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Shane R. Ellis, PhD

ARC Future Fellow at University of Wollongong

Location: Wollongong NSW Australia

Dr. Shane R. Ellis obtained his PhD in ambient ionization mass spectrometry of lipids from the University of Wollongong, Australia in 2013. He then began two-year postdoc at FOM-AMOLF (Amsterdam) working on the development of active pixel detectors for mass spectrometry and ion mobility. In 2014 he was appointed as assistant professor within the Maastricht MultiModal Molecular Institute (M4I) at Maastricht University, where he led the Instrumentation and Application Development group. Here, he established a world-leading group focusing on the development of advanced mass spectrometry imaging methods and their application to studying localized lipid metabolism within tissues. This work included leading several large development projects with mass spectrometry manufacturers. He has pioneered the development of several methods that provide ever-greater structural detail of lipids in imaging experiments, including the resolution of structural isomers.  In 2020 he moved to University of Wollongong as an ARC Future Fellow, where he is establishing a mass spectrometry imaging group within the new Molecular Horizons Institute, focusing on both advancing the technology and its application to the life sciences.

Associated Grants

  • More Than Pretty Pictures: Ion Imaging of Lipid Content and Flux Kinetics in Models of Parkinson’s Disease


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