On the 8th of June, 2020, eight EACH master students successfully defended their master’s theses via the web.

The defenders and the members of the committee were caught on a screenshot. Defenders: Varun Vashneel Sharma, Hark Karkee, Larissa Silva Maciel, Bhawana Thapa, Evelyn Coenen, Patcharida Kanjanwongpaisan, Estida Vezi, Mark Dennis Chico Retrato. Members of the committee: Prof. Jonas Bergquist, Prof. Mikael Widersten, Prof. Magnus Palmblad and Prof. Ivo Leito.

The topics of the theses demonstrated the wide scope of the field of EACH studies. For example, the samples of their analyses inlcuded steroids, human blood plasma and drugs. In their experiments various mass spectrometric techniques were applied from liquid chromatography – mass spectrometry (LC-MS) to inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS).

Full list of students and thesis topics:

  • Varun Vashneel Sharma: Direct tandem mass spectrometric analysis of hormonal steroids by silver cationization
  • Hark Karkee: Online-reactive chemistries for sensitive and selective direct mass spectrometric analysis of metabolites with electrospray ionization
  • Larissa Silva Maciel: Evaluation of a workflow for protein quantification in plasma by liquid chromatography – mass spectrometry
  • Bhawana Thapa: Comparison of the fecal metabolome of different sample preparation strategies for metabolomics-based investigation of microbiota metabolism
  • Evelyn Coenen: A simple validated supercritical fluid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry method for determination of endogenous tocopherols in human plasma
  • Patcharida Kanjanwongpaisan: Determination of paclitaxel and doxorubicin by liquid chromatography – mass spectrometry in stability studies and release kinetics of polyglutamic acid- drug cojugates
  • Estida Vezi: Study of microwave-assisted digestion efficiency of biological samples using diluted acids and trace elemental determination by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer
  • Mark Dennis Chico Retrato: Analytical method development for analysis of oxytocin in human blood plasma samples using ultra-performance liquid chromatography–orbitrap mass spectrometry (UPLC-Orbitrap MS)

Congratulations and wishing you all the best for your future!

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