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German Augusto Gómez-Ríos


Research Interests:

As a PhD candidate at Prof. Janusz Pawliszyn’s research group, I am currently working on a collaborative project with thoracic and general surgeons at Toronto General Hospital (TGH) on the development of a rapid diagnostic tool for targeted in-vivo, ex-vivo and on-site analysis. This technology is based on the direct coupling of biocompatible Solid Phase Micro Extraction (SPME) devices to mass spectrometry instruments using different ionization techniques such as Direct Analysis in Real Time (DART), Desorption Electro Spray Ionization (DESI), nano-Electro Spray Ionization (nano-ESI), and Coated Blade Spray (CBS). My PhD research thesis is mainly focused on the improvement of the technology in order to provide accurate, fast, and low-cost assays of biological fluids and tissue, allowing medical doctors and surgeons to individualize patient’s treatment.