Marja Lamoree appointed Professor of Analytical Chemistry for Environment and Health

As of 1 January 2019, AIMMS researcher Marja Lamoree has been appointed Professor of Analytical Chemistry. The chair is embedded in the Environment & Health department until 31 December 2023.

01/15/2019 | 11:44 AM

Lamoree is an analytical chemist at the VU Amsterdam and is mainly involved in the development of effect-driven analysis (EDA), in which the research focuses on unknown toxic substances in the environment and in humans.

Lamoree obtained her PhD in 2000 at Leiden University with a thesis entitled: Capillary Electrophoretic Separation Techniques linked to Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry. She worked at OctoPlus BV, a research organization in the field of drug development. In 2000, Lamoree returned to the VU where she started as a researcher in environmental analytical chemistry at the Institute for Environmental Studies. In 2017 she moved with her department to the O|2 Lab building to work at Environment & Health.

Research on EDA
Marja Lamoree’s research on EDA focuses on discovering and identifying unknown toxic substances in the environment and in humans, using a combination of chemical analysis and toxicological techniques . For the identification of substances high resolution mass spectrometry for suspect and non-target screening is used. In addition, she develops analytical methods for the determination of known environmental pollutants at trace levels in various environmental matrices such as sediment, surface water, effluent, sludge and biota and in matrices for human biomonitoring such as plasma, urine and breast milk.