Daniel Lafitte, Ph.D.
Daniel is a PhD on thermodynamics and mass spectrometry. After a senior research position at Warwick University with Prof. P. Derrick and A. JR Heck he founded his own research group PIT2 in la Timone medical campus in Marseille. Currently they are focused on MALDI mass spectrometry, MALDI imaging, top down proteomics (in source decay) and biomarker discovery (cancer, cardiovascular, ….), but also on pharmacoproteomics and new therapeutic strategies.
Daniel is the main coordinator of the EUROMALDI IAPP project.
Omar Belgacem, Ph.D.
Omar obtained his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Vienna, in a joint research with a pharmaceutical company (Octapharma). He was then hired by Octapharma as Project Manager to develop new quality-control methods for the plasma fractionation and protein purification industry. The project was founded by the FFG (Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft). Afterwards, Omar joined Kratos Analytical Ltd. in June 2004 to be responsible for the development of tools for Life Science. He is now in charge of the Applications program worldwide and has participated in several multinational projects.