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Andrea Gargano

The Power List 2018


Andrea Gargano

Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Centre for Analytical Science Amsterdam, van’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Science, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Early inspiration
A lucky set of circumstances got me on a plane to Berkeley at the end of my Master’s degree. I haven’t quite figured out why Frank Svec accepted a young and quite (scientifically) illiterate Italian as an intern in his group but my experience there was great – it was there I discovered my enthusiasm for science.

Research 
My research area is the separation and mass spectrometric analysis of large molecules. Currently, I am working on solutions to analyze proteoforms using LC-MS and I’m starting to look at the characterization of synthetic polymers.

Prediction
In the field of LC-MS, the hyphenation with other detection strategies to allow for more direct quantitative analysis. More generally, in analytical chemistry, maybe something coming from unexpected candidates, like pH meters.

Advice 
I benefitted a lot from working in different work environments, so I would suggest everyone try such experiences (and maybe do it multiple times). There are many things that can be learned from seeing different labs, from research vision to lab safety.


Part of the Power List 2018

The Fab Forty

The Top 40 Under 40 Power List returns to celebrate the gifted young scientists making waves in analytical science. Here we present the rising stars of the field (in alphabetical order), as nominated by our readers and shortlisted by our independent judging panel.

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