Invited speakers

Catherine E. Costello is Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Chemistry at Boston University. She is the Founding Director of the BU School of Medicine Center for Biomedical Mass Spectrometry. Her research addresses the development and application of MS-based methods for investigation of protein post-translational modifications, protein folding disorders, cardiovascular disease, glycobiology and bioactive lipids. She has authored about 300 scientific papers. She is Vice President of the International Mass Spectrometry Foundation and a member of the US-HUPO Board. She is the Immediate Past-President of HUPO and was President of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry in 2002-04.

She is currently a member of the Council of the American Chemical Society (ACS), several editorial boards, and academic and institutional advisory committees in the US and Europe. She received the 2008 HUPO Award for Discovery in Proteomics, the 2009 Thomson Medal from the International MS Foundation and the 2010 ACS Field and Franklin Award. She is an ACS Fellow.

Title of the talk:

"Monitoring Protein Changes in Heart and Lung Diseases”