PhD Conferral Mr. Michele Genangeli, MSc. - Double doctorate Maastricht University-University of Camerino
Supervisors: prof.dr. R. Heeren; prof.dr. S. Vittori, Camerino, It.
Co-supervisor: dr. T. Porta Siegel
"Development of ‘Ready to Use Kits’ for the simultaneous qualification and quantification of drugs in different matrices using Mass Spectrometry, expanded with the application of multimodal imaging techniques"
This thesis presents several aspects and applications of mass spectrometry (MS) and mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) as diagnostic tools. It describes the possibility of analyzing different sample types (solid, liquid and gas) and how these powerful tools are used for quantification of substances, qualification of biologically relevant molecules within samples, locating molecules in tissue sections and combining MS with clinical tools to improve the outcomes of cancer patients. Techniques such as MS, MSI, Chromatography, MALDI, ESI and REIMS are addressed in this thesis.