Scientific Programme



9.00 – 10.00am

Registration and coffee

10.00– 10.05


Tony Bristow, AstraZeneca


Chair: Andrew Ray, AstraZeneca

10.05 – 10.45

James Higginson, Imperial College. Head and neck cancer surgery, and how ambient mass spectrometry can help

10.45 – 11.10

Olivia Jackson, University of Manchester Understanding Atmospheric Transport of Pesticides Using FIGAERO-CIMS

11.10 – 11.35

Tung-Ting Sham, University of Liverpool. Paper-Chromatography-Spray Ionisation Mass Spectrometry: A Novel Approach to Detect Paracetamol in Saliva

11.35 – 11.50

Mark Perkins, Element Extending the scope of Automated SIFT-MS - moving beyond aqueous-only headspace analysis

11.50 – 12.00

Posters Introduction

12.00 – 1.30

Exhibition, posters and lunch


Chair: Liam Heaney, Loughborough University

1.30 – 1.55

Katia Capuccini, Imperial College Direct Swab Analysis By Desorption Electrospray Ionisation MS For Preterm Birth Risk Stratification In Patients With Cervical Shortening

1.55 – 2.20

Stephen Holman, AstraZeneca. Application of ASAP-MS for anticounterfeiting analyses in the pharmaceutical industry

2.20 – 2.55

Rian Griffiths, University of Nottingham. LESA-MS of Ovine Footrot Lipids

2.55 – 3.10



Chair: Gage Ashton, University of Huddersfield

3.10 – 3.35

Eftychios Manoli, Imperial College.  Towards automated point-of-care profiling of the vaginal microbiome using direct swab analysis by Desorption Electrospray Ionisation Mass spectrometry

3.35 – 4.00

Vanshni Vekereya, LGC. Meat Speciation via deployable ASAP-QDa

4.00 – 4.25

Jim Reynolds, Loughborough University. Rapid, direct analysis of drug metabolites in dried blood spots using sheath flow probe electrospray ionization - mass spectrometry

4.25 – 4.30

Closing Remarks, Pete Ryan Award

Andrew Ray, AstraZeneca