Prof. dr hab. Ryszard Łobiński

Prof. dr hab. Ryszard Łobiński graduated in 1986 from the Warsaw University of Technology (Politechnika Warszawska) from which he obtained his Ph.D. (1989) and D.Sc. (habilitation) (1994) degrees. He was a research fellow of the Max Planck Society at the Institute of Spectroscopy and Applied Spectrometry (ISAS) in Dortmund (1990) and then assistant at the University of Antwerp (U.I.A.) (1991-1994). Since 1994 he is a research scientist at the French National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) and since 1999 a full (titular) professor of chemistry.

Presently Professor Ryszard Łobiński is research director at the French National Research Council (CNRS) and director of the Institute for Analytical Sciences and Physicochemistry for the Environment and Materials (UMR 5254, Pau, France). He is an internationally recognized expert on the development of methods for the identification and determination of chemical forms of trace elements (e.g. metals) in the environment and biological systems.  His research, focused on the understanding of the mechanism of the uptake, metabolism, accumulation and excretion of trace elements by living organisms, has largely contributed to the fields of metal speciation and metallomics. Professor Lobinski has authored four books and over 260 peer-reviewed articles (H-factor 58, citation 12500). He received a CNRS Silver Medal in 2006.

Interests:

  • Environment
    • Monitoring of speciation of environmental contaminants
    • Biotransformations of metals and metalloids
  • Food and food supplements
    • Selenium species in yeast and garlic
    • Idenitification and determination of arsenoribosides in edible algae
    • Speciation of trace elements in fruit and vegetables (focus on metal-polysaccharide complexes)
    • Speciation of iodine in milk
    • Trace metal species in wine
    • Trace metal species in cocoa
  • Plant and animal biochemistry
    • Transformation of arsenic in marine biota
    • Metal bioinduced polypeptides in plant cell cultures
    • Metal speciation in hyperaccumulating plants
    • Characterization of the polymorphism of metallothioneins in animals
  • Medicine and pharmacology
    • metallodrug metabolomics
  • Petroleum industry
    • Chemical forms of mercury in gas condensates

Instrumentation:

  • Microwave-assisted chemistry
  • Multicapillary GC
  • GC-MIP-AES, GC-ICP-MS
  • HPLC-ICP-MS; CE-ICP-MS
  • ESI-MS/MS
  • MALDI TOF MS
  • Multidimentional chromatography, Automated Speciation Analyser