To promote and recognize the outstanding mass spectrometry research being carried out by undergraduate students attending the ASMS conference, an undergraduate student poster competition was held on the Sunday evening of the conference during the opening reception. Poster award winners received a certificate and check for $300. The session was coordinated by Dil Ramanathan, Darrin Smith and Elaine Marzluff on behalf of the Undergraduate Research in Mass Spectrometry Interest Group. Posters were judged in three general categories: Ionization/Instrumentation, Proteomics, and Small Molecule/Metabolomics/Lipidomics. Best poster prizes were awarded in each category to the following students.
Isra Hassan, Stevens Institute of Technology (faculty advisor: Athula Attygalle)
Formation of Superoxide [O2-
] Anion Adducts from Amides under Atmospheric Pressure Helium-Plasma Ionization (HePI) Conditions
James Keating, University of Michigan (faculty advisor: Brandon Ruotolo)
A Collision Induced Unfolding Assay for Differentiating ATP-competitive and Allosteric Protein Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors
Christiane Stachl, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society (faculty advisor: Gert von Helden)
The Coolest Sugars in the Universe: Characterizing Complex Carbohydrates in Liquid Helium Nanodroplets
Congratulations to each of the winners. 2015 ASMS Undergraduate Student Poster Award winners (Left to Right) Christiane Stachl (Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society), James Keating (University of Michigan), Isra Hassan (Stevens Institute of Technology), with Igor Kaltashov (ASMS Member-at-Large for Education).
2016 Undergraduate Student Poster Awards.
To participate in the competition, undergraduate students must indicate their interest during the online abstract submission process.