Honorary members

CSMS may bestow honorary membership to the Czech as well as foreign distinguished individuals of mass spectrometry. Nomination can be made by every CSMS member and must be approved by the Executive Board. It is expected that honorary membership will be awarded biannually.

prof. RNDr. Miloš Novotný, DrSc.

Indiana University, Bloomington

Miloš NovotnýProfessor Milos Novotny has been a pivotal figure in the development of new analytical separation methods and their coupling with mass spectrometry: capillary liquid chromatography, supercritical fluid chromatography and capillary electrophoresis. Novotny group was the first who identified mammalian pheromones and showed biological activity of the artificially prepared pheromones in the mammalian organism. He and his colleagues have significantly contributed to the development of mass spectrometry based techniques in proteomics, glycoproteomics, glycobiology, and chemical biology. Professor Novotny received many awards for the application of these methods in biomedicine.

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prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Herman, DrSc.

J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry

Zdeněk HermanProfessor Herman is an important Czech physical chemist, who significantly contributed to several areas of mass spectrometry. His research interests are mainly in the fields of dynamics and kinetics of chemical reactions, ion-molecule reactions, reactive scattering of ions, collisional processes, ion-surface interactions and gas-phase ion chemistry. His work about energy transfer during ion-surface collisions contributed to better understanding of collision induced dissociation techniques.

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RNDr. Miroslav Ryska, CSc.

Quinta-Analytica s.r.o.

Miroslav RyskaMiroslav Ryska is a key figure of the European organic mass spectrometry. His successful academic career was connected with the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry and with the Institute of Pharmacy and Biochemistry. In the 1990s he was the editor of Biological Mass Spectrometry, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry and Journal of Mass Spectrometry. As the chair of the mass spectrometry group of the Czechoslovak Spectroscopic Society, he organized a number of educational conferences. In 1997, he founded the private company Quinta Analytica - a CRO, which uses analytical mass spectrometry to support pharmaceutical companies in the development and production of new medicinal products.

Prof. RNDr. František Tureček, Ph.D.

University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

František TurečekProfessor František Tureček has been one of the leading scientists in mass spectrometry for several decades. The broad spectrum of his scientific activities ranges from fundamental studies of ion chemistry processes in the gas phase and research on peptides activation and dissociation by electrons or UV radiation, to applications of mass spectrometry in newborn screening of hereditary metabolic disorders. The results of his scientific work are based on extensive theoretical knowledge and instrumentation abilities of his team. Professor Tureček is the holder of many important awards, such as the Czech Head (2010) and the Thomson Medal awarded by the International Mass Spectrometry Foundation (2012).


Prof. R. Graham Cooks, Ph.D.

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

Graham CooksProfessor Graham Cooks is Distinguished Professor at Purdue University and Fellow, National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Inventors, is a recipient of the Dreyfus Prize. He has served as major professor to 150 PhD students. His research interests include 1) ambient ionization and tandem mass spectrometry analysis of complex mixtures, 2) mass spectrometry in cancer diagnostics and 3) high-throughput synthesis and analysis techniques. Prof. Cooks has published over 1500 research articles, ranks among the most cited chemists worldwide. Several start-up companies have emerged from his laboratory.


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