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Symposium on Biological Mass Spec

Natalia Tretyakova speaks at the waters symposium

Dr. Natalia Tretyakova, University of Minnesota, speaks at the symposium

Department and Waters Corporation Host Symposium on Biological Mass Spectrometry

On September 20, the Department of Chemistry hosted a symposium on Innovations in Biological Mass Spectrometry and dedicated the new Waters Advanced Mass Spectrometry Laboratory.

Waters donated an instrument to the new lab

The new Waters Xevo G2-S QTof
instrument from Waters Corporation

The symposium was a very engaging and well attended event organized by chemistry alumnus Dr. John Gebler at Waters and members of the Utah faculty. Over 120 people attended the event, and a video-feed overflow room was necessary to accommodate all the attendees. Waters Corporation, which donated the state-of-the-art Xevo G2-S QTof instrument to the University, joined the department for the event, along with leading researchers in the field. David Clemmer (Indiana), Julie Leary (UC-Davis), Joseph Loo (UCLA), John McLean (Vanderbilt), Natalia Tretyakova (Minnesota), and Peter Armentrout (Utah) highlighted diverse aspects of biological chemistry that are revealed through mass spectrometry. A lunchtime poster session featured the research of the Department’s undergraduate and graduate students, as well as that of local scientific companies and other area academic institutions.

The event also featured the dedication of the Waters Advanced Mass Spectrometry Laboratory in our new Thatcher Building for Biological and Biophysical Chemistry with the participation of the University of Utah’s Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice President for Research, and the Vice Dean for Research of the School of Medicine.

It was a day filled with wonderful new science and a chance to celebrate the scientific frontiers that will be explored in the new Waters Lab. Special thanks are due to our partners at Waters Corporation for their generous donation of the mass spectrometry instrument and their support of this event.


Faculty, University VIPs, speakers, and donors in the Waters Mass Spec Lab

Faculty, University VIPs, symposium speakers, donors, and Waters
Corporation VIPs in the new Waters Advanced Mass Spectrometry Lab.
Last Updated: 6/3/21