2024 Young Investigator Travel Awards and Georges Guiochon Student Award

The Washington-Baltimore Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group (WBMSDG) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Young Investigator Travel Awards and Georges Guiochon Student Award. Awards will be granted to outstanding young investigators at the undergraduate or graduate student level to support travel to the 72nd ASMS Conference and HPLC 2024, respectively. Undergraduate and graduate students in laboratories and institutions traditionally associated with the WBMSDG and the former Washington Chromatography Discussion Group in the following geographic regions are encouraged to apply: from Richmond and Charlottesville, VA to the South and Newark, DE to the North.

Three Young Investigator Travel Awards will be given. 1st place: $1000, 2nd place: $750, 3rd place: $500.
Two Georges Guiochon Student Awards will be given. 1st place: $1000, 2nd place: honorable certificate.

Complete applications for either award consist of the following items:
1. 2024 application form for Young Investigator Travel Award or Georges Guiochon Student Award (includes a checklist)
2. Electronic copy of ASMS/HPLC abstract
3. Evidence of abstract acceptance indicating the presentation format (poster or oral)
4. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
5. Two-page summary of research project (figures can be included)
6. Letter of recommendation from advisor

Applicants should submit items 1-5 listed above as a single PDF file to Dr. Andy Qi. Item 6 must be sent directly by the applicant’s advisor to Dr. Andy Qi:

Andy Qi, PhD
WBMSDG co-chair
andy.qi@nih.gov

The deadline for all applications is 5 PM EST on Thursday, May 2nd, 2024. A panel of WBMSDG members will act as reviewers. Please note, previous winners are encouraged to apply if the award application for the upcoming ASMS/HPLC conference significantly differs from the previously successful application. In the event that the conference is cancelled, awards will be given out as well as prize amounts up to the full award to cover any incurred costs associated with travel. Successful applicants to both awards will be expected to give a 10-minute oral presentation at the post-ASMS WBMSDG meeting on June 12th, 2024, at Shimadzu Scientific in Columbia, MD.

Paul T. Englund Emerging Scholars Awards

This award is part of our Englund Emerging Scholar Award program received an INSIGHT Into Diversity ‘Inspiring Programs in STEM’ award in 2023, which is noted on the BC website: https://biolchem.bs.jhmi.edu/englund-emerging-scholars/

Applicants at the postdoctoral or assistant professor level are invited in all areas of mechanistic biology.

The review group will evaluate applications on demonstrated scientific contributions and potential for impact on the field, as well as record and vision in creating a diverse and inclusive future in science. We anticipate that 3-5 awards will be made; awardees will be recognized and invited to present a seminar in the spring of our BC seminar series and will receive an honorarium. Applicants will be asked to use this Qualtrics link:
https://jh.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8iyfiZ0pAYcXRiK

Englund Emerging Scholars Flyer.2023.2024.QR

Memorial Symposium in Honor of Dr. Andrew J. Alpert

Sept. 13-15, 2023, Zoom

It is with heavy hearts and profound respect that we announce this memorial symposium to honor the life and legacy of the esteemed Dr. Andrew J. Alpert. Dr. Alpert is a brilliant scientist, a dedicated mentor, a devoted collaborator, and a legend in the field of chromatography. Dr. Alpert’s significant contributions left an indelible mark on the world of chromatography! Andy is a very kind person! Andy touched the lives of so many, he was always willing to stop what he was doing and help others. Dr. Alpert was also a talented artist, linguist (four languages), musician (pianist), sportsman (pole vaulter), chef, naturalist, and above all – a beloved husband, father, brother, and grandfather to five grandchildren.

The symposium will feature distinguished speakers, colleagues, and friends together with his family members to celebrate his legacy by highlighting the extraordinary contributions he made to the field of chromatography and mass spectrometry-based proteomics as well as the personal connections he forged throughout his life. In addition to the speakers, there will be opportunities for attendees to participate in the virtual receptions and pay their respects through heartfelt tributes. The symposium aims to foster an atmosphere of intellectual exchange, inspiration, and remembrance, just as Dr. Alpert did throughout his distinguished career.

The conference website is now available: https://labs.wisc.edu/aams/. Please register at your earliest convenience. Registration is free but required. Everyone is welcome. Let us come together to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Andrew J. Alpert!

With deepest respect,
Organizers (CACA, PolyLC, Inc, 仪器信息网, and Ge Research Group)

2023 Young Investigator Travel Award Winners

2023 Washington-Baltimore MSDG Young Investigator Travel Award Recipients

Congratulations to the following recipients of the WBMSDG Young Investigator Travel Awards

Bowen Shen, University of Maryland (Advisor: Peter Nemes), 1st place: “Electrophoresis-Correlative Mass Spectrometry Enables Ultrasensitive Proteomics”

Ashley Frankenfield, George Washington University (Advisor: Ling Hao), 2nd place: “Deep Proteome Turnover in human iPSC-derived Neurons”

Delaney Rutherford, National Institute on Aging (Advisor: Nathan Basisty), 3rd place: “Mass Spectrometry Analysis with Cellular Thermal Shift Assay to Assess Senolytic Pathways in Senescent Monocytes”

2023 Young Investigator Travel Awards

The Washington-Baltimore Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group (WBMSDG) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Young Investigator Travel Awards. Awards will be granted to outstanding young investigators at the undergraduate or graduate student level to support travel to the 71st ASMS Conference. Undergraduate and graduate students in laboratories and institutions traditionally associated with the WBMSDG in the following geographic regions are encouraged to apply: from Richmond and Charlottesville, VA to the South and Newark, DE to the North.

Three awards will be given. 1st place: $650, 2nd place: $550, 3rd place: $450.

Complete applications consist of the following items:
1. Travel Grant 2023 Application form (includes a checklist)
2. Electronic copy of ASMS abstract
3. Evidence of abstract acceptance by ASMS indicating the presentation format (poster or oral)
4. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
5. Two-page summary of research project (figures can be included)
6. Letter of recommendation from advisor

Applicants should submit items 1-5 listed above as a single PDF file to Dr. Dapeng Chen. Item 6 must be sent directly by the applicant’s advisor to Dr. Dapeng Chen:

Dapeng Chen, PhD
WBMSDG co-chair
dapeng.chen@zeteotech.com

The deadline for applications is 5 PM EST on Friday, April 28th, 2023. A panel of WBMSDG members will act as reviewers. Please note, previous winners are encouraged to apply if the award application for the upcoming ASMS conference significantly differs from the previously successful application. In the event that ASMS is cancelled, awards will be given out as well as prize amounts up to the full award to cover any incurred costs associated with ASMS travel. Successful applicants will be expected to give a 10-minute oral presentation at the post-ASMS WBMSDG meeting on June 23rd, 2023 at Shimadzu Scientific in Columbia, MD.