Sponsored by the CIC Analytical Chemistry Division

The Fred Beamish Award is presented to an individual who demonstrates innovation in research in the field of analytical chemistry, where the research is anticipated to have significant potential for practical applications.

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Dajana Vuckovic

The 2023 winner of the Fred Beamish Award is:

Dajana Vuckovic, MCIC

Concordia University

Dr. Vuckovic received Honours BSc (2002) in Chemistry from the University of Toronto and PhD (2010) in analytical chemistry from the University of Waterloo under supervision of Dr. Janusz Pawliszyn. Following an NSERC PDF (2010-2012) in chemical proteomics at the University of Toronto under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Emili, Dr. Vuckovic joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Concordia University in 2012, where she is currently Associate Professor, Concordia University Research Chair in Clinical Metabolomics and Biomarkers and the Director of Centre for the Biological Applications of Mass Spectrometry. Her research program focuses on the development of novel mass spectrometry and microextraction methods to accurately measure challenging low-abundance and unstable metabolites and improve metabolite coverage and data quality in clinical metabolomics and lipidomics. Dr. Vuckovic is the recipient of 2014 PetroCanada Young Innovator Award, the 2018 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship (Junior), FRQS Chercheur-Boursier (Junior 1 and Junior 2), the 2019 Young Investigator Award of the Canadian Society for Mass Spectrometry and the 2020 Eastern Analytical Symposium Young Investigator Award. She has co-authored 47 journal articles, 11 book chapters and serves on the editorial boards of Bioanalysis and Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. She currently co-leads the Best Practices Working Group of Metabolomics Quality Assurance and Quality Control Consortium and is co-chairing Metabolomics 2023 conference.


Past Winners


Vladimir K. Michaelis

University of Alberta
Society: CSC

Feng Li, MCIC

Brock University
Society: CSC

Jennifer I-Ling Chen, MCIC

York University
Society: CSC

Russ Algar

University of British Columbia
Society: CSC

Michael Serpe

University of Alberta
Society: CSC

Janine Mauzeroll

McGill University
Society: CSC

Juewin Liu

University of Waterloo
Society: CSC

Jean-François Masson

Université de Montréal
Society: CSC