Dimitrios E. Damalas

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece)

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Dimitrios is a final year PhD candidate, in the Trace Analysis and Mass Spectrometry (TrAMS) group (Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece), under the supervision of prof. Thomaidis. Through his PhD research, he aims to shed light on the potential adverse effects of xenobiotics in aquatic organisms. To accomplish that, he has developed a comprehensive methodology that combines fish embryo test (zebrafish), toxicokinetic, and metabolomics approaches.

In parallel with his PhD research, Dimitrios has been working on the development and application of novel HRMS-based analytical methods for the determination of small molecules, both xenobiotics (emerging contaminants) and metabolites, in several environmental matrices. Working in different research projects, he has obtained substantial experience in various sample preparation techniques and sophisticated data treatment approaches (Wide-scope Target, Suspect & Non-Target screening). Dimitrios has also obtained specialized training in advanced Analytical Chemistry and the concepts of Quality Assurance, Quality Control and the requirements of ISO 17025, through his Master's degree.

Since 2018, Dimitrios collaborates with Bruker Daltonics, one of the world’s leading analytical instrumentation companies, due to his passion for mass spectrometry and high-end/innovative instrumentation. Through this collaboration, he obtained advanced training by experts and worked with high-end instrumental techniques - LC-ESI-QTOF, LC-ESI-TIMS-QTOF, GC-APCI-QTOF, and MALDI-TOF.