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Assoc.Prof. Dr. Martina Marchetti-Deschmann

During her studies (Chemistry) at the Vienna University Martina focused her work on trace analysis of small organic molecules in complex matrices. Martina did her diploma thesis already in the field of mass spectrometry using GC-MS for her thesis: "Massensprektrometrische Bestimmung von Triazinherbiziden in Trinkwasser und Penicillinen in Kuhmilch".  During her PhD studies Martina changed the field and moved on to bioanalysis and finished her studies in 2002 on the "Characterization of Allergy Related Proteins and Peptides in Natural Latex Gloves and Flowers of Sambucus nigra" using mass spectrometry in combination with gel electrophoresis and liquid chromatography.

In 2003 Martina Marchetti-Deschmann took a position at the Vienna University of Technologies (VUT), Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics (CTA), as a Universitätsassistentin and she continued her carrier as Assistant Professor in the working group Bio- and Polymeranalysis under the supervision of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Günter Allmaier.

Since 2013 she is Associate Professor and beside her dedicated lecturing activities at the VUT her scientific work focuses on

  • „Omics“ techniques like Proteomics, Glycomics, Metabolomics, Lipidomics
  • Mass Spectrometry Imaging
  • Mass Spectrometry and Hyphenated Separation Techniques
  • Structure Elucidation of Bioactive Compounds in Biological Samples
  • High and Low Energy Collision Induced Dissociation

Visiting fellowships at the laboratories of Univ.Prof. Dr. F. Hillenkamp (Münster, Germany) and RNDr. Josef Chmelík† (Brno, Czech Republic) improved her professional skills in the fields of MALDI-TOF-MS and proteomics.
Research stays at the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) Institute AMOLF in the Research group for Biomolecular Imaging Mass Spectrometry under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ron M.A. Heeren and at the Leiden University Medical Center, Department of Parasitology, in the Research Group of Mass spectrometry-based clinical proteomics/Imaging Mass Spectrometry under the supervision of Asst.-Prof. Dr. Liam Mcdonnell consolidated her special interest in Mass Spectrometry Imaging.

In 2007 Martina received the RCM Beynon Prize (Award for an innovative advance in mass spectrometric instrumentation or methodology that has had the greatest immediate impact in its particular subdiscipline over the previous two calendar years) together with her co-authors. She still finds time to visit a reasonable number of conferences during the year to present her research.

Martina is very active in the Austrian Proteomics community. In 2006 she was member of the founding committee of the Austrian Proteomics Association (AuPA), where she was Vice-president from 2011-2013. Her activity is not limited to national societies.  Since 2011 she is also member of the Executive Committee of the European Proteomics Association (EuPA) in charge of Conferences and Communication. This activity only continues her previous work on organising at least one international conference per year (APRS, CEEPC, IMMS, …) for the last 10 years.

In 2013 Martina was awarded with the Fritz Feigl Prize (Austrian Society of Analytical Chemsitry, Gesellschaft Österreichischer Chemiker)  


International networks are of importance for her. She is member of multiple COST Actions:

MULTI-modal Imaging of FOREnsic SciEnce Evidence - tools for Forensic Science - MULTI-FORESEE - WG1 Leader

European Network of Bioadhesion Expertise: Fundamental Knowledge to Inspire Advanced Bonding Technologies - ENBA - member

Native Mass Spectrometry and Related Methods for Structural Biology - BMBS - MC substitute

Martina was also workgroup leader for the COST Action BM1104: Mass Spectrometry Imaging: New Tools for Healthcare Research - This activity ended a few years ago but the spirit is carried on in the Mass Spectrometry Imaging Society (MSIS)

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