Laboratory of separation methods and mass spectrometry

Fundamental processes asserted in separation methods and mass spectrometry are under research in this lab. New approaches in food and toxicological analysis, in identification and determination of metabolites are developed.

Main fields of research interest:

- improving of ionization efficiency in mass spectrometric measurements
- collision induced dissociation of ions and ion-molecular reactions
- utilization of nanoparticles and nanotechnologies in mass spectrometry
- development of ion sources
- mass spectrometry in analysis of solid samples  (MALDI, nano-DESI)
- development of systems for separation of polar compounds compatible with mass spectrometry
- problems and applications of hyphenated techniques  (GC/MS, LC/MS, CE/MS)
- fytochemical analysis
- wine analysis
- forensic and toxicological applications (fungal toxins, drug analysis)
- analysis of metabolites
- analysis of chiral compounds
- application of monolithic materials

Contact persons:
Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Petr BARTÁK, Ph.D. (preconcentration techniques and gas chromatography; GC, GC/MS)
Phone: +420 585 634 408
E-mail: petr.bartak(at)seznam.cz
Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Petr BEDNÁŘ, Ph.D. (separation techniques in liquid phase; µ-LC, CE, LC/MS, CE/MS)
Phone: +420 585 634 403
E-mail: petr.bednar(at).upol.cz
Prof. RNDr. Karel LEMR, Ph.D. (mass spectrometry; MS, LC/MS, CE/MS)
Phone: +420 585 634 415
E-mail: karel.lemr(at)upol.cz
Researchers:

Prof. RNDr. Karel LEMR, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Petr BARTÁK, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Petr BEDNÁŘ, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Lubomír ČÁP, CSc. 
Prof. Ing. Vladimír HAVLÍČEK, Dr.
Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Petr FRYČÁK, Ph.D. 
RNDr. Barbora PAPOUŠKOVÁ, Ph.D.
RNDr. Lukáš KUČERA, Ph.D.
RNDr. Ondřej KURKA, Ph.D.
Volodymyr PAUK, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Ph.D. students:

Mgr. Monika CECHOVÁ
Ing. Klára JAGOŠOVÁ
Marianna Nytka, M.Sc.
Mgr. Diana SOKOLOVSKÁ
Mgr. Petra VAŠÍČKOVÁ

Laboratory equipment:

Hybrid mass spectrometer Q-TOF Premier (Waters)
HR Hybrid mass spectrometer with ion mobility Synapt G2-S (Waters)
Ion trap mass spectrometer LCQ (Finnigan)
Tandem quadrupole mass spectrometers Xevo TQD and Xevo TQS (Waters)
Ionization techniques: ESI, nano-ESI, APCI, nano-DESI, MALDI
Ultra-performance liquid chromatograph (UPLC, Acquity, Waters)
Analytical liquid chromatograph with UV detection (Beckman)
Analytical and semipreparative liquid chromatograph (Knauer) 
Capillary electrophoresis (Prince Technologies)
Two gas chromatographs with mass spectrometers GC/MS (Agilent) 
GC-FID, AFID, ECD (Hewlett Packard)
Supercritical fluid extractor Lizard 2001 (Seko-K)