Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993 – 1994
    diploma student with Professors Karas and Hillenkamp, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany

  • 1994
    diploma in physics (Dipl.-Phys.)

  • 1995 – 1999
    PhD student with Professor Zenobi, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, Switzerland

  • 1999
    PhD degree (Dr. sc. nat.)

  • 1999 – 2000
    postdoctoral research associate with Professor McLafferty, Cornell University, USA

  • 2001 – 2002
    postdoctoral research associate with Professor Kräutler, University of Innsbruck, Austria

  • 2002 – 2008
    independent principal investigator at the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and visiting scientist with Fred W. McLafferty at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University, USA

  • since 2008
    independent principal investigator and research group leader at the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the University of Innsbruck, Austria

Selected publications

  • B. Ganisl, T. Valovka, M. Hartl, M. Taucher, K. Bister, K. Breuker (2011): Electron detachment dissociation for top-down mass spectrometry of acidic proteins. In: Chemistry – A European Journal, 17, 4460-4469.

  • K. Breuker, S. Brüschweiler, M. Tollinger (2011): Electrostatic stabilization of a native protein structure in the gas phase. In: Angew. Chem. 2011, 123, 903-907; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 873-877.

  • M. Taucher, B. Ganisl, K. Breuker (2011): Identification, localization, and relative quantitation of pseudouridine in RNA by tandem mass spectrometry of hydrolysis products. In: Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 304, 91-97.

  • M. Taucher, K. Breuker (2010): Top-down mass spectrometry for sequencing of larger (up to 61 nt) RNA by CAD and EDD. In: J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. 21, 918-929.

  • K. Breuker, F.W. McLafferty (2008): Stepwise evolution of native protein structure with electrospray into the gas phase, 10^-12 to 10^2 s. In: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 105, 18145-18152.

  • K. Breuker, F.W. McLafferty (2005): The thermal unfolding of native Cytochrome c in the transition from solution to gas phase probed by native electron capture dissociation. In: Angew. Chem. 2005, 117, 4989-4992; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 4911-4914.

  • K. Breuker, F.W. McLafferty (2003): Native electron capture dissociation for the structural characterization of noncovalent interactions in native Cytochrome c. In: Angew. Chem. 2003, 115, 5048-5052; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2003, 42, 4900-4904.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Tiroler Wissenschaftsfonds (TWF, Province of the Tyrol Science Fund, Austria) research project UNI-0404/158, 2005 – 2007

  • Austrian Science Fund (FWF) research project (P15767, independent applicant), 2002 – 2004

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • American Society for Mass Spectrometry

  • European Journal of Mass Spectrometry (Editorial Advisory Board)

  • ChemistryOpen (Editorial Advisory Board)

  • Center for Molecular Biosciences Innsbruck (CMBI)

  • Member of the Young Academy of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)


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