NEW YORK, June 7 - George Stafford, director of research at Thermo Finnigan, is regarded as one of the great minds behind ion trap mass spectrometry (MS). Back in the early 1980’s he helped to redefine and commercialize the technology, which is today a staple in proteomics research.

Recently, the American Society for Mass Spectrometry recognized Stafford’s contributions, awarding him with their Distinguished Contribution in Mass Spectrometry Award.

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