Prof Stephen Blanksby
Queensland University of Technology
Prof Blanksby has over 20 years’ experience in the fields of physical and analytical chemistry and has developed an international reputation for his work in the field of mass spectrometry. Prof Blanksby will contribute to the centre through emerging research collaborations with CI Henriques based on their common interest in the diversity of lipids in cell membranes, and in the use of lipidome as a biomarker for diseased cells (e.g., cancer, infected cells). Specifically, Prof Blanksby has access to cutting-edge equipment within the Central Analytical Research Facility at QUT that has been customised by his group for the detection, identification and quantification of lipids. He will provide essential expertise in sample preparation, data collection, and interpretation for lipidomics.