Lund University, Department of Analytical Chemistry

Getingevägen 60, S-221 00 Lund, Sweden

Tel. +46 46 222 8171      Fax +46 46 222 4544




Associate Professor Jenny Emnéus & Research engineer Cecilia Sparr Eskilsson


General activity

Department of Analytical Chemistry is situated in the Centre for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lund University, which is the largest research unit for chemistry in Scandinavia. The personnel at Analytical chemistry currently consist of eight senior researchers and about twenty Ph.D. students.

Research activity

The research is focused on areas such as bioelectrochemistry (biosensors), bioaffinity assays, mass spectrometry, separation methods and analysis of macromolecules (proteins, polysaccharides). Additionally, techniques for sample preparation in flow systems receive special attention (supported liquid membranes, microdialysis) as well as modern extraction techniques for solid matrices, such as supercritical fluid extraction, accelerated solvent extraction and microwave-assisted extraction. Applications are found in areas such as biotechnology, medicine, occupational hygiene, and environmental science.

Training activity

Analytical Chemistry arranges 10-weeks courses at basic level for undergraduated students and advanced courses such as Bioanalytical chemistry, Environmental analytical chemistry, Electroanalytical chemistry and Advanced analytical chemistry for under graduated as well as graduated students.

Selection of publications

Dock, E.; Ruzgas, T. Screen-printed carbon electrodes modified with cellobiose dehydrogenase: Amplification factor for catechol vs. reversibility of ferricyanide Electroanalysis 2003, 15, 492-498

Ferapontova, E.; Gorton, L. Bioelectrocatalytical detection of H2O2 with different forms of Horseradish peroxidase directly adsorbed at polycrystalline silver and gold Electroanalysis 2003, 15, 484-491

Nistor, C., Rose, A.; Wollenberger, U.; Pfeiffer, D.; Emnéus, J. A glucose dehydrogenase biosensor as an additional signal amplification step in enzyme-flow immunoassay Analyst 2002, 127, 1076-1081

Richardson, S.; Lundqvist, J.; Wittgren, B.; Tjerneld, F.; Gorton, L. Initial characterization of ethyl(hydroxyethyl) cellulose using enzymatic degradation and chromatographic methods Biomacromolecules 2002, 3, 1359-1363

Sandahl, M.; Mathiasson, L.; Jönsson, J. Å. On-line automated sample preparation for liquid chromatography using parallel supported liquid membrane extraction and microporous membrane liquid-liquid extraction J. Chromatrogr. A 2002, 975, 211-217

Reimann, C. T.; Arteca, G. A.; Tapia, O. Proteins in vacuo. A connection between mean overcrossing number and orientationally-averaged collision cross section Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2002, 4, 4058-4064

Sparr Eskilsson, C.; Davidsson, R.; Mathiasson, L. Harmful azo colorants in leather - Determination based on their cleavage and extraction of corresponding carcinogenic aromatic amines using modern extraction techniques J. Chromatogr. A 2002, 955, 215-227

Yakovleva, J.; Davidsson, R.; Lobanova, A.; Bengtsson, M.; Eremin, S.; Laurell, T.; Emnéus, J. Microfluidic enzyme immunoassay using silicon microchip with immobilized antibodies and chemiluminescence detection Anal. Chem. 2002, 74, 2994-3004

Björklund, E., Müller, A., von Holst, C. Comparison of fat retainers in accelerated solvent extraction for the selective extraction of PCBs from fat-containing samples Anal. Chem. 2001, 73, 4050-4053

Lindgren, A.; Gorton, L.; Ruzgas, T.; Baminger, U.; Haltrich, D.; Schülein, M. Direct electron transfer of cellobiose dehydrogenase from various biological origins at gold and graphite electrodes J. Electroanal. Chem. 2001, 496, 76-81

Turner, C.; King, J. W.; Mathiasson, L. On-line supercritical fluid extraction/enzymatic hydrolysis of vitamin A esters: A new simplified approach for the determination of vitamins A and E in food J. Agri. Food Chem. 2001, 49, 553-558

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