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Auckland - 9th August

Time Speaker & Topic
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Welcome
9:15 am Session 1: New technologies
Introducing the new ICS-6000 and ISQ EC
Dr. Stefan Makart
Application Specialist HPLC & ICSP
Thermo Fisher Scientific


The new Thermo Scientific™ Dionex™ ICS-6000 HPIC offers a suite of features to get you from sample to results faster and keep your laboratory running seamlessly, including:
  • Single- and dual-channel system configuration options
  • Finger-tight connections that minimize dead volume and make connections easier
  • Automated tracking of the usage and performance of IC consumables
  • Tablet control of the IC system, to easily monitor sample runs

Coupling ion or liquid chromatography to mass spectrometry (MS), allows you to gain greater insights from your samples. Adding MS gives you higher sensitivity and more accurate quantitation as well as chromatographic peak mass confirmation, reducing the likelihood of false negatives and positives. The new Thermo Scientific ISQ EC single quadrupole mass spectrometer seamlessly integrates with your ion chromatograph (IC) or liquid chromatograph (LC), and sets new standards for user friendliness.
Introducing the new TSQ 9000 and ISQ 7000 Gas Chromatography Systems
Fraser Smith
Sales Manager
Thermo Fisher Scientific


Details to follow
10:35 am Morning tea, networking and trade display
11:00 am Session 2: New technologies continued
Thermo Scientific™ Orbitrap ID-X™ Mass Spectrometer for small molecule characterization and identification
Dr. Steve Binos
LCMS Applications Specialist
Thermo Fisher Scientific


Metabolite identification is a current bottleneck in the broad implementation of metabolomics, hindering biological interpretation of results. The development of fast-scanning, high-resolution, accurate-mass spectrometers has increased the number of metabolites detected in biological samples. However, many metabolites remain unidentified because of sample complexity and limitations in data-dependent and data independent acquisitions (DDA and DIA). The Thermo Scientific™ Orbitrap ID-X™ Tribrid™ mass spectrometer combines industry-leading mass analyzer technology dedicated for small molecule analysis with the Thermo Scientific™ AcquireX intelligent MSn data acquisition strategy, to collect more meaningful data. In this talk you will hear about a data-informed workflow that maximizes the number of metabolites interrogated by MS/MS and MSn, while minimizing the acquisition of uninformative spectra. This innovative workflow results in high confidence identifications and deeper metabolome coverage that enhances biological knowledge generation.
Chromeleon Accelerating Innovation
John Harvey
Senior Manager, Enterprise CDS Business Development, APAC
Thermo Fisher Scientific


From workstation to global deployment, Chromeleon software scales to any business – from research through development to QC – delivering proven productivity gains and easy tracking and defense of your data. One cloud-ready software that does it all – all backed by a product team dedicated to keeping you one step ahead of the next regulatory or market change.

Chromeleon CDS: From fully compliant routine analyses to totally flexible research workflows, or anything in between, Chromeleon Chromatography Data System (CDS) software simplifies the entire chromatography workflow, giving better results, faster.

Chromeleon XTR: Ensure adherence to processes, maintain data integrity, and facilitate complete regulatory compliance with Chromeleon XTR Laboratory Management System (LMS). Manage your laboratory workflow from initial sample creation to final data archival. Chromeleon XTR goes beyond Chromeleon CDS, managing the entire laboratory process across all analytical techniques in a single, compliant solution.

12:10 pm Lunch, networking and trade display
Sydney - 14th August

Time Speaker & Topic
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Welcome
9:15 am Session 1: New technologies
Introducing the new ICS-6000 and ISQ EC
Dr. Stefan Makart
Application Specialist HPLC & ICSP
Thermo Fisher Scientific


The new Thermo Scientific™ Dionex™ ICS-6000 HPIC offers a suite of features to get you from sample to results faster and keep your laboratory running seamlessly, including:
  • Single- and dual-channel system configuration options
  • Finger-tight connections that minimize dead volume and make connections easier
  • Automated tracking of the usage and performance of IC consumables
  • Tablet control of the IC system, to easily monitor sample runs

Coupling ion or liquid chromatography to mass spectrometry (MS), allows you to gain greater insights from your samples. Adding MS gives you higher sensitivity and more accurate quantitation as well as chromatographic peak mass confirmation, reducing the likelihood of false negatives and positives. The new Thermo Scientific ISQ EC single quadrupole mass spectrometer seamlessly integrates with your ion chromatograph (IC) or liquid chromatograph (LC), and sets new standards for user friendliness.
Introducing the new TSQ 9000 and ISQ 7000 Gas Chromatography Systems
Fraser Smith
Sales Manager
Thermo Fisher Scientific


Details to follow
10:35 am Morning tea, networking and trade display
11:00 am Session 2: New technologies continued
Thermo Scientific™ Orbitrap ID-X™ Mass Spectrometer for small molecule characterization and identification
Dr. Steve Binos
LCMS Applications Specialist
Thermo Fisher Scientific


Metabolite identification is a current bottleneck in the broad implementation of metabolomics, hindering biological interpretation of results. The development of fast-scanning, high-resolution, accurate-mass spectrometers has increased the number of metabolites detected in biological samples. However, many metabolites remain unidentified because of sample complexity and limitations in data-dependent and data independent acquisitions (DDA and DIA). The Thermo Scientific™ Orbitrap ID-X™ Tribrid™ mass spectrometer combines industry-leading mass analyzer technology dedicated for small molecule analysis with the Thermo Scientific™ AcquireX intelligent MSn data acquisition strategy, to collect more meaningful data. In this talk you will hear about a data-informed workflow that maximizes the number of metabolites interrogated by MS/MS and MSn, while minimizing the acquisition of uninformative spectra. This innovative workflow results in high confidence identifications and deeper metabolome coverage that enhances biological knowledge generation.
Chromeleon Accelerating Innovation
John Harvey
Senior Manager, Enterprise CDS Business Development, APAC
Thermo Fisher Scientific


From workstation to global deployment, Chromeleon software scales to any business – from research through development to QC – delivering proven productivity gains and easy tracking and defense of your data. One cloud-ready software that does it all – all backed by a product team dedicated to keeping you one step ahead of the next regulatory or market change.

Chromeleon CDS: From fully compliant routine analyses to totally flexible research workflows, or anything in between, Chromeleon Chromatography Data System (CDS) software simplifies the entire chromatography workflow, giving better results, faster.

Chromeleon XTR: Ensure adherence to processes, maintain data integrity, and facilitate complete regulatory compliance with Chromeleon XTR Laboratory Management System (LMS). Manage your laboratory workflow from initial sample creation to final data archival. Chromeleon XTR goes beyond Chromeleon CDS, managing the entire laboratory process across all analytical techniques in a single, compliant solution.

12:10 pm Lunch, networking and trade display
1:10 pm Session 3: Workshops (choose one)
High-throughput phosphoproteomics on benchtop Orbitrap instruments: technologies and applications
Dr. Sean Humphrey
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Sydney, Charles Perkins Centre


Mass spectrometry-based proteomics has been used to study cell signalling for over a decade, and phosphoproteomics has become a burgeoning field in its own right. This talk will discuss how recent efforts towards improving the scalability and reproducibility of workflows, together with robust benchtop Orbitrap instruments, are increasing the scope of phosphoproteomics studies. These developments are contributing to new dynamic and in vivo studies in diverse fields ranging from embryonic stem cell differentiation to GPCR signalling in the brain.
Hyphenated Mass Spectrometry
Prof. Philip Doble
Director of Elelmental Bio-imaging Facility & Professor of Analytical Chemistry
University of Techology Sydney


This presentation will detail two aspects of hyphenated mass spectrometry. The first is the investigation of novel applications of ion chromatography - mass spectrometry (IC-MS), as well as the optimisation of the signal response of a single quadrupole mass spectrometer for inorganic anions via post column addition of MeOH, ACN, and IPA, in conjunction with artificial neural network modeling.

The second is novel applications of laser ablation-inductively coupled-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) for quantification of important biological transition elements; and immunohistochemistry assisted quantification of molecular bio-markers in human cancers.
Studying the gut microbiome using the Q-Exactive GC-MS
Dr. Jessica Pandohee
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Edith Cowan University


This presentation showcases the use of the Thermo Scientific™ Q-Exactive™ GC-MS to perform metabolomics studies with a focus on gut microbiome. The importance of the gut microbiome has been highlighted by its links to physiological activities such as harvesting of otherwise indigestible nutrients from food, synthesis of vitamins, renewal of gut epithelial cells and/or the development of the immune system. Performing metabolomics on faecal samples for studying gut microbial metabolism is an idea still in its infancy. The aim of this presentation is to give an overview of the metabolomics workflow when analysing faecal extracts using the Q-Exactive GC-MS.
2:10 pm Afternoon tea, newtworking and trade display.
2:40 pm Session 4: Workshops (repeat of session 3, choose one)
High-throughput phosphoproteomics on benchtop Orbitrap instruments: technologies and applications
Dr. Sean Humphrey
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Sydney, Charles Perkins Centre


Mass spectrometry-based proteomics has been used to study cell signalling for over a decade, and phosphoproteomics has become a burgeoning field in its own right. This talk will discuss how recent efforts towards improving the scalability and reproducibility of workflows, together with robust benchtop Orbitrap instruments, are increasing the scope of phosphoproteomics studies. These developments are contributing to new dynamic and in vivo studies in diverse fields ranging from embryonic stem cell differentiation to GPCR signalling in the brain.
Studying the gut microbiome using the Q-Exactive GC-MS
Dr. Jessica Pandohee
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Edith Cowan University


This presentation showcases the use of the Thermo Scientific™ Q-Exactive™ GC-MS to perform metabolomics studies with a focus on gut microbiome. The importance of the gut microbiome has been highlighted by its links to physiological activities such as harvesting of otherwise indigestible nutrients from food, synthesis of vitamins, renewal of gut epithelial cells and/or the development of the immune system. Performing metabolomics on faecal samples for studying gut microbial metabolism is an idea still in its infancy. The aim of this presentation is to give an overview of the metabolomics workflow when analysing faecal extracts using the Q-Exactive GC-MS.
3:40 pm Technology highlights and close.
Melbourne - 16th August

Time Speaker & Topic
9:30 am Registration
10:00 am Welcome
10:15 am Session 1: New technologies
Introducing the new ICS-6000 and ISQ EC
Dr. Stefan Makart
Application Specialist HPLC & ICSP
Thermo Fisher Scientific


The new Thermo Scientific™ Dionex™ ICS-6000 HPIC offers a suite of features to get you from sample to results faster and keep your laboratory running seamlessly, including:
  • Single- and dual-channel system configuration options
  • Finger-tight connections that minimize dead volume and make connections easier
  • Automated tracking of the usage and performance of IC consumables
  • Tablet control of the IC system, to easily monitor sample runs

Coupling ion or liquid chromatography to mass spectrometry (MS), allows you to gain greater insights from your samples. Adding MS gives you higher sensitivity and more accurate quantitation as well as chromatographic peak mass confirmation, reducing the likelihood of false negatives and positives. The new Thermo Scientific ISQ EC single quadrupole mass spectrometer seamlessly integrates with your ion chromatograph (IC) or liquid chromatograph (LC), and sets new standards for user friendliness.
Introducing the new TSQ 9000 and ISQ 7000 Gas Chromatography Systems
Fraser Smith
Sales Manager
Thermo Fisher Scientific


Details to follow
11:25 am Morning tea, networking and trade display
11:50 am Session 2: New technologies continued
Thermo Scientific™ Orbitrap ID-X™ Mass Spectrometer for small molecule characterization and identification
Dr. Steve Binos
LCMS Applications Specialist
Thermo Fisher Scientific


Metabolite identification is a current bottleneck in the broad implementation of metabolomics, hindering biological interpretation of results. The development of fast-scanning, high-resolution, accurate-mass spectrometers has increased the number of metabolites detected in biological samples. However, many metabolites remain unidentified because of sample complexity and limitations in data-dependent and data independent acquisitions (DDA and DIA). The Thermo Scientific™ Orbitrap ID-X™ Tribrid™ mass spectrometer combines industry-leading mass analyzer technology dedicated for small molecule analysis with the Thermo Scientific™ AcquireX intelligent MSn data acquisition strategy, to collect more meaningful data. In this talk you will hear about a data-informed workflow that maximizes the number of metabolites interrogated by MS/MS and MSn, while minimizing the acquisition of uninformative spectra. This innovative workflow results in high confidence identifications and deeper metabolome coverage that enhances biological knowledge generation.
Chromeleon Accelerating Innovation
John Harvey
Senior Manager, Enterprise CDS Business Development, APAC
Thermo Fisher Scientific


From workstation to global deployment, Chromeleon software scales to any business – from research through development to QC – delivering proven productivity gains and easy tracking and defense of your data. One cloud-ready software that does it all – all backed by a product team dedicated to keeping you one step ahead of the next regulatory or market change.

Chromeleon CDS: From fully compliant routine analyses to totally flexible research workflows, or anything in between, Chromeleon Chromatography Data System (CDS) software simplifies the entire chromatography workflow, giving better results, faster.

Chromeleon XTR: Ensure adherence to processes, maintain data integrity, and facilitate complete regulatory compliance with Chromeleon XTR Laboratory Management System (LMS). Manage your laboratory workflow from initial sample creation to final data archival. Chromeleon XTR goes beyond Chromeleon CDS, managing the entire laboratory process across all analytical techniques in a single, compliant solution.

1:00 pm Lunch, networking and trade display
2:00 pm Session 3: Workshops (choose one)
Proteome- and lipidome-wide systems genetic analysis
Dr. Benjamin Parker
NHMRC Research Fellow
University of Sydney, Charles Perkins Centre


We present the integration of proteomics and lipidomics with systems genetics to profile >100 strains of genetically diverse inbred mouse lines and define unique pathways contributing to lipid homeostasis. Genetic diversity amongst the strains drove substantial yet reproducible variation in protein and lipid abundance. Quantification of plasma lipidomes enabled the development of predictive models of pathological lipid levels in the liver associated with steatosis. Our data also identified novel proteins associated with precise lipid signatures and the experimental validation of new methods to remodel the lipidome throughout the body. Moreover, by overlaying proteome and lipidome data with quantitative trait loci mapping, we could confidently predict protein interaction and location, and genetic variants that influence lipid metabolism.
Hyphenated Mass Spectrometry
Prof. Philip Doble
Director of Elelmental Bio-imaging Facility & Professor of Analytical Chemistry
University of Techology Sydney


This presentation will detail two aspects of hyphenated mass spectrometry. The first is the investigation of novel applications of ion chromatography - mass spectrometry (IC-MS), as well as the optimisation of the signal response of a single quadrupole mass spectrometer for inorganic anions via post column addition of MeOH, ACN, and IPA, in conjunction with artificial neural network modeling.

The second is novel applications of laser ablation-inductively coupled-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) for quantification of important biological transition elements; and immunohistochemistry assisted quantification of molecular bio-markers in human cancers.
Studying the gut microbiome using the Q-Exactive GC-MS
Dr. Jessica Pandohee
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Edith Cowan University


This presentation showcases the use of the Thermo Scientific™ Q-Exactive™ GC-MS to perform metabolomics studies with a focus on gut microbiome. The importance of the gut microbiome has been highlighted by its links to physiological activities such as harvesting of otherwise indigestible nutrients from food, synthesis of vitamins, renewal of gut epithelial cells and/or the development of the immune system. Performing metabolomics on faecal samples for studying gut microbial metabolism is an idea still in its infancy. The aim of this presentation is to give an overview of the metabolomics workflow when analysing faecal extracts using the Q-Exactive GC-MS.
3:00 pm Afternoon tea, newtworking and trade display.
3:20 pm Session 4: Workshops (repeat of sesson 3, choose one)
Proteome- and lipidome-wide systems genetic analysis
Dr. Benjamin Parker
NHMRC Research Fellow
University of Sydney, Charles Perkins Centre


We present the integration of proteomics and lipidomics with systems genetics to profile >100 strains of genetically diverse inbred mouse lines and define unique pathways contributing to lipid homeostasis. Genetic diversity amongst the strains drove substantial yet reproducible variation in protein and lipid abundance. Quantification of plasma lipidomes enabled the development of predictive models of pathological lipid levels in the liver associated with steatosis. Our data also identified novel proteins associated with precise lipid signatures and the experimental validation of new methods to remodel the lipidome throughout the body. Moreover, by overlaying proteome and lipidome data with quantitative trait loci mapping, we could confidently predict protein interaction and location, and genetic variants that influence lipid metabolism.
Hyphenated Mass Spectrometry
Prof. Philip Doble
Director of Elelmental Bio-imaging Facility & Professor of Analytical Chemistry
University of Techology Sydney


This presentation will detail two aspects of hyphenated mass spectrometry. The first is the investigation of novel applications of ion chromatography - mass spectrometry (IC-MS), as well as the optimisation of the signal response of a single quadrupole mass spectrometer for inorganic anions via post column addition of MeOH, ACN, and IPA, in conjunction with artificial neural network modeling.

The second is novel applications of laser ablation-inductively coupled-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) for quantification of important biological transition elements; and immunohistochemistry assisted quantification of molecular bio-markers in human cancers.
Studying the gut microbiome using the Q-Exactive GC-MS
Dr. Jessica Pandohee
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Edith Cowan University


This presentation showcases the use of the Thermo Scientific™ Q-Exactive™ GC-MS to perform metabolomics studies with a focus on gut microbiome. The importance of the gut microbiome has been highlighted by its links to physiological activities such as harvesting of otherwise indigestible nutrients from food, synthesis of vitamins, renewal of gut epithelial cells and/or the development of the immune system. Performing metabolomics on faecal samples for studying gut microbial metabolism is an idea still in its infancy. The aim of this presentation is to give an overview of the metabolomics workflow when analysing faecal extracts using the Q-Exactive GC-MS.
4:20 pm Technology highlights and close.
Benjamin Parker
Dr. Benjamin Parker
NHMRC Research Fellow
University of Sydney, Charles Perkins Centre

Dr Benjamin Parker is an NHMRC Early Career Research in the Metabolic Systems Biology Program chaired by Prof. David James at the Charles Perkins Centre at The University of Sydney. His group integrates multi-disciplinary techniques including proteomics, computational biology, cell biology, physiology and gene therapy to study metabolism in health and disease. Central to this is the functional screening of protein post-translational modifications to identify novel therapeutic targets aimed at treating muscular and metabolic disease.


Jessica Pandohee
Dr. Jessica Pandohee
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Edith Cowan University

Dr. Jessica Pandohee is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Integrative Metabolomics and Computational Biology (CIMCB) at Edith Cowan University, where she is leading the use and development of the Q-Exactive GC-MS as a tool for metabolomics analysis. As an analytical chemist with an interest in solving challenges when analysing complex samples, she completed a Bachelor of Forensic Science at Deakin University and a PhD in Applied Chemistry at RMIT. Her expertise in multidimensional chromatography and hyphenated techniques has been highlighted by numerous awards, most recently an Honourable Mention by the 2018 IUPAC-Solvay international award for young chemists.


speaker name
John Harvey
Senior Manager, Enterprise CDS Business Development, APAC
Thermo Fisher Scientific

John Harvey is a Senior Manager for Enterprise Chromatography Data Systems (CDS) Business Development in APAC at Thermo Fisher Scientific. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Glasgow. John has over 20 years’ experience in selling analytical instrumentation, chromatographic and spectroscopic, after learning the techniques as a pesticide residue analyst in the UK. He has also managed a food and environmental laboratory, so understands the pressures involved and the benefits of efficient and simple to use software to streamline processes for compliance and productivity.


Philip Doble
Prof. Philip Doble
Director of Elelmental Bio-imaging Facility & Professor of Analytical Chemistry
University of Technology Sydney, Elemental Bio-imaging Facility

Philip Doble is the Director of the Elemental Bio-imaging Facility (EBF) within the School of Maths and Physical Sciences at UTS. He has extensive expertise in the development and application of novel techniques to current analytical problems, with a particular interest on hyphenated mass spectrometry.

Philip Doble’s research centres on the development of advanced analytical technologies including for spatial quantification of elements in biological materials. Recent work has applied these techniques to investigations in palaeontology, basic mechanistic biology, environmental exposure to toxic elements and understanding the complexities of neural function in health and disease. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed articles in these areas. Philip’s research bridges the gap between biologists, neuroscientists, medical specialists and their requirements for new analytical technologies and methods.


speaker name
Dr. Sean Humphrey
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Sydney, Charles Perkins Centre

Dr Sean Humphrey has made significant contributions to the field of mass spectrometry-based proteomics through developing and applying phosphoproteomics technologies. In 2014 he was awarded a prestigious EMBO fellowship and undertook post-doctoral training with Professor Matthias Mann at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry (Munich). Dr Humphrey has contributed to several landmark studies in the field of phosphoproteomics, including dynamic insulin signalling in adipocytes, the first time-resolved phosphoproteome of insulin signalling in vivo, and the first phosphoproteome analysis of mammalian circadian rhythms. In 2016 he joined the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney where his work focuses on the continued development of quantitative mass spectrometric tools and technologies for systems-wide analysis of protein phosphorylation, and their application to key biological areas.


speaker name
Dr. Steve Binos
LCMS Applications Specialist
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Steve joined Thermo Fisher Scientific 5 years ago, after 17 years working and/or studying in a variety of laboratory settings in the medical, agricultural and pharmaceutical industries. Steve has a PhD in protein biochemistry/immunology from the School of Medicine, University of Melbourne. His knowledge encompasses epitope mapping and vaccine development, antibody characterization, LC and a broad range of mass spectrometry analyses of proteins, peptides, metabolites and lipids. Steve has been employed as the LCMS Omics Application Specialist to strengthen the Company’s position in both the clinical and research markets. His extensive hands on Mass Spectrometry-based proteomic experience and supportive capacity adds to the Company’s ethos moving forward that is strongly focused on providing the best support for its customers’ needs with an advanced level of technical expertise.


Stefan Makart
Dr. Stefan Makart
Application Specialist HPLC & ICSP
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Stefan Makart is an Application Specialist for Chromatography (HPLC and Ion Chromatography) in ANZ at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Stefan has a PhD in Bioprocess Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. He gained extensive experience in HPLC & IC for a wide range of markets (environmental, Food & Beverage; chemical; academic) working as Application Chemist in the European Applications Lab of Dionex and Thermo Fisher before becoming European IC support specialist. Stefan joined the ANZ team in 2013 as Application Specialist to strengthen technical and application support to Thermo Fisher's chromatography customers.


SKYCITY convention centre Auckland, Thursday 9th August
Parnell Room,
SKYCITY Convention Centre
88 Federal St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
University of Technology Sydney Sydney, Tuesday 14th August
University of Technology Sydney
Building 4, Science (CB04)
CB04.05.430, Level 5
745 Harris Street, Broadway, NSW 2007
Melbourne Insititute of Pharmeceutical Sciences Melbourne, Thursday 16th August
Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sissons Building, Cossar Hall Foyer
399 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052