I have extensive knowledge of analytical chemistry, especially chromatography (reversed phase, normal phase, chiral phase, mixed mode, and ion-exchange), spectroscopy (UV, fluorescence, IR, and NMR), and liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC-MS and LC-MS/MS) techniques.
My work as a senior analytical scientist at the Food & Health Programme involves sample preparation, identification of unknown compounds in different matrices, protein-specific peptide identification, and quantitative analysis of wide range of phytochemicals in plant or biological fluids of human and animal origins.
I am responsible for the development of novel analytical methods for the analysis of plant, food, microbial and human metabolites.
I am responsible for training and supervising post-graduate students, visiting scientists and post-docs that are using HPLC, LC-MS and LC-MS/MS techniques as part of their research projects.
I liaise extensively with external contractors regarding all aspects of equipment maintenance, and with obtaining information regarding procurement of new instrumentation.