This year, a new conference will occur during Lab Technology 2024: Analytical Solutions, which is all about Inventing the Future of Analytical Sciences. The keynote speaker of the Congress Analytical Solutions is Prof. Dr. Ron M.A. Heeren. With his high function as a Professor and Limburg chair and director of the Maastricht MultiModal Molecular Imaging Insitute, we are honored to welcome Prof. Dr. Heeren to Analytical Solutions. In this news item, you will read more information about the lecture.

Ron Heeren

Ron Heeren

Title Lecure: Mass Spectrometry Innovations in Spatial Biology

A summary: Modern molecular analytical technologies in the “omics” arena plays a crucial role in many scientific disciplines ranging from material sciences to clinical diagnostics. Technological advances have increased methodological sensitivity allowing researchers to acquire multiple levels of ‘omics’ information from smaller and smaller samples. The biggest challenge is to put that concerted information in the context of the problem the samples originate from. This lecture describes how innovative “omics” & imaging technologies, based on mass spectrometric innovations have impacted translational research. Or: how a mass spectrometer can be used as a sensitive and selective molecular microscope in spatial biology.

More about the speaker: Prof. Dr. Ron M.A. Heeren obtained a PhD degree in technical physics in 1992 at the University of Amsterdam on plasma-surface interactions. He started to work on molecular imaging instrumentation and its applications as a research group leader at FOM-AMOLF, Amsterdam. From 2001 to 2019, he was a professor at the chemistry faculty of Utrecht University lecturing on the physical aspects of biomolecular mass spectrometry. In 2014 he started as distinguished professor and Limburg Chair at Maastricht University. He is the founder and scientific director of M4i, the Maastricht MultiModal Molecular Imaging Institute on the Brightlands Maastricht Health campus. He was awarded the prestigious 2019 Physics Valorization prize by the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research, NWO, and the 2020 Thomson Medal of the International Mass Spectrometry Foundation. In 2021 he was elected as a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, KNAW.

We are excited to welcome the keynote speaker at the Analytical Solutions conference. This conference will take place on May 28th, 2024 in Reehorst, Ede.

You can register via this link.

Register now for participation in the conference. We look forward to seeing you on May 28 in Ede!