Welcome to the Volmer Group Website!

The Volmer Group is based in the Institute of Chemistry at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Our research focuses on biological mass spectrometry, separation techniques and instrument development. The team applies innovative instrumental developments to research in metabolomics and lipidomics, with particular emphasis on measuring indicators or biomarkers of disease and nutritional status. We also develop novel ionization methods and study ion/molecule chemistry and interactions of biological macromolecules with small ligands. Finally, the group specializes on the analysis of very complex samples using high resolution mass spectrometry

Current Vacancies


  • The Volmer Group currently has several fully-funded PhD studentships available for start in the fall/winter of 2019, with details available via email 
  • Self-funded students are encouraged to apply at any time. Please contact Professor Volmer by email.
  • We currently have no postdoctoral vacancies, but are always interested to hear from prospective postdocs. If you are interested in applying for external funding to work in the Volmer Group, please send us an email (we will support applications for external funding from excellent candidates).
  • Potential PhD students or postdocs are encouraged to visit the Humboldt University's scholarship page for more information on external funding sources/scholarships and cost of living in Berlin.

Professor Volmer is Editor-in-Chief of Analytical Science Advances and Editor of Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry.


For journal enquiries, please contact the editor.


Last update: 17 September 2019