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Concordian Ann English is Canada's leading female chemist of 2017. CBAMS Director, Dr. Ann English won prestigious 2017 Clara Benson Award, top national award for a female chemist from the Canadian Society for Chemistry, for her distinguished contributions in bioinorganic chemistry and biological mass spectrometry. Congratulations to Dr. English! Read more at Canadian Society for Chemistry and Concordia websites.

The third CBAMS users’ discussion group meeting was held on March 10, 2017. Three presentations were given by 1) Alain Tessier (CBAMS), Some pitfalls in LC-MS; 2) Paola Rojas (Chemistry and Biochemistry Department), Use of ICP-MS for quantification of Lanthanides and Phosphorus in Lanthanides-Upconverting Nanoparticles; 3) Tian Lai Guan (Chemistry and Biochemistry Department), Mapping Saccharomyces cerevisiae proteomes of a temperature-sensitive strain caused by cca1 mutation using a LC-MS/MS label-free approach.

The second CBAMS users’ discussion group meeting was held on September 16, 2016. Three presentations were given by 1) Heng Jiang (CBAMS), Sample preparation for LC-MS analysis of lipids; 2) Cian Monnin (Chemistry and Biochemistry Department), Improving lipidomic coverage by optimizing mobile-phase additives in human blood plasma using LC-MS; and 3) Marcos Di Falco (Centre for Structural and Functional Genomics), Proteomics applications for the optimization of enzyme formulations used in animal feed pre-treatment.

The first CBAMS users’ discussion group meeting was held on April 22, 2016. This one-hour meeting provided a chance to learn about Mass Spectrometry technologies and share experiences among Concordia researchers. Around thirty people attended the meeting and two presentations were given by 1) Heng Jiang and Alain Tessier (CBAMS), Introduction/update of CBAMS research activities and 2) Irina Slobodchikova (Chemistry and Biochemistry Department), Development of LC-MS method for multi-mycotoxin analysis in human plasma for exposure studies of Canadian population.

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