Anuji Abraham, Ph.D., Bristol-Myers Squibb
Ph.D. (2006) in Chemistry, Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich (ETH-Zurich), Switzerland. Current position: Senior Research Investigator, Materials Science and Engineering, Drug Product Science and Technology, Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Brunswick, USA. Post-doctoral research fellow from 2006-2011 before joining BMS at: 1. Institut des Sciences et Ingénierie Chimiques, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland in the Group of Prof. Geoffrey Bodenhausen 2. Department of Chemistry, Durham University, UK in the Group of Dr. Paul Hodgkinson and Prof. Robin Harris 3. Department of Chemistry, West Virginia University, USA in the Group of Prof. Terry Gullion Has 22 publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Svenja Ackermann, Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Office, CVUA Karlsruhe
Dan Bearden, Ph.D., NIST
Dan Bearden is a Research Chemist for the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), at the Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) in Charleston, South Carolina. Dan earned a PhD in Physics from Rice University (Houston, Texas) and he conducted postdoctoral research in structural biology at the Australian National University, Research School of Chemistry. He was on the faculty of the Chemistry Department of Clemson University for nearly four years before taking up his current position. Currently, he is the NIST Senior NMR Scientist at HML. His current research involves metabolomics for marine environmental research and quantitative NMR. Metabolomics is proving to be a powerful tool for the environmental community, linking biological response to organismal stressors with novel approaches.
Bernhard Blümich, Professor, RWTH Aachen University
Prof. Blümich has been working in various fields of NMR for over 40 years. He has written three monographs, among them "NMR Imaging of Materials" (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2000) and "Compact NMR" (de Gruyter, Berlin, 2014). He has coauthored more than 400 publications and 20 patent applications. He is best known for the invention of the NMR-MOUSE, an NMR relaxometer for nondestructive testing. Among others he is a Fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance and has been awarded two honorary PhD degrees. Together with Sir Paul Callaghan he is cofounder of Magritek Ltd, a company that produces compact NMR instruments.
Tito J. Bonagamba, Professor, Universidade de Sao Paulo
He received his BSc, MSc and Ph.D. in Physics from the São Carlos Institute of Physics (IFSC) - University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, and developed post-doctoral researches at University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and Iowa State University (Ames), USA. He was also researcher at Ames National Laboratory, USA, and visiting professor several times at Université Paris-Sud (Orsay), France, and Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Halle), Germany. He has experience in condensed matter physics, working mainly on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and its applications, especially in porous media, magnetic materials, polymers and quantum information. He also works in the field of NMR instrumentation, performing research, development and technological innovation in collaboration with several companies in Brazil and abroad. He is member of the São Paulo State Academy of Sciences. Currently he is full professor at IFSC/USP and the Director of this Institute.
Luiz Colnago, Ph.D., EMBRAPA Instrumentacao
Luiz Alberto Colnago, senior researcher of the Brazilian agricultural research corporation, Brazil. My current interest is in the development of TD-NMR relaxometric methods and instrumentation for agricultural applications including fast methods for inline measurements in agro-industry, biodiesel, in-field analysis of fresh and processed foods, directly on the packaging among others applications.
Paul Coote, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
Paul Coote is an NMR methods researcher at Harvard Medical School. His interests are in NMR pulse sequence development, statistical signal processing, and machine learning.
Charlotte Corbett, Ph.D., DEA
Forensic Chemist in drug chemistry for 9 years with the Drug Enforcement Administration, specializing in NMR for over 3 years. Five years as a forensic scientist specialized in drug chemistry. In 2001, I received my Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Frank Delaglio, Ph.D., IBBR, NIST
Frank began his NMR career as one of the original members of the Syracuse University NMR software start-up New Methods Research Inc., and went on to work as a staff scientist in the lab of Ad Bax at the NIH. There he developed the NMRPipe software system, which has since been used to help generate over 40% of protein NMR structures ever measured. During his time at the NIH, Frank also completed a PhD at the Osaka University Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, in the lab of Prof. Yuji Kobayashi. Frank has served as consultant for numerous pharmaceutical companies, creating software solutions for NMR-based drug discovery and quality control. He now works as an Investigator at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, helping to develop NMR methods to characterize biotherapeutics.
Simon Dunne, Professor, Swedish National Forensic Center
Specialist at the Swedish National Forensic Center
Bryan Hanson, Professor, DePauw University
Prof. Hanson received a BS in Biochemistry from Cal. State University at Los Angeles, and the PhD from UCLA, working on total synthesis. After a postdoctoral position at Oregon State with James D. White, he took at position at DePauw University where he has taught 30 years. His interests revolve around medicinal natural products, plant metabolomics, spectroscopy and chemometrics.
Michael Jones, Ph.D., Pfizer
This talk will focus on utilizing NMR to quantify quality attributes (QA) of polysaccharides used in vaccines. By utilizing NMR, these QAs can be determined with one experiment where currently over six labor intensive methods are required. Many of the traditional methods used for these measurements indirectly measure the QA with complicated wet chemistry and chromatography. The NMR provides a great time savings and potentially more accurate results.
Lukas Kaltschnee, Ph.D., NIH
June 2012 - Present: Ph.D. studies in the lab of Christina M. Thiele - liquid state NMR pulse sequence design - pure shift techniques for RDC and NOE measurement April 2010 - April 2012: M.Sc. studies in chemistry (TU Darmstadt) - M.Sc. Thesis with Christina M. Thiele (pure shift NMR) - intern at the MPIP Mainz with Frédéric Laquai (characterization of polymer blend solar cells) October 2011 - March 2010: B.Sc. studies in chemistry (TU Darmstadt) - B.Sc. Thesis with Michael Grätzel (characterization of dye-sensitized solar cells)
David Keire, Ph.D., U.S. FDA
David Keire graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1985. He completed his Ph.D. in Analytical chemistry at the University of California, Riverside in 1990 mentored by Prof. Dallas Rabenstein. He subsequently performed postdoctoral research in structural biology at Purdue University with Prof. David Gorenstein before joining the Division of Immunology of the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope National Medical Center in 1992 as an Assistant Research Scientist. In 1999 he was recruited by the Digestive Diseases Division of the UCLA School of Medicine as a Researcher. In 2008 he joined the FDA and currently is the Acting Laboratory Chief, Branch I of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of Pharmaceutical Quality, Office of Testing and Research, Division of Pharmaceutical Analysis. He has over 70 peer reviewed research articles and book chapters describing his work. At the center of his studies is a focus on the application of the analytical technique best suited for the intended purpose and validation of the measurements so the significance of the values obtained can be properly assessed.
Simon Kern, M.Sc., BAM
Simon Kern studied Biotechnology at Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Germany. Term abroad at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. Master Bioprocess Engineering at Hamburg University of Technology, Germany. Since 2015 working at BAM with focus on process control with low-field NMR spectroscopy.
Matthias Köck, Ph.D., Alfred-Wegener Institute
Study of chemistry at the University of Frankfurt/Germany Diploma thesis (NMR spectroscopy of peptides) at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Frankfurt (with Prof. H. Kessler) PhD thesis (NMR spectroscopy and MD simulations of peptides), Graduation date: July 1, 1992; Institute of Organic Chemistry (with Prof. H. Kessler) at the Technical University of Munich Postdoc (NMR spectroscopy) with Prof. C. Griesinger (Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Frankfurt) Postdoc (Marine Natural Products Chemistry) with Prof. W. Fenical (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, USA) Independent research activity (habilitation, isolation and new methods for the structure elucidation of marine natural products) at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Frankfurt (Prof. C. Griesinger) Research group leader "Marine Natural Products Chemistry" at the Alfred-Wegener-Institute in Bremerhaven
Ard Kolkman, Ph.D., DSM
Ard Kolkman gained his Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry at the Radboud University Nijmegen, focusing on the application of liquid-state NMR spectroscopy in drug discovery processes. After his Ph.D., Ard Kolkman joined DSM as a scientist in the NMR group, where mainly polymeric systems are being investigated.
Sarah Mattler, Ph.D., Exxon Mobil Chemical Company
Sarah Mattler received her PhD from Washington University in St. Louis in 2012. Since then, she has been working at ExxonMobil Chemical Company in the Advanced Characterization Department. She provides support for both research and manufacturing.
Donny Merkx, Unilever
Donny Merkx obtained his MSc at Radboud University Nijmegen in 2013, at the synthetic organic chemistry department of Prof. Dr. Floris Rutjes. Since then he is employed by Unilever R&D Vlaardingen as NMR spectroscopist. His main research focus is on the use of NMR for rapid and quantitative assessment of complex food compositions.
Charles Pathirana, Ph.D., Bristol-Myers Squibb
Ph.D. in Natural Products Chemistry (1986) - UBC, Vancouver, Canada; Postdoc at UBC and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla; Spent 7 years after that at Ligand Pharmaceuticals in San Diego leading a program to discover drug candidates from natural sources; Since 1998, at Bristol-Myers Squibb in New Jersey, contributed to drug development efforts by providing structural elucidation support to process development.
Ajit Pradhan, Ph.D., Chevron Energy Technology Company
Juan Carlos Poveda Jaramillo, Professor, Universidad Industrial de Santander
Professor Poveda is a Chemist from Universidad Industrial de Santander (2000), in 2004 obtained the M.Sc. in analytical chemistry. The main topics during his M.Sc. thesis were focused to develop of a complete set of average molecular parameters to characterize heavy crude oils and their fractions using NMR spectroscopy data. In the 2010 Prof. Poveda obtain his Ph.D. from National Autonomous University of Mexico. The research was focused in a new laser single molecule technique to analyse molecular ionization and dissociation processes of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons following the multiphoton regimes. During the period of 2010-2012, Professor Poveda became a Postdoctoral fellow of CONACyT Mexico. From 2012 is an associate professor of the chemistry department of Universidad Industrial de Santander, and his main topic of research is concentrated in NMR applications at high- and low- magnetic fields to the analyses of molecular structure, diffusion and relaxation in crude oils and its fractions. As a member of the NMR laboratory his expertise area of research has been addressed to solid state NMR and its application to study inorganic materials.
Clark Ridge, Ph.D., U.S. FDA
Clark Ridge received a doctorate in physical chemistry from the University of California, Irvine in 2010. He joined the FDA in 2012 after a 2-year post-doctoral appointment at the University of Miami. He currently works in the FDA's Center for Food Science and Applied Nutrition as an analytical chemist doing structure elucidation and other analytical NMR techniques on foods, dietary supplements, food dyes, toxins, and cosmetics.
Ernst Roessler, Professor, University of Bayreuth
Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Mainz 1985 (Germany); Habilitation in Physical Chemistry at Free University Berlin 1992; since 1993 Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Bayreuth (Germany); scientific field: NMR on liquids, glasses and polymers.
Patricia Sepulcri, Ph.D., Sanofi Pasteur Marcy L'Etoile
Patricia Sepulcri began her NMR career during her Ph.D. research at the University of Paris VI (Pierre and Marie Curie) after obtaining a Master of analytical chemistry from Versailles University (France). She received a Ph.D. in spectrochemistry applied to organic and bioorganic molecules with research focused on the synthesis and structural NMR characterization of heteroaromatic molecules. Following her Ph.D., Patricia joined ENS Paris for a post-doctoral research on the conformational characterization of the interaction pentasaccharide-Antithrombin. After this postdoctoral position, Patricia joined Sanofi Synthelabo in 2000 as NMR researcher and Sanofi Pasteur in 2001 as NMR manager to develop the NMR applications for industrial and research purposes.
Maria Victoria Silva Elipe, Ph.D., Amgen
Maria Victoria Silva Elipe, Ph.D., works at Amgen, Inc., since 2003 as NMR leader in structure elucidation at the Attribute Sciences department supporting drug development projects from early clinical stages to commercial for small molecules and hybrid modalities. Her work focuses on NMR support under CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing & Controls) regulatory compliance including NMR structural analysis of APIs, drug impurities, degradation products, qNMR, No-D NMR, NMR reaction monitoring (low resolution and high resolution NMR), process chemistry NMR support, TD-NMR apply to drug substance and drug products, and documentation for worldwide regulatory filing agencies. She worked for Merck & Co., Inc., as NMR spectroscopist for the DMPK department on the structural elucidation of metabolites by NMR and LC-NMR, and supported medicinal chemistry for small molecules and peptides. She has around 20 years of experience in the NMR field for the pharmaceutical industry. She obtained her Ph.D. in Natural Products Chemistry at the University of Malaga, Spain, in 1991. She worked in the field of marine natural products for Pharma Mar, S.A., in Madrid, Spain, and for Prof. Kenneth Rinehart at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also worked on protein and protein-DNA complex structures by NMR for Prof. David Kearns at the University of California, San Diego. Before she moved to industry, she worked as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of San Diego. She is the author of over forty peer-reviewed articles including a patent, two chapter books, and a book on LC-NMR published on December 2011.
Yongchao Su, Ph.D., Merck Research Laboratories
Dr. Su is a senior scientist and the lead of the NMR lab in Pharmaceutical Sciences & Clinical Supply (PSCS) at Merck Research Laboratories (MRLs), Merck & Co., Inc. Dr. Su has received postdoctoral training with Prof. Robert G. Griffin at Massachusetts Institute of Technology after his Ph.D. at Iowa State University with Prof. Mei Hong. His work covers characterizations of small molecule and peptide drugs in formulation development, and mechanistic investigations of pharmaceutically interesting biomacromolecules including membrane-active pharmaceuticals, membrane ion channels and pathological amyloid fibrils. In the past ten years, his focuses on development and application of solid-state NMR spectroscopy, with emphasis on multidimensional NMR, dynamic nuclear polarization and proton-detection under ultra-fast spinning. He is also currently an Editor of Amino Acids with Springer and serves as Chair to organize NMR sessions in scientific conferences. Dr. Su has contributed over 40 publications in scientific journals and has been frequently invited to give talks and seminars at conferences and universities.
Aaron Urbas, Ph.D., NIST
Aaron Urbas is a chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) involved in research and development of reference materials and methods for optical, vibrational and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopies.
Stephane Viel, Professor, Aix-Marseille University
After a B.S. from Juniata College (PA, USA) in 1998, Prof. Stephane VIEL graduated from an engineering school (HEI, Lille) and obtained a M.S. from the University of Lille in 1999. He then performed his National Service as a Cooperation Scientist at the Centro Nazionale delle Ricerche in Rome (Italy). In 2004, he obtained a PhD in collaboration between University of Molise (Italy) and Paul Cézanne University (France). He became assistant professor at Aix-Marseille University in 2006 and got his Research Habilitation in 2009. Since 2012, he is head of the NMR group of the Institut de Chimie Radicalaire. In 2013, he was invited for 3 months by La Sapienza University in Rome, and he obtained a full-time CNRS delegation (renewed in 2014). He was promoted Full Professor in 2014. He is the recipient of several awards including the Young Researcher Award (City of Marseille) in 2008, the 4-year Scientific Excellence Award (PES) in 2009 and 2013, the A*MIDEX 'Rising Star' award in 2013, and he was recently nominated Junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (2015-20). At the interface between analytical chemistry and molecular spectroscopy, his research activities aim at designing and applying novel NMR methodologies to study the structure and dynamics of organic molecules and materials, both in the liquid and in the solid state. He is currently leading a workforce of scientists with complementary competences in order to explore the potential of high-field DNP SSNMR for the analysis of polymers and pharmaceutical compounds. This has led to 74 publications (h = 21) in peer-reviewed journals (mean impact factor > 4.5) and 22 invited lectures (RESEARCHERID: F-7030-2014).
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Bruce Yu, Professor, University of Maryland
Bruce Yu is professor of pharmaceutical science and director of the Bio- & Nano-Technology Center at the University of Maryland. He obtained his Ph.D. in molecular biophysics at the Johns Hopkins University and received postdoctoral training in NMR spectroscopy (SUNY Buffalo) and protein engineering (University of Alberta). His research includes MR imaging agents, biomaterials and biologics. He received the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2006.