Plenaries & Speakers

Rodinei Augusti

Federal Un. Minas Gerais - BRA

PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Dortmund Universität (Germany) in 1994, he joined UFSM in 1994 and has been a Full Professor since 2014. Coordinator of the Laboratory of Pesticide Residue Analysis (LARP) and the Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Research Center (CPCEM) with a focus on residues and contaminants. Member of the CNPq Chemistry Advisory Committee (2020-2023) and the Fapergs Board of Directors (2017-2022). Current President Director of the Science and Technology Support Foundation (FATEC), and member of the BRMASS Scientific Committee since 2018. President of the Red de Analises de La Calidad Ambiental en América Latina (RACAL) and member of the Extended Executive Committee of the International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (IAEAC) since 2013. Vice-coordinator of the National Institute of Science and Technology (INCT) in Food Analytical Chemistry. CNPq Research Productivity Fellow level 1B, author of more than 210 articles and 17 book chapters, with 4400 citations and h-index 36. Supervisor of 49 master’s and 29 doctoral studies. Associate editor of Food Analytical Methods.

Sandpaper mass spectrometry: a novel ambient ionization technique applicable to the analysis of polishable surfaces

Debora A. Azevedo

Federal Un. Rio de Janeiro - BRA

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Rosa Erra-Balsells

University of Buenos Aires - ARG

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.

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Robert Cody

Jeol Ltd - USA

Dr. Robert B. (Chip) Cody received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1982 under the direction of Prof. Ben S, Freiser. After graduate school, he worked at Nicolet Instruments developing methods for Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry until 1989 when he joined JEOL USA, Inc. where he is presently Principal Scientist. Among other achievements, Dr. Cody is responsible for developing the trapped-ion tandem-in-time MS/MS and MSn techniques, laser-desorption FTICR, and is coinventor of the DART ion source. He served as Vice-President for Arrangements for the American Society of Mass Spectrometry and was awarded the 2011 Anachem Award and a 2012 Purdue University Distinguished Alumni Award. He has over 100 publications and several patents, edited (with Marek Domin of Boston College) the book Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry, and is author of the Mass Mountaineer software suite. If you’re interested in a bit of mass spec history, see the featured link to a personal perspective on developing the trapped-ion MSn method.

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Livia S. Eberlin

Baylor 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.

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Marcos
Eberlin

MackMass Laboratory Mackenzie University - BRA

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.

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Chistina
Ferreira

Purdue University - USA

Christina Ferreira is Assistant Research Professor, her research is mostly related to the development and application of mass spectrometry methods and to small molecule analysis using non-chromatographic sampling methods, especially for biomarker discovery, developmental biology and the study of disease conditions. Christina works in highly collaborative, multi-analytical, and multidisciplinary environments. In the last decade, she has also been training students to acquire MS data, supporting small molecule exploratory analysis, data interpretation, and validation as part her role at the Purdue Metabolite Profiling Facility.

Experience

  • 2023 – Present – Research Faculty, Bindley Bioscience Center
  • 2015 – Present – Lipidomics Scientist, Metabolite Profiling Facility Purdue University
  • 08/2012 – Post-doctoral training – Dr. Graham Cooks, Purdue University
  • 2008-2010 – Post-doctoral training – Dr. Marcos Eberlin, University of Campinas
  • 2006-2008 – Post-doctoral training – Dr. Flavio V. Meirelles, University of Sao Paulo
  • Web of Science H-index 33, 160 publications listed in Web of Science
  • Cited 3,630 times (Web of Science Researcher ID: F-4744-2012)
  • Google Scholar H-index 40 and 5,724 citations (07/08/2024)

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Jennifer
Geddes-McAlister

University of Guelph - CAN

Dr. Jennifer Geddes-McAlister is Canada Research Chair, Associate Professor and Director of the Bioinformatics Graduate Program in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology of the University of Guelph – Canada.

Her keen interest in scientific research and academics began during her undergraduate degree at the University of Lethbridge, where she investigated the impact of fungal pathogens on agricultural development and performed her first proteomics experiments. This amazing experience led to a PhD in the laboratory of Dr. Jim Kronstad at UBC, where she applied quantitative proteomics to comprehensively profile the cellular proteome and secretome of the fungal pathogen, Cryptococcus neoformans. Her fascination with mass spectrometry-based proteomics and pathogenesis provided the foundation for a postdoctoral fellowship supported by NSERC and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Matthias Mann at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Munich, Germany. During her postdoc, she combined her expertise in microbiology and proteomics with experimental systems immunology to profile the interplay between Salmonella and its host during infection. At the University of Guelph, her research group is blending cutting-edge proteomics technologies with a systems biology perspective to explore host-pathogen interactions.

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Gianluca
Giorgi

Un. Balearic Islands - ES

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Boniek
Gontijo

Federal University of Goias – BRA

Boniek Gontijo graduated in Chemistry from the Federal University of São Carlos (2007), got his masters and PhD in chemistry from the University of Campinas (2009, 2011). He is currently Associate Professor at the Federal University of Goiás, General Secretary of ALAGO – The Latin America Association for Organic Geochemistry since 2018, and Associate Editor of the journal Química Nova. He coordinates the Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Laboratory – LaCEM at IQ/UFG, where he works in several lines of research in the field of mass spectrometry: i) Petroleum and Petroleomics – comprehensive characterization of petroleum, derivatives, and related products; ii) Organic Geochemistry – use of polar compounds to understand geochemical processes; iii) Ambient Ionization Sources – instrumental development and applications; iv) Chemical Imaging – development of protocols and applications to assess the spatial distribution of molecular targets in different matrices and surfaces.

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Ron M.A. Heeren

Maastricht Multimodal Molecular Imaging Institute – SWE

Prof. Dr. Ron M.A. Heeren obtained a PhD degree in technical physics in 1992 at the University of Amsterdam on plasma-surface interactions. He was the research group leader at FOM-AMOLF for macromolecular ion physics and biomolecular imaging mass spectrometry in the period 1995-2015. In 2001 he was appointed professor at the chemistry faculty of Utrecht University lecturing on the physical aspects of biomolecular mass spectrometry. In 2014 he was appointed as distinguished professor and Limburg Chair at the University of Maastricht. He is scientific director of M4I, the Maastricht MultiModal Molecular Imaging institute and heads the division of imaging MS. He was awarded the prestigious 2019 Physics Valorization prize by the Dutch organization for scientific Research, NWO, and the Thomson Medal in 2022. His academic research interests are mass spectrometry based personalized medicine, translational molecular imaging research, high-throughput bioinformatics and the development and validation of new mass spectrometry based metabolomic imaging techniques for the life sciences.

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Demian Ifa

Baylor College of Medicine – USA

Demian Ifa was associate professor at York University – Canada for many years but is now at Baylor Collegue of Medicine – USA. He did his postdoctoral studies at Purdue University under the supervision of Dr. R. G. Cooks, where he pioneered DESI Imaging and its application to forensic fingerprinting. His research focuses on the development and application of mass spectrometry to bioanalysis. Major areas of interest are: (i) mass spectrometry imaging for the determination of the spatial distributions of chemical constituents of a tissue or other samples, (ii) chemical cross-linking for low-resolution characterization of the conformation, assembly, and interactions of macromolecules in solution, and (iii) discovery and validation of biomarkers for diagnosis and progression of disorders of clinical relevance.

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Albert Lebedev

Moscow State University - RUS

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.

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Alejandra Rodriguez

Un. Republic of Uruguay, URU

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Leonardo S. Santos

Talca University - CHI

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IBEROMS2024 - Speakers - Alexandra Sawaya

Alexandra Sawaya

UNICAMP - BR

Alexandra C H F Sawaya holds a degree in Pharmacy and Biochemistry from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of São Paulo, a Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a PhD in Chemistry from the State University of Campinas; post-doctoral studies in the Department of Plant Biology (UNICAMP) and in plant metabolomics at UMEA, SE. She is currently an assistant professor of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science at UNICAMP. Her main field of expertise is in chromatography and mass spectrometry with studies of bee products, food, medicinal plants and herbal medicines.

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Alessandra Tata

Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale Delle Venezie – ITA

Alessandra Tata is an Italian pharmacist who loves ambient mass spectrometry. She earned her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Rome. During her PhD internship in 2008 at Purdue University she learnt the principles of ambient mass spectrometry from Prof. Graham R. Cooks. In 2011 she joined Prof. Marcos N. Eberlin lab at the University of Campinas. In 2014 she earned a postdoctoral FAPESP fellowship for international exchange that allowed her to join Prof. Demian R. Ifa lab at York University (Toronto, CAN). In 2015 she joined Zarrine Afsar’ lab at University of Toronto (CAN) to set up a method for the localization of tumor margins and tumor heterogeneity by DESI-MS Imaging. Since 2020 she is a researcher of the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, an Italian public health institute that conducts control and research activities and provides services in the fields of animal health, food safety and zoonoses. Since then she has being working on the development, validation and application in routine of non-targeted methods by ambient mass spectrometry for the authentication of food commodities and the early diagnosis of animal metabolic disorders supporting food companies and farms of the zootechnical breeding sector.

Ambient Mass Spectrometry in food authentication: from proof of concept studies to standardized routine analysis

Guido Verbeck

Augusta University - USA

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IBERO 2024 - Speakers - Renato Zanella

Renato Zanella

UFSM (LARP) - BR

PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Dortmund Universität (Germany) in 1994, he joined UFSM in 1994 and has been a Full Professor since 2014. Coordinator of the Laboratory of Pesticide Residue Analysis (LARP) and the Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Research Center (CPCEM) with a focus on residues and contaminants. Member of the CNPq Chemistry Advisory Committee (2020-2023) and the Fapergs Board of Directors (2017-2022). Current President Director of the Science and Technology Support Foundation (FATEC), and member of the BRMASS Scientific Committee since 2018. President of the Red de Analises de La Calidad Ambiental en América Latina (RACAL) and member of the Extended Executive Committee of the International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (IAEAC) since 2013. Vice-coordinator of the National Institute of Science and Technology (INCT) in Food Analytical Chemistry. CNPq Research Productivity Fellow level 1B, author of more than 210 articles and 17 book chapters, with 4400 citations and h-index 36. Supervisor of 49 master’s and 29 doctoral studies. Associate editor of Food Analytical Methods.

Residues and contaminants in food and biological samples: Recent advances

Arash Zarrine-Afsar

University of Toronto - CAN

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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