wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/jms Journal of MASS Volume 53 Number 6 June 2018 SPECTROMETRY Cover story (wileyonlinelibrary.com) DOI 10.1002/jms.4001 The ongoing evolution of laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry: Some observations on current trends and future directions By Manikandan Muthu, Sechul Chun, Hui‐Fen Wu, Mark W. Duncan and Judy Gopal Pages 525 – 540 The full featured article is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jms.4083/pdf The special feature in this issue of the Journal explores trends, challenges and opportunities in the broad area of laser desorption/ ionization (LDI) mass spectrometry. The authors discuss the potential of novel sample application strategies and modifications to the plate surface to take LDI to another level. Although adaptations of this type have been around almost as long as LDI itself, they have had a checkered past, and until now have not been widely adopted, either by end‐users or instrument manufacturers. Muthu and colleagues suggest that this will soon change. A rapidly expanding array of modifications, made possible through advances in surface engineering and nanotechnology, are now poised to change the way we think about and practice LDI mass spectrometry. Authors’ biographies Manikandan Muthu, Dr Manikandan Muthu received his bachelors, masters and Ph.D degrees from the University of Madras, India and pursued his post-doctoral research at Agricultural Biotechnology research centre, Academia Sinica, Taiwan in 2010 on identifying the molecular sensors involved in size mediated cell cycle regulation on the unicellular model organism Chlamydomonas. Later in 2011, he joined Professor Wu’s lab in NSYSU, Taiwan as postdoctoral researcher where he worked on nano platform assisted MALDI Mass spectrometry for the analysis of various biomolecules from bacterial, plant and animal tissues/cells. He has also worked with Professor Pradeep Thalapil in Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India on the direct identification of plant based medicinal compounds from plant tissues using DESI MS platform. He is currently working as Assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health Science, Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea. His key interest lies within the area of developing novel mass spectrometric methods for the early detection of various human diseases. Sechul Chun, Dr Sechul Chun is a Professor of Department of Environmental Health Science at Konkuk University. He received his BS degree (1989) in agronomy at Konkuk University, the MS degree (1993) in plant pathology at University of Arkansas and PhD degree (1997) in plant pathology at Louisiana State University. He has published in: Phytopathology, Scientific Reports, Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, RSC Advances, Food Chemistry, Microbiological Research, Plant Biology, Journal of Microbiology, Crop Protection, Plant Disease, Tissue and Organ Culture and Mycobiology. His research interests include nanoscience, drug delivery, biological control of plant pathogen, cloning of plant pathogen resistant gene and SNP analysis and microbial control of plant pathogen. Hui-Fen Wu, Dr Hui-Fen Wu is a distinguished professor at National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. She obtained her PhD degree from University of Texas at Austin, USA (1994) followed by postdoctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley (1994-1996). She joined Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taiwan, as an Associate Professor (1996-2001) and professor (2001 – 2006). In 2006, she joined the Chemistry Department of National Sun Yat-Sen University as a senior Professor. Her research work focuses on applications of nanomaterials for biomedicine including drug delivery for photo-thermal treatment of cancer and neurological diseases. She is actively involved in the development of biosensors and serves as an editorial board member in various international journals. She is an honorary member in the review committee for the Expensive Instrument Center, Ministry of Science and Technology & Food and Drug administration of Taiwan. She is the recipient of the 2017 Marque’s life time achievement, 2016 outstanding academic award and 2014 outstanding paper award of Taiwan Chemical Sensor Society & the Pride of the Nation Inventor & Academic Award in 2012. She has published over 220 scientific papers, 16 book chapters and has 7 patents. Mark W. Duncan, Dr Mark W. Duncan recently joined Target Discovery Inc, Palo Alto, CA, as Director, Applications Development & Scientific Affairs. He is also a Visiting Professor, Department of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO. He received his B.Sc. (Hons) in chemistry from UNSW, Sydney, Australia and undertook his Ph.D. in chemistry & neurosciences at the Garvan Institute, also in Sydney. He was a Fogerty Fellow at the NIH. His research interests include MALDI mass spectrometry, particularly its quantitative and clinical applications. Judy Gopal, Dr Judy Gopal completed her PhD in the Corrosion Science and Technology Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, India. Subsequently she worked as a Visiting Scientist, Materials Development Laboratory of the same institute. She has worked as a National Science Council post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Chemistry, National Sun Yat Sen University Taiwan and at Biotechnology Department, IIT, Madras, India. Currently she is an Assistant Professor, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea. Judy is an interdisciplinary scientist who began her career as a biologist, later obtained her PhD in materials science, and subsequently pursued her post-doctoral studies in analytical chemistry. Her current work is focused on manipulating nanotechnological interactions in microbiology and cancer biology. She has more than 70 publications covering areas such as biology, materials science, analytical chemistry and medicine. Judy has received several both young achiever and technical excellence awards.
Journal of Mass Spectrometry (Incorp Biological Mass Spectrometry) – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2018
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