On the occasion of Shimadzu's 50th year of producing mass spectrometry instrument, we talk to researchers using Shimadzu MS instruments in their daily work and ask about their expectations for Shimadzu and the future of MS technology.
User Interview Index
Guenter Allmaier PhD., Full professor of Analytical Chemistry
Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Vienna, Austria
My main field of research is mass spectrometry with a focus on MALDI and ESI, ES differential mobility analysis and capillary/2-dimensional planar electrophoresis applied to biomolecules, ...
Prabodh Satyal, PhD.
Chief Scientific Officer & Owner, Aromatic Plant Research Center, USA
My laboratory has been mainly focused on researching essential oils and aromatic plants. We look at solvent residue, pesticide residue, and mycotoxins, and carry out potency testing, adulteration testing, and full profiles of natural extracts and essential oils. ...
Department of Engineering, Osaka University, Japan
My research field is in MS imaging (MSI). MSI is a technology which allows ion intensity mapping of a specimen. The surface of a small segment of the specimen is treated with a matrix and ...
Univ. Prof. DI Dr. Erich Leitner
Head of the Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Food Chemistry, Graz University of Technology
My whole research career is dedicated to gas-chromatography-based methods. I started almost forty years ago with environmental analysis, mainly in the field of dioxin analysis. ...
Prof. Wang Guangji
Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering
Former deputy head of the China Pharmaceutical University
My research is in pharmacokinetics, mainly focussing on the dynamics of Chinese and Western medicines as well as protein and polypeptide drugs inside the body.
Ruth Gordillo, Ph.D.
Director, Metabolic Phenotyping Core, Touchstone Diabetes Center
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
The Touchstone Diabetes Center is devoted to the study of the cells and tissues that are either contributing to or are affected by diabetes and its related diseases.
Dr. Charita S. Kwan
Head of the Research and Analytical Services Laboratory, Natural Sciences Research Institute, University of the Philippines Diliman
Over the past 20 years, I have become involved in the measurement of organic micropollutants, especially POPs and EDCs.
Pierre Marquet, MD, PhD
Head of the pharmacology and toxicology department at the University Hospital of Limoges, France.
Our main research topic is personalized medicine in organ transplant recipients. More generally, we set up analytical techniques to determine drugs or toxicants in biofluids to improve patient care.
Adam Cawley (Dr/Science Manager)
The Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory
For the detection of peptide and protein drug molecules of interest to anti-doping we are developing methods of analysis using the Nexera Mikros Micro-Flow LC-MS-MS instrument to achieve robust micro-flow LC separations on normal-flow LC timescales coupled with pg/mL sensitivity.
Prof. Marcos N. Eberlin
MackMass – Mackenzie Laboratory for Mass Spectrometry –
Mackenzie Presbyterian University, São Paulo Brazil
My laboratory has been actively involved in ambient mass spectrometry (MS) and specifically in applying a new ionization technique (EASI) that we have developed in many fields such as forensic chemistry and quality control.
Stanley Hazen, MD, PhD,
Section Head of Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation, Cleveland Clinic, USA
My research is focused on understanding the mechanisms of heart disease.
Wang Guanghui, Professor
National Centre for Mass Spectrometry
Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences
We mainly use GC-MS and LC-MS for qualitative analysis of complex mixtures.