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Barry Karger

The Power List 2013

Barry Karger

Director, Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis and James L. Waters Chair in Analytical Chemistry, Northeastern University, Massachusetts, USA

Highlight: “Scientifically, my most satisfying achievement was the development of linear polyacrylamide matrices used in sequencing 40 percent of the genome in the Human Genome Project by capillary electrophoresis. I get great satisfaction from the success of the close to 200 students, post docs and staff who’ve worked in my lab.”

Main motivation: “I find science exciting and I am interested in not only analytical chemistry but the problems it must address. I try to integrate various technologies into separations and detection, especially LC- and CE-MS. I try to understand what’s important in the areas where we apply our technology, for example, biotechnology or clinical research.”

Future aspiration: “I have been a professor for a very long time. I am the founding director of the Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis, which just celebrated its 40th year. My goal is to see that it flourishes for many years into the future.”

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