First Institution in India Recognised by Waters Centers of Innovation Program

LCGC Europe eNews

LCGC Europe eNews-04-12-2013, Volume 0, Issue 0

Waters (Massachusetts, USA) has announced the selection of the St John?s Research Institute (SJRI)(Bangalore, India) ? known for its proteomics research ? for it?s Centers of Innovation program. St John?s is the first research institution in India to join the programme.

Waters (Massachusetts, USA) has announced the selection of the St John’s Research Institute (SJRI)(Bangalore, India) — known for its proteomics research — for it’s Centers of Innovation program. St John’s is the first research institution in India to join the programme.

The SJRI is part of the St John’s Academy of Health Sciences, specifically focused on the improvement of population health. Directed by Amit Kumar Mandal, professor of molecular medicine and clinical proteomics, the center has a reputation for research into blood disorders.

Mandal, as a physical chemist interested in molecular structure, became interested in mass spectrometry in 2005 when encouraged by his professor. "The boss is always right I guess," he said. "I did an internet search and found the citation report for Prof. John Fenn's paper on electrospray mass spectrometry of large molecules. The citation index growth of this paper convinced everyone that electrospray mass spectrometry was an important breakthrough in science. So I gradually started learning about mass spectrometry. It's made all the difference."

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