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Ann Brinkmalm


Ann Brinkmalm, Ph.D, Docent
E-mail: ann.brinkmalm@neuro.gu.se
Tel (office): +46 31 343 2379



Associate professor at the research team on “Neurochemical Pathogenesis and Diagnostics” at the Dept. of Neuroscience and Physiologi, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.



Master of science in Engineering Physics (MSc), Uppsala University 1989
Doctor of Philosophy in Ion Physics (PhD), Uppsala University 1994
Associate Professor in Neurochemistry, University of Gothenburg 2003



The Berzelii scholarship 1984
The Thé Svedberg scholarship 1985
Postdoctoral research scholarship from the Sweden-America foundation 1994
Postdoctoral research scholarship from the Wenner-Gren foundation 1995-96



The major research interests are:
* Analysis of potential biochemical markers for neurodegenerative diseases in cerebrospinal fluid, brain tissue and model organisms.
* Mass spectrometric method development for ESI-LTQ/FTICRMS and MALDI-TOFMS coupled to separation techniques such as gel electrophoresis and nano scale liquid chromatography.



• About 40 publications (original research papers in peer-reviewed journals).
• About 5 reviews in peer-reviewed journals.
• Six book chapters
• Co-editor of a mass spectrometry book for graduate students “”Mass Spectrometry: Instrumentation, Interpretation, and Applications” John Wiley & sons (December 2008)

Selected publictaions (see also under Publications for the research team)

Abramsson A, Westman-Brinkmalm A, Pannee J, Gustavsson M, von Otter M, Blennow K, Brinkmalm G, Kettunen P, and Zetterberg H
Proteomic profiling of single organs from individual adult zebrafish
Zebrafish, in press

Portelius E, Tran AJ, Andreasson U, Persson R, Brinkmalm G Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Westman-Brinkmalm A.
Characterization of amyloid  peptides in cerebrospinal fluid by an automated immunoprecipitation procedure followed by mass spectrometry.
Journal of Proteome Research 6(11) (2007) 4433

Portelius E, Brinkmalm G, Tran AJ, Zetterberg H, Westman-Brinkmalm A, and Blennow K
Identification of novel APP/Abeta isoforms in human cerebrospinal fluid,.
Neurodegener Dis 2009; 6: 87.

Portelius E, Brinkmalm G, Tran A, Andreasson U, Zetterberg H, Westman-Brinkmalm A, Blennow K and Ohrfelt, A
Identification of novel N-terminal fragments of amyloid precursor protein in cerebrospinal fluid.
Exp Neurol 2009.



• The American Society of Mass Spectrometry
• Svenska kemistsamfundet
• Svenska masspektrometrisällskapet
• Svenska läkaresällskapet



Main supevisor
• Annika Thorsell, 2007, “Mass spectrometry based proteomic strategies applied in the study of central nervous system derived cells”.

• Erik Portelius, 2009, ”Targeted Abeta proteomics - A tool to study the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease”.



 External Examiner on the following thesis:
• Elena Ossipova, 2008 “Methods for mass spectrometric proteome analysis”, SLU, Uppsala, Sweden

Member on thesis committees:
• Jan Eriksson, 1997, ”Electronic sputtering from organic surfaces”, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
• Elisabeth Carlsohn, 2005, ”Mass spectrometry-based proteomic strategies applied to Helicobacter pylori - a search for candidate vaccine antigens”, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
• Karl Sköld, 2006, ”Neuropeptidomics - Methods and applications”, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
• Carina Sihlbom, 2006, ”Mass spectrometry for comparative proteomics od degenerative and regenerative processes in the brain”, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
• Maria Fälth Savitski, 2008, ”Improved neuropeptide identification - Bioinformatics and Mass spectrometry”, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
• Joakim Strandberg, 2009, ”Developmental plasticity of glutamate synaps - roles of low frequency stimulation Hebbian induction and NMDA receptor”, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Expert on an associate professor position in mass spectrometry based proteomics, referee on external grant proposals and reviewer for several scientific journals.


Oral presentation
• Analysdagarna, Uppsala, Sweden, 1999
• 14th IMSC conference, Tampere, Finland, 1997

Poster presentation
• 9th European Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry Workshop, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2010
• 3rd EUPA congress, Stockholm, Sweden, 2009
• 57th ASMS Conference, Philadelphia, USA, 2009
• HUPO 7th World Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2008
• 54th ASMS Conference, Seattle, USA, 2006
• HUPO 4th World Conference, München, Germany, 2005
• 52th ASMS Conference, Nashville, USA, 2004
• 49th ASMS Conference, Chicago, USA, 2001
• Proteomic Forum, München, Germany, 2001
• 48th ASMS Conference, Long Beach, USA, 2000
• 46th ASMS Conference, Orlando, USA, 1998
• 45th ASMS Conference, Palm Springs, USA, 1997
• 44th ASMS Conference, Portland, USA, 1996
• 43th ASMS Conference, Atlanta, USA, 1995
• Laserion ´93, München, Germany, 1993
• Desorption ´92, Burg Waldeck, Germany, 1992
• 4th Sanibel Conference on Mass spectrometry, Sanibel Island, USA, 1992
• 12th IMSC conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1991
• 1st International conference “priority trends in scientific instrumentation”, Leningrad, USSR, 1990
• Methods and Mechanisms for Producing Ions from Large Molecules, Minaki, Canada, 1990


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