Yesterday, the Analytical Scientist published the Top 40 Under 40 Power List to celebrate the gifted and successful young scientists in analytical science. I am very happy to be chosen to this list together with 39 outstanding scientists. I am very grateful for all of the people I have collaborated and worked together with; this honour is definitely to be shared with you! Especially, I have been super lucky to already have so many talented and determined students!
“I got started in organic synthesis but quickly joined a biomedical lab that needed students to operate an HPLC. From there, moving to LC/MS was a natural step. The ability to incorporate various skills from IT to synthesis with mass spectrometry-based research has kept me motivated to stay on this path.”
“My field is structural and quantitative characterization of compounds with LC/ESI/IMS/MS. A key focus of mine is developing the possibility of giving a quantitative context to non-target LC/HRMS data without the need for standard substances.”
“I have already seen many students moving from our lab to the workforce and receiving positive feedback from their employers – that definitely makes a former supervisor happy!”
“Mass spectrometry has already changed almost everything; its impact will increase further, as we make non-target screening more efficient with effective algorithms, and make it quantitative. I also have a dream technique: I sometimes wonder what the world would look like with MS-(gas phase)NMR . . .”