About Jan Preisler

Jan Preisler received his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry at Iowa State University, Ames with Ed Yeung in 1996. After four years in the group of Barry Karger at Barnett Institute in Boston he returned to his alma mater, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. Here he became associate professor in 2007 and full professor in 2014.

His research interests include development of instrumentation for bioanalytical chemistry, time-of-flight mass spectrometers, interfaces for off-line coupling of separation to mass spectrometry and capillary electrophoresis with laser-induced fluorescence detection. He employed a kHz laser for the first time in order to increase sample throughput of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry.
Thus, multiple simultaneous separations were analyzed with a single mass spectrometer in real time and mass spectrometry imaging was speeded up substantially. He and his coworkers also developed two original techniques of sample introduction for atomic spectrometry; combined bioanalysis and elemental analysis holds promising potential in the field of metallomics.

He enjoys teaching courses, such as Mass spectrometry of biomolecules or Molecular luminescence, promoting analytical science at annual Schools of Mass Spectrometry in the Czech Republic and supervising students.