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Our Group

Ivo Leito


Dr. Koit Herodes
Associate Professor
LC-MS: separation, ionization, derivatization, validation.
Dr. Ivari Kaljurand
Assistant Professor
Acid-base chemistry in solution and gas phase. Petroleomics
Dr. Agnes Kütt
Assistant Professor
Acid-base chemistry in solution. Synthesis of exotic species
Dr. Ester Oras
Assistant Professor
Organic residue analysis of archaeological material, isotope analysis, ancient foodways, ancient migrations
Dr. Hanno Evard
Research Fellow
Development of novel microfluidic systems for on-the-spot chemical analysis; LC-MS, estimating limit of detection
Dr. Ali Ghiami-Shomami
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Novel MALDI matrix compounds
Dr. Agnes Heering
Research Fellow
Development of unified acidity scale and estimation of liquid junction potentials
Dr. Irja Helm
Research Fellow
Dissolved oxygen measurements, metrology in chemistry
Dr. Mihkel Ilisson
Research Fellow
Synthesis of molecular receptors
Dr. Somayyeh Kheirjou
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Synthesis of receptors
Dr. Karin Kipper
Research Fellow
Bioanalytics, eluent additives, direct ionisation methods, clinical research, pharmacokinetics/ pharmacodynamics
Dr. Märt Lõkov
Research Fellow
Acidity and basicity determinations in non-aqueous media
Dr. Viljar Pihl
Research Fellow
Instruments, their development and maintenance
Dr. Mare Piirsalu
Research Fellow
Physical organic chemistry data and databases
Dr. Riin Rebane
Research Fellow
Derivatization, method development, environmental
Dr. Sigrid Selberg
Research Fellow
Organic synthesis, fluorescence, acid-base chemistry
Dr. Anu Teearu-Ojakäär
Research Fellow
Analysis of resinous materials related to cultural heritage samples with different analytical techniques (HRMS, LC-MS, ATR-FT-IR, etc.)
Dr. Lauri Toom
Research Fellow
Synthesis of carborane acids; NMR spectroscopy
Dr. Sofja Tšepelevitš
Research Fellow
Computations in solutions, prediction of acidity and basicity, liquid-liquid equilibria
Dr. Signe Vahur
Research Fellow
Analysis of cultural heritage materials (paints, resinous materials, textiles, papers etc) using different spectroscopic and mass spectrometric techniques
Dr. Martin Vilbaste
Research Fellow
Metrology of air humidity, gas flow metrology, uncertainty estimation
Dr. Asko Laaniste
LC method development and validation
Ester Uibopuu
Lab Assistant

Ph.D Candidates

Nguyen Kim Ngan Bui
PhD candidate
Universal derivatization reagents in LC-MS
Jan-Michael Cayme
PhD candidate
Interactions between organic and inorganic compounds in ancient ceramics
Shidong Chen
PhD candidate
Decoding ancient foodways: Combined lipid and protein analysis from archaeological ceramics
Astrid Darnell
PhD candidate
Computational design of anion-selective receptors and evaluation of binding
Andre Leesment
PhD candidate
Acid-base chemistry in gas-phase and in solution
Larissa Maciel
PhD candidate
Derivatization-targeted LC-MS analysis of compounds containing amino-group
Kerli Martin
PhD candidate
Molecular receptors and sensors
Mari Ojakivi
PhD candidate
Organic reactions in microdroplets
Merit Oss
PhD candidate
Studies on ionization efficiency of electrospray ionization source
Elisabeth Parman
PhD candidate
pKa measurement with NMR
Shrikant Pawade
PhD candidate
Alo Rüütel
PhD candidate
Design and synthesis of macrocyclic anion receptors
Jaan Saame
PhD candidate
Experimental self-consistent superbasicity scales in solution and in the gas phase
Indrek Saar
PhD candidate
Development of microfluidic analysis devices
Siiri Saaver
PhD candidate
Predictive models for method development in analytical laboratories for emerging contaminants
Eliise Tammekivi
PhD candidate
Quantitative analysis of binding materials in paints with different instrumental techniques
Ernesto de Jesus Zapata Flores
PhD candidate
Anionic derivatization reagents in LC-MS


Tõiv Haljasorg
MSc student
Analysis of polar pesticides in herbal matrices
Markus Lahe
BSc student
Unified acidity of mobile phases
Krit Lossmann
MSc student
Influence of novel eluent additives on the retention in HPLC
Naila Nasirova
MSc student
Sensitivity enhancement using the biotin-streptavidin system
Marta-Lisette Pikma
MSc student
Synthesis of exotic species
Peep Põdder
MSc student
Combining HPLC and FT-ICR-MS for the analysis of resinous materials
Helen Sepman
MSc student
Organic reactions in microdroplets
Merili Tammiste
BSc student
Biphasic pKa
Elsa Vanker
BSc student

Fluorescence of pigments


Helmi Ulrika Kirm (Synlab)
Dr. Toomas Rodima
Dr. Max Hecht
Dr. Rūta Hecht
Dr. Pilleriin Peets (Stockholm University)
Dr. Artur Gornischeff (Estonian Environmental Research Centre)
Dr. Karl Kaupmees (GridIO)
Dr. Anneli Kruve (Stockholm University)
Dr. Jaanus Liigand (University of Alberta)
Dr. Piia Liigand (TBD-Biodiscovery)
Dr. Vilve Nummert
Dr. Kristjan Haav (Lanlab)
Dr. Maarja-Liisa Oldekop (TBD-Biodiscovery)
Rudolf Aro 
Liisa Eero (Rakvere Gümnaasium)
Elmo Libek (Cambrex)
Gunnar Printsmann (Cambrex)
Jaana Heiter (Teligent)
Juuli Nõges (Teligent)
Dr. Sandip Ashokrao Kadam (GVK Biosciences)
Dr. Chunguang Lu
Dr. Teemu Matias Näykki
Sinai Mwagomba
Kristel Ets (Tallinna Vesi)
Philippa Alice Hayes
Kristo Kleemann 
Vahur Toss (Cambrex)
Martin Vels
Dr. Karita Raudkivi (University of Tartu)
Dr. Lauri Lipping (A Le Coq)
Erik Berlin (Teligent)
Gert Suurkuusk (IRC, Italy)
Ragne Auling
Roman Lilleorg (Quantum Estonia)
Elin Raamat (Estonian Veterinary and Food Laboratory)
Valli Parts
Dr. Lauri Jalukse (Estonian Veterinary and Food Laboratory)
Dr. Eva-Ingrid Rõõm (Estonian University of Life Sciences)
Allan Künnapas (Quantum Estonia)
Kadi Künnapas (Tartu University Hospital)
Andrus Vihalem (Estonian Environmental Research Centre)
Dr. Eve Koort
Dr. Lilli Sooväli
Margus Jäger
Signe Leito (Agency of Medicines)
Kristina Virro (University of Tartu)
Julia Traks
Urmas Pille
Dr. Ivar Koppel (University of Tartu)