M4i’s Darya Hadavi wins ISIMS competition

M4i’s PhD candidate Darya Hadavi has won the best poster prize at the International Society for Ion Mobility Spectrometry (ISIMS) Poster Symposium 2020.

At M4i we continuously seek for improved communication tools and approaches,  realising a good level in our scientific interactions with other researchers and the general public. Over the last years this has become even more important due to the organization of on-line webinars and virtual conferences.

Poster presentations are not an exception and require more and more creativity to match with the new trends in communicating research findings and progress. Darya has found a creative way in presenting her peer-reviewed poster abstract at the virtual poster symposium of ISIMS by using an animated format.

Bile acids

The animated “poster” describes the successful identification of bile-acids with small differences in stereo chemistry, using cation adducts in Ion Mobility Spectrometry. With this approach different structural isomers can be forced in a specific molecular conformation leading to separation.

The experimental data were confirmed by theoretical molecular modelling. You can find her animated poster entitled “The Molecular Structure Identification and Separation of Bile Acids by Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Their Behaviour in Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry” in here

Darya performs her PhD under the supervision of Prof. dr. Maarten Honing at the Analytics in Systems Imaging (ASI) research group within the M4i institute. Its research focuses on designing and developing IMS and MS/MS based technologies for the monitoring of (bio)chemical processes, e.g. human metabolism in Organ-on-the-Chip format.

Her PhD research project encompasses the development of IMS-MS/MS based methodologies, molecular modelling, flow chemistry and hyphenation of Organ-on-the-Chip with for example surface plasmon resonance (SPR).

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