MS students Kyle Handy and Andre Gillan recently presented research conducted in the Computational Mass Spectrometry lab at the University of Montana at the 2016 Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Symposium (BIOT) held at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT 8-9 Dec. BIOT is an annual peer reviewed bioinformatics conference attended by researchers from around the world.
Kyle Handy presented a novel software package for mass spectrometry signal segmentation, the first program ever created to solve this type of problem. Andre Gillan’s presentation presented a new parser for mass spectrometry data that outperformed all existing parsers. Handy and Gillan were accompanied by their advisor, Dr. Rob Smith, director of the Computational Mass Spectrometry lab at the University of Montana.