MIT.nano January Seminar–Mass Spec Imaging: Interrogating surfaces using molecular maps

Monday, January 27, 2020 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm

34-401 (Grier Room) 50 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Steve Hattan and Joe Michienzi from Waters Corporation, a Founding Member of the MIT.nano Consortium, will give the MIT.nano January talk on engineering a mass spectrometry imaging system that challenges the current paradigm for tissue characterization.

Steve Hattan, Ph.D., is a principal scientist in Waters Separations R&D Group
 and Joe Michienzi is a principal research engineer at Waters Corporation. The two will give a talk on how mass spectrometry is changing the way we interrogate surfaces, providing molecular fingerprints with a level of information that enables artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

In the biological space, this information is transforming diagnostic pathology by recognizing complex patterns in data and providing quantitative rather than qualitative assessments to oncologists.

This presentation will share an overview of the status of several elements that make up an integrated system of desorption electrospray ionization combined with mass detection to directly analyze thyroid cell biopsies. There will also be a discussion of some of the challenges still faced in bringing this to a level of functionality for the research and long-term clinical market.

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