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James Prell Selected for ASMS Research Award

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UO Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty James Prell has been chosen for a 2018 American Society for Mass Spectrometry Research Award. The $35,000 awards are presented annually to promote academic research by young scientists in mass spectrometry.

Mass spectrometry is an analytical technique used to accurately measure the mass of different molecules within a solid, liquid or gas sample. Mass spectrometry and allied techniques have proved invaluable for studying the structure and organization of many kinds of matter, from simple molecules to megadalton-sized cytosolic and membrane protein assemblies. The Prell Lab‘s mass spectrometer can perform ion mobility measurements and ion separations in addition to electron transfer dissociation, making it a highly versatile tool for studying biomolecular complexes, which often comprise many different sizes and types of biomolecules.

The ASMS was formed in 1969 to promote and disseminate knowledge of mass spectrometry and allied topics. Membership includes over 8,500 scientists involved in research and development. Members come from academic, industrial and governmental laboratories. Their interests include advancement of techniques and instrumentation in mass spectrometry, as well as fundamental research in chemistry, geology, forensics, biological sciences and physics.




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