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The Barry L. Karger Medal Lectures and Award

with distinguished lecturer

Dr. Rudolf Aebersold

Head of Department of Biology
Institute of Molecular System Biology
ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland


Established by the Barnett Institute of Chemical & Biological Analysis at Northeastern University in honor of its founding director, the Medal is a biennial award recognizing an individual who has significantly contributed to the development of new bioanalytical methods. 


Monday, May 15, 2017

3:30PM                Lecture Reception


4:00PM                Karger Medal Public Lecture

                            Ballroom, Curry Student Center


                            “The Proteome in Context”          


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

9:30AM                Continental Breakfast


10:00AM              Karger Medal Technical Lecture

                             McLeod Suites,  Curry Student Center


                              “SWATH-MS: Principles, current

                               state and new developments”


Prof. Ruedi Aebersold is one of the pioneers in the field of proteomics. He is known for developing a series of methods that have found wide application in analytical protein chemistry and proteomics like a new class of reagents termed Isotope Coded Affinity Tag (ICAT) reagents used in quantitative mass spectrometry. Prof. Dr. Aebersold and his team of researchers use the protein profiles determined by this method to differentiate cells in different states, such as noncancerous versus cancerous cells, and to systematically study how cells respond to external stimuli. These “snapshot” profiles indicate which cells contain abnormal levels of certain proteins. This is expected to lead to new diagnostic markers for disease and to a more complete understanding of the biochemical processes that control and constitute cell physiology.

Prof. Aebersold serves on the Scientific Advisory Committees of numerous academic and private sector research organizations and is a member of several editorial boards in the fields of protein science, genomics, and proteomics.

Prof. Aebersold is a native of Switzerland and obtained his Ph.D. in Cellular Biology at the Biocenter of the University of Basel in 1983. Since that time, he is a faculty member of the Universities of Washington and British Columbia, until 2000, when he co-founded the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle. In 2004, he accepted a position as full professor at the Institute of Biotechnology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, where in January 2005, his research group became the first integral part of the newly founded Institute of Molecular Systems Biology.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 9:30am to 11:00am

Curry Student Center

Event Type



COS, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Barnett Institute

Sponsoring Organization

College of Science and The Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis

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