VOCs Characterisation and identification of volatile organic compounds in breath from patients and healthy controls

Airway inflammation causes an increased production of reactive oxygen species, responsible for degradation of cell membranes. During this process, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are formed. Measurement of VOCs in exhaled breath of patients may therefore be useful for the assessment of airway inflammation. We are studying VOCs in all kinds of inflammatory conditions including for instance chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

To reach our goals, We developed a methodological approach able to identify profiles of VOCs in breath unique for patient groups using GC-MS.

Associated Staff

Frederik-Jan van Schooten
Professor, Head of the department

Prof. Van Schooten studied biology at the Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where he specialised in immunology, molecular microbiology an more ...

Jan Dallinga

Jan Dallinga studied chemistry at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, where he specialised in Physical-Organic Chemistry and graduated more ...

Roger Godschalk
Associate Professor

Dr. Roger Godschalk graduated in Biological Health Sciences in 1995 at the Maastricht University (The Netherlands). He specialised in genetic toxicolo more ...

Agnes Boots
Assistant Professor

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Agnieszka Smolinska
Assistant Professor

Agnieszka Smolinska studied Chemistry at the Faculty of Mathematics, Physic and Chemistry of the Silesian University in Katowice, Poland. Afterwards s more ...

Charlotte Pauwels
PhD Student

Charlotte Pauwels was born on April 6th 1990 in Duffel, Belgium. In 2008, she started her study Biomedical Sciences at the Radboud University, Nijmege more ...

Georgios Stavropoulos
PhD Student

I was born on May 1, 1991 in Patras, Greece. In September 2009, I started my Bachelor studies in Chemistry at the University of Patras, Department of more ...

Kim Hintzen
PhD Student

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Robert van Vorstenbosch
PhD Student

Robert van Vorstenbosch studied Forensic Science and Chemistry at the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam. During this period he perfo more ...

Agnieszka Baranska
Former Staff

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