The prize was presented to Gergo by David Giedroc, the chair of the Metallomics Editorial Board, for his poster entitled “Mass spectrometric analysis of the hard protein corona on intracellular gold nanoparticles.”
We asked Gergo to tell us a bit more about himself and his future plans.
“I am a PhD fellow of the School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof (SALSA), where I have had the wonderful opportunity to conduct research in the research group of Prof. Janina Kneipp (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), as well as that of Prof. Maria Montes-Bayón and Prof. Jörg Bettmer (Universidad de Oviedo). My work focuses on the vibrational spectroscopic and mass spectrometric analysis of the protein corona (the protein multi-layer adsorbed on the surface of nanoparticles) formed in living cells. I currently live in Berlin, where I would like to stay a couple more years to further study proteins as a post-doctoral fellow. My long-term goal is to stay in academia, as I still have many questions that remain unanswered; additionally, I am very passionate about science communication. Having worked in four countries in very different research groups, I have come to understand that good science is based on diverse perspectives and backgrounds, and this is something I wish to advocate for throughout my career.”
Congratulations again to Gergo, and to everyone who presented at the meeting!