Michal Holčapek

University of Pardubice - Czech Republic
Past president of the Czech Republic Society for MS. Michal Holčapek is a full professor of analytical chemistry and a head of mass spectrometry group at the Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Pardubice, where he has obtained Ph.D. in analytical chemistry in 1999. His research started with the structural analysis of organic and organometallic compounds using mass spectrometry (MS) and its coupling with liquid chromatography, focused mainly on the metabolism of various pharmaceutical drugs and natural compounds. The present specialization is the lipidomic analysis of biological samples using liquid chromatography or supercritical fluid chromatography coupled to MS, shotgun ESI-MS, MALDI-MS and mass spectrometry imaging. The main emphasis is on the clinical research with the goal to find biomarkers for cancers and other serious human diseases. He coauthored over 110 papers in peer-reviewed journals with h-index 32 and over 300 conference presentations including more than 20 plenary or keynote lectures. He is a member of editorial boards of Analytical Chemistry, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Lipids, guest editor of special volumes on Mass spectrometry – innovation and application in Journal of Chromatography A (2010, 2012 and 2016), editor of special issues on Lipidomics in Analytical Chemistry (2014) and Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (2015), editor of the book Extreme Chromatography: Faster, Hotter, Smaller (American Oil Chemical Society, 2011), head of Czech Mass Spectrometry Section and national representative in International Mass Spectrometry Foundation (2005-2013), chairman of several international and national conferences and stated on Power List of 100 most influential people in the analytical sciences (The Analytical Scientist, 2013 and 2015).