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Dr. Gerald N. Rechberger
University of Graz
Humboldtstrasse 50/II
8010 Graz, Austria
Phone: +43 316 380 1933
Fax: +43 316 380 9016
gerald.rechberger@uni-graz.at

Research Activities


Focus of our research is on mass spectrometry in the field of lipidomics. We are partners in the GOLD - Genomics Of Lipid-associated Disorders and Spezialforschungsbereich LIPOTOX research networks, which focus on molecular mechanisms and physiological consequences of lipid-related diseases. The spectrum of samples investigated ranges from biopsies, animal tissues and tissue culture, body fluids, to model organisms, such as yeast and bacteria.



We offer the following analytical support in the field of lipidomics:
  • Analysis of fatty acids with GC-FID and GC-MS
  • Analysis of sterols with GC-MS
  • Analysis of phospholipids with LC-LSD and HPLC-ESI-MS
  • Analysis of various metabolites with GC-MS und LC-MS
  • Analysis of retinol and its derivatives with HPLC and fluorescence detection


In addition to existing protocols we are developing and improving procedures for qualitative and quantitative detection of various lipid species, including rare components. The Mass Spectrometry Unit at IMB is, together with "Center for Medical research" (ZMF) and "Joanneum Research" (JR), a partner of the "Lipidomics Research Center Graz".

Our proteomics applications with focus on protein identification from various large-scale screens is performed in close cooperation with the Institute of Fornesic Medicine, MUG




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