Curriculum Vitae




Dr. Markus Michael Martin

born at





Saarbruecken / Germany



Since May 2010


Product manager HPLC-MS at Dionex-Softron GmbH
Germering, GER




November 2005 – April 2010


Scientific research fellow at the Institute for Instrumental Analysis and Bioanalysis of the Saarland University
Saarbruecken, GER
March 1, 2008 – April 30, 2010: Deputy Head of Department at the Institute for Instrumental Analysis and Bioanalysis
Scientific Research: Capillary Electrophoresis (CE), HPLC-Mass Spectrometry and CE-Mass Spectrometry as tools for pharmaceutical and environmental analysis
Teaching: Fundamentals of Chemical Analysis (An01/Ü), Statistics / Quality Assurance (An4 / An02), Fundamentals of Separation Sciences (An3 / An02), Lab Course Instrumental Analysis (AnA), Lab Course Bioanalysis (PBAn), Special Techniques and Applications in Separation Sciences (An7), Laboratory Research in Analytical Chemistry (AnV), Seminars for Group Members


November 2003 - November 2005


Head of Analytics (both Structure Elucidation / R&D support non-GMP and GMP Pilot Plant Analytics) at the Chemical Development, Science & Medical Affairs (S&MA) of

Sanofi-Aventis Germany (former: Aventis Pharma Germany),

Industriepark Hoechst, Frankfurt, GER
Responsibility for Synthesis Support Analytics (method development for HPLC /-MS, GC, structure elucidation etc.), support of the Automation Lab with High-Throughput-HPLC/MS-Methods and Head of Pilot Plant Analytics (GMP compliance)


February 2004


Graduation to Ph.D. / Dr. rer. nat.

mark: sehr gut – magna cum laude

July 2000 – October 2003


PhD thesis in the Group of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. H. Engelhardt

Title: Characterization of Synthetic Polyelectrolytes by Means of Capillary Electrophoresis


July 2000


Academic degree: Chemist (Diploma) (mark: sehr gut - 1,5)




January - July 2000


Diploma thesis in the Group of Prof. Dr. H. Engelhardt

Title: Capillary electrophoresis with fluorescence detection 
        in the analysis of oligosaccharides

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November / December 1999


Oral Diploma exams




April - July 1999


Studying abroad in synthetic organic chemistry at the 
University of Surrey / Guildford (UK)

Title: Sulindac and its Analogues
         - Chemoprevention of Cancer
         (Download: .pdf, 438 kB)




October 1997 - November 1999


Main studies at the Saarland University

Specialisation on organic chemistry with the following main topics:

- Photochemistry (Pericyclic reactions, colour compounds,
  artificial photosynthesis, organic solar panels)
- Synthesis of natural compounds




September / October 1997


Oral exams (Pre-Diploma) (mark: gut - 1,7)




October 1994 - October 1997


Basic studies




October 1994


Entry to the Studies of Chemistry (Diploma)
at the University of the Saarland




July 1994


Abitur at the Willi-Graf-Gymnasium Saarbruecken
- equivalent to British A-levels -
(mark: sehr gut - 1,5)

Written exams: English / Chemistry / French
Oral exams: History




Scientific Presentations:



Hoffmann, Th., Martin, M. M.
CE-ESI-MS/MS as a rapid screening tool for the comparison of protein–ligand interactions“
Electrophoresis 2010, 31, 1-8


Engelhardt, H., Martin, M.
Characterization of synthetic polyelectrolytes by capillary electrophoretic methods“
Advances in Polymer Science 165 (Polyelectrolytes with Defined Molecular Architecture I) (2004), 211-247


Oral Presentations:


CE-Forum – Juli 2009, Marburg, GER:
Schnelle Bestimmung von Protein-Ligand-Interaktionen mittels Kapillarelektrophorese - Elektrosprayionisierung – Tandem-Massenspektrometrie (CE-ESI-MS/MS)“
Markus M. Martin, Thomas Hoffmann


34th International Symposium on High-Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques (HPLC 2009) – June 2009, Dresden, GER:
Capillary Electrophoresis-Electrospray Ionization-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (CE-ESI-MS/MS) as a Rapid Screening Tool for the Determination of Protein-Ligand Interactions and Binding Constants“
Thomas Hoffmann, Markus M. Martin
(nominated for the Csaba Horváth Young Scientist Award)


27th International Symposium on Chromatography (ISC 2008) - September 2008, Münster, GER:
On-line SPE-LC-MS for ultra trace analysis of antibiotics in surface waters”
Verena Fraaß, Markus M. Martin, Saarbruecken; Fraser McLeod, Frank Steiner, Germering; Christian G. Huber, Salzburg/A


16th International Symposium on Microscale Separation and Analysis (HPCE 2003) - January 2003, San Diego, CA, USA


24th International Symposium on Chromatography (ISC '02) - September 2002, Leipzig, GER


Poster Presentations:


16th International Symposium on Microscale Separation and Analysis (HPCE 2003) - January 2003, San Diego, CA, USA


15th International Symposium on Microscale Separation and Analysis (HPCE 2002) - April 2002, Stockholm, SWE


Advances in Chromatographic and Electrophoretic Separations (ACES II) - October 2001, Bayreuth, GER


DFG Report Meeting on Polyelectrolytes - September  2001, Berlin, GER


ANAKON 2001 - April 2001, Konstanz, GER


14th International Symposium on Microscale Separation and Analysis (HPCE 2001) - January 2001, Boston, MA, USA



Educational Training:


 Teacher within the GDCh training course "Special Techniques in HPLC" (HPLC Progressive Course) in 2006

Practical workshop within the GDCh training course "Special Techniques in HPLC" (HPLC Progressive Course) in 2000 - 2002

Practical workshop within the GDCh training course "Fundamentals of HPLC" (HPLC Fundamental Course) 2002

Practical workshop within the GDCh training course "Capillary Electrophoresis" (CE Course) 2000

Practical workshop within an Industrial HPLC training course for Schering AG 2001

Teacher training in the Educational Centre for Lab Technicians (BBZ) Voelklingen/Saar 2001

Introduction and partial supervising of three PhD students in the field of Capillary Electrophoresis

Lab Assistance in students' practical course "Inorganic Analytic Chemistry" (2nd study term)



Additional Qualifications:






Mother tongue


Spoken and written fluently (a.o. studying in Great Britain for 3 months)


Profond knowledge (9 years at the high school, with 2 years as main courses and written exams in the german Abitur)




» Well skilled in working with MS-DOS 5.0 - 6.x, Windows 3.1x, Windows 95/98, Windows NT 4.0,
   Windows 2000, Windows XP
   Microsoft Office 97-XP (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Lotus SmartSuite 97, Corel Draw;

   Microcal Origin 6.0, HyperChem 3.0, Bruker 2D WinNMR, Mestre-C 2.x NMR Processing Software;

   Agilent ChemStation (LC, LCMS, CE), Beckman P/ACE MDQ Processing Software



» Profond knowledge in TurboPascal 6.0/7.0, Beckman GOLD P/ACE Processing Software


» Basic knowledge in Linux, BASIC, Microsoft FrontPage, Agilent ChemStation Macro Programming Language


» Common knowlegde in Molecular Modelling, CAS Messenger data retrieval, networks




» Common knowledge of GMP regulatory affairs due to 2-year work as Lab Head Analytics in GMP environment

» Fundamental knowledge in toxikology and pharmakokinetics as well as the German and
   European laws  (ChemG, GefStoffV, EINECS,...)



Technical skills:

» Practical experience in the work with:

Jeol GSX-270 NMR spectrometer, Beckman P/ACE 2000 / 5000 / MDQ, Agilent 3D-CE, Lauerlabs PrinCE, Hewlett-Packard HP 1090 / Agilent 1100 Chromatograph / Agilent 1100 MSD;



The last update is from 18/04/10 by Markus Martin.