Dr. Yury Tsybin, CEO and Founder of Spectroswiss Inc. in Lausanne, Switzerland has been awarded the 2016 Curt Brunnée Award from the International Mass Spectrometry Foundation during the 21st International Mass Spectrometry Conference held in Toronto, Canada, August 20-26, 2016. The award, sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific, is given “for outstanding contributions to the development of instrumentation for mass spectrometry by a person under the age of 45 at the time of the award”. Dr. Tsybin’s nomination was based on his outstanding contributions to Fourier transform mass spectrometry, allied electron-mediated ion activation/dissociation instrumentation, and method development for improved biomolecular analysis, as well as his enthusiastic promotion and teaching of mass spectrometry at all levels.
Dr. Tsybin earned a M.Sc. in Technical Physics from the State Polytechnical University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia (1994 – 2000), and his Ph.D. in Ion Physics from Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (2000 – 2004) under the supervision of Prof. Per Håkansson. He then carried out postdoctoral research with Prof. Alan G. Marshall in the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, in Florida, USA (2004 – 2006) prior to being appointed as Assistant Professor of Physical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Head of the Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, and Director, Mass Spectrometry Service Facility in the Institute of Chemical Sciences & Engineering at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) (2006 – 2014). In 2014, he was the Founder and is currently CEO of Spectroswiss Inc. He has previously received the 2012 European Young Chemist Award Silver Medal from the 4th EuCheMS Conference, and the 2014 SGMS Award from the Swiss Group for Mass Spectrometry, and was a finalist of the 2006 Young Investigator Award from the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO). To date, Dr. Tsybin’s research has resulted in 87 research papers, 5 reviews/book chapters, and 7 patents/copyrights.