FIU Biomolecular Sciences Institute Launch & AMSF Open House

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Venue:MMC, AHC3, Room 110

Launch Event: Biomolecular Sciences Institute

10am-12pm Welcome and Keynote Lecture

You are cordially invited to the launch event for the Biomolecular Sciences Institute (BSI), a multi-disciplinary consortium bringing together many of Florida International University’s finest research scientists. The institute is designed to spark creative interdisciplinary collaborations between the departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, and Physics, as well as the College of Engineering & Computing, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, and the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work.

Keynote Presentation by Philip Hanawalt, Ph.D.: Transcription-Coupled DNA Repair and Human Disease-50 Years of DNA Repair, 10am-12pm

Philip Hanawalt, Ph.D., was one of the first scientists to discover DNA excision repair in 1964. He and his team identified transcription-coupled repair (TCR) and made tremendous contributions in advancing our understanding of mutagenesis and environmental carcinogenesis. Dr. Hanawalt received his Ph.D. from Yale University. He has been a member of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) since 1989, has served on many journal editorial boards including Science, PNAS, and DNA repair among others.

12-1pm Reception to Follow Lecture.

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Advanced Mass Spectrometry Facility Open House

1:00-3:00pm
The Advanced Mass Spectrometry Facility (AMSF) serves Florida International University (FIU) researchers and students with expertise in mass spectrometry methodology and instrumentation. The research facilities are also accessible to non-FIU academic, government, and industry users, either through service-for-fee or customized contracts.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Francisco Fernandez-Lima, Director AMSF

Introduction of AMSF services, mission and rapid access proposal
Francisco Fernandez-Lima, Director AMSF

State of the Art Mass Spectrometry
Paul Speir, Senior Vice President Bruker Daltonics Inc.
Melvin Park, Director of Research and Development, Bruker Daltonics Inc.

Facility Tours, Infomercial and Vendors Showcase
Daniel DeBord, Associate Director AMSF
Junho Jeon, Associate Director AMSF

Vendors showcase:
Bruker Daltonics Inc.: Connor Mullens
Thermo Scientific, Lab Equipment Division: Ann Carwell
Fisher Scientific, Lab instrumentation and supplies, Jillian Vicale