Join us for virtual OMSMS 2020!

The 4th Annual Ohio Mass Spectrometry and Metabolomics Symposium will be held virtually from 1-5 p.m. EST on October 7 and 8, 2020. Registration is free, but required.


The purpose of the annual two-day joint meeting of the 17th Annual Ohio Mass Spectrometry Symposium and 4th Annual Conference on Food and Nutritional Metabolomics is to provide an opportunity for academic and industrial researchers in the region to present their findings, share information, discuss research challenges with colleagues, and spark new collaborations in the rapidly advancing fields of mass spectrometry and metabolomics. This year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, OMSMS 2020 will be held as a virtual symposium.

The symposium is planned and co-hosted by the OSU Campus Chemical Instrument Center, Resource for Native MS-Guided Structural Biology, and OSU Foods for Health, with support from our generous sponsors.

Program Overview

  • Plenary speakers:
    • Erin Baker, North Carolina State University, Increasing identification confidence in metabolomic, lipidomic and exposomic analyses using multidimensional measurements and cheminformatics visualization techniques
    • Laura Sanchez, University of Illinois at Chicago, Cheese rinds as a model to study the chemistry of complex microbial communities
  • Invited speakers in mass spectrometry and metabolomics:
    • Abraham Badu-Tawiah, OSU, Multifunctional spray-based ambient ionization sources for direct characterization of fatty acid isomers
    • Jessica Cooperstone, OSU, Understanding the health benefits of tomato using mass spectrometry
    • Amanda Hummon, OSU, Imaging mass spectrometry of three dimensional cell cultures and organoids
    • Glen Jackson, WVU, Hair reveals what people conceal: Biometric traits from the isotopic analysis of human hair
    • Janna Kiselar, Case Western University, Hydroxyl radical footprinting and data integration for solving structure of multidomain architecture of estrogen receptor
    • Thomas O’Connell, Indiana University School of Medicine, Metabolic biomarkers for the early detection of cancer cachexia
  • Sponsored Research Talks:
    • Benjamin Schwarz, Rocky Mountain National Lab, Homeostatic lipid imbalance and immune lipid mediator dysregulation as a potential drivers of severe COVID-19 disease (sponsored by SCIEX)
    • Ryan Sheldon, Van Andel Institute, In vivo untargeted stable isotope tracing of T cells (sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific)
    • Judith Simcox, UW Madison, Discovering circulating lipid biomarkers for diabetes in African American populations (sponsored by Agilent)
    • Ramon Sun, UK, Brain glycogen serves as a critical glucosamine cache for protein glycosylation (sponsored by Waters)
  • Poster talks 

Detailed agenda

Speaker bios


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Past Programs:  20192018 |  2017