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Proteome award

September 14, 2011

Dr Alexander Makarov, Thermo Fisher Scientific director of global research for life sciences mass spectrometry, has received the first HUPO Science and Technology Award from the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) at the HUPO 2011 10th World Congress in Geneva, Switzerland.

Dr Alexander Makarov, Thermo Fisher Scientific director of global research for life sciences mass spectrometry, has received the first HUPO Science and Technology Award from the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) at the HUPO 2011 10th World Congress in Geneva, Switzerland. The award honours Dr Makarov’s principal role in developing the Orbitrap mass analyser.

“We are extremely pleased to see Alexander receive this award, and we are grateful to HUPO for recognizing him in this way,” said Greg Herrema, senior vice president and president, analytical instruments group, Thermo Fisher Scientific. “We are proud of the contributions that Orbitrap mass spectrometers have made to scientific knowledge in proteomics, metabolomics, metabolism and many other fields, and Alexander continues to play an important role in the advancement of Orbitrap technology.”

Dr Makarov, who has authored more than 40 papers and holds more than 40 patents worldwide, first presented the Orbitrap mass analyser in a paper published in 2000. Orbitrap-based mass spectrometers are reported to offer performance that was previously only available from Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance (FT-ICR) mass spectrometers, enabling more widespread use of ultra-high resolution and high mass accuracy instrumentation.

For more information about the technology and mass spectrometers visit www.planetorbitrap.com