Dr. Mark W. Duncan is Chief Scientific Officer, Target Discovery Inc, Mountain View, CA. He received his B.Sc. (Hons) in chemistry from UNSW, Sydney, Australia and undertook his Ph.D. in chemistry & neurosciences at the Garvan Institute, also in Sydney. He was a Fogerty Fellow at the NIH. His research interests include the development of practical, high throughput applications of ambient mass spectrometry, in particular, MALDI and DART mass spectrometry. His current activities are focused on the application of mass spectrometry to qualitative and quantitative food, beverage, environmental and clinical testing.