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Alexander Makarov

Alexander Makarov, director of global research for life-sciences mass spectrometry for Thermo Fisher Scientific, was awarded the 2008 Distinguished Contribution in Mass Spectrometry Award from the American Society for Mass Spectrometry this week during ASMS’s annual conference in Denver.
Makarov received the award for work developing Thermo Fisher’s Orbitrap technology. He has authored more than 30 papers and holds four patents. He was a research scientist with HD Technologies in 1998, which was later purchased with Thermo Fisher.

The Scan

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