Animal and Dairy Science of Penn State University, USA; at the School of Veterinary Science of the University of Queensland, Australia; and at the Scripps Research Institute, California.
Currently, Dr. Moura is a Professor at the Department of Animal Science, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil (UFC – www.ufc.br), and holds a CNPq 1A Research Grant. He is also a member of the Center for Drug Research and Development (NPDM), a multidisciplinary unit dedicated to bioscience and medical research at the School of Medicine of UFC. Dr. Moura was the Head of the Biotechnology Graduate Program (2013 – 2017), and Head of The Animal Science Graduate Program (2008 – 2012). He has advised 56 graduate students and 14 postdoctoral scholars at UFC, and most of them are now scientists and professors at national and international institutions. His research agenda is focused on molecular markers of sperm function and fertility in animal models and humans, using approaches in proteomics. Dr. Moura also takes part in translational research about myelodysplastic syndrome, endometriosis and penile cancer with scientists from NPDM, Graduate Programs in Medical Sciences and Graduate Program in Pharmacology of UFC. Email: . OCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8271-5733."
Carin Von MuhlenUERJ ● Brazil
Carin von Mühlen holds a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), a Master's degree in Sciences from the University of São Paulo (Brazil) and a PhD in Chemistry from the Federal University of Rio Grande Sul (Brazil). Also held a doctorate sandwich at RMIT in Melbourne (Australia). Her main research interest are environmental analytical chemistry and comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled with time-of-flight mass spectrometry. She is an Associate Professor at the Rio de Janeiro State University at the Faculty of Technology in Resende-RJ (Brazil).
Fabiane M. NachtigallAutonomous University of Chile ● Chile
Dr. Fabiane Manke Nachtigall studied chemistry in Brazil at Federal University of Santa Maria, were she also got a master degree. Her PhD as Doctor of Science was obtained at State University of Campinas (2009) under the direction of Dr. M. Eberlin. During this period she participated in a sandwich program at Indiana University (USA) in the group of Prof. Dr. David Clemmer (2007-2008). In 2010, she took up a postdoctoral position at Max-Planck-Institut for Coal Research (Germany) to work in the analysis of petroleum by high-resolution mass spectrometry. In 2011, she assumed a position of associate researcher at Fraunhofer-Chile Foundation (Chile) to work in Applied Science. As a specialist in the study by mass spectrometry, she developed new methodologies for the detection and/or removal of pesticides, metals and contaminants in agrifood products, search for biomarkers for early detection of pathologies in vivo and the study of reaction mechanisms using MALDI and ESI-MS techniques. Since 2018, working as a professor at Autonomous University of Chile, she works in innovation through innovative techniques of analysis by mass spectrometry.
Brenno A. D. NetoUniversity of Brasilia ● Brazil
Prof. Brenno A. D. Neto research interests include the development of new catalytic systems for MCRs, mechanistic investigations, ionic liquid effect, functional chromophore synthesis and bioimaging using fluorescent derivatives. He has received national and international awards, including the RSC/BMOS Young Investigator Award (2013), Honourable Mention for the Best Brazilian Thesis in Chemistry (Category: Advisor), Federal District Innovative Researcher Award, "Fernando Galembeck" innovation award from the Brazilian Chemical Society (SBQ), and the Petrobras Inventor Award for the best patent filed. He is a Co-founder of the internationally awarded AgTech KRILLTECH (www.krilltech.com.br) and is currently interested in nanotechnology applied to Agriculture. He is the author of more than 100 indexed articles published only in prestigious academic journals and dozens of patents. He has been working as Associate Editor for RSC Advances for many years and currently is the EIC responsible for the Organic Chemistry area of the journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society.
Jorge Candido Rodrigues NetoEmbrapa Agroenergia ● Brazil
Jorge Candido Rodrigues Neto has a Chemistry BS degree (2014), MSc in Chemistry (2016) and a DSc in Chemistry (2021) at the Federal University of Goiás in collaboration with Embrapa Agroenergy (Brasília-DF). His research was focused in chemical imaging of metabolites in oil palm leaves (Elaeis guineensis) using MALDI-MSI and searching for chemical markers related to fatal yellowing and drought stress in E. guineensis using UHPLC-MS/MS). Nowadays at the post-doctoral fellowship, his research is largely centered in metabolomics and multi-omics focusing in metabolic pathways and candidate genes that can be used on the development of genetically modified crops with a higher tolerance to salt (soil or water). He is experienced in analytical instrumentation (UHPLC-MS, MALDI-MSI, ion trap-MS, etc) and multivariate data treatment of plant metabolomics samples affected by biotic or abiotic effects.
Fabio NogueiraUFRJ ● Brazil
Fábio C. S. Nogueira is currently a professor at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. He has a BSc in Biology at Universidade Estadual do Ceará (2004), a master's in Biochemistry at Universidade Federal do Ceará (2007) and a doctorate in Biochemistry at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and Protein Research Group, University of Southern Denmark (2012). Post-doctorate and visiting researcher at the Department of Biochemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. He founded and is a member of the Brazilian Proteomics Society. He implemented the LC-MS methods to analyses peptides and proteins in the Brazilian Laboratory of Doping Control, and participate in the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio2016. He has more than 75 published articles and has experience in Biochemistry, mass spectrometry, quantitative proteomics, post-translational protein modifications, liquid chromatography, 1- and 2-D electrophoresis.
Thomas O'ConnelIndiana University School of Medicine ● USA
Thomas O’Connell, PhD, joined the Indiana University School of Medicine faculty as an associate professor of otolaryngology—head and neck surgery in July 2016. He is an associate member of IU Simon Cancer Center's Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Research Program and is a member of the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health. His research program focuses on the application of advanced metabolic profiling technologies to understand the metabolic drivers of cancer associated cachexia and other wasting conditions.
Dr. O’Connell received his PhD in chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and he conducted post-doctoral research in biophysics at Yale University and the National Institutes of Health. His expertise is in the development and application of NMR and MS-based metabolomics and computational methods to search for biomarkers that will lead to better mechanistic understanding of disease and potentially translate into tools for diagnosis and treatment.
Tiago Franco de OliveiraUFCSPA ● Brazil
Graduated in Biomedical Sciences (2007) and PhD in Toxicology and Toxicological Analysis (2012). Currently is an Adjunct Professor at the Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre (UFCSPA) with expertise in Analytical, Forensic and Social Toxicology field. Dr Oliveira serves as Head of the Pharmacosciences Department and Vice-coordinator of the Graduation course in Analytical Toxicology of UFCSPA. Additionally, he was the President of the XXI Brazilian Congress of Toxicology (2019) and of the Brazilian Society of Toxicology (2020-2022). He is member of the following scientific societies: Brazilian Society of Toxicology (SBTOX; 2008 – Current), Brazilian Society of Mass Spectrometry (Brmass; 2010 – Current) and The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT; 2017-Atual). He has authored (co-authored) > 52 peer reviewed manuscripts. Research in our lab focuses on development and implementation of mass spectrometry methodologies in toxicology.
Caroline OstermannUSP ● Brazil
I'm a visitor researcher in the Earth System Science Department (ESS) at BAILAB of University of California Irvine (UCI), USA, Research member of Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO), Collaborate research of Max Planck Institute of Chemistry in Mainz, AL. Master and PhD candidate from University of Sao Paulo at Nuclear and Energy Research Institute (IPEN) in the Environmental and Chemistry Center, fellowship in Technology and Scientific Nacional Development Counselor (CNPq), collaborate member of American Geoscience Union (AGU), Research associate of José Bonifacio chair, Plant Science engineer from University of Taubaté (UNITAU) and Ex-fellow of Espacial National Research Institute (INPE) at Earth System Science Department (CCST).
Juliana Ibeke OtomoBrazil
Graduated in environmental engineering, acting since 2005 in chemical laboratory focused on scientific research. During this period, I carried out work in the areas of atmospheric pollution and monitoring of organic compounds in public supply reservoirs in the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo, gaining solid experience in analytical chemistry with chromatographic analysis (HPLC and GCMS), and inorganics analysis by ICP-OES and ICP-MS.
Giuseppe PalmisanoDepartment of Parasitology, University of Sao Paulo ● Brazil
Henrique Marcelo G. PereiraBrazilian Doping Control Laboratory ● Brazil
Henrique Marcelo G. Pereira is Director of the Brazilian Doping Control Laboratory (LBCD - LADETEC - IQ – UFRJ). Associate Professor at the Institute of Chemistry - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. PhD in Science (Organic Chemistry) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2004) and a master’s degree in Science (Organic Chemistry) also from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1999). Member of the World Association of Antidoping Scientists. Expert in Antidoping Science, Analytical Toxicology with an emphasis on Doping Control in Sport, chromatographic techniques, mass spectrometry, immunological methods, development and validation of analytical methods, management of technical teams and Quality System (ISO17025). Permanent Advisor of Doctorate and master’s degree by the Graduate Program in Chemistry at IQ - UFRJ. Recognized with the Partners in Action Award (City Hall of Rio de Janeiro) for contributions in the area of anti-doping education and prevention of the use of drugs related to sport. Fellow member of the World Anti-doping Scientists Association (WAADS). Member of the Brazilian Anti-doping Forum.
Pierre PetriacqBordeaux Metabolome ● FRA
Dr Pierre Pétriacq (cis male), PhD in Integrative Biology in 2011 (Paris Sud Uni., FR); 2011-2012, Assistant Professor in Plant Physiology at Paris Sud Uni.; 2013-2016, Post-doc in Biochemistry and manager of the Biological Mass Spectrometry Facility (biOMICS) at Sheffield Uni. (UK); 2016-2017, Group Leader in Plant Metabolomics at P3 Institute, Sheffield Uni. (UK). Since 2017, he has been Associate Professor in Biochemistry at Bordeaux Uni. (FR) researching metabolomics in the Metabolism group at Fruit Biology and Pathology Unit (Bordeaux, FR). He is also Guest Research Scientist at biOMICS, Sheffield Uni. (UK). Since 2018, he has been heading Bordeaux Metabolome facility and appointed in 2019 Visiting Professor at Tsukuba Uni. (Japan). He obtained his Habilitation in 2021. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education in Academia (2015, Sheffield, UK) and a European expert in Plant Metabolomics (2017, COST FA1405). His research focuses on predictive metabolomics and redox biology in plants.
Pierre PicardPhytronix Tech
Ph. D. in Physic (Université Laval, Québec, Canada) on vacuum free jet expansion and ion optics. Co-founder of Phytronix Technologies in 2000. Inventor of LDTD ion source in 2005; Researcher on fundamental and applications of LDTD technology since then
Luciana PizzattiUFRJ ● Brazil
Graduated in Biological Sciences, in Genetics, from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He holds a Doctorate and Post-Doctorate from the Carlos Chagas Filho Biophysics Institute of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and a Post-Doctorate from the National Cancer Institute. Experience in Cancer Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics, with emphasis on Cellular and Molecular Biology of Bone Marrow applied to Hematology, working in the following lines of research: Identification of circulating biomarkers in biofluids, exosomes and blood by Label-Free Quantitative Proteomics; Mechanisms of Drug Resistance in Leukemias, Solid Tumors and Neurodegenerative Diseases. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Chemistry (IQ), Department of Biochemistry at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, a permanent member of the Graduate Program in Biochemistry (CAPES 6) of the Institute of Chemistry and the Graduate Program in Clinical Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine (CAPES 7) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
Andreia PorcariUniversidade São Francisco ● BRA
Andreia M. Porcari is assistant professor at Universidade São Francisco (Bragança Paulista, Brazil), since 2018, leading a research group for metabolomics analysis using mass spectrometry technologies for cancer diagnosis and health-related research. Her research aims at investigating new diagnostics methods for different cancers types (such as breast, cervix, and brain), using classical metabolomics (LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS) and more recent ambient imaging MS techniques. Andreia is also part of an international collaborative project aiming at detecting COVID-19 using the new MasSpec Pen Technology. Trajectory: Andreia is a chemist with a background in Analytical Chemistry, focused on Mass Spectrometry (MS) applied to Life Sciences and concluded her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry (2018), Master’s Degree (2012), and graduation (2008) at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP, Brazil), under the supervision of Prof. Marcos N.E berlin.
Marcos Alberto Pudenzi
With more than 10 years of experience on mass spectrometry in different unit mass and high resolution applications, I have worked with HPLC and LCMS applied to areas such as: pharmaceutical and CRO, metabolomics, food safety, fuel and natural products. I have great interest on liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry markets, and how these techniques are expanding in the markets' restrictions and regulations. During my graduation I have worked with high resolution mass spectrometers and have worked on pharmaceutical laboratory. Currently, I am currently working as LCMS, supercritical chromatography and MALDI-TOF product specialist.
Daniel RafteryUW ● USA
Dan Raftery is a Medical Education and Research Endowed Professor at the University of Washington, School of Medicine, and Professor at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle WA. Dr. Raftery received his PhD from Berkeley and was previously Professor of Chemistry in the Analytical Division at Purdue University, where his group began its research in metabolomics in 2003. Dr. Raftery’s current research program is focused on the development of new analytical methods and their application to a range of clinical and basic science studies in metabolomics. His group uses advanced mass spectrometry and NMR methods for the identification of early biomarkers and metabolic risk factors for a number of cancers and other diseases, and for the exploration of systems biology in cells and mitochondria. Dr. Raftery is the Director of the Northwest Metabolomics Research Center at UW Medicine, and an Associate Editor for Analytical Chemistry.
Gustavo RamalhoLBCD ● Brazil
Generalist Pharmacist, Master in Biological Chemistry from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2012). Doctor in Biological Chemistry (2016). He began his career at the Connective Tissue Laboratory of the Instituto de Bioquímica Leopoldo de Meis. Working in the area of glycomics having extensive experience in pharmacology structural characterization of glycoprotein structure vs. It operates in the quality control of medicines of glycidic origin marketed in Brazil. The area of forensic proteomics protection at LB CD works in the development and application of methods for detecting proteins and peptides in complex matrices (plasma and urine) by CL-EMAR (liquid chromatography coupled to high resolution mass spectrometry).
Carlos André RicartUnB ● Brazil
Carlos André Ricart holds a PhD from the University of Leeds (UK) and is a professor at the University of Brasília where he was Head of the Department of Cell Biology, Coordinator of the graduate program in Molecular Pathology and is one of the coordinators of the Protein Chemistry and Biochemistry Laboratory. He was a member of the board of the Brazilian Proteomics Society (BrProt) and a visiting researcher at the Cambridge Center for Proteomics at the University of Cambridge (UK). His research applies proteomic approaches to different biological models, with emphasis on the characterization of different subproteomes of Trypanosoma cruzi and the study of differentiation and cell division of this protozoan. In addition, he studies the secretome and protein complexes of several filamentous fungi that produce lignocellulolytic enzymes and performs proteomics of amino acid-producing bacteria, especially Corynebacterium glutamicum, using bottom-up and top-down methods.
Roni Vicente RecheALS Bioanalysis
Master in chemistry with over 18 years of experience with LC-MS/MS, analytical researcher, technical coordinator and currently manager of the ALS Bioanalysis business unit. Specialist in analysis of residues of veterinary drugs and agrochemicals.
Graziella RonseinUniversity of Sao Paulo ● Brazil
Graziella has been an assistant professor at the Biochemistry Department, University of Sao Paulo since 2015. She got her phD (2008) and concluded her first postdoc (2011) at the same institution before moving to the University of Washington for a second postdoc (2015). Graziella's research focuses on quantitative proteomics, with a special emphasis on lipoprotein's metabolism and their connection with diseases. She also uses mass spectrometry tools and proteomics to understand how cells regulate their redox tone.
Diego Gomes RochaLFDA-MG ● Brazil
Diego Gomes Rocha has obtained his Bachelor’s degree (2010) at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – UFMG), together with an exchange program in Environmental Sciences at Gonzaga University (USA). His graduate studies were focused in the Analytical Chemistry field - Master’s (2014), Doctor (2020)- in which his first works related to Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry started. He has been working since 2014 at the Federal Laboratory of Animal and Plant Health and Inspection - LFDA/MG- of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply of Brazil - MAPA. He has developed several studies related to method validation, liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry, antibiotic and growth promoter analysis in food producing animals, omic applications and biomarker search. He also teaches Chemistry at the Federal Center of Technological Education of Minas Gerais (Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica de Minas Gerais – CEFET-MG).
Bruno SabinoUFF ● Brazil
Graduated in Pharmacy with qualification in Pharmaceutical Industry and Master's in Pharmaceutical Sciences, all from UFRJ. He holds a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology - Pharmacology from FIOCRUZ. Completed a postdoctoral internship at UNICAMP (Thomson Laboratory) in "Applications of the Mass Spectrometry Technique in Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology". He is a criminal expert at the Carlos Éboli Institute of Criminalistics-RJ. He is the Chief Executive Officer and Technical Manager of Laboratório Contraprova Análises, Ensino e Pesquisas Ltda, where he coordinates the activities of toxicological analysis of drugs of abuse in hair, urine and saliva, in addition to SARS-Cov-2 analysis by RT-PCR and occupational toxicology instruments. He is a member of the Society of Hair Testing (SOHT) and the Brazilian Society of Toxicology (SBTOX). He is accredited as a specialist by the CGCRE (INMETRO) for the purpose of auditing the ABNT NBR ISO/IEC 17,025 and 15,189 standards for chemical tests applied to forensic chemistry and toxicology. He is currently attending a Post-Doctoral Internship at UFF (Postgraduate in Applied Microbiology and Parasitology)
Gutierri SalgueiroUFRJ ● Brazil
He graduated in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2020). He is a master of science (2022) at the same University. He is currently a doctorate student in UFRJ working at the Organic and Environmental Geochemistry Laboratory (LAGOA) in research projects, technical services, and cooperation with other universities. He worked in doping control at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games (2016). He has experience in Analytical Chemistry, highlighting Gas Chromatography, Liquid Chromatography, High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry, Carbon Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry, Atomic Absorption, ICP-OES, and Graphite Furnace. In the last two years, he has dedicated himself to applying machine learning techniques in predicting crude oil properties using Python language.
Djalma SantosShimadzu ● Brazil
Business development manager at Shimadzu; Ph in chemistry from UFSCar. Worked for a long time as laboratory manager in different services labs such as: Eurofins, Bioagri, Labfor and ALS.
Pedro Henrique Godoy SanchesSão Francisco University ● Brazil
Pedro is a Pharmacist and Ph.D. student at Sao Francisco University. His research stand in Oncology and System Biology. Metabolomics and lipidomics-based bioinformatics is his field of interest.
Emily C. SantosIOC/FIOCRUZ-RJ ● Brazil
Biologist (2017) and Master in Health Sciences (2020) from the Federal University of MA. Interested in mass spectrometry and proteomics applied to the study of immunopathogenic mechanisms associated with viral infections. Currently developing projects related to proteomic analysis of platelets, extracellular vesicles, lipoproteins, and immunometabolic events associated with severe COVID-19. Member of the Toxinology Laboratory and the Immunopharmacology Laboratory, both at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/FIOCRUZ-RJ), and Ph.D. candidate in Cellular and Molecular Biology.
Jandyson M. SantosUFRPE ● Brazil
Jandyson Machados Santos is graduated in Chemistry from the Federal University of Sergipe (UFS) in 2011, and Master degree in analytical chemistry from the Federal University of Sergipe (UFS) in 2013, developing research in the field of petroleum chemistry, in the following topics: chemical characterization of oils and derivatives, gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry, two-dimensional comprehensive gas chromatography and analytical micropyrolysis. Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) at the ThoMSon Laboratory of Mass Spectrometry, with studies on the following topics: characterization at the molecular level of petroleum and derivatives (Petroleomics field), with emphasis on SARA fractionation and applications of ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry using multiple ionization techniques (ESI, APPI, APCI, EASI and LDI), also working in studies of forensic chemistry. He carried out two exchange internships, the first at York University and the second at the Max-Planck Institute for Coal Research. He is currently an adjunct professor at the Department of Chemistry at the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE) and coordinator of the Research Group in Petroleum, Energy and Mass Spectrometry (PEM), which has developed research in the area of petroleum, forensic and environmental chemistry, with emphasis on the use of various chromatography and mass spectrometry techniques. The current research highlight is related to the application of petroleum organic geochemistry to studies of environmental analytical chemistry and assessment of contamination by polluting compounds in terrestrial and aquatic environments.
Marlon Mariano dos SantosFiocruz ● Brazil
Marlon graduated in Bioprocess Engineering and Biotechnology from Positivo University (2017) and has a Master's in Bioscience and Biotechnology from Fiocruz. He is a Ph.D. student from the same program under Dr. Paulo Costa Carvalho's mentorship, with expected graduation by March of 2023. Marlon co-advises two undergraduate students (i.e., scientific initiation) with Dr. Carvalho. Marlon published over 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including Bioinformatics, Journal of Proteomics, and Nature Protocols.
Fábio N. SantosUFBA ● Brazil
PhD in Sciences (Analytical Chemistry) from University of Campinas (UNICAMP, 2017). Postdoctoral work also at UNICAMP with funding from FAPESP, developing differential and simultaneous MS diagnostic methods for zika, dengue, chikungunya and co-infections based on biomarkers. He is also master in Analytical Chemistry and bachelor’s in chemistry from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA, 2011). He is currently professor and researcher at UFBA where he develops new analytical applications using different sample preparation strategies, multivariate experiment optimization techniques and multivariate data analysis MS techniques. Currently, he also conducts research, innovation, and business models to add value to the cocoa production chain.
Leonardo S. SantosUniversidad de Talca ● Chile
Dr. Santos is titular professor of Universidad de Talca (Chile), director of PhD Program in Chemistry, and was director of Nanobiotechnology division of Fraunhofer Chile Research from 2011-2017. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPAQ), with headquarters in La Haya, Holland, recognized Dr. Santos by his interest expressed in the development of chemistry for peaceful purposes. Dr. Santos has published more than 140 articles and 9 patents (2 of them applied in wine industry are in licensing agreement). He is one of the founders of the Brazilian Mass Spectrometry Society and member of honor of the Argentinian Mass Spectrometry Society. His work in the field of mechanism of reactions by mass spectrometry in solutions allowed him to publish a book from Wiley entitled “Reactive Intermediates – MS Investigations in Solution”.
Much of the activity of his research is directed at discovering new ways to make and identify complex molecules and study them. His scientific interests in MS are focused on fundamental and applied chemistry to the development and optimization of analytical techniques based on mass spectrometry for organic intermediates and biomarkers` detection. This includes the development of new catalysts and the study of mechanistic pathways involving organometallic intermediates through MS experiments. Merging natural products chemistry, chemical synthesis and reaction mechanisms using MS, these principles form the foundation for Dr. Santos’ research and educational programs.
Erin H. SeeleyUniversity of Texas ● USA
Dr. Erin Seeley is the Director of the Mass Spectrometry Imaging Facility at the University of Texas at Austin. She has over 20 years of experience in mass spectrometry and analytical techniques, beginning with her undergraduate research at Penn State University. She completed her Ph.D. at Purdue University under the direction of Dr. Fred Regnier studying comparative proteomic analyses with a focus on phosphoproteomics.
She spent a combined 9 years in the laboratory of Dr. Richard Caprioli as a Postdoc and then Associate Director of the Vanderbilt University Tissue Imaging Core, where she worked with a wide variety of sample types and analyte targets in clinical and preclinical imaging studies. During this time, she developed and streamlined a histology-guided MS profiling workflow for high throughput analysis of clinical samples for diagnostic and prognostic applications. After leaving Vanderbilt, she worked for 6 years in a CRO setting offering MSI services before joining UT in 2020.
Solange SerranoButantan Institute ● Brazil
Solange Serrano is a Research Scientist at Butantan Institute and a Principal Investigator of the Center of Toxins, Immune-Response and Cell Signaling. Her research interests include studies on snake venoms and isolated toxins involving proteomics and peptidomics. Her research group explorers the complexity of snake venom proteomes and peptidomes, and their post translational modifications, including glycosylation and proteolytic processing. MS-based proteomics is applied in her group’s studies to investigate the role of post-translational modifications in shaping Bothrops venom proteome phenotypes and their phylogenetic relationships, and degradomics approaches are employed to analyze the effects of snake venom metalloproteinases and serine proteinases upon cultured cells, platelets and the mouse organism, in order to understand their roles in human snakebite envenomation.
Diogo SilvaEurofins ● Brazil
Professional with experience in project management for the implementation of new laboratories, strategic planning, method development, improvement continuous management and laboratory management. Experience in project management tools, chromatographic and spectrometric techniques, physical-chemical methods and statistics. Participation in global networks for management and sharing of knowledge in the companies where he worked/acts and carrying out exchanges internationally in laboratories in Germany and Italy. Bachelor in Chemistry from the Federal University of São Carlos, Master with emphasis in Analytical Chemistry from Universidade Federal do ABC and MBA in Business Management Projects by the University of São Paulo.
Ricardo SilvaFaculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas de Ribeirão Preto (FCFRP) ● Brazil
Graduated in Forestry Engineering from the Federal University of Viçosa (2007), Master in Genetics from the same institution (2010) and PhD in Genetics (with emphasis in Bioinformatics) from the University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto (2014). I have experience in the areas of Omics Sciences, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, especially in the study of metabolism. My main interest is the application and development of methods for interpretation of phenotypes, using molecular information from large scale sampling techniques (Omics Sciences). I am currently developing research in the field of data science that aims to integrate different data sources and use computational statistics to elucidate altered metabolic pathways under different sampling conditions in different organisms, particularly plants and microorganisms. As a Young Researcher at FAPESP my focus is on the development of extensible and modular applications and the rational use of computational resources.
Raquel Vieira Santana da SilvaUFRJ ● Brazil
Raquel is PhD in Chemistry from the Fluminense Federal University (UFF) with a sandwich period at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain). Master in Organic Chemistry, Bachelor and Licentiate in Chemistry from UFF. She is currently a researcher at the Laboratory of Molecular and Environmental Organic Geochemistry at the Institute of Chemistry at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He has experience in organic analysis, with emphasis on the use of comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled with time-of-flight mass spectrometry and high-resolution mass spectrometry, in the detailed characterization of bio-oils from pyrolysis and hydrothermal liquefaction, of petroleum and its co-processing products in conventional refining. She coordinates research projects and participates in the technical-scientific body of projects with PETROBRAS in the area of biotechnology. For more information: http://lattes.cnpq.br/5668525644267563
Elena E. StashenkoUniversity of Santander (UIS), Bucaramanga ● Colombia
Dr. 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. Elena Stashenko completed her undergraduate and Doctoral studies in Chemistry at Druzhbi Narodov University (Moscow, ex-USSR, Russian Federation), and performed postdoctoral 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). Elena Stashenko 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, Journal of Essential Oil Research, and of Scientia Chromatographic. Elena Stashenko was the founder of the National School of Chromatography (1998) in Colombia, where she has been the main speaker in over 130 courses offered to professionals and practitioners of chromatography from industry, research centers, academia, and Government laboratories. During the last 13 years, Elena Stashenko has been the Director and Legal Representative of CENIVAM, the Research Center of Excellence for the agro industrialization of tropical aromatic and medicinal vegetal species, a collaborative project of 15 research groups from 10 universities. Her research work has been published in over 200 scientific articles of national and international specialized journals. Her work has received multiple awards in Colombia and abroad; 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. Elena Stashenko was included in 2016 among the 50 most influential women in the analytical sciences.
Alessandra SussuliniUniversidade Estadual de Campinas ● Brazil
Prof. Dr. Alessandra Sussulini received her PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Campinas, Brazil. 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 Research Centre Jülich, Germany. Her current research activities are focused on the application of multiomics strategies (proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics, and metallomics) to investigate clinical biomarkers.
Thiago SchenaLECO ● BRA
Tiago Schena graduated in Industrial Chemistry at Federal University of Santa Maria (2011), Master and PhD degreess in Chemistry at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2015 and 2019 respectively), international experience at Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy. Has experience in biomass and natural products extraction techniques (ultrasound, Soxhlet, PLE and hydrodistillation); has great knowledge over pyrolysis process (optimization and characterization of itsproducts); has analytical instrumentation with emphasis on one-dimensional gas chromatography and comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography applied to the analysis of complex matrices such as petroleum, bio-oil, plant extracts and essential oils. He currently works as a specialist in separation sciences at LECO Instruments and has a postdoctoral position at Rio de Janeiro State University, working with chemical characterization of environmental pollutants present in solid, liquid and gaseous matrices.
Bruno TappizUSP ● Brazil
Bruno Tappiz holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Colleges Oswaldo Cruz, Master's degree in Science from the University of São Paulo (USP) and is currently a PhD Student from the USP. He works as a chemistry teacher at Rede Decisão. He is a member of the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) group.
Christopher ThibodeauxMcGill ● USA
· Ph.D. Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Texas, Austin, USA
· B.Sc. (Valedictorian) Biochemistry, Plant Biology, Chemistry, Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA, USA
· Co-Associate Director, Centre de Recherche en Biologie Structurale, McGill University
· Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, McGill University
· Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
2022 Invited talk, Gordon Conference on Enzymes, Coenzymes, and Metabolic Pathways
2019 NFRF Exploration Award for Early Career Researchers
2015 Invited poster talk, 25th Enzyme Mechanisms Conference, Galveston, TX, USA
2013 Poster Award, Gordon Research Conference on Enzymes, Coenzymes, and Metabolic, Pathways
2012 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, NIH
Selected Publications on Lanthipeptide Synthetases
1. Biochemistry, 2021, 60, 1506-1519.
2. Biochemistry 2021, 60, 412-430.
3. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 14661.
4. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 6436-6444.
5. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 17513-17529.
Adriane TodeschiniCarlos Chagas Filho Biophysics Institute (UFRJ) ● Brazil
Graduated in Pharmacy from the UFRS, Master´s and Ph.D. in Chemistry of Natural Products UFRJ with a stage, in Glycobiology, at the University of California, San Diego, and post-doctorate at the University of Washington in Cancer Glicobiology. Currently she is an associate professor at UFRJ. She heads the Structural and Functional Glycobiology Laboratory and coordinates the Multiuser Laboratory of Biological Models at the Carlos Chagas Filho Biophysics Institute at UFRJ. She has dedicated her efforts in the study of the role of glycans in cell/ cell interaction. Her structural biology studies allowed to advance in the determination of the biological importance of saccharides during the developmental processes, cell differentiation, immune regulation, tumorigenesis and parasite host interactions. In the next years, she intends to unravel changes in cell glycophenotype induced by metabolic diseases such as cancer and diabetes.
Richard Hemmi ValenteFIOCRUZ ● Brazil
Richard Hemmi Valente holds a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from the State University of Campinas (1995), a master's degree in Functional and Molecular Biology from the same institution (1996), and a doctorate in Biochemistry from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2001). He is a Full Researcher at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) and Deputy Head of the Laboratory of Toxinology. Dr. Valente has experience in biochemistry, with an emphasis on proteins, working mainly on topics related to natural resistance to snake venoms as well as toxins and bioprospection of the venoms in question. He has theoretical and practical proficiency in discovery-driven, targeted, and structural proteomics applying this expertise to collaborative studies in various areas of knowledge. He is a permanent faculty member of the Graduate Programs in Cellular and Molecular Biology (Oswaldo Cruz Institute / FIOCRUZ) and Health Sciences (Federal University of Western Pará).
Boniek Gotijo VazFederal University of Goiás ● Brazil
Boniek G. Vaz graduated (Chemistry) from the Federal University of São Carlos (2007), master’s ( chemistry) from the State University of Campinas (2009), and Ph.D. in Science from the State University of Campinas (2011). He is currently an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Goiás, General Secretary of ALAGO – The Latin America Association for Organic Geochemistry since 2018, Affiliate Member of Brazilian Academy of Science, Associate Editor of the Journal Química Nova and Editorial Board Member of JASMS. He coordinates the Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Laboratory - LaCEM at IQ/UFG, where He works in several research topics in the field of mass spectrometry, developing new approaches and innovation for complex mixture analysis, organic geochemistry, petroleomic and food analysis.
Andre VenterWestern Michigan University ● USA
Andre R. Venter completed both his bachelor and master degrees at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He also received his Ph.D. in 2003 with Prof. Egmont Rohwer from the University of Pretoria where he developed a comprehensive multidimensional supercritical fluid and gas chromatography (SFCxGC) method for petrochemical and natural product analyses. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Purdue University with Prof. Graham Cooks, West Lafayette, Indiana. At Purdue University he investigated fundamentals of desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry and other ionization methods. At Western Michigan University, as an assistant professor in chemistry since 2008, and as full professor since 2019, his research group studies spray ionization mechanisms and ambient surface analysis mass spectrometry. He also heads the WMU Hops Analysis Laboratory providing chemical services to hops farmers and microbreweries in Michigan and further afield.
Thiago Verano-BragaUFMG ● Brazil
Thiago Verano-Braga is an associate professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). He holds a PhD degree in Biochemistry (UFMG) since 2009. Thiago performed his postdoc for nearly 6 years (2009-2015) at the Protein Research Group - a leading proteomics group from the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). Verano-Braga’s group at UFMG uses proteomics-based approaches to study the molecular mechanisms associated to prevalent diseases of our modern society, including cardiovascular diseases (e.g., myocardial infarct and heart failure) and cancer. The proteomic tools used by his group includes, but is not restricted to, shotgun proteomics, post-translational modification-based proteomics (peptidomics, phosphoproteomics, N-linked glycoproteomics, etc), and target-proteomics (SRM/MRM).
Robert WinklerlabABI - Cinvestav ● Mexico
Guido F. VerbeckUniversity of North Texas ● USA
Dr. Guido F. Verbeck, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is an expert is mass spectrometry, specifically instrument design and development. Dr. Verbeck received his PhD as a Proctor & Gamble fellow in chemistry at Texas A&M University. Dr. Verbeck has developed mass spectrometers over the past 22 years, and has been a member of the analytical community for 26 years. His appointment is at the University of North Texas where he continues to design novel ion optical devices for miniaturization, preparative, and analytical mass spectrometry, and is the Director for the Laboratory of Imaging Mass Spectrometry. In this appointment Dr. Verbeck has received $5M in external funding, 85 peer reviewed publications, 12 awarded patents and 8 applications, and graduated 25 graduate students in instrument development. Dr. Guido Verbeck continues to develop new mass spectrometers specifically for single-cell analysis for cancer biomarkers, nanoparticle development for pharmaceutical and toxicological biochemical effects, and determining the biological mechanisms for biomolecular condensates.
Lucas Rodrigues XavierUENF ● Brazil
Associate Professor at the Biotechnology Laboratory (LBT) of the Center for Biosciences and Biotechnology (CBB) of Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro (UENF; www.uenf.br). Dr. Vanildo Silveira is PhD in Biotechnology (2004) from the University of São Paulo (USP). In academic administration, Prof. Vanildo is the current Director of the CBB/UENF (2020-2023). Prof. Vanildo has conducted his research in the area of Plant Physiology and Biotechnology, in which he has advised undergraduate and graduate students with the graduate programs in Plant Biotechnology, Biosciences and Biotechnology and Genetics and Plant Breeding at UENF. Prof. Vanildo has coordinated projects with emphasis on comparative proteomics applied to in vitro plant morphogenesis and to plant breeding studies.
Renato ZanellaUniversidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM) ● Brazil
Renato Zanella is PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Universität Dortmund, Germany. Professor at the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil, since 1994 and Full Prof. since 2014. Coordinator since 2001 of the Laboratory for Pesticide Residue Analysis (LARP) and leader of the Research Group for Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry (CPCEM) working with residues and contaminants in food, environmental and industrial samples. Member of the CNPq Chemistry Advisory Committee (2020-2023) and of the Superior Council of the Rio Grande do Sul Research Support Foundation - Fapergs (2017-2022). Administrative Director and member of the Superior Council of the Technology and Science Support Foundation - FATEC (2020-2022).
President of the network Red de Análises de La Calidad Ambiental en América Latina (RACAL) and member of the Executive Extended Committee of the International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (IAEAC), both since 2013. Author of more than 170 papers and 13 book chapters. Supervised 42 dissertations and 24 doctoral thesis. Associate Editor of Scientia Chromatographica and Member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (IJEAC)
and Brazilian Journal of Analytical Chemistry (BrJAC).
Arash Zarrine-AfsarUniversity of Toronto ● Canada
Arash Zarrine-Afsar is trained (Canada and Switzerland) as a physical biochemist with interest in the development of various spectroscopic and spectrometric methods to understand the dynamics of biological systems, in particular transition to the disease state. He is currently Principal Investigator at University Health Network and leads a group of researchers focused on development of rapid diagnostic methods using mass spectrometry. He holds a position at the rank of Assistant Professor with the Department of Surgery and Graduate Department of Medical Biophysics at University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine. The research in his laboratory over the past 5 years has further matured Picosecond Infrared Laser Mass Spectrometry (PIRL-MS) as a rapid pathology determination tool where 10-second laser sampling of tissue molecular content has allowed differentiation of cancer types and subtypes faster than currently possible in the standard of care. Dr. Zarrine-Afsar additionally serves as the Chief Technology Officer of Point Surgical Inc.
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The 3rd Iberoamerican Conference on Mass Spectrometry will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was home to most of the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games. As all the previous editions, IBERO 2022 will cover all aspects of mass spectrometry, from fundamentals to instrumentation and applications, with a "Brazilian seasoning".
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