January 26, 2018
Dr Fernandez-Lima served as inviter seminar speaker to the 8th Annual Spencer Symposium, Lakeland FL.
December 17, 2017
Group Christmas Party!!!
December 13, 2017
Dr Fernandez-Lima served as opponent to the PhD defense “Ion mobility based separation techniques for the direct analysis of gaseous and solid samples and fundamental studies of gas phase reactions” from Riikka-Marjaana Räsänen, Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, Finland.
November 30, 2017
Dr Fernandez-Lima attended the LAKE LOUISE XXX, 30th Workshop on Tandem Mass Spectrometry and gave the oral presentation “Application of native nESI-TIMS-MS for screening and structural biology”, Canada.
October 11, 2017
Dr Fernandez-Lima presented the invited talk . “Trapped Ion Mobility Spectrometry for Structural Biology Applications” at the Bruker Daltonics: Explore the recent innovations in mass spectrometry event in Atlanta, Georgia.
September 18., 2017
Paolo Benigni successfully defended the PhD thesis entitled “Trapped Ion Mobility Spectrometry coupled to Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry for the analysis of complex mixtures.”
August 11th, 2017
Congrats to Melanie Perez and Juan Lopez, mentored by Kevin Jeanne Dit Fouque and Alyssa Garabedian, for their presentations at the Summer research internship mini-symposium, August 11, 2017, FIU. We all enjoyed your internship in the group.
July 28th, 2017
Congrats to Alyssa Garabedian for her poster and oral presentations at the 1st Advancing Mass Spectrometry for Biophysics and Structural Biology Meeting, July 28– August 1, 2017, Ann Arbor, MI
July 27th, 2017
Congrats to Javier Colombani, mentored by Dr David Butcher, for his poster presentations at the FSTAR Symposium. We all enjoyed your internship in the group.
July 24th, 2017
Dr. Fernandez-Lima presented the talk “Recent developments in trapped ion mobility spectrometry coupled to mass spectrometry” at the 26th Annual ISIMS Conference, July 23-27, 2017, Warzaw, Poland.
July 21st, 2017. NSF CREST REU
Congrats to Abigail Sundberg, mentored by Paolo Benigni, for her poster and oral presentations at the REU CREST Symposium. We all enjoyed your internship in the group.
June 20th, 2017, FIU.
The University Board of Trustees approved the tenure and promotion of Dr Francisco Fernandez-Lima. The granting of tenure is one of the most important awards a university can make to its faculty. Is is recognition of superior record in teaching, research, and service to the University and Community.
Congrats to Dr Fernandez-Lima for this career achievement!!
June 4th, 2017. Indianapolis
Congrats to the graduate students and postdocs for their work presenting orals (5) and posters (2) at the 65th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, Indianapolis, IN, June 4-8, 2017. Presentations webcast are available at the ASMS website.
June 7th, 2017
Welcome to the group to the 2017 Summer FSTAR student Javier Colombani. Javier will be working on protein expression and structural characterization using nESI-TIMS-MS under the supervision of Dr. David Butcher. Good Luck in your internship.
June 12th, 2017
Welcome to the group to the 2017 Summer NSF-CREST student Abigail Sundberg. Abigail will be working on the development of analytical workflows for complex mixture analysis (DOM) and trace analysis based on LC-TIMS-MS/MS under the supervision of Paolo Benigni and Anthony Castellanos. Good Luck in your internship.
June 19th, 2017
Congratulation to Melanie Perez (SRI program) and Juan Lopez (MDC program) for receiving the 2017 FIUMASS Summer fellowships. They will be working on biomolecular structural characterization using HDX-TIMS-MS under the supervision of Dr Kevin J. Dit Fouque and Alyssa Garabedian, respectively.
May 6th, 2017
Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Lima received the Emerging Young Investigator American Society Award, Florida Section, during a ceremony at the 93rd Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition, Tarpon Spring, FL, May 4-6, 2017. In the ceremony, Dr Fernandez-Lima gave the lecture “From solution to the gas-phase. What can we learn on the structure, dynamics and distribution of biomolecules?”
May 6th, 2017
FIU students Alexander Bolufer and Anthony Castellanos from Dr Francisco Fernandez-Lima research group obtained the Second place for Poster presentations during the FAME 2017 meeting, held in Tarpon Springs, FL.
Alexander Bolufer, a FIU chemistry major supervised by Alyssa Garabedian (PhD student), presented a poster on “Peptide Sequence Influence on the Conformational Dynamics of the Intrinsically Disordered ATHP 3 Peptide”.
Anthony Castellanos, a third year PhD student, presented a poster on “Characterization of Diet-Induced Molecular Changes in Ovarian Reserves of Aedes Aegypti using 3D-MSI-TOF-SIMS AND MALDI FT-ICR MS”.
Congrats to them for their excellent work!
March 28th, 2017
Congratulations to the Big Winners of GSAW 2017:
Kendra Adams, 1st place winner, Best Oral Presentation
Alan McKenzie, 2nd place winner, Best Oral Presentation
Anthony Castellanos, 2nd place winner, Best Oral Presentation
Alyssa Garabedian, 3rd place winner, Best Oral Presentation
Juan Molano-Arevalo, 2nd place winner, Best Poster Presentation
Paolo Benigni, 3rd place winner, Best Poster Presentation
Congrats to them for their excellent work!
March 29th, 2017
Congratulation to the undergraduate students A. Bolufer, N. Smith, N. Hernandez, D. Gimeno, C. Acosta, and V. Velasco and their mentors for the excellent presentations at the Conference for Undergraduate Research of Florida International University 2017.
March 1st, 2017,
Dr David Butcher, an FIU PhD graduate, joins Dr Francisco Fernandez-Lima group. Welcome to the group!!!
March 1st, 2017.
Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Lima presented the invited talk “From solution to the gas-phase. What can we learn on the structure, dynamics and distribution of biomolecules?” at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Georgia in Athens.
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”.
August 26-31, 2018, Florence, Italy
Freising/Bavaria/Germany, April 24-28, 2018
January 25 - 28, 2018
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel
St. Petersburg, Florida
November 2-3, 2017
Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor
October 29-Nov 3, 2017, Tampa, Florida
September 29 - October 3, 2017
July 1, 2017: Registration and abstract submission opens
August 1, 2017: Travel stipend application deadline for students and post-docs
July 23-27, 2017
FIUMASS: MS experience for all
July 18, 2017. Florida International University
June 4-8, 2017
May 4-6, 2017
Abstract deadline: April 1st
April 23-27, 2017
Key West, FL
March 29-30, 2017
2017 Conference for Undergraduate Research at FIU - CURFIU
March 27-28, 2017
Abstract deadline: January 29, 2016
March 2-4, 2017
January 19 - 22, 2017
Hilton Clearwater Beach, Florida
December 10-14, 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
December 1-3, 2016
November 7-11, 2016
October 17-20, 2016
October 14-18, 2016
Pacific Grove, CA
August 20-26, 2016
July 24- 28, 2016
Abstract deadline: April 15th
June 5 - 9, 2016
San Antonio, TX
Abstract deadline: February 5, 2016
May 5-7, 2016
Abstract deadline: April 1st
March 30-31, 2016
Abstract deadline: March 4th
March 28-31, 2016
Abstract deadline: February 12, 2016
March 3-4, 2016
Abstract deadline: January 29, 2016