In 2002 the Nobel Prize was awarded for the development of the MALDI MS technology and for the impact it has on identifying and revealing the structures of biological macromolecules.
This unique book gives an in–depth description of the many different applications of MALDI MS, along with a detailed discussion of the technology itself. It will be a much–needed practical and educational asset for individuals, academic institutions and companies in the field of bioanalytics.
MALDI Mass Spectrometry Instrumentation (Peter B. O′Connor, Klaus Dreisewerd, Kerstin Strupat, Franz Hillenkamp)
MALDI–MS in Protein Chemistry and Proteomics (Karin Hjernø, Ole N. Jensen)
MALDI Mass Spectrometry Imaging (Bernhard Spengler)
Analysis of Nucleic Acids and Practical Implementations in Genomics and Genetics (Stefan Berkenkamp, Dirk van den Boom, Daniele Fabris)
MALDI–MS of Glycans and Glycoconjugates (Helene Perreault, Erika Lattova, Dijana Sagi, Jasna Peter–Katalinic)
Lipids (Jürgen Schiller, Beate Fuchs)
MALDI–MS for Polymer Characterization (Liang Li)
Small–Molecule Desorption/Ionization Mass Analysis (Lucinda H. Cohen, Fangbiao Li, Eden P. Go, Gary Siuzdak)
Computational Analysis of High Throughput MALDI–TOF–MS Based Peptide Profiling (Thang V. Pham, Connie R. Jimenez)
Biotyping of Microorganisms (Markus Kostrzewa)
he developed the now world famous MALDI technique that was later on shown to be highly useful for the analysis of biomolecules. For his ground–breaking work on mass spectrometry methods, Professor Hillenkamp has received numerous awards, among them the Thomson Medal of the Mass Spectrometry Society, the Fresenius Medal of the German Chemical Society, and the Bergman Medal of the
Swedish Chemical Society.
Jasna Peter–Katalinic is Professor at the University of Rijeka, Croatia, and former Associate Professor of Biophysics at the University of Münster, Germany. She was
born and educated in Zagreb, Croatia, and obtained her PhD in chemistry at the University of Zürich, Switzerland. After the postdoc time at the Texas A+M University, USA, she obtained the habilitation in physiological chemistry from the University of Bonn, Germany. She pioneered the introduction of modern mass
spectrometric methods to structural glycobiology/ glycomics, as described in more than 250 publications. Her current interests are in the Human Glycoproteome Initiative and Nanobioanalytics. She was the first recipient of the Life Science Award from the German Society of Mass Spectrometry in 2002.