The award ceremony was held at the Imaging MS: Present and Future of Multimodal Studies workshop at the ASMS Congress, Wednesday, June 8 in San Antonio, Texas, in the presence of Vilmos Kertesz, (ORNL) and Raf Van de Plas (Delft, University of Technology), coordinators of the Imaging MS Interest Group.
The panel of judges was chaired by ImaBiotech’s CEO, Jonathan Stauber, and composed of three distinguished individuals within the MSI’s community:
- Pierre Chaurand, Associate Professor at the University of Montreal (Montreal, Canada);
- Richard Drake, Smartstate Endowed Chair in Proteomics at Medical University of South Carolina (South Carolina, USA);
- Sheerin Shahidi-Latham, Scientist and Metabolomics/Imaging MS Group Leader at Genentech (California, USA);
ImaBiotech and the review committee would like to thank all of the participants for their entries and hard work. “It was a pleasure to read more than thirty applications, which made it challenging for the panel of judges to ultimately select the winner for the 2016 MSI Award,” commented Jonathan Stauber during the award ceremony.
ImaBiotech (imabiotech.com) has developed this award three years ago in order to promote innovation in the field of Mass Spectrometry Imaging. The MSI Award recipient is awarded $5,000 for the best innovative project using MS imaging techniques (development and applications with every MS Imaging techniques such as SIMS, DESI, LAESI, MALDI…).