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Richard Smith

The Power List 2013


Richard Smith

Battelle Fellow, Chief Scientist, Biological Sciences Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Washington, USA

Highlight: “The greatest satisfaction has been derived from my efforts to develop improved capabilities based upon various combinations of high performance separations with high resolution mass spectrometry, and the broad impacts these techniques are having upon our abilities to characterize the constituents (e.g. proteomes and metabolomes) of biological systems.”

Main motivation: “My primary motivation has been the need to better characterize biological systems, and provide the information needed to understand how they operate. I have long believed that approaches based on separations and mass spectrometry would be ideally suited for this purpose, and this has guided many of my efforts.”

Future aspiration: “I am interested in exploring completely new paradigms in which the gas phase ions can be manipulated in complex ways and in a lossless fashion, and using such approaches for greatly increasing the measurement throughput and sensitivity possible, for the characterization of biological systems.”

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