DR Berin BOUGHTON

DR Berin BOUGHTON

Positions

  • Bio-Analytical Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS, Quantitation, Profiling, MALDI)
  • Imaging Mass Spectrometry (Spatial distribution of metabolites)
  • Metabolomics (Metabolite Profiling, LC-MS, Metabolite Imaging, Metabolite Identification)
  • Organic Chemistry (Synthesis, Inhibitors, Identification)
  • Organometallic Chemistry (Organometallic Complexes, Mass Spectrometry)

Overview

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  • Berin Boughton obtained his BSc (Hons)(Chemistry and Pharmacology) and PhD (Chemistry) from the University of Melbourne. He was appointed as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Metabolomics Australia in 2009 and later in 2012 Research Fellow. Since 2013 he has lead the implementation and development of MALDI FT-ICR Imaging Mass Spectrometry at the University.

    His research interests are focused upon Bio-Analytical Chemistry in the fields of Metabolomics and Spatial Metabolomics, including the mapping of plant secondary metabolites and defense molecules, eco-metabolomics, host-parasite interactions including investigating life stages of the malaria parasite within the mosquito vector and impacts of parasitism on the Florida Scrub Jay, design and synthesis of new MALDI matrices and ultra-high mass resolution Fourier Transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry.

    Review Editor – Frontiers in Chemistry, Frontiers in Plant Science - 2015
    Guest Editor - JASMS, PLoS One, Metabolomics, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, Phytochemistry
    Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry, Board Member - 2015

       

Affiliation

Member of

  • Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Member 2015 -
  • American Society for Mass Spectrometry. Member, American Society for Mass Spectrometry 2011 -
  • Metabolomics Society. Member, Metabolomics Society 2010 -
  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute. Member, Royal Australian Chemical Institute 2006 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Additional Grant Information

  • School of BioSciences Small Equipment Grant 2016
    EHSE Faculty Project Grant - Charles Darwin University 2016
    John William Spencer Trust Industry Research Collaboration Grant 2016
    Vanderbilt Partnership Grant - 2011
    Vanderbilt International Mobility Grant - 2010   

Awards

Education and training

  • PDM, Melbourne Business School 2012
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2010
  • GCALL, University of Melbourne 2010
  • BSc (Honours), University of Melbourne 2003
  • BSc, University of Melbourne 2002

Awards and honors

  • Early Career Researcher - Travel Award, Metabolomics Society and Australia and New Zealand Metabolomics Network, 2015
  • Monica Reum Prize - Most Outstanding PhD Thesis in Organic Chemistry submitted in 2009, University of Melbourne, 2010

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Supervision

Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Dr Boughton is available for supervision or co-supervision of RHD students in the fields of Imaging Mass Spectrometry, Metabolomics and Organic/Bio-organic Chemistry.