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SUMS Research Applications Symposium

Thursday October 7, 2021
9 am-1:30 pm Pacific Time, online

Talks & posters now viewable on demand


A free symposium for mass spectrometry users, researchers, and explorers!  The online Stanford University Mass Spectrometry Research Applications Symposium (SUMS-RAS) is an opportunity for scientists around the galaxy to learn, present, and discuss what's on the horizon of mass spec-related research.

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Following a week of lead-up online activities including the sponsor “fun fact” trivia game, SUMS-RAS will commence at 9:00 am PT on Thursday October 7th, 2021. An action-packed 4.5 hours will include featured speaker slots, an online poster session, and a roundtable discussion, as well as presentations of the sponsor “Fun Facts” answers and raffle drawings.


The virtual symposium will be followed by a casual in-person reception and open house at the Bass Biology Building from approximately 1:30-4 pm.  Be sure to review COVID safety requirements well in advance.


Come explore what's on the horizon and beyond with visionary scientists!
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Florian Harking, University of Copenhagen - Automated and Ultra-sensitive Workflows for Large-scale Quantitative Phosphoproteomics

Dr. Maureen A. Kane, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy - Mass Spectrometry Imaging and Ion Mobility for the Study of Lipids in the Injured Brain

Dr. Gerald Larrouy-Maumus, Imperial College - Deciphering Mechanisms of Immunometabolism in Eukaryotes and Drug Resistance in Bacteria using Extracellular Flux Analysis and 13C Stable-Isotope Tracing

John Valliere-Douglass, SeaGen - Merging Mass Spectrometry and Analytical Assay Data Sets to Streamline Biotherapeutic Protein Characterization and Enhance Product Understanding

Dr. Sebastian Virreira Winter, OmicEra Diagnostics - Biomarker Discovery in Body Fluids using High-throughput MS-based Proteomics


The New Flexible Laboratory - Meeting Needs and Expectations in an Evolving Scientific Landscape

Moderated by Dr. Ryan Leib, SUMS Director of Proteomics, this roundtable conversation will cover how research tools, software, and processes are being adapted to take advantage of the flexible schedules and remote or hybrid workplaces that are increasingly common. Topics will include approaches to increasing access, improving efficiency, troubleshooting timelines, and discussion with our audience about how flexible laboratory operations change their research needs.

Roundtable participants:

Dr. Marshall Bern, VP of Research and Co-Founder - Protein Metrics

Dr. Gaelle Bridon, Global Cellular Metabolism Segment Manager - Agilent Technologies

Dr. Roy Martin, Senior Field Marketing Manager, Biological Mass Spectrometry - Waters

Dr. Laurent Rieux, Product Specialist - Evosep

Dr. Stoyan Stoychev, Head of Proteomics - ReSyn Biosciences

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