Professor Vera Ignjatović
Professor Vera Ignjatović, Senior Principal Research Fellow and Group Leader at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
When was the moment you fell in love with Mass Spectrometry?
The moment I saw first glycosylation related changes on a mass spectrum I was hooked and knew that there was no looking back.
What is the best thing that could happen to the field of Mass Spectrometry in 5 years?
There is no doubt that seeing mass spectrometers and MS data used as part of the routine clinical pipeline that guides precision medicine would be my ultimate 5-year vision for the field of mass spectrometry.
What has been the proudest moment in your life science career?
I have had a long career in medical research and it is difficult to pick one specific moment. However, what undoubtedly brings me the most joy is when our super-team of researchers works seamlessly towards results and knowledge that change the way in which children are treated and which improves their short and long-term outcomes.