Scientific Program

The program will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 11, after the two days of educational short course offerings, and will adjourn on Thursday, May 15, at 6:00 p.m.

Opening Plenary Talks:

“Ultrahigh-Resolution Mass Spectrometry for Separations: Petroleomics to Proteomics”
by Professor Alan G. Marshall, Florida State University

Alan G. Marshall completed his B.A. degree in Chemistry at Northwestern University in 1965, and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Stanford University in 1970.  He then joined the Chemistry faculty at University of British Columbia, moved to Ohio State University in 1980, and in 1993 to Florida State University, where he is Robert O. Lawton Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Director of the Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry Facility. He co-invented and leads the continuing development of Fourier transform ICR mass spectrometry.  His current research spans FT-ICR instrumentation development, fossil fuels and environmental analysis, and mapping the primary and higher-order structures of biological macromolecules and their complexes. Professor Marshall’s recognitions include: Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences; Fellow, American Physical Society and American Chemical Society; ACS Chemical Instrumentation Award, Field-Franklin Award, and Analytical Chemistry Award; Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh Hasler, Spectroscopy, and Analytical Chemistry Awards; ASMS Distinguished Contribution Award; International Society for Mass Spectrometry Thomson Medal; American Institute of Chemists Chemical Pioneer Award, Eni Frontiers in Hydrocarbon Research Award, ABRF Award, and ACS New York Section William H. Nichols Medal.  He is a former President of ASMS.  His 4 books, 7 patents, and 570 refereed journal articles have been cited more than 24,000 times.

“The High Resolution Separation of Single Molecules with a Nanopore”
by Dr. John Kasianowicz, National Institute of Standards and Technology

John Kasianowicz is the Leader of the Nanobiotechnology Project in the Physical Measurement Laboratory at NIST. He holds degrees in Physics (B.A. with Distinction from Boston University, M.A. from SUNY at Stony Brook) and in Physiology and Biophysics (Ph.D. from SUNY at Stony Brook). Dr. Kasianowicz was a recipient of a NIST-NRC Competitive Research Associateship (1992-1994) and a US Department of Commerce Silver Award (2006). His pioneering work on polynucleotide transport through single nanopores spurred global interest in a potential method for the rapid and electronic sequencing of DNA. His other research interests include ion transport in membranes, ion channel structure-function, electrostatic effects in biomolecules, biosensors, biowarfare agent and pathogen detection/characterization, DNA-protein interactions, the molecular basis of bacterial infection, and a novel form of single molecule mass spectrometry. Dr. Kasianowicz has published 74 papers (cited > 4,200 times), is a co-inventor on 5 US patents, and has given over 200 presentations worldwide (140 invited).