Govert Somsen is full professor of Biomolecular Analysis/Analytical Chemistry at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He obtained his doctorate in Amsterdam, and subsequently was assistant and associate professor at the University of Groningen and Utrecht University in The Netherlands. His current research interests include the compositional and conformational characterization of intact (bio)macromolecules, and the bioactivity screening of compounds in complex samples. His group built an internationally recognized expertise in the hyphenation of separation techniques with mass spectrometry and optical spectroscopy for the analysis of intact proteins. Somsen is (co)author of over 200 peer-reviewed papers and has an H-index of 40. He is editor of Journal of Chromatography B.
Keynote Lecture: Preserving protein nativeness in liquid chromatography and ion mobility spectrometry