Tag Archives: massspectrometry

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 […]

What is the potential risk of the compounds detected in water samples? Combining concentration and toxicity

How do you know which of the compounds detected in suspect or non-targeted screening is most likely to cause an adverse effect? Which is most toxic? Which is present in the highest concentration? Which is having a concentration close to a toxic endpoint? This is exactly what we are answering in our latest research in […]

Benchmarking of the quantification approaches for the non-targeted screening

Non-targeted screening with liquid chromatography-electrospray high-resolution mass spectrometry (LC/ESI/HRMS) is revealing hundred to thousands of contaminants in the water. We have recently proposed a way to quantify these contaminants based on the estimated LC/ESI/HRMS ionization efficiencies. But how to know how well such tools are performing? Well, we need to compare with classical methods that are […]

NORMAN interlaboratory comparison on semi-quantitative LC/HRMS

The difficulty in quantifying compounds in LC/ESI/HRMS arises from vastly different responsiveness of the compounds. At the same concentration, two compounds may yield very different signals due to the differences in the ionization efficiency of the compounds. The different responsiveness has made semi-quantitative non-targeted screening challenging. Still, research has been increasingly focussing on enabling the semi-quantification […]

Open position: post-doc in computational mass spectrometry

After the move to Stockholm University, my group is looking for new members. Currently, we have available a post-doc position. If you enjoy coding, are interested in machine learning and applying these tools to solve problems in mass spectrometry and you hold a PhD or are graduating soon, this is your chance! For more information […]

24. Norske Symposium i Kromatografi was a great success

From 5th until 7th or January, I was happy to participate at the 24th Norwegian Symposium on Chromatography as an invited speaker. It was a very good and successful start for the new science year: three days filled with exciting talks on emerging chromatography techniques and detection methods. Some of the most talks that I […]

Towards safe up- and re-cycling of textile waste

The textile industry is one of the most polluting industries, at the same time, only 1% of the material is recycled. This causes not only a loss of valuable resources but also environmental impact through landfills. One of the main obstacles in textile recycling and upcycling is the quality of the source material. The quality of the […]

What is non-targeted analysis and why it should go quantitative?

In June at HPLC conference I had a super nice possibility to explain what is non-targeted screening and why it should be developed into a quantitative method. Now, this video is available for all of you. I thank a lot Alasdair Matheson from LC&GC, who invited me to do the video, LCGC video teem, and HPLC […]

Solutions and Workflows in (Environmental) Molecular Screening and Analysis (SWEMSA) conference

At the end of October, a three-day SWEMSA conference on non-targeted analysis took place in the Erding, close to Munich, Germany. On the conference representatives from different non-targeted communities came together to present the last progress made in the field. The focus was very strongly on the data analysis side but also method development and […]

We are happy to introduce: Dr. Piia Liigand and Dr. Jaanus Liigand

Last week two of our PhD students, Piia Liigand and Jaanus Liigand, successfully defended their PhD theses. Both Piia and Jaanus worked intensively and successfully on understanding the ionization process in electrospray ionization source (ESI) and applying this knowledge for quantifying compounds with LC/ESI/MS without standard substances. Congratulations to the fresh doctors! Piia is continuing […]