Biological Sciences Division
Staff Awards & Honors
Dave Koppenaal to Serve on International Advisory Board for New Journal
Congratulations to Dr. David Koppenaal, who has been invited to serve a 3-year term on the International Advisory Board for the new journal Metallomics: Integrated biometal science. The journal is a Royal Society of Chemistry publication that will be launched in January 2009. Metallomics is the integrated study of metals and metal species and their interactions, transformations and functions in biological systems. The subject is receiving great attention as a new frontier in the investigation of trace elements in biology and is expected to develop as an interdisciplinary science complementary to metabolomics and proteomics.
Koppenaal is a Laboratory Fellow at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory who leads the Biological Separations and Mass Spectrometry Group within the Biological Sciences Division. His research has been principally focused on the development of atomic mass spectrometry for inorganic and isotopic characterization, and the demonstration of new analytical techniques and instruments for environmental, nuclear, non-proliferation and biological/health problems.
Koppenaal and co-workers at PNNL have pioneered the application of inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry as a powerful and relevant radioanalytical tool and demonstrated its use for radioactive waste characterization, ultra-trace nuclear forensics use and, most recently, metallomics applications.
His more than 75 publications include several invited review articles, and he is a frequent keynote and plenary lecturer at major conferences. Koppenaal recently completed a 7-year term as Editorial Board member for the RSC publication Journal of Analytical and Atomic Spectrometry. Koppenaal is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Royal Society of Chemistry and a member of the American Chemistry Society and the American Society for Mass Spectrometry.