Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry

ISSN: 2380-2391

Open Access

Anton Amann

Anton Amann

Anton Amann
Professor, Department of Anaesthesia and General Intensive Care
Innsbruck Medical University, Austria


Anton Amann is the Director of the Breath Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Science. He completed his Doctoral thesis at ETH-Zürich in 1984 & Diploma thesis at ETH-Zürich in 1978 and was awarded with the Silver Medal of ETH. Amann is recipient of the Marie SkÅ‚odowska Curie Medal of the Polish Chemical Society (2010) He was Coordinator of the EU-project BAMOD with 13 European partners (topic: breath analysis with lung carcinoma). Steering committee Member of the EU-project SGL for USaR (topic: searching of entrapped persons, e.g., using gas-analytical methods) Together with Prof. Mel Rosenberg (Tel Aviv) Anton Amann is Editor-in-Chief together of the Journal of Breath Research, wich is published by the Institute of Physics (IOP, Bristol, UK) He is the current chairman of the International Association for Breath Research (IABR). He was chairman of the conference "Breath Gas Analysis for Medical Diagnostics", Dornbirn (2004), which resulted in the comprehensive edited book Amann A and Smith D: Breath Analysis for Clinical Diagnosis and Therapeutic Monitoring published by World Scientific (Singapore, 2005)


Research Interest

Analysis of volatile compounds using  proton-transfer-reaction time-of-flight mass spectrometry (PTR-TOF),  selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS), ◊ gas chromatography with mass-spectrometric detection (GCMS) using different preconcentration methods (solid phase microextraction SPME, solid phase extraction SPE and thermodesorption TD, needle traps NT), ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) and (hand-held) ion mobility sensors. # Exhaled breath analysis # Real-time analysis of exhaled breath # Analysis of volatiles in urine headspace # Analysis of volatiles released through skin # Analysis of headspace of human cell cultures (e.g., cancer cell lines NCIH1666, CALU-1, A549, NCI-H2087 or non-cancerogenous cell lines HBEpC and hFB) # Analysis of headspace of microorganisms (e.g., Candida albicans, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa) # Analysis of exhaled breath for ventilated patients at an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) # Use of analytical methods (such as ion mobility spectrometry, IMS) for searching of entrapped persons (after earthquakes or explosions)

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