The majority of attendees are actively involved in breath research and gave a variety of engaging presentations.
Doug completed his honours degree in Engineering from the University of Auckland in 1988 and an MBA from Yale University in 2000. He completed Engineering projects on the Channel Tunnel in the UK, Disneyland Paris and various Burger Kings in New Zealand.
He worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York and in Private Equity for Stonebridge Partners in New York. Since returning to New Zealand Doug created the Chanui Tea & Biscuit Brand.
Since joining Syft in 2012, Doug has been instrumental in commercialising the fantastic technology developed here at Syft and putting us on the map.
The advantages and challenges of looking for volatile biomarkers was discussed at length.
Daniel started his career as a kineticist; his PhD was studying ion-molecule chemistry and SIFT-MS with Professor McEwan, after which he did a post-doctoral fellowship at CalTech/NASA/JPL in Pasadena, California. He returned to SIFT-MS and Syft via a University of Canterbury postdoctoral fellowship in 2003.
Daniel’s interests have always centered around instrumentation and he now heads the Development and Engineering efforts of Syft. His path to this role has not always been direct however going by way of applications development, support, and a stint as VP Technology for Syft in Cleveland, Ohio.