International Mass Spectrometry Conference 2022 in Maastricht, The Neatherlands

Last week Amina, Pilleriin, and I participated in the International Mass Spectrometry conference 2022 in Maastricht, The Netherlands. With more than 1300 participants IMSC was the first big mass spec conference in Europe after covid and a special feeling of enthusiasm was in the air. We kicked off on Monday morning with a session on […]

Nontarget Analysis for Environmental Risk Assessment SETAC Focused Topic Meeting

Recently, I attended my first in-person conference, the Nontarget Analysis for Environmental Risk Assessment SETAC Focused Topic Meeting. It was held in Durham, NC, USA from May 22 -26 2022, and it was a very intense week filled with interesting talks, posters, and meetings with other scientists. It was very nice to put a face […]

MultiConditionRT: a new tool to predict retention times in a wide range of chromatographic conditions

Retention time is a crucial information for structural elucidation of unknown chemicals in non-targeted analysis using liquid chromatography coupled to high resolution mass spectrometry via electrospray ionization (LC/ESI/HRMS). Most of the predictive models of retention time are developed in limited chromatographic conditions, mostly for reversed phase and HILIC mode and in acidic conditions. However, retention […]

Welcome to Kruvelab – meet Masoumeh

Masoumeh Akhlaqi is a Master student in analytical chemistry at Stockholm University. For her Master’s thesis, she is using two-dimensional ion mobility to separated, distinguish or identify isomeric compounds,  specifically isomeric pesticides in food samples. For this purpose, she is using cyclic ion mobility instrument coupled to liquid chromatography and Time-of-Flight mass analyzer.

Can we quantify chemicals if we do not know their structure? Yes, we can!

Non-target analysis with LC/ESI/HRMS is increasingly used to detect thousands of chemicals in environmental samples. However, most of these chemicals are never confidently identified nor quantified. This in turn means that they are ignored in risk assessments. In our recent paper, we address this issue by modeling the response factor for chemicals without the need […]

Welcome Lisa!

Lisa is a second year Master’s student with a background in environmental chemistry. For her Master’s thesis, Lisa is working on the exciting field of non-targeted screening and developing a prioritization method for unidentified compounds in the MS spectra of real life samples. In order to give compounds priority ranks, she is using in-house built […]

Welcome, Pauline!

Pauline Petitfour is an intern from Sigma-Clermont engineering school in Clermont-Ferrand (France). She is studying organic and analytical chemistry and she is joining our group for four months internship. She will evaluate and model the extraction efficiency for most common solid phase extraction workflows used in non-targeted screening. Bienvenue Pauline!

International Conference on Non-Targeted Screening. It was finally time to get back to in-person conferences! 

After almost two years of zoom-only meetings, it was my great pleasure to last week get back to meeting fellow scientists in person at Intentional Conference on Non-Targeted Screening, Erding, Germany. The meeting was held in parallel in-person and online. The conference ran over four days with talks covering computational mass spectrometry, instrumental techniques for […]

Welcome back, Helen!

After spending six months in South-Korea as an exchange student and finishing her Master’s degree from University of Tartu, Helen Sepman is back in our group. Helen was part of Kruvelab in Stockholm University in October 2020-January 2021, when she studied protomer formation of caffeine metabolites with cyclic-IMS as an intern. She was one of […]