Analytical Chemistry / Mass Spectrometry in Biomedical Sciences
Jan Dallinga studied chemistry at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, where he specialised in Physical-Organic Chemistry and graduated in 1978. In 1984 he obtained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam on the thesis entitled "Unimolecular fragmentation reactions of uncharged and charged (di)carboxilyc acids and cyclohexanediols studied by (tandem) mass spectrometry", describing Curie-point pyrolysis and fast atom bombardment mass spectrometric research, performed at the Laboratory for Maas Spectrometry of the University of Amsterdam and at the FOM-Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF), also in Amsterdam.
From 1984-1987 Jan Dallinga worked as an organic chemist and project manager of a staff-upgrading project at the Gadjah Mada University (Universitas Gadjah Mada) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Once back in The Netherlands he started to work at the University of Utrecht at the Department of Analytical Mass Spectrometry. From this time date his interest and publications with respect to the mass spectrometry of carbohydrates. Jan joined the Department of Health Risk Analysis and Toxicology of the Maastricht University in 1991. His research interests are in the application of analytical methods in general and especially mass spectrometry for finding the answers/solutions of various biochemical/biomedical questions and problems.
Jan is a member of the Royal Netherlands Chemistry Society (KNCV) and of the Dutch Society for Mass Spectrometry (NVMS).
Characterisation and identification of volatile organic compounds in breath from patients and healthy controls More »