Dr. rer. nat. Daniel Pröfrock

Daniel Pröfrock

Marine Bioanalytical Chemistry
Head of Department
Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-2846
Fax: +49 (0)4152 87-1875
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Environmental Scientist

Reseach field

  • Development of integrative sampling techniques for the determination of elements and element species in the marine environment
  • Implementation of new techniques for the quantification of marker proteins with respect to the detection of contaminant induced biological effects (Toxicoproteomics)
  • Development and application of hyphenated techniques (CE-ICP-MS, HPLC-ICP-MS, GC-ICP-MS, nanoHPLC-ESI-MS-MS, LC-MALDI-TOF-TOF) for marine bio analysis

Scientific Career

1994 Abitur (high school graduation)

1995 - 1996 Undergraduate study of Chemistry at the University of Hamburg

1996 – 7/2000 Undergraduate study of Environmental Science at the University of Lüneburg

8/2000 - 4/2001 Working at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht in cooperation with the University of Lüneburg on a degree in Environmental Science

Diploma thesis: "Optimization of the capillary electrophoretic separation of protein bound heavy metals"

7/2001 – 12/2004 PhD thesis at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Research Center Geesthacht, Institute for Coastal Research, Marine Bioanalytical Chemistry in cooperation with the University of Lüneburg

Topic: "Development and application of hyphenated techniques based on collision cell inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and chromatographic separation techniques for the heteroelement specific detection of environmental and biologically relevant compounds"

01/2005 – 12/2006 Post Doc at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Research Center Geesthacht, Institute for Coastal Research, Marine Bioanalytical Chemistry

01/2007 – present Research scientist at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Research Center Geesthacht, Institute for Coastal Research, Marine Bioanalytical Chemistry

Selected Publications

  • Andreas Prange, Daniel Pröfrock Chemical Labels and Natural Element Tags for the Quantitative Analysis of Bio-molecules. J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2008, 23, 432-459
  • Svea Fahrenholtz, Simone Griesel, Daniel Pröfrock, Antje Kakuschke Essential and non-essential elements in tissues of Harbour Porpoises (Phocoena Phocoena) stranded on the coasts of the North and Baltic Seas between 2004-2006 J. Environ. Monitoring, 2009, 11, 1107-1113
  • Daniel Pröfrock, Andreas Prange Compensation of gradient related effects when using capillary liquid chromatography and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for the absolute quantification of phosphorylated peptides. Journal of Chromatography A, 1216 (2009) 6706-6715
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