News

 

February 2, 2017.

Congratulations to Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Lima for receiving the “CAREER: Development of gas-phase, post-ionization structural tools for the study of DNA-protein complexes” educational and research award. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. By integrating mass spectrometry (MS), trapped ion mobility spectrometry (TIMS), hydrogen/deuterium back-exchange (HDX) and ion spectroscopy techniques, Prof. Fernandez-Lima and his group are studying intrinsically disordered systems, with a focus on DNA-binding proteins and DNA-protein complexes. This new experimental platform has the potential to transform the way we interrogate biological molecules to one capable of providing detailed, useful structural information on co-existing states in the conformational ensemble (e.g., equilibrium and kinetic intermediates). Ongoing experiments will provide new structural information, permit mobility-selected conformation interrogation, enable the study of conformational changes from solution to the gas-phase, and provide information on the energy barriers for conformational rearrangement and their time scales. The research outcomes of this project will significantly impact our fundamental understanding of the structural motifs that drive the folding and unfolding of biomolecules and biomolecular complexes.

 

January 7, 2017, Miami, FL

We want to thank Dr. Quentin Vanbellingen for the year he spend with us doing awesome science. We wish you a lot of success in your future endeavors. We want to welcome Dr. Kevin Jeanne Dit Fouque, who is joining our group as a Post-doc.

 

December 10-14, 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Lima presented a keynote lecture on “TIMS-MS for complex mixture analysis and structural biology” at the 6th BrMASS, 1st Ibero American Conference in Mass Spectrometry.

 

December 1-3, 2016, Lake Loise, Canada

Dr. Fernandez-Lima presented the oral presentation “Advantages of TIMS-TOF MS and TIMS-FT-ICR MS for Complex Mixture Analysis and Structural Biology” as an invited speaker at the LAKE LOUISE XXIX. 29th Workshop on Tandem Mass Spectrometry

 

November 28, 2016, Miami, FL

Congratulation to Jacob Porter for passing the PhD Research Proposal exam.

 

November 23, 2016, Miami, FL

Congratulations to Anthony Castellanos for passing the PhD Candidacy exam.

 

November 7-11, 2016, Moscow, Russia

Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Lima presented a keynote lecture on “Development of TIMS-MS strategies for complex mixture analysis and structural biology” at the 2nd International Conference on Innovations in Mass Spectrometry

 

October 14 - 18, 2016, Asilomar, California

Congratulations to Paolo Benigni for the oral presentation “Structural Characterization of molecules in complex samples using TIMS coupled to FT-ICR MS” at the Novel Instrumentation in Mass Spectrometry and Ion Mobility conference.

 

October 17-20, 2016, Cabourg, France

Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Lima gave a lecture as part of the “Ecole Thematique du CNRS” on Trapped Ion Mobility Spectrometry: fundamentals and applications

 

September 2, 2016, Miami, FL

Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Lima presented his tenure and promotion seminar “From single cells to biomolecule structure and dynamics. What can we learn using mass spectrometry based tools?”. The seminar highlighted the main research achievements of our group over the last four years.

 

August 20-26, 2016, Toronto Canada

Congratulations to Paolo Benigni and Anthony Castellanos for their oral presentations at the 21st International Mass Spectrometry Conference.

 

August 12th, 2016, Miami, FL

Congratulations to Fernando Calero and Patrick O'Shea from M.A.S.T. Academy for participating in the 6-week Summer Research Internship program mentored by Anthony Castellanos, Jacob Porter and Paolo Benigni. Fernando’s project focused on using mass spectrometry for monitoring live single cell dynamics. Patrick's project focused on the use of TIMS-FT-ICR MS for the study of dissolved organic matter.

 

July 24-28, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Fernandez-Lima, Kendra Adams, Alyssa Hansen, and Camilo Molano presented their work at the 25th Annual ISIMS Conference. Congratulations to Alyssa who won the best poster prize.

 

July 1, 2016, Miami, FL

Our own Raul Villacob Jaraba defended his MS thesis. Congrats to Raul for the good work and welcome to the PhD program at FIU.

 

June 5-9, 2016, San Antonio, Texas

Dr. Fernandez-Lima assisted with all the graduate students who showed their work at the 64th Conference on Mass Spectrometry organized by the American Society of Mass Spectrometry. We would like to thank the organizing committee, all the presenters, vendors, and assistants for a great event, and to the city of San Antonio for a warm welcome and a wonderful time.

 

June 4, 2016, San Antonio, Texas

Dr. Fernandez-Lima gave a talk as keynote speaker at the launch of the commercial version of the TIMS-MS platform at the Bruker Workshop.

 

April 22, 2016, UF, Gainesville

Kendra Adams wins Second place in the Biology category!!!

Congratulations to our graduate students for presenting at the Statewide Symposium held at the University of Florida: Kendra Adams, Anthony Castellanos, and Camilo Molano.

 

April 27, 2016, Miami

Congratulations to our undergraduate student Dennise Montero for winning the Zaida C. Morales-Martinez and Howard E. Moore Chemistry Awards at the  11th Annual Southeast Cell Science Undergraduate Research Symposium.

 

April 1, 2016, FIU, Miami

Congratulations to our graduate students for winning first place at the Graduate Symposium: Kendra Adams in the category of Oral Presentation in Chemistry, Anthony Castellanos for Poster in Chemistry, and Camilo Molano for Poster in Biology and Biochemistry.

 

March 30-31, 2016, FIU, Miami

Congratulations to our undergrad students Dennise Montero, Rebecca Marin, Cindy Li, and Jeremy Castro for their presentation at the 2016 Conference for Undergraduate Research at FIU - CURFIU.

 

March 28-31, 2016, FIU, Miami

Congratulations to all the graduate students for their presentations at the 2016 Graduate Student Appreciation Week Symposium.

 

March 3-4, 2016, FIU, Miami

Kendra Adams, Alyssa Garabedian, Anthony Castellanos, and Camilo Molano presented oral presentations at the 18th Annual Biomedical and Comparative Immunology (BCI) Symposium. Jeremy Castro presented a poster in the category of Undergraduate Students. Congratulations to all of the presenters.

 

January 21 - 24, 2016. Tampa, Florida.

Congratulations to Alyssa Garabedian for getting a ASMS fellowship and presenting her poster “Folding pathways of the DNA binding protein HMGA2: AT-hook peptide-DNA complexes”, ASMS Sanibel Conference “Characterization of Protein Therapeutics by Mass Spectrometry”.

 

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Conferences

 

July 23-27, 2017

26th Annual ISIMS Conference

Warzaw, Poland

 

June 4-8, 2017

65th Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics

Indianapolis, Indiana

 

May 4-6, 2017

Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition

Tampa, FL

Abstract deadline: April 1st

 

April 23-27, 2017

11th North American FT MS Conference

Key West, FL

 

March 29-30, 2017

2017 Conference for Undergraduate Research at FIU - CURFIU

Miami, FL

 

March 27-28, 2017

Florida International University GSAW

Miami, FL

Abstract deadline: January 29, 2016

 

March 2-4, 2017

Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM

Washington, DC

 

January 19 - 22, 2017

Peptidomics: Bridging the Gap between Proteomics and Metabolomics by Mass Spectrometry

Hilton Clearwater Beach, Florida

 

December 10-14, 2016

1st Ibero American Conference in Mass Spectrometry

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

December 1-3, 2016

LAKE LOUISE XXIX. 29th Workshop on Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Alberta, Canada

 

November 7-11, 2016

2nd International Conference on Innovations in Mass Spectrometry Moscow, Russia

 

October 17-20, 2016

Ecole Thematique du CNRS

Cabourg, France

 

October 14-18, 2016

Asilomar Conference

Novel Instrumentation in Mass Spectrometry and Mobility Spectrometry

Pacific Grove, CA

 

August 20-26, 2016

21st International Mass Spectrometry Conference

Toronto, Canada

 

July 24- 28, 2016

ISIMS Conference 2016

Boston, USA

Abstract deadline: April 15th

 

June 5 - 9, 2016

64th Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics

San Antonio, TX

Abstract deadline: February 5, 2016

 

May 5-7, 2016

Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition

Tampa, FL

Abstract deadline: April 1st

 

March 30-31, 2016

2016 Conference for Undergraduate Research at FIU - CURFIU

Miami, FL

Abstract deadline: March 4th

 

March 28-31, 2016

Florida International University GSAW

Miami, FL

Abstract deadline: February 12, 2016

 

March 3-4, 2016

Florida International University

18th Annual Biomedical and Comparative immunology Symposium

Abstract deadline: January 29, 2016