News & Events

8th CAID Workshop: Mass Spectrometry in the Clinic and Surgery

Sept 13th - 15th, 2015 @ Aston Labs, Purdue University.

2015 Astonites Gathering

Hello Astonites, we will have an Astonite reunion during ASMS this year to celebrate Professor Cooks' selection to the National Academy of Sciences. The gathering at ASMS is on Sunday, May 31 at 9:00 PM in the Gateway Ballroom and Terrace at the Hyatt Regency, St Louis at the Arch. (Address is: 315 Chestnut St, St Louis, MO 63102). See you there!

Congratulations to Professor Cooks on his selection to the National Academy of Sciences

Congratulations to Professor Cooks on his selection to the National Academy of Sciences

7th CAID Workshop: Instrumentation for Forensics, Nanoscience and Pharmaceutical Science

Sept 7th - 9th, 2014 @ Aston Labs, Purdue University.

The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014

The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014

Mass Spectrometric Synthesis in the Undergraduate Organic Lab

Undergraduate laboratories teach traditional means of organic synthesis followed by chemical and spectroscopic analysis to impart an understanding of chemical reactivity. In some undergraduate organic labs, MS has been introduced but only in its traditional role as an analytical method. Recent findings from Professor Cooks’ group show chemical synthesis can be performed in charged microdroplets by spraying reaction mixtures. Reaction acceleration has been observed when ionization is done by electrospray or paper spray. This provides a simple and easy platform to access chemical reactivity. Chemistry 266 students this spring were the first to utilize this new synthetic method in an undergraduate organic lab.

Congratulations to our 2013 Student Award Recipients!

Congratulations to our 2013 Student Award Recipients!

Intensive Short Course on Mass Spectrometry for Undergraduates

During the two day short course (September 22 & 23, 2013) at the CAID meeting, undergraduates from different universities performed a traditional bulk phase reaction and preparative mass spectrometry via paperspray in a laboratory setting.

International Mass Spectrometry School (IMSS)

The 1st International Mass Spectrometry School (IMSS) will be held in Sienna, Italy from September 15-20,2013. IMSS 2013 is a six day full immersion school aimed to give advanced education in mass spectrometry to graduate, PhD, post-doc students, and young working in the areas of chemistry, biosciences, food, environment, and medicine. Lecturers will include R. Graham Cooks, Richard Caprioli, Marcos Eberlin, and many more.

Prof. R. Graham Cooks was announced as the 2013 winner of the Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences.

Prof. R. Graham Cooks was announced as the 2013 winner of the Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences.

2013 Astonites Gathering

Hello Astonites, it is that time of year again when several of us will have the opportunity to see each other and catch up on the years events at ASMS. The conference is in Minneapolis, MN, June 9-13, 2013. This year, we will try and have an Astonite reunion near the Prosolia booth during the opening reception Sunday evening (June 9)! See you there!

The American Chemical Society (ACS) recognized the R. B. Wetherill Laboratory of Chemistry as a National Historic Chemical Landmark

The American Chemical Society (ACS) recognized the R. B. Wetherill Laboratory of Chemistry as a National Historic Chemical Landmark

CNN_CSI_DESI Video

CNN_CSI_DESI Video

ScienceLives article: The Man Behind the Technology of "CSI"

ScienceLives article: The Man Behind the Technology of "CSI"