KEYNOTE INVITED SPEAKERS
Jonathan V. Sweedler
Department of Chemistry
University of Illinois, Urbana IL 61801 USA
Jonathan Sweedler received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Arizona in 1988, spent several years at Stanford before moving to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1991 where he has been ever since. At Illinois, he is currently the James R. Eiszner Family Endowed Chair in Chemistry, the Director of the School of Chemical Sciences, has appointments in Neuroscience, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Bioengineering and Medicine, and he is the Director of a National Institute on Drug Abuse Center on the Neurometabolomics and Neuroproteomics of Cell to Cell Signaling.His research interests focus on developing a range of mass spectrometry approaches for assaying small volume samples, and in applying these methods to study novel interactions between cells. These analytical approaches include mass spectrometry imaging, metabolomics and peptidomics and are used to characterize small molecules, peptides and proteins in a range of animal models across the metazoan and in samples as small as individual cells and cellular domains. Sweedler has published more than 500 manuscripts and presented 500 invited lectures. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief for Analytical Chemistry.