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Dr. habil. J. Sabine Becker

Dr. habil. J. Sabine Becker
Phone: +49 2461 61-2698

Personal background

1967-1974Studies of chemistry at the University of Leipzig
1974Academic degree of Dr. rer. nat., University of Leipzig
1974-1991Research scientist at the Central Institute of Isotope and Radiation Research in Leipzig: solid-state mass spectrometry, superconductor research and thin-film technology
1988 Habilitation on ultrasensitive mass spectrometry, University of Leipzig
since 1992Scientific head of the "Mass Spectrometry" of the Central Division of Analytical Chemistry: trace, ultratrace, isotope and surface analysis by ICP-MS, SSMS, LIMS, rf-GDMS, SIMS, SNMS, LA-ICP-MS of various sample materials for research at Forschungszentrum Jülich
1997-2003 Deputy head of the Central Division of Analytical Chemistry
since 2009Head of BrainMet
since Nov 2011NEWS  Grant (DFG - Germany Research Foundation):  „Advanced Mass Spectrometry Imaging (MSI) of Metals and Biomolecules in Brain and Liver – BrainMet

1999-2004Guest professor: Nuclear Research Centre, Atomic Energy Authority, Cairo
2001Guest professor: George Washington University, Washington DC, USA
2001Guest professor: St. Kliment Ohridski University Sofia and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgary
2003/2004Guest professor: University of Pau, France
2005Guest professor: Technical University of Prague, Czech Republic
2005 Guest professor: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
2006Guest professor: Zhejang University, Hangzhou, China
2007Guest professor: Jagellonian University, Cracow, Poland
2008Visiting professor: Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
2009Guest professor: Universidade Federal De Santa Maria, Brazil
2009Guest professor: Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
2011Guest professor: Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
2011Guest professor, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada  
2011Visiting professor,   National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2012Guest professor, Vanderbilt University, Nasville, USA
2013Guest professor, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina


2012 Winter Conference Award on Plasma Spectrochemistry sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific, Tucson, Arizona

2009 DGMS-Preis "Massenspektrometrie in den Biowissenschaften" für zukunftsweisende Anwendungen in den Lebenswissenschaften

2010 IUPAC Fellow (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry)

Scientific activities:

  • BrainMet (Bioimaging of Metals in Brain and Metallomics)
  • Bioimaging of Metals in Brain by  LA-ICP-MS
  • Metallomics
  • Nano-LA-ICP-MS and laser microdissection (LMD) ICP-MS
  • Biomonitoring

number of publications: 352 (including 38 reviews and book chapters)

handbook: Inorganic Mass Spectrometry: Principles and Applications, Wiley, 2007 (ISBN: 978-0-470-01200-0)(504 pages)

patents: 24

lectures/posters: 704 (including numerous invited keynote and plenary lectures)

“Bio-Inorganic Mass Spectrometry and Metallomics”, Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 307, Nos.1-3 (2011) 1-252

Member of Advisory boards:

J. Anal. At. Spectrom.
Int. J. Mass Spectrom.
Metallomics (2011-)
The Scientific World Journal (2011-)
Brazilian Journal of Analytical Chemistry
Spectrochim. Acta B (until 2008)
Fresenius J. Anal. Chem. (until 2001)
Mikrochim. Acta (until 2002)
Arab. J. Nucl. Sci. Appl.
The Open Spectroscopy Journal (Regional Editor)
The Open Environmental & Biological Monitoring Journal
The Open Proteomics Journal
The Open Process Chemistry Journal (Editor-in-Chief)

- Elected member of the Board of Directors of DGMS, secretary (2001-2008)
- Elected member of the Board of Directors of DASp, vice chairman (2001-2006)
- Member of ASMS (The American Society for Mass Spectrometry)