27/02/2020  Dietrich Volmer will present a plenary lecture on "Selected analytical applications of differential ion mobility-mass spectrometry" at the 8th Ion Mobility Spectrometry User Meeting in Potsdam, Germany on 18-20 March 2020.

27/01/2020 Our latest paper published in Science of the Total Environment


Y. Qi , P. Fu, S. Li, C. Ma, C. Liu, D.A. Volmer. Assessment of molecular diversity of lignin products by various ionization techniques and high-resolution mass spectrometry. Sci. Tot. Environ. 2020, in press.

14/01/2020 I am very happy to announce that Yulin Qi will receive the 2020 Mattauch-Herzog Award of the German Society for Mass Spectrometry for his work on FTICR-MS.


Yulin left our group in Berlin in July 2019 and is now an Associate Professor at Tianjin University.

12/12/2019 New research published in the Archives of Oral Biology


B. Reda, K. Hollemeyer, S. Trautmann, M. Hennig, D.A. Volmer. Determination of chlorhexidine retention in different oral sites using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry. Arch. Oral Biol. 2019, in press

21/11/2019  New paper published in the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry


Z. Liu, P. Zhang, T. Kister, T. Kraus, D.A. Volmer. Ultrathin Homogenous AuNP Monolayers as Tunable Functional Substrates for Surface-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization of Small Biomolecules. J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrometry. 2019, in press.

25/10/2019  Our latest paper published in the Journal of Mass Spectrometry


Z. Liu, P. Zhang, L. Kästner, D.A. Volmer. A simple MALDI target plate with channel design to improve detection sensitivity and reproducibility for quantitative analysis of biomolecules. J. Mass Spectrom. 2019, in press.

01/09/2019  We have several funded positions for PhD students available, on different topics. We are also looking for an experienced PhD level mass spectrometrist for a permanent position as head of laboratory. Please send us an email for more details.

01/09/2019  Dietrich Volmer is giving a plenary lecture on Lignin and Mass Spectrometry at the Swiss Group for Mass Spectrometry (SGMS)'s annual conference in Beatenberg, Switzerland, 24-25 October 2019.

23/07/2019  Dietrich Volmer will present an invited lecture focusing on the group's research program during the Instrumentation session of the DGMS's Young Scientists 1st Fall Meeting, 23-25 September 2019, St. Bonifatiuskloster, Hünfeld, Germany.

22/07/2019  Pascal Schorr is representing the group at MSACL in Salzburg, Austria. His invited lecture on 25 September 2019 during the Sciex workshop is entitled "Advanced MS techniques provide deeper access into the vitamin D metabolome".

05/07/2019  Our latest paper published in Analytical and Bioanalytial Chemistry


Y. Qi, D.A. Volmer. Chemical diversity of lignin degradation products revealed by matrix-optimized MALDI mass spectrometry. Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 2019, in press.

01/05/2019  The RCM special issue for the “1st European Mass Spectrometry Conference (EMSC)” in Saarbrücken is out, click here.


Read our Editorial here; our research contribution Qi Y, Volmer DA. Rapid mass spectral fingerprinting of complex mixtures of decomposed lignin: Data-processing methods for high-resolution full-scan mass spectra. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 2019; 33(S1):2-10 can be found here.

10/04/2019  New paper now online in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry


P. Schorr, D.A. Volmer. Using differential ion mobility spectrometry to perform class-specific ion-molecule reactions of 4-quinolones with selected chemical reagents. Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 2019, in press.

12/11/2018  New publication in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry


Rzagalinski I, Hainz N, Meier C, Tschernig T, Volmer DA. Spatial and molecular changes of mouse brain metabolism in response to immunomodulatory treatment with teriflunomide as visualized by MALDI-MSI. Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 2019; 411:353-65.

27/11/2018  Our latest imaging research is out in Analytical Chemistry


Rzagalinski I, Kovacevic B, Hainz N, Meier C, Tschernig T, Volmer DA. Toward Higher Sensitivity in Quantitative MALDI Imaging Mass Spectrometry of CNS Drugs Using a Nonpolar Matrix. Anal. Chem. 2019; 21:12592-600.

09/04/2018  New paper on quantitative MALDI of Vitamin D in Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry


Qi Y, Müller M, Stokes CS, Volmer DA. Rapid Quantification of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D in Human Serum by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry. J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. 2018; 7:1456-1462.