Awards

The Royal Society of Chemistry's Joseph Black Award

Organizers
Rebecca Brodie, Royal Society of Chemistry

Titles
01:30 PM   Introductory Remarks -
01:35 PM   Presentation
01:40 PM   Through the Looking-Glass, and What Amino Acids Found There
02:15 PM   Evolutionary Metallomics
02:50 PM   Development of Targeted Metaproteomic Method for Studies of Ocean Metabolism and Change
03:25 PM   Recess
03:40 PM   Interrogation of PTMs in C. Reinhardtii via MS-Based Proteomics Approaches
04:15 PM   Dissecting Protein Complexes in the Gas-Phase: From Top-Down Sequencing to Collision Induced Unfolding


Overview
Dr. Kirsty Penkman, University of York, United Kingdom, will receive the 2017 Royal Society of Chemistry's Joseph Black Award at Pittcon 2017.

Kirsty completed her Chemistry degree at the University of Oxford before moving to Newcastle for a PhD in geochemistry. Now a Senior Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry at York, her focus is on the analysis of proteins: their pathways of degradation, methods for their detection, and how these molecules can inform us of an organism's life and death history. Since her PhD she has been working on a dating method that covers the last 3 million years, a time period critical for our understanding of climate change and human evolution. She runs the NERC-recognised amino acid dating facility (NEaar), and has received prizes from the Quaternary Research Association (2008 Lewis Penny Medal), the Geological Society (2010 Lyell Fund award) and the Leverhulme Trust (2012 Philip Leverhulme Prize).

This session is a journey using proteomics to understand the past and present and solve future global challenges. Starting with the analysis of proteins, their degradation processes and how this can be applied to the fields of earth and archaeological sciences. It continues with research focussing on isotope geochemistry/biomarkers as well as looking at the interactions between metals and microbial life using proteomic technologies. Following this is research using mass spectrometry techniques to analyse proteins and solve modern day challenges in bioengineering, genomics and medicine.