Berin Boughton obtained his BSc (Hons)(Chemistry and Pharmacology) and PhD (Chemistry) from the University of Melbourne. Since 2013 he has led the implementation and development of MALDI FT-ICR Imaging Mass Spectrometry at the University of Melbourne.
His research interests are focused upon Bio-Analytical Chemistry in the fields of Metabolomics and Spatial Metabolomics, including the mapping of plant secondary metabolites and defense molecules, eco-metabolomics, host-parasite interactions including investigating life stages of the malaria parasite within the mosquito vector and impacts of parasitism on the Florida Scrub Jay, design and synthesis of new MALDI matrices and ultra-high mass resolution Fourier Transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry.
Review Editor – Frontiers in Chemistry, Frontiers in Plant Science - 2015
Guest Editor - JASMS, PLoS One, Metabolomics, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, Phytochemistry and others.
Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry, Board Member - 2015
Conference Chair - Lorne Metabolomics Symposium 2019, Satellite meeting to Lorne Proteomics 2019.