Group History

History of the Washington Baltimore Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group (WBMSDG)

History of the Washington Chromatography Discussion Group (WCDG)

Past WBMSDG Speakers

Past WBMSDG Chairs and Officers

Past WCDG Speakers

Past WCDG Presidents and Program Chairs

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History of the Washington Baltimore Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group Prepared by a Second Generation Participant

The Washington Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group had been active for about five years when I joined the Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1967. Physical chemists at the National Bureau of Standards held major influence in the group at that time, and an obituary prepared in 20111 reports that founders included Joseph D’Amico (Food and Drug Administration), Henry Fales (National Institutes of Health), Henry Rosenstock (National Bureau of Standards) and Fred Saalfeld (Naval Research Laboratory). My participation was welcomed, despite Baltimore’s geographic distance. The original group met monthly (nine months of the year) at rotating sites across the greater D.C. area, and I learned the Washington road map by driving to meetings at Catholic University, George Washington University, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, and other locations. In May 1972 I hosted the Discussion Group in Baltimore to hear Walter Koski (Johns Hopkins University) discuss his studies of ion chemistry using a collision cell in a tandem mass spectrometer.

By 1974 the group had been reorganized to simplify planning and to accommodate an expanding membership. Program responsibilities were transferred from a steering committee to program co-chairs. Concurrent until 1995, the two-year co-chair terms are now offset. Generally, the program chairs are younger volunteers, who come from a variety of mass spectrometry disciplines. The steering committee still functions, comprising the treasurer, a secretary now evolved into a communications officer, the current program co-chairs and several past program co-chairs. The Washington Baltimore Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group (WBMSDG) was incorporated in 2011, activating IRS reporting. The co-chairs, treasurer and communications officer were designated as a board of directors. A list of co-chairs back to 1973 is available elsewhere on the WBMSDG website

In fall 1974 the group began meeting every month at the Hewlett Packard Regional Office on Choke Cherry Lane in Rockville MD, which provided a fine lecture hall and a pleasant outdoor picnic area. Beverages were provided at the meetings by Wayne Sieck and later Ed White, and a picnic was hosted in the spring. The WBMSDG has met irregularly through the years with the Washington Chromatography discussion group. In the early 1980’s the group began meeting once a year at Hopkins Medical school, and during this time their name evolved to the Washington Baltimore Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group. The last meeting at Hopkins was a memorial service for Bob Cotter in Nov. 2012.

The program, then and now, includes both local and outside speakers. One memorable event at the Hewlett Packard location was a lecture on the new technique of field desorption mass spectrometry, presented in October 1975 by Hans-Rolf Schulten (Bonn University). More than 100 scientists attended the lecture and spring picnic, symptomatic of growing interest in the analysis of less volatile biological samples and the attendance record to the present time. In December 1976 Don Hagge (Incos Corp.) presented an especially prescient lecture on “mass spectrometer information optimization using data systems.” Among many distinguished speakers, both regional and from afar, John Fenn addressed the group twice (October 1989 and February 1995) before he received the Nobel prize, and again shortly afterward (March 2003). Also in 2003, the WBMSDG participated in a reception for Nobelist Koichi Tanaka at the Maryland Science Academy in Baltimore. A number of scientists have spoken to us three or even four times, however the record is held by Amina Woods, who starred six times through 22 years (December 1996, March 2001, April 2005, December 2007, December 2011 and December 2018.) A record of speakers from 1982 on can be consulted on the WBMSDG website or obtained from the communications officer.

From the earliest days program announcements were managed out of NRL, first by surface mail and later by email. Members benefitted significantly when John Callahan transferred the meeting announcements to email in 1994. In 1996 John developed an NRL-hosted website for the group. That website has been hosted by a third-party company since 2003. E-mail announcements were hosted by the FDA 2003- 2013, at which time they were also moved to a third-party host. Currently the email list contains more than 450 addresses.

Members of the Discussion Group introduced a short course on interpretation of electron impact spectra at the 1977 meeting of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, held in Washington D.C. Proceedings of the conference and business meeting for that year report that 37 students were enrolled, that a small grant was provide by the FDA, and that financially the course broke even. [2] This successful initial offering seeded the growth of short courses at ASMS, which had expanded to eighteen as of the 2019 national meeting. WBMSDG members presented courses at annual ASMS conferences from 1977 through 2011. Both the nature of spectra being interpreted and the identities of the faculty evolved through this period. We took pride in the fact that most of the instructors were Federal employees most of the time (including Larry Phillips, Jim Kelley and John Callahan). For several years WBMSDG members also offered a short course in quantitation at ASMS.4 Financial compensation for all our short courses went to the Discussion Group treasury, rather than the individual instructors.

Since 2000 the WBMSDG has met regularly at the Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Training Center in Columbia MD, which provides lecture rooms of flexible size and a large pleasant indoor eating area. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are served at every meeting. In addition to Washington D.C. universities and many Federal laboratories, scientists from local companies participate, and the contingent from Baltimore includes the University of Maryland Baltimore, UMBC, and Hopkins Medical School. Across nearly three decades research groups participated from the University of Delaware, often arriving in a University van with a faculty driver.

As early as 1973, instrument manufacturers (and, later, other associated companies) began to provide annual support to the WBMSDG. These sources of income allowed the Group to bring speakers from a distance occasionally, and to provide beverages and (at Shimadzu) food before each lecture. This further facilitated local networking. Commercial sponsors were and still are invited to make presentations at Manufacturers’ Night, the first meeting in the fall. Beginning in 1983, WBMSDG has held a Post-ASMS meeting after the national ASMS meeting, where everyone is invited to present their ASMS poster. With its budget secured by short- course income and company sponsorships, in 1997 the WBMSG began awarding graduate student travel stipends to participate in the annual ASMS conferences. The catchment area of eligibility for these travel Fellowships extends from Newark, DE, to Charlottesville, VA. At the Post-ASMS meeting, funded students give short talks about their research. A distinguished list of awardees can be seen in a separate list on the website.

From its beginning, the objectives of this Discussion Group have emphasized networking, problem solving and continuing education. Many students trained in local universities have found positions in Federal laboratories and local companies. Successful government/academic collaborations have frequently resulted. Knowledgeable speakers have kept our expertise at the state-of-the-art across multiple subspecialties. Finally, we have a lot of fun at the monthly meetings.

1. Critiques of and contributions to this report have been provided generously by John Callahan (FDA), James Kelley (NIH), Sanford P. Markey (NIST), Asher Newsome (Smithsonian Inst.) and Yan Wang (UMD).
2. Sanford P. Markey, Obituary for Henry M. Fales, J. Amer. Soc. Mass Spectrom. 2011, 22: 789-790.
3. Larry I Bone, Report of Committee IX on Education, Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied topics, 1977.
4. A. L Yergey, Report of Committee on Education, Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, 1994

Catherine Fenselau, January 2019 Distinguished University Professor emerita University of Maryland, College Park MD 20742

History of the Washington Chromatography Discussion Group

The Washington Chromatography Discussion Group (WCDG) began in the early 1960’s as an informal group of gas chromatographers who gathered to exchange ideas related to separation science. In 1965, the group, comprised of distinguished scientists from government, academia, and industry, formally became known as the “Washington Area Gas Chromatography Discussion Group”. The first president was M. Beroza, and president-elect and program chairperson was I. Hornstein, both from the USDA. The group met once a month from September through June in several locations throughout the area to hear an invited speaker and share information. As the group gained popularity, its activities included seminars, dinners, short courses, and symposia. By 1970, HPLC had become a viable technique so the group’s name was changed to the more encompassing “Washington Chromatography Discussion Group.” The group’s meetings were held regularly at one location, the office of Hewlett-Packard in Rockville, Maryland, and instrument manufacturers began sponsoring a light dinner before each meeting. Meetings were later held at the U.S. Pharmacopeia in Rockville and then at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research in Rockville. In 2023, WCDG merged with WBMSDG.

Past WBMSDG Speakers

for newer speakers, see the WBMSDG schedule

06/13/2016 Post-ASMS Poster Session and Dinner with Presentations by Travel Award Recipients
05/09/2016 Peter Nemes, GWU: ‘Uncovering Molecular Cell Heterogeneity in the Cleavage-Stage Vertebrate Embryo using Single-cell Mass Spectrometry’
04/11/2016 Stephen E. Stein, NIST: ‘Mass Spectral Libraries of Everything’
03/14/2016 Kristina Hakansson, University of Michigan: ‘Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry for biomolecular identification and structural characterization’
02/08/2016 Giuseppe Astarita, Waters Corp.: ‘Emerging Metabolomics and Lipidomics Approaches: What’s Next?’
01/11/2016 Patrick L. Wintrode, UMD School of Pharmacy: ‘Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange (HDX) in conjunction with mass spectrometry to learn how dynamics mediate the function and inhibition of proteins’
12/14/2015 Charles N. McEwen, University of the Sciences: ‘Matrix Assisted Ionization: Understanding Ionization Mechanisms and Miniaturizing Mass Spectrometers’
11/09/2015 Sarah L. J. Michel, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland: ‘ICP-MS to the Rescue: Counting Metal Ions in Metalloproteins, Tissues and Plasma’
10/19/2015 Frantisek Turecek, University of Washington: ‘Renaissance of Mass Spectrometry of Biological Cation-Radicals’
09/14/2015 Vendor Night
06/15/2015 Post-ASMS Poster Session and Dinner with Presentations by Travel Award Recipients
05/11/2015 Mary T. Rodgers, Wayne State University: ‘Structures and Glycosidic Bond Stability of DNA and RNA Nucleosides Probed by a Synergy of Theory and Tandem Mass Spectrometry Techniques’
04/15/2015 Matthew Crowe, The Dow Chemical Company: ‘’
03/16/2015 Greg Gillen, NIST: ‘Surface and Trace Chemical Analysis – Imaging Mass Spectrometry, Cluster Beams and Homeland Security’
02/09/2015 Ryan M. Danell, Danell Consulting, Inc.: ‘The Next Generation of Mass Spectrometry on Mars’
01/12/2015 David R. Goodlett, University of Maryland, Baltimore: ‘Development of Surface Acoustic Wave Nebulization as an Ion Source’
12/08/2014 Ann Knolhoff, FDA/CFSAN: ‘Strategies for Non-Targeted Analyses in Complex Sample Matrices’
11/15/2014 Alfred Yergey, NIH: ‘Collision Cross Sections Using the 6560 IMS-QTOF: Confirming Some Old and Finding Some New’
10/15/2014 Gary L. Glish, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: ‘The New Tandem MS: Ion Mobility Spectrometry/Mass Spectrometry’
09/15/2014 Vendor Night
06/23/2014 Post-ASMS Poster Session and Dinner with Presentations by Travel Award Recipients
05/12/2014 Amanda Hummon, University of Notre Dame: ‘Characterizing the Proteome of 3-Dimensional Cell Cultures’
04/14/2014 Maureen Kane, UM: ‘The Use of Fast HPLC Multiplexing MRM3 for Retinoic Acid Quantitation in Complex Matrices’
03/10/2014 Don Hunt, University of Virginia: ‘Innovative Instrumentation and Technology for (A) characterization of intact proteins on a chromatographic time-scale and (B) Identification of Class I MHC Phosphopeptides for Immunotherapy of Cancer’
02/10/2014 Catherine Fenselau, University of Maryland: ‘A Mass Spectrometry Perspective of HIV: From Virion Composition to HIV Pathogenesis’
01/13/2014 David Graham, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: ‘’
12/09/2013 Plamen Demirev, JHU: ‘Mass Spectrometry in Biodefense’
11/20/2013 Charles E. Dohme Memorial Symposium – Honoring Friend and Colleague, Professor Robert Cotter – Mass Spectrometry: Past, Present, and Future
10/09/2013 Joe Loo, UCLA: ‘Protein Sequencing and Non-covalent Complexes’
09/16/2013 Vendor’s Night
06/24/2013 Post-ASMS Poster Session and Dinner with Presentations by Travel Award Recipients
05/20/2013 Tom Phillips, MDA: ‘Matrix Effects in Hyphenated Techniques: Case Studies from the Maryland Department of Agriculture’
04/15/2013 Michael Boyne, FDA: ‘Modern Analytics for the Analysis of Complex Drug Products: Physicochemical Characterization using MS’
03/25/2013 Plamen Demirev, JHU: ‘Mass Spectrometry in Biodefense’
02/11/2013 Sanford Markey, NIH: ‘Of Mice and Men: Reflections on Past and Current Research at NIH’
01/14/2013 Shelley Jackson, NIDA/NIH: ‘Application of Particle Matrices in MALDI Imaging Mass Spectrometry’
12/10/2012 Akos Vertes, George Washington University: ‘Single Cell and Subcellular Analysis by New Ionization Methods in Mass Spectrometry’
11/19/2012 Sanford P. Markey, NIH: Memorial Symposium for Dr. Robert J. Cotter
10/22/2012 Jonathan V. Sweedler, University of Illinois: ‘Mass Spectrometry-based Metabolomics and Chemical Imaging for Probing the Cellular Heterogeneity in the Brain’
09/17/2012 Vendor’s Night
06/18/2012 Post-ASMS Dinner, Poster Session and Presentations by Travel Award Recipients
05/14/2012 John Cipollo, FDA/CBER: ‘Understanding carbohydrate dependent host-pathogen interactions in the surrogate host Caenorhabditis elegans: A mass spectrometry based approach’
04/16/2012 Al Yergey, NICHD/NIH: ‘Protein Processor: Probabilistically Using Mass Accuracy and the MS Spectrum’
03/19/2012 Hee-Yong Kim, NIAAA/NIH: ‘Role of Mass Spectrometry in Unveiling Neurotrophic Mechanisms of Docosahexaenoic Acid’
02/13/2012 Melinda McFarland, FDA/CFSAN: ‘Top-Down Mass Spectrometry for the Rapid Identification of Strain Specific Bacterial Proteins’
01/23/2012 Stuart Maudsley, NIA,NIH: ‘Rapid and Enhanced Proteolytic Digestion using Electric-Field-oriented Enzyme Reactor’
12/19/2011 Amina Woods, NIDA/NIH: ‘Towards the Cancer Proteome Atlas Using Targeted Clinical Proteomics’
11/14/2011 Robert Hettich, Oak Ridge National Lab: ‘Development of a MS-based proteogenomic approach for characterization of the functions and metabolic activities of the human gut microbiome’
10/17/2011 Josip Blonder, SAIC-Frederick/NCI-Frederick: ‘Towards the Cancer Proteome Atlas Using Targeted Clinical Proteomics’
09/19/2011 Vendor Night
06/20/2011 Post-ASMS Dinner, Poster Session and Presentations by Travel Award Recipients
05/16/2011 Austin Yang; U. Md.: ‘School of Medicine Regulation of global protein stability by altered EGFR signaling’
04/18/2011 Robert J. Cotter: ‘Mass Spectrometry and Epigenetics: Following Changes in Histone Modifications’
03/21/2011 Kevin Schug; The University of Texas at Arlington: ‘Five Years, Three Boys, and Some Analytical Chemistry’
02/28/2011 Sandy Markey; NIH: ‘Mass spectrometry in mental health and neuroscience research’
01/24/2011 Jarrod Marto; Dana Farber Institute, Harvard: ‘Multidimensional Fractionation Strategies for Quantitative Proteomics’
12/13/2010 J. Albert Schultz – Ionwerks: ‘Molecular imaging by coupling sub-monolayer nanocluster matrix implantation, laser microprobe desorption, and Ion-Mobility oTOF-MS’
11/22/2010 Fred Regnier: ‘Affinity Selection As A Means to Increase LC/MS Dimensionality’
10/18/2010 Hui Zhang, JHU-SOM, Dept of Pathology: ‘Mass Spectrometric Analyses of Glycoproteins and Glycans’
09/20/2010 Vendor’s Night
05/17/2010 Jeanette Adams, cancelled
04/19/2010 Nathan Hagan: ‘Applications of MALDI Mass Spectrometry in Homeland Protection, Biodefense, and Forensics’
03/17/2010 Steve Musser: ‘Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry of Intact Proteins’
02/22/2010 Murray Johnston: ‘Aerosol Mass Spectrometry: How it works and what it tells us about the air we breathe’
01/25/2010 Burnaby Munson: ‘Meandering through Mass Spectrometry’
12/14/2009 Jennifer Brodbelt: ‘Development and Applications of Photodissociation for Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry’
11/16/2009 Suzanne Kalb: ‘Detection, Differentiation, and Subtyping of Botulinum Neurotoxins with Mass Spectrometry’
09/14/2009 Richard B. van Breemen: ‘Discovery and Development of Natural Chemoprevention Agents Using LC-MS-MS’
05/18/2009 Bret Cooper: ‘Differential phosphorylation and accumulation of nuclear proteins associated with defense responses in plants’
04/20/2009 Kevin Owens: ‘New Adventures in the MALDI TOFMS Analysis of Bio and Synthetic Polymers’
02/23/2009 Stephen Stein: ‘Tandem Mass Spectral Libraries’
01/26/2009 Xudong Yao: ‘Fragment Ion Mass Defect Labeling (FIMDL) of Peptides for Proteome Analysis’
12/15/2008 Justin Hettick: ‘Discrimination of microorganisms by MALDI-TOFMS’
11/10/2008 Donald F. Hunt: ‘INNOVATIVE MASS SPECTROMETRY TECHNOLOGY FOR THE STUDY OF CELL SIGNALING’
10/20/2008 Dan Fabris: ‘New approaches for performing electrospray ionization mass spectrometry of less than ideal samples’
05/19/2008 Scott Berger: ‘What has LCMSE based protein expression analysis taught us about analyzing complicated protein mixtures’
04/21/2008 Christoph H. Borchers: ‘Novel MS-based Approaches for Structural and Quantitative Proteomics’
03/10/2008 Jennifer Van Eyk: ‘Mitochondria in heart disease: proteomics lead the way’
02/25/2008 Tim Veenstra: ‘Bringing Proteomics and Metabolomics to the Clinic: Challenges and Opportunities’
01/18/2008 Theresa and Kenyon Evans-Nguyen: ‘Mass Spectrometry for Investigations of Mars and MALDI of Protein Arrays on Gold’
12/17/2007 Amina Woods: ‘Sulfation: the ignored post-translational modification and how it is emerging from the shadow of phosphorylation’
11/12/2007 Joshua J. Coon: ‘Implementation of electron transfer dissociation on a hybrid linear ion trap-orbitrap mass spectrometer’
09/17/2007 Miquel Antoine: ‘Rapid Sample Preparation Techniques Combined with Tandem Mass Spectrometry For Protein Detection and Identification’
05/21/2007 Akos Vertes: ‘Atmospheric Pressure IR-MALDI Imaging for Plant Metabolomics’
04/20/2007 John Engen: ‘A place for hydrogen/deuterium exchange in the protein analysis universe’
03/12/2007 Austin Yang: ‘Spray or Not Spray: Using Mass Spectrometry to Address the Roles of Phosphorylation and Ubiquitination in Macromolecular Assembly’
02/12/2007 Murray Johnston: ‘Mass Spectrometry of Airborne Nanoparticles’
01/22/2007 Richard Cole: ‘Fundamentals of Electrospray Mass Spectrometry and its use as a Probe for Peptide-Lipid Hydrophobic Interactions’
12/16/2006 Joseph Zaia: ‘Glycomics of tissue using tandem mass spectrometry’
11/20/2006 Graham Cooks: ‘Miniature and Ambient Mass Spectrometers’
10/25/2006 Peter Scholl: ‘Development and Application of an Isotope Dilution LC-MS Assay for Lysine-AFB1, the Albumin Adduct of Aflatoxin B1 in Human Serum’
05/09/2006 Suzanne Kalb: ‘Mass Spectrometric Detection of Protein Toxins in Biological Samples’
04/21/2006 Robert Hettich: ‘Characterizing Higher-Order Protein Structures and Conformational Changes with Surface Mapping and High-Performance MS’
03/20/2006 James Stephenson: ‘Proteomics-Based Approach for Accelerated Identification of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms and Annotation of Genomic Sequences’
02/23/2006 Steven Hofstaedler: ‘High Throughput Detection, Identification, and Strain Typing of Emerging Bacterial and Viral Pathogens using High Performance Mass Spectrometry of Amplified Nucleic Acids: The TIGER Approach’
01/19/2006 James Laramee: ‘Direct Analysis in Real Time (DART) Mass Spectrometry’
12/12/2005 Yetrib Hathout: ‘Proteomics to Study Age-Related Macular Degeneration’
11/14/2005 Michael Gross: ‘Research in Proteomics: Exploring Protein-Ligand Interactions and Searching for the Peptide Antigen that Causes Type I Diabetes’
10/24/2005 Brian M. Balgley: ‘Proteome Analysis of Microdissected Tumor Tissues Using IEF-LC-ESI-MS/MS’
05/16/2005 Scott McLuckey: ‘Ion/Ion Reactions in Peptide/Protein Mass Spectrometry’
04/04/2005 Amina Woods: ‘Covalent-like Stability of the Arginine-Phosphate Arginine-Glu/Asp Electrostatic Interaction’
03/21/2005 Jennifer Brodbelt: ‘Exploring Molecular Recognition by Mass Spectrometry’
02/24/2005 Peter Scholl: ‘Development of a Quantitative LCMS Method for the Analysis of Aflatoxin B1 Serum Albumin Adducts’
01/20/2005 Haleem J. Issaq: ‘Effective Fractionation and Separation Strategies for Proteomic Analysis’
12/06/2004 Barbara Larsen: ‘LC/MS Methods for Identification and Quantitation of Perfluorinated Materials’
11/15/2004 Carlito Lebrilla
10/18/2004 John Yates: ‘Towards Comprehensive Proteomics of Complexes, Organelles and Cells’
05/05/2004 no meeting
04/26/2004 Fernando Pineda: ‘Bioinformatics for Rapid Microorganism Identification’
03/22/2004 Vladimir Doroshenko: ‘Atmospheric Pressure MALDI MS’
02/23/2004 Steven Musser: ‘Discovery of Specific Protein Biomarkers for the Differentiation of Pathogenic Bacteria’
12/08/2003 Dan Fabris: ‘Topic:FTMS Investigations of Protein-RNA Interactions in HIV-1’
11/17/2003 Alan G. Marshall: ‘Accurate Mass Measurement: Taking Full Analytical Advantage of Nature’s Isotopic Complexity’
10/20/2003 Don Hunt: ‘Analysis Of Differential Protein Expression, the Phosphoproteome, and the Histone Code by Mass Spectrometry’
05/19/2003 Dawn Maynard: ‘Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry’
04/28/2003 Gary Kruppa: ‘A Top-Down Approach to Protein Structural Studies Using Chemical Cross-Linking and Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry’
03/17/2003 Chin-Kai Meng: ‘Electrospray and Nobel Laureate John B. Fenn’
02/10/2003 John Roach: ‘ESI LC/MS/MS Detection and Occurrence of Acrylamide in U.S. Foods’
01/13/2003 Plamen Demirev: ‘Detection of Malaria in Blood by Laser Desorption Mass Spectrometry’
12/16/2002 Keith Vosseler: ‘Use of affinity tags in mass spectrometry based site mapping of O-GlcNAc and O-phosphate, two post-translational modifications involved in signaling’
11/18/2002 Akhilesh Pandy: ‘Global approaches using mass spectrometry to study signal transduction pathways’
10/21/2002 Akos Vertes: ‘Large Ions in Small Droplets: Structure, Morphology and Dynamics’
05/20/2002 Tim Veenstra: ‘Biomedical Proteomics Program at the National Cancer Institute’
04/22/2002 Michael Fitzgerald: ‘A New H/D Exchange- and MALDI Mass Spectrometry-Based Method for Measuring the Thermodynamic Stability of Proteins in Solution’
03/25/2002 Al Yergey: ‘de novo Sequencing of Peptides Using MALDI-TOF/TOF’
02/11/2002 Scott Patterson
01/14/2002 Christine Colvis
12/17/2001 David Muddiman: ‘Nucleic Acid Analysis by High Performance Mass Spectrometry’
11/12/2001 Wayne Bryden: ‘Bioterrorism and the Tiny TOF Project’
10/15/2001 Steve Hofstadler: ‘Applications of High Throughput Mass Spectrometry Affinity Screening and SAR by MS for the Discovery and Design of RNA-Binding Ligands’
04/01/2001 James A. Yergey: ‘The Role of Mass Spectrometry in Discovery Stage Drug Metabolism Studies’
03/01/2001 Amina Woods: ‘A Study of Peptide-peptide Interactions Using various Mass Spectrometric Techniques’
02/01/2001 Murray Johnston: ‘Mass Spectrometry of Individual Airborne Particles’
01/22/2001 Larry Phillips: ‘N-Acetylation of Xenobiotics – A Little History and Some Examples’
12/11/2000 J. Albert Schultz: ‘Time of Flight Recoil Mass Spectrometry for Surface Analysis-Fundamental Science and its Spin-off Technology’
11/15/2000 Ron Orlando: ‘Glycosylation and Non-Covalent Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions’
10/16/2000 Darryl Palmer-Toy
09/18/2000 Martha Vestling
04/17/2000 Joe Zaia: ‘Mass Spectrometry of Proteoglycans and Glycosaminoglycans’
03/20/2000 Michael Guilhaus: ‘Proteomics and Time-of-flight Mass Spectrometry’
02/14/2000 Tim Cornish: ‘Development of Miniature Time-of-flight Mass Spectrometers for Field-Portable and Remote Applications’
01/24/2000 Steve Stein: ‘The NIST/EPA/NIH Mass Spectra Library – Chemical Identification by Mass Spectrometry’
12/13/1999 David Russell: ‘Development of TOF-MS Methods for Identification/Characterization of Complex Peptide/Protein Mixtures’
11/15/1999 M. Arthur Moseley: ‘Fully Automated Nanoscale Capillary LC/MS/MS using a Hybrid Quadrupole/Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer’
10/18/1999 Vivek Navale: ‘Cassini-Huygens’
09/13/1999 Slava Kovtoun
04/12/1999 Mario Geysen
03/15/1999 Ken Busch: ‘Neonates to Neomorphs: Disparate Emphases in Modern Mass Spectrometry’
02/22/1999 John Lennon: ‘Mass Spectrometry Applied to Pharmaceutical Proteomics’
01/25/1999 Richard Vachet: ‘Structural Studies of Metal Complexes Using Ion Molecule Reactions in a Quadrupole Ion Trap’
12/14/1998 Michael Bowers: ‘Conformation of Macromolecules in the Gas Phase:Synthetic and Biopolymers1997’
10/19/1998 Catherine E. Costello: ‘Mass Spectrometry In Glycobiology: Doing More and More With Less and Less’
10/16/1998 Joseph Loo: ‘Protein Sequencing and Noncovalent Complexes by Mass Spectrometry’
10/16/1998 Rachel Ogorzalek Loo: ‘Visualization of the E. Coli Proteome with Mass Spectrometry’
09/15/1998 Marvin Vestal
04/13/1998 Henry Fales
03/16/1998 Jon Amster: ‘ FTICR for Biological Analyses – From Single Proteins to the Proteome’
02/23/1998 Donald Hunt: ‘Chemical Communication Between Cells Trying To Overcome An Infection Or Cancer: Deciphering The Coded Messages By Mass Spectrometry’
01/26/1998 Jon P. DeGnore: ‘Practical Aspects of Quadrupole Ion Traps’
12/15/1997 John Roboz: ‘ Applications Of Mass Spectrometry In Cancer Chemotherapy’
11/17/1997 Daniel P. Little: ‘Toward High Throughput Automated DNA Analysis Using “MALDI on a Chip”’
10/20/1997 Jack Henion: ‘New Strategies for a ‘Smarter’ Approach to LC/MS/MS Analyses’
05/19/1997 Jeffrey A. Kowalak: ‘Characterization of Novel Posttranscriptional and Posttranslational Modifications by Mass Spectrometry’
04/30/1997 James Jorgenson: ‘Capillary Electrophoresis vs. Capillary Liquid Chromatography vs. Capillary Electrochromatography: Which is Best for Coupling to Mass Spectrometry?’
03/17/1997 Xueheng Cheng: ‘Application of Mass Spectrometry in Combinatorial Library Screening’
02/24/1997 Robert J. Anderegg: ‘Large- and Small Molecule Applications of Nano-electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry’
01/27/1997 Alfred Yergey: ‘Preparative Scale Mass Spectrometry: A Brief History of the Calutrons’
12/16/1996 Amina Woods: ‘MALDI-Time of Flight Techniques1995’
11/25/1996 Robert T. McIver: ‘Ultra-high Resolution Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometer for ESI and MALDI Analysis of Biomolecules’
10/21/1996 Steve Martin: ‘Characterization of Protein and Oligonucleotides With Delayed Extraction Matrix-assisted Laser Desorption Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry’
04/08/1996 Gary Siuzdak: ‘Unlocking Basic Biological Processes with Mass Spectrometry’
03/18/1996 Jun Qin: ‘Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry and Its Applications in Biochemistry’
02/26/1996 Peter Todd: ‘Mapping Chemical Distributions in Biologic Tissue by Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry’
01/22/1996 Igor A. Kaltashov: ‘Energetics and Higher Order Structure of Biopolymers in a Solvent-Free Environment’
12/11/1995 James A. Laramee: ‘Tunable Energy (0.03-60 eV) Electron Capture Negative Ion Mass Spectrometry 1994’
11/13/1995 Chrys Wesdemiotis: ‘The Study of Structures and Reactivities by Tandem Mass Spectrometry Methods’
10/16/1995 Vicki Wysocki: ‘Recent Progress in Surface-Induced Dissociation: Fundamental Studies and Applications to Peptide Fragmentation’
05/08/1995 Steven Carr: ‘Detection and Site-Specific Localization of Posttranslational Modifications in Proteins’
04/17/1995 Evan Williams: ‘Biomolecule Structure Elucidation by Tandem Fourier- Transform Mass Spectrometry’
03/20/1995 Nathan Yates: ‘Quadrupole Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry:Instrumentation and Methods for Peptide Sequence Analysis’
02/13/1995 John Fenn: ‘How Ions are Formed from Charged Droplets – A Blend of Fact, Fancy, Fiction and Faith.’
01/23/1995 Wayne Kasprzak: ‘The Pioneer Venus Orbiter Neutral Mass Spectrometer’
12/19/1994 Fred King: ‘Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry: Applications and Fundamentals1993’
11/14/1994 Carolyn J. Cassady: ‘Reactivity and Dissociation of Ions Generated by Electrospray in a Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometer’
10/17/1994 Kimberly Prather: ‘Real Time Single Particle Analysis by Aerosol Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (ATOFMS)’
04/18/1994 Richard D. Smith: ‘Electrospray Ionization and Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance of Large Molecules’
03/14/1994 Hermann Wollnik: ‘Gas Chromatography Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry’
02/14/1994 Robert Cotter: ‘Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry Instrumentation and Biological Applications’
01/24/1994 Scott McLuckey: ‘Cooking Ions with a Radio-wave Oven’
12/13/1993 Veronica M. Bierbaum: ‘Gas Phase Studies of Ion Chemistry and Dynamics’
11/15/1993 Michelle V. Buchanan: ‘Matrix-assisted Laser Desorption FTMS of DNA Adducts’
10/18/1993 Ross Willoughby: ‘The Physics of LC/MS: A Thermodynamic Perspective’
09/20/1993 Mark F. Bean
04/26/1993 Marvin Vestal
03/15/1993 Richard Browner: ‘Successes, Limitations and Future Prospects for Particle Beam LC-MS’
02/08/1993 Gary Glish: ‘The Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer of the 90’s’
01/11/1993 Charles McEwen: ‘Electrospray Ionization – A Solution to Real Problems’
11/16/1992 Charles L. Wilkins: ‘Ultra-High Resolution Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Mass Spectrometry’
10/19/1992 Micael Welch: ‘Analysis of Hair for Drugs of Abuse by GC-MS’
05/01/1992 Akos Vertes
03/01/1992 Vern Reinhold
02/01/1992 Mark Ross
01/01/1992 Simon Gaskell
12/01/1991 Chris Enke
11/01/1991 Jack Henion
10/01/1991 Vicki Wysocki
04/01/1991 Richard Caprioli
03/01/1991 Lynn Lasswell
02/01/1991 Larry Phillips
01/01/1991 Rene de la Rie
12/01/1990 Murray Johnston
11/01/1990 Tom Baer
10/01/1990 Bob Mason
04/01/1990 John Holmes
03/01/1990 Paul Mahaffy
02/01/1990 Sandy Markey
01/01/1990 Don Cooper
11/01/1989 Catherine Fenselau
10/01/1989 John Fenn
04/01/1989 Al Burlingame
03/01/1989 Peter Klein
02/01/1989 Fred Abramson
01/01/1989 Al Yergey
12/01/1988 Hank Fales
11/01/1988 Mel Comisarow
10/01/1988 Yoichi Osawa
04/01/1988 Juergen Grotemeyer
03/01/1988 Ken Korzekwa
02/01/1988 Sharon Lias
01/01/1988 K.H. Chen & L. Chen
12/01/1987 Barbara Larsen
11/01/1987 Ian Jardine
10/01/1987 Bob Cotter
04/01/1987 Jean Futrell
12/01/1986 Al Yergey
11/01/1986 Sue Weintraub
10/01/1986 Don Hunt
04/01/1986 Catherine Fenselau
03/01/1986 Doug Ridge
01/01/1986 Kelsey Cook
12/01/1985 Ed White
11/01/1985 Sandy Markey
10/01/1985 Burnaby Munson
04/01/1985 Jim Yergey
03/01/1985 Dave Martinsen/Ban Song
02/01/1985 Dean Fetterolf
01/01/1985 Dan Liberato
12/01/1984 Campana/Ross/Doyle/Freas
11/01/1984 Hank Fales
10/01/1984 Bob Cotter
04/01/1984 Mike Mautner
03/01/1984 Dave Millington
02/01/1984 Mike Gross
01/01/1984
12/01/1983 George Preti
11/01/1983 Burnaby Munson
10/01/1983 Jack Fassett
04/01/1983 Blair Fraser
03/01/1983 Tom Baillie
02/01/1983 Pat Callary
01/01/1983 Peter Roller
11/01/1982 Jim Kelley
10/01/1982 Fred Abramson/Sandy Markey
05/01/1982 Gary Byrd
04/01/1982 Mike Harvey
03/01/1982 Charles Magee
02/01/1982 John Strong

Past WBMSDG Chairs

pre-1973: ?
1973-1977: Henry Fales (NIH) and Catherine Fenselau (JHU)
1977-1979(?): Sandy Markey (NIH) and Harry Hertz (NBS)
January 1982-December 1982: Michael Welch (NBS) and James Kelley (NCI/NIH)
January 1983-December 1983: Michael Welch (NBS) and James Kelley (NCI/NIH)
January 1984-December 1984: Pat Callery (U. MD.) and Joe Campana (NRL)
January 1985-December 1985: Pat Callery (U. MD.) and Joe Campana (NRL)
January 1986-December 1986: Jim Yergey (NIH) and Mark Ross (NRL)
January 1987-December 1987: Jim Yergey (NIH) and Mark Ross (NRL)
January 1988-December 1988: Robert Cotter (JHU) and John Strong (FDA)
January 1989-December 1989: Robert Cotter (JHU) and John Strong (FDA)
January 1990-December 1990: Hee-Yong Kim (NIH) and Jim Sphon (FDA)
January 1991-December 1991: Hee-Yong Kim (NIH) and Jim Sphon (FDA)
January 1992-December 1992: Steve Musser (NIH/FDA) and Martha Vestling (Hopkins)
January 1993-December 1993: Steve Musser (NIH/FDA) and Martha Vestling (Hopkins)
January 1994-December 1994: John Callahan (NRL) and Lew Pannell (NIH/NIDDK)
January 1995-December 1995: John Callahan (NRL) and Lew Pannell (NIH/NIDDK)
January 1996-December 1996: John Callahan (NRL) and Jack Simpson (NIH)
January 1997-December 1997: Jack Simpson (NIH) and Joe Zaia (Osiris Pharmaceuticals) : Travel Award initiated in May 1997
January 1998-December 1998: Joe Zaia (Osiris Pharma) and Akos Vertes (George Washington U.)
January 1999-December 1999: Akos Vertes (GWU) and Amina Woods (JHU)
January 2000-December 2000: Amina Woods (JHU) and Dan Fabris (UMBC Chem)
January 2001-December 2001: Dan Fabris (UMBC Chem) and Larry Phillips (NCI)
January 2002-December 2002: Larry Phillips (NCI) and Robert Cole (JHU, School of Med.)
January 2003-December 2003: Robert Cole (JHU, School of Med.) and Christine Colvis (NIDA/NIH)
January 2004-December 2004: Christine Colvis (NIDA/NIH) and Plamen Demirev (JHU-APHL)
January 2005-December 2005: Plamen Demirev (JHU-APHL) and Tracie Williams (FDA)
January 2006-December 2006: Tracie Williams (FDA) and Dr. Yetrib Hathout (Children’s National Medical Center)
January 2007-December 2007: Yetrib Hathout (Children’s National Medical Center) and Peter Scholl (JHU, School of Public Health)
January 2008-August 2008: Peter Scholl (JHU, School of Public Health) and Miquel Antoine (JHU APL)
September 2008-August 2009: Miquel Antoine (JHU APL) and Alexander Gapeev (UMBC)
September 2009-August 2010: Alexander Gapeev (UMBC) and Berk Oktem (MassTech, Inc)
September 2010-August 2011: Berk Oktem (MassTech, Inc) and Shelley Jackson (NIDA/NIH)
September 2011-August 2012: Shelley Jackson (NIDA/NIH) and Peter Nemes (FDA/CDRH)
September 2012-August 2013: Peter Nemes (FDA/CDRH) and Christopher Crutchfield (NICHD)
September 2013-August 2014: Christopher Crutchfield (NICHD) and Asher Newsome (NRL)
September 2014-August 2015: Asher Newsome (NRL) and Jace Jones (U. MD School of Pharm.)
September 2015-August 2016: Jace Jones (U. MD School of Pharm.) and Katherine Fiedler (FDA)
September 2016-August 2017: Katherine Fiedler (FDA) and Stefani Thomas (JHU, School of Med)
September 2017-August 2018: Stefani Thomas (JHU, School of Med) and Yan Wang (U. MD.)
September 2018-August 2019: Yan Wang (U. MD.) and Meghan Burke (NIST)
September 2019-August 2020: Meghan Burke (NIST) and Zongming Fu (GSK)
September 2020-August 2021: Zongming Fu (GSK) and Casey Daniels (AstraZeneca)
September 2021-August 2022: Casey Daniels (AstraZeneca) and Dapeng Chen (Zeteo Tech)
September 2022-August 2023: Dapeng Chen (Zeteo Tech) and Andy Qi (NIH)

Past WBMSDG Officers
John Callahan, Secretary 1990s-2016
John Roach, Treasurer 1990s-2000s
Alexei Gapeev, Treasurer 2010-2016
Berk Oktem, Treasurer 2016-2020

Past WCDG Speakers
Past WCDG Speakers

April 17, 2023 – Joint meeting with WBMSDG at Shimadzu Center in Columbia, MD
Ina Nemet, Cleveland Clinic; Dissecting gut microbial metabolic pathways in cardiometabolic diseases by mass spectrometry-based metabolic approaches
March 29, 2023 – at Alfio’s Trattoria, Chevy Chase, MD
Denise Heyburn, Waters; Discover Intuitive Simplicity in HPLC
February 22, 2023 – Joint meeting with CASSS DC DG at IBBR in Rockville, MD
Haibin Luo, AstraZeneca; Formation of transient highly-charged mAb clusters strengthens interactions with host cell proteins and results in poor clearance of host cell proteins during downstream processing
Kamiyar Rezvani, AstraZeneca; Leveraging Light Chain Binding Avidity for Control of Mispaired Byproducts During Capture of Bispecific Antibodies
November 16, 2022 – Jon DeGnore, Mobilion Systems Inc.; Tackling the Glycan Isomer Challenge for BioTherapeutics with MOBIE
Mercedes Taylor, UMD; Porous Materials for Aqueous Ion Capture
Sep 21, 2022 – Ling Hao, George Washington University; Advancing LC-MS-based proteomic and metabolomic techniques to understand neurological disorders
Jun 19-23, 2022 – WCDG sponsored HPLC 2022, the International Symposium and Exposition on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques, held in San Diego, CA. WCDG provided the mariachi band at the opening ceremony. WCDG Georges Guiochon Student Award winner Leena Pade gave an oral presentation and was co-chair for sessions, and winner Jie Li presented a poster and assisted with operations at HPLC 2022. Congratulations and thank you to Leena and Jie!
May 18, 2022 – Erik Regalado, Merck Research Laboratories, Merck; Enantioselective UHPLC Screening Combined with In Silico Modeling for Streamlined Development of Ultrafast Enantiopurity Assays
Leena Pade, UMD, 2022 recipient of the WCDG Georges Guiochon Student Award;Deep Proteomics to Uncover Heterogeneity from Limited Embryonic Tissues Using Enhanced Separation Technology
Apr 18, 2022 – Joint meeting with WBMSDG
Glen P. Jackson, West Virginia University; Hair Reveals what People Conceal: Biometric Traits from the Chemical Analysis of Human Hair
Mar 16, 2022 – Pawel Jaruga, NIST; Mass Spectrometry Measurements of Oxidatively-Induced DNA Damage
Feb 15, 2022 – Joint with CASSS DC Discussion Group
Dwight Stoll, Gustavus Adolphus College; Recent advances in multi-dimensional liquid chromatography for biopharmaceutical analysis
Sid Parasnavis, AstraZeneca; Insights into the purification of bispecific antibodies on multimodal systems
Ben Niu, AstraZeneca; Towards improved methods consistency: artifacts observed during peptide mapping, HPLC fractionation, and the mitigation strategies
Jan 19, 2022 – Leah G. Dodson, UMD; Ion Source Development for Radiative Association Kinetics Experiments
Nov 17, 2021 – Robert D’Ippolito, NCI Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research; Refining the N-Termini of the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein and Its Discrete Receptor-Binding Domain
Oct 20, 2021 – Elyssia Gallagher, Baylor University; Rapid H/D exchange-mass spectrometry for the analysis of glycans
Sep 15, 2021 – Tongtong Xu, USP; Detection of undeclared sweeteners in steviol glycosides by LC/MS
May 19, 2021 – Roland F. Hirsch; How Analytical Chemistry, and especially Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry, is enabling progress in understanding climate
Apr 19, 2021 – Stefani Thomas, University of Minnesota; Beyond the BRCA genes: A proteome-centric view of high-grade serous ovarian cancer
Feb 17, 2021 – Nicholas Snow, Seton Hall University; GC in the 21st Century: Re-thinking Basic GC Ideas and Assumptions That We Grew Up With
Jan 20, 2021 – Camille Lombard-Banek, NIST-IBBR; Building a DIA-based Proteomic Workflow for the Characterization of CAR T-cell Therapies
Dec 16, 2020 – Kim Haynes, Waters Corporation; ACQUITY PREMIER: Precision Chemistries for Particles and Surfaces
Nov 18, 2020 – Geoffrey Dubrow, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition; A Survey of Cannabinoids in Hemp-Derived Products from the United States Marketplace
Oct 21, 2020 – Nadja B. Cech, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Challenges and Opportunities in Transitioning from Targeted to Untargeted Analysis in Small Molecule Mass Spectrometry
Sep 16, 2020 – Asif Shajahan, University of Georgia; How advanced mass spectrometry can guide the therapeutic interventions against SARS-CoV-2
Apr 20, 2020 – Ben Neely, NIST; Sea lions and bats and humans, oh my! How to explore mammalian serum proteomes
Feb 19, 2020 – Jie Li, UMD; LC-HRMS Based Metabolomic Analysis of Neural-Tissue Fated Cell Clones from Developing Xenopus laevis Embryos
Alexander Zestos, American University; LC-MS/MS Method for Neurochemical Detection in Biological Samples
Jan 15, 2020 – Ed Sisco, NIST; Utilizing Trace Drug Residues in the Forensic Analysis of Opioids
Dec 18, 2019 – Hugh Hayes, NIST; Method development for the quantitation of key analytes in environmental extracts and botanical dietary supplementation reference materials
Nov 14, 2019 – Lane C. Sander, NIST; Stationary Phase Architecture and Molecular Shape Differentiation in Liquid Chromatography
Oct 16, 2019 – Paulina Piotrowski, NIST; Characterizing the Gut Microbiome
Sep 18, 2019 – Annual Poster Session & Vendor Exhibition at Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center, Rockville, MD
Congratulations to Jie Li from University of Maryland for winning the Guiochon Student Award for his poster titled “Metabolic Characterization of Cell Clones in X. laevis Embryos by HPLC-MS”.
May 15, 2019 – Horacio Pappa (USP) and Fadi Alkhateeb (Waters); Method Lifecycle Management
Apr 15, 2019 – Catherine Fenselau, University of Maryland; Biological Mass Spectrometry: Observations on its Evolution
Mar 13, 2019 – William Craig Byrdwell, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, USDA; Comprehensive Multi-Dimensional Chromatography with Quadruple Parallel Mass Spectrometry for Fat-Soluble Vitamins and Triacylglycerols
Feb 27, 2019 – Erika Portero, University of Maryland College Park; Capillary Electrophoresis Mass Spectrometry for Microanalysis of Proteins and Metabolites in the Developing Vertebrate Embryo
Jan 16, 2019 – James P. Grinias, Rowan University; Increasing Throughput for Pharmaceutical and Bioanalytical Methods Using UHPLC
Dec 12, 2018 – Perry Wang, FDA; Identification and Quantitation of 16 PAHs in Tattoo Inks by UHPLC-APPI-MS/MS with Scheduled Selected Reaction Monitoring
Nov 14, 2018 – Andre Striegel, NIST; Multi-detector Hydrodynamic Chromatography of Colloids and Polymers
Lucas Kimerer, University of Virginia, 2018 recepient of the Georges Guiochon Student Award
Oct 11, 2018 – Melissa Phillips, NIST; Application of Chromatography in the Development of Reference Materials for Foods and Dietary Supplements
Sep 19, 2018 – Annual Poster Session & Vendor Exhibition at Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center
Congratulations to our student poster winner Lucas Kimerer (University of Virginia). He will receive a travel award to attend HPLC 2019 in Milan, Italy, and he will give short oral presentation at a future WCDG meeting.
May 29 to August 2, 2018 – HPLC 2018 at Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC
WCDG sponsored the musical entertainment for the opening ceremony and reception. During the opening ceremony, The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band delighted conference attendees with jazz numbers inspired by various regions around the world to celebrate the international community of separation scientists gathered for HPLC 2018. During the evening reception, attendees were serenaded with a vocalist and guitarist. WCDG also congratulates Associate Professor Peter Nemes of UMD for receiving the Georges Guiochon Faculty Award.
May 16, 2018 – Ira Lurie, George Washington University; Recent Developments in the Analysis of Emerging Drugs
Apr 16, 2018 – Melanie Downs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; MS Analysis of Food Allergens: Just Another Proteomics Application or a Whole New Kettle of Fis
Mar 14, 2018 – Mark R. Schure, Kroungold Analytical, Inc., Blue Bell, PA; Multidimensional separations in three and higher dimensions
Sarah Gao, 2017 recepient of the Georges Guiochon Student Award
Feb 15, 2018 – Chunlei Wang, MedImmune; Efficient peak identification for hydrophobic interaction chromatographic separations by 2DLC/MS
Hangu Nam, 2017 recepient of the Georges Guiochon Student Award
Jan 17, 2018 – David Muddiman, North Carolina State University; Innovations in Mass Spectrometry Platform Technologies for Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Research and High Throughput Screening
Dec 6, 2017 – Joseph Zaia, Boston University; How to assign protein site-specific glycosylation
Nov 15, 2017 – Gary Mallard, NIST; Automating GC/MS Analysis – Or at least making it a little easier
Oct 18, 2017 – John Hanover, NIDDK, NIH, Bethesda, MD; A Little Sugar goes a Long Way: O-GlcNAc in human disease
Sep 20, 2017 – Annual Poster Session & Vendor Exhibition at Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Congratulations to our student poster winners Sarah Gao (IBBR) and Hangu Nam (Virginia Tech). They will receive travel awards to attend HPLC 2018, and they will give short oral presentations at a future WCDG meeting.
Aug 22-23, 2017 – Short Course: Capillary Electrophoresis Workshop; Instructor Brandon Bates, Sciex
May 17, 2017 – Christian Wolf, Georgetown University; Chromatographic and Spectroscopic Analysis of Chiral Compounds
Apr 19, 2017 – Walter B Wilson, NIST; Liquid and gas chromatographic retention behavior of polycyclic aromatic compounds on stationary phases of different selectivities
Rosemary Onjiko & Erika Portero, 2016 Student Poster Honorable Mentions
Mar 27, 2017 – Robert N. Cole, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Adventures of Capillary Electrophoresis in Proteomics from Top-down to Bottom-up
Feb 15, 2017 – Peter Nemes, George Washington University; Capillary Electrophoresis Mass Spectrometry for Understanding Early Vertebrate Embryonic Development One Cell at a Time
Sam Choi, 2016 Georges Guiochon Student Award recepient
Jan 18, 2017 – Abigail Turner, NIST; The NISTmAb: Capillary Electrophoresis-based Characterization and Life Cycle Management
Nov 17, 2016 – Mark L. Miller, FBI Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit; Challenges in Forensic Separations
Oct 19, 2016 – Trina Formolo, NIST; Considerations for Optimization of Multi-Attribute Peptide Mapping Protocols
Sep 21, 2016 – Annual Open House & Poster Session at North Bethesda Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
Congratulations to Sam Choi, our 2016 winner of the Georges Guiochon travel award for best student poster!
Sam Choi from George Washington University won the award for his outstanding poster on “CE-nanoESI-MS for Untargeted Proteomic Characterization of Single Embryonic Cells and Small Neuron Populations”. He will receive complementary travel to a separations-related conference of his choice. Congratulations, Sam!. Honorable Mentions were Erika Portero and Rosemary Onjiko from George Washington University.
May 18, 2016 – Milton L. Lee, Brigham Young University; Compact Capillary LC Separations
Apr 11, 2016 – Stephen E. Stein, Director of NIST Mass Spectrometry Data Center, Mass Spectral Libraries of Everything
Feb 17, 2016 – Robert diTargiani, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense; Analytical Methods for the Verification of Human Exposure to the Chemical Warfare Agents
Jan 20, 2016 – Steve J. Lehotay, USDA-ARS Eastern Regional Research Center (ERRC); Improving the quality of chromatographic peak integration and analytical results without human review in multi-analyte high-throughput methods
Dec 16, 2015 – Ronald E. Majors, LCGC North America; Top Ten HPLC/UPLC Column Myths
Nov 18, 2015 – Claude R Mallet, Waters; Optimized Workflow for Metabolite Identification using 3D LC/MS/MS
Jason Reck, University of Virginia
Oct 21, 2015 – Irving W. Wainer, Mitchell Woods Pharmaceuticals; The adventures of a bioanalytical chemist in the never-never land of antidepressants: Finding a way out of the “ketamine paradigm”
Sep 17, 2015 – Annual Poster Session at Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Jason Reck (University of Virginia) is the recipient of the Georges Guiochon Student Travel Award to attend 2016 HPLC Conference in San Francisco. Camille Lombard-Banek (George Washington Univeristy) received Honorable Mention and a $500 award for travel.
May 20, 2015 – Jianghao Sun, Food Composition and Method Development Lab Beltsville Human Nutrition Center, USDA-ARS; Fingerprinting and Metabolomics for Botanical Authentication and Identification of Dietary Biomarkers
Apr 15, 2015 – Matthew C. Crowe, The Dow Chemical Company; Multidimensional Liquid Separations Coupled to Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry for the Analysis of Complex Polymers
Mar 10, 2015 – Chromatography Community Mixer at PittCon, Generations Hall, New Orleans, LA
Feb 11, 2015 – Rabih Jabbour, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center; Utilization of a Mass Spectrometry Proteomics Method for Detection of Biological Agents and Toxins in Complex Matrices
Jan 21, 2015 – Jeffrey W. Hudgens, NIST; Hydrogen-Deuterium Exchange Mass Spectrometry: A Valuable Tool for the Biopharmaceutical Industry
Dec 17, 2014 – Bill LaCourse, University of Maryland Baltimore County; Adventures in Analysis: New Approaches to Old Problems
Nov 12, 2014 – Abul Hussam, George Mason University; Measurement of Noncovalent Association and Partitioning of Volatile Solutes by Equilibrium Headspace Gas Chromatography: Applications in Solvent Extraction, Surfactants, and Nanoparticles
October 21, 2014 – One of our most prestigious members has passed away today. Georges Guiochon, a previous WCDG President, was 83 years old and still working at UT Knoxville until the day before he entered intensive care on October 7. Arrangements are underway for Memorials to be held in Paris, Buffalo, and UT Knoxville. With warmest regards from another previous WCDG President, Lois Ann Beaver, surviving spouse of Georges Guiochon. A remembrance from Journal of Chromatography A: www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-chromatography-a/news/professor-georges-guiochon-1931-2014-passed-away-on-october/
Oct 15, 2014 – Peter Nemes, George Washington University; Metabolic Analysis of Single Cells in Embryos by Mass Spectrometry
May 21, 2014 – Theodore Juarez, Uniformed Services University; Inter-variability of INFICON HAPSITE ER Instruments (man-portable Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer) operated with Manufacturer Provided Calibration Curves
Apr 14, 2014 – Maureen Kane, University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy; The use of fast HPLC multiplexing MRM3 for retinoic acid quantitation in complex matrices
March 4, 2014 – Pittcon Mixer at Buddy Guy’s Legends, Chicago, IL
March 19, 2014 – Trina Formolo, NIST; Resolution of Sialylated Glycopeptides Using a Pentafluorophenylpropyl (PFP) Stationary Phase
Feb 12, 2014 – Fabrice Gritti, University of Tennessee; Importance and constraints of the recent progress made in column and instrument technologies for accurate sample quantification by HPLC
Dec 11, 2013 – Isiah Warner, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; GUMBOS: Tunable Materials for Biomedical Applications
Nov 13, 2013 – Tony Brand, Agilent Technologies; Do we really know what the left and right are up to? Supercritical Fluid Chromatography is now the tool to tell, with some help from an MS
Oct 23, 2013 – Benjamin Place, NIST; Multi-Dimensional Chromatography as a Quantitative Tool
Sep 18, 2013 – Annual Open House and Poster Session at Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
May 22, 2013 – Christopher Okunji, USP; High Speed Counter-Current Chromatography: An Efficient Technique for Large-Scale Isolation of Pharmacopeia Reference Standards
Apr 15, 2013 – Michael Boyne, FDA; Modern Analytics for the Analysis of Complex Drug Products: Physicochemical Characterization using MS
Feb 20, 2013 – Andrew Alpert, PolyLC; Advantages of HILIC and ERLIC for Proteomics
Jan 16, 2013 – Kevin Siek, LECO Corporation; Sharpening Chromatographic and Spectral Resolution to Reveal More in Metabolomic, Food Safety, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dec 12, 2012 – Jeff Rohrer, Thermo Fisher Scientific; Ion Chromatography for Pharmaceuticals
Nov 13, 2012 – Len Sidisky, Supelco; Advances in Ionic Liquid Stationary Phases for Capillary Gas Chromatography
Oct 11, 2012 – Jessica Reiner, NIST; Temporal and Spatial Trends of Current-use and Legacy Persistent Organic Pollutants in Marine Mammals
Sep 12, 2012 – Annual Open House & Poster Session
May 16, 2012 – Pierluigi DelMonte, Office of Regulatory Science Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA; Investigation of comprehensive LCxLC for the separation of phytochemicals in dietary supplements
Apr 18, 2012 – Mark Lowenthal, NIST; Developing LC-MS methods for qualitative characterization of NIST Standard Reference Materials
Mar 21, 2012 – John Van Antwerp, Waters Corporation; Fundamentals and Advancements in Analytical SFC
Feb 15, 2012 – Rick Lake and Ty Kahler, Restek Corporation; Characterizing Stationary Phase Selectivity – A Practical Look at Column Selection
Jan 18, 2012 – Ruin Moaddel, National Institute on Aging, NIH; Bioaffinity Chromatography: The Study of Drug-Protein and Protein-Protein Interactions
Nov 16, 2011 – Cynthia Tyburczy, Ph.D., FDA-CFSAN; Covalent Adduct Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry for the Identification of Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Double Bond Configuration
Apr 20, 2011 – Manuela Gradl, NIST; Walking on Ceilings: Chemistry of Insect Adhesion to Various Surfaces
Jacolin Murray, NIST; Field Sampling and Detection Using a Novel Portable Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer
Mar 21, 2011 – Kevin Schug, University of Texas Arlington; Five Years, Three Boys, and Some Analytical Chemistry
Feb 16, 2011 – Lane Sander, NIST; Order and Disorder in Chromatography

Past WCDG Presidents and Program Chairs

2022-2023: President, Nicole Lock; Program Chair, Joe Czekner
2021-2022: President, Kyle Anderson; Program Chair, Rodell Barrientos
2020-2021: President, Camille Lombard-Banek; Program Chair, Rodell Barrientos
2019-2020: President, Kyle Anderson; Program Chair, Walter Brent Wilson
2018-2019: President, Kyle Anderson; Program Chair, Walter Brent Wilson
2017-2018: President, Kyle Anderson; Program Chair, M. Lorna De Leoz
2016-2017: President, Claire Chisolm; Program Chair, Kyle Anderson
2015-2016: President, Jonathan Edelman; Program Chair, Ashraf Khan
2014-2015: President, Jonathan Edelman; Program Chair, Ashraf Khan
2013-2014: President, Jonathan Edelman; Program Chair, Claire Chisolm
2012-2013: President, Jonathan Edelman; Program Chair, Jonathan Edelman