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On Tuesday, March 19, 2024, the web course Estimation of Measurement Uncertainty in Chemical Analysis was launched for the eleventh time as a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course)! Altogether 1048 […]

We are happy to announce that Mari Tõrv, Research Fellow in Analytical and Physical Chemistry and Associate Professor of Archaeology at the University of Tartu, was awarded the Professor Peeter […]

During recent years, we have been engaged in extensive investigations of the unified pH (pHabs) values of reversed-phase liquid chromatography (RPLC) mobile phases. The pHabs scale has the advantage over […]

On February 8, 2024 the on-line course (MOOC) LC-MS Method Validation offered by the University of Tartu finished successfully. Eventually, altogether 1014 people registered from 109 countries. Around half of them, […]

The Institute of Chemistry received an award for its consistent and systematic efforts over the past three years to improve the quality of education. One of the main goals was […]

The 2024 edition of the web course (MOOC) Estimation of Measurement Uncertainty in Chemical Analysis will be running from March 19 to May 2, 2024. Registration is now open! The […]

At the beginning of this school year, two EACH students took part in the first edition of Mindful Mundus. It’s a project aimed at the students at Erasmus Mundus programs […]

Number of participants and countries updated on 22.11.2023! On Tuesday, November 21, 2023 the web course LC-MS Method Validation was launched for the fifth time as a MOOC (Massive Online […]

The eighth edition of the online course LC-MS Method Validation is open for registration (registration link is here)! The course will be offered as a Massive Open On-line Course (MOOC) […]

Last Wednesday, August 30th, 2023, a moment that marks the culmination of years of hard work and determination of Ernesto de Jesus Zapata Flores – an AMS alumnus. He successfully […]

As the new academic year comes closer, incoming 2nd year students reminisced about their days in Chemicum where most of their classes in Tartu for their first year of studies […]

In June, the first-year EACH and AMS students visited the Science Centre AHHAA in Tartu to cap off the academic year. Everyone enjoyed each other’s company while having fun with […]

From 9 – 22 July, International Summer School on Quality Assurance took place in Krtiny, Czechia. Before starting their second year in the EACH programme, our students Tetiana and Merili […]

Last Friday, June 9th, 2023, Andre Leesment successfully defended his PhD thesis titled Quantitative studies of Brønsted acidity in biphasic systems and gas-phase. The opponent was Prof. Kiyohiko Sugano from […]

As the school year is coming to an end for the current first-year EACH and AMS students, a new intake is preparing to travel from all over the world to […]

On May 11, 2023, the on-line course (MOOC) Estimation of measurement uncertainty in chemical analysis offered by the University of Tartu finished successfully. Eventually, altogether 993 people registered from 99 […]

After spending weekdays attending lectures and doing academic work, students get to spend their weekends exploring the beautiful nature and rich history of Estonia. On March 18, 2023, a group […]

On Tuesday, March 21, 2023 the web course Estimation of Measurement Uncertainty in Chemical Analysis was launched for the tenth time as a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course)! Currently, 914 […]

On March 10, 2023, Ivo Leito presented “Unified pH – what, why and how?” at the Chemistry and Chemical Technology 2023 Vilnius (Lithuania). Acidity is one of the most critical […]

This year’s recipients of the teaching staff awards in the University of Tartu have been announced. The UT Student Union chose the recipients based on proposals submitted by the students. […]

On February 10, 2023 the on-line course (MOOC) LC-MS Method Validation offered by the University of Tartu finished successfully. Eventually, altogether 903 people registered from 104 countries. Less than half, 376 […]

Prof. Ivo Leito, Applied Measurement Science (AMS) programme director, will explain, what the AMS programme is about and why it is worth studying. Are you planning to apply this year […]

In January 2023, the University of Tartu is organizing an online series of lectures called the Alumni Talks. The aim is to share the experience that people have had with […]

Every year the Chemical Society in Uppsala recognizes the best degree projects in chemistry. This year, the Grand Award was rewarded to Siyuan Qui for his 2022 Master’s thesis. His […]

On Tuesday, November 22, 2022 the web course LC-MS Method Validation was launched for the fifth time as a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course). There are 904 registered participants (the […]

A recent ranking of the world universities has been published by The Times Higher Education (THE). THE is a British journal known for the most reliable rankings of the world’s […]

We are glad to announce that the seventh edition of the online course LC-MS Method Validation is open for registration (here)! The course will be offered as a Massive Open On-line Course […]

The new EACH and AMS intake has started exploring Tartu and with it, Estonian history and culture! Merili (in the picture – in the middle of the front row), one […]

This week is the first study week for the new students of Applied Measurement Science (AMS) and EACH Erasmus Mundus Joint Programme (EACH). Altogether 19 (3 AMS and 16 EACH) students started their […]

Our group recently published a new article Non-invasive analysis of natural textile dyes using fluorescence excitation-emission matrices, Talanta, 2022, 123805 led by Sigrid Selberg and Elsa Vanker. In this study, […]

Every year students vote for their favorite teachers in all of the institutes at the University of Tartu. We are pleased to announce that this year Dr. Koit Herodes was […]

On May 13, 2022 the on-line course (MOOC) Estimation of measurement uncertainty in chemical analysis offered by University of Tartu finished successfully. Eventually, altogether 851 people registered from 103 countries. 405 participants […]

This week, Nieves Maria Flores March successfully defended her Master’s thesis named the “Organic Constituents of Atmospheric Aerosols in a Hemi-boreal Forest” and was awarded the highest grade – “A”! […]

On Tuesday, March 22, 2022 the web course Estimation of Measurement Uncertainty in Chemical Analysis was launched for the ninth time as a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course)! Currently, 843 […]

As a result of a recent development in our group, it is now, for the first time, possible to rigorously measure acidity of acids in biphasic systems (aqueous phase at […]

On February 11, 2022 the on-line course (MOOC) LC-MS Method Validation offered by the University of Tartu finished successfully. Eventually, altogether 850 people registered from 97 countries. Less than half, 380 participants actually […]

The 2022 edition of the web course (MOOC) Estimation of Measurement Uncertainty in Chemical Analysis will be running from March 22 to May 3, 2022. Registration is now open! The […]

On Tuesday, November 23, 2021 the web course LC-MS Method Validation was launched for the sixth time as a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course). There are 854 registered participants (the […]

This week is the first study week for the new students of Applied Measurement Science (AMS) and EACH Erasmus Mundus Joint Programme (EACH). Altogether 17 (2 AMS and 15 EACH) students started their […]

On the 2nd of June, 2021, five AMS master students successfully defended their master’s theses. The defenders’ theses demonstrated the wide scope of the field of applied measurement science. The […]

On May 13, 2021, the online course (MOOC) Estimation of measurement uncertainty in chemical analysis offered by the University of Tartu finished successfully. Eventually, altogether 950 people registered from 97 […]

On Apr 29, 2021 the webinar “Mobile Phase pH in Liquid Chromatography” was organised in the framework of the project 17FUN09 “UnipHied” (www.uniphied.eu). Altogether 101 people participated from 41 countries, […]

This year the Estonian Research Council has presented 49 female Estonian scientists to the AcademiaNet database. From the Unversity of Tartu, seven names were given, including Dr Signe Vahur (on […]

It is well known that in liquid chromatography, mobile phase pH is an important parameter, significantly affecting the retention of acidic and basic analytes. Yet, mobile phase pH is tricky […]

On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, the web course Estimation of Measurement Uncertainty in Chemical Analysis was launched for the eighth time as a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course)! Currently, 925 […]

A highly interdisciplinary study ranging from computational chemistry to cultural heritage has now been published – Experimental and Computational Study of Aminoacridines as MALDI(-)-MS Matrix Materials for the Analysis of […]

The equilibrium acidity scale (pKa scale) in acetonitrile (MeCN) has been supplemented by numerous new compounds and new ΔpKa measurements and has been published in Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2021, […]

The 2021 edition of the web course (MOOC) Estimation of Measurement Uncertainty in Chemical Analysis will be running from March 23 to May 4, 2021. Registration is now open! The […]

  Altogether 791 people were registered from 86 countries. 338 participants actually started the course (i.e. tried at least one graded test at least once) and out of them 221 […]

On Tuesday, November 24, 2020 the web course LC-MS Method Validation was launched for the fifth time as a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course). There are 788 registered participants (the […]

We are glad to announce that the fifth edition of the online course LC-MS Method Validation is open for registration at the address https://sisu.ut.ee/lcms_method_validation/ ! The course will be offered […]

This week is the first study week for the new students of Applied Measurement Science and EACH Erasmus Mundus Joint Programme. Altogether 21 students started their studies. The countries of […]

On the 3rd of June, 2020, six AMS master students successfully defended their master’s theses. The defenders’ theses demonstrated the wide scope of the field of applied measurement science. The […]

On May 12, 2020 the on-line course (MOOC) Estimation of measurement uncertainty in chemical analysis offered by University of Tartu finished successfully. Eventually altogether 843 people registered (270 in 2014, […]

The UT Analytical Chemistry group is well known for its acid-base studies, especially pKa measurements, in non-aqueous media. Up to recent time the measured data have been scattered among a number […]

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020 the web course Estimation of Measurement Uncertainty in Chemical Analysis was launched the seventh time as a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course)! Currently 828 participants […]

On Feb 14, 2020 our LC-MS Method Validation web course (MOOC) finished successfully! Altogether 515 (426 in 2019, 424 in 2018, 303 in 2017) people were registered from 77 (70 […]

The 2020 edition of the web course (MOOC) Estimation of Measurement Uncertainty in Chemical Analysis will be running during Mar 24 – May 5, 2020. Registration is open! The full […]

On Tuesday, November 26, 2019 the web course LC-MS Method Validation was launched for the fourth time as a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course). There are 511 registered participants (the […]

In a recent minireview, published in Eur. J. Org. Chem. an important part of our group’s acid-base chemistry research has been summarized: the pKa values of bases (pKaH values) determined […]

This week is the first study week for the new students of Applied Measurement Science and EACH Erasmus Mundus Joint Programme. Altogether 21 students started their studies. The countries of […]

Starting from July 07, 2019 the MSC Summer School 2019 is taking place in Lyon (France), organized by the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1. Five students from the University of […]

Today (June 04, 2019) 4 AMS master students successfully defended their master’s theses. Congratulations to all of you! Photo on the left, from left to right: Huy Qui Vinh Nguyen, […]

During May 20-21, 2019 the Eurachem 2019 Scientific workshop Validation of targeted and non-targeted methods of analysis took place in Dorpat Conference Centre in Tartu. This workshop also marks the […]

On May 14, 2019 the on-line course (MOOC) Estimation of measurement uncertainty in chemical analysis offered by University of Tartu finished successfully. Eventually altogether 590 people registered (270 in 2014, […]

During Apr 22 to May 4 we had the pleasure to host visiting scholar, prof. Todd Pagano from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), USA. He conducted, for the second […]

Choosing the best possible ion source is a very important step in liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC/MS) method development. In a recent paper ESI outcompetes other ion sources in LC-MS […]

On Tuesday, March 26, 2019 the web course Estimation of Measurement Uncertainty in Chemical Analysis was launched the sixth time as a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course)! Currently 530 participants […]

Starting from last week the Analytical chemistry group of University of Tartu has the pleasure to host Dr Monika Lindner and Hendrik van Thienen from the group of professor Benjamin […]

During 24-26.02.2019 the Suprachem 2019 conference took place at University of Würzburg (Germany). The UT Analytical chemistry chair was represented by two posters: Optimization of the reaction pathway for the […]

On Feb 15, 2019 the on-line course (MOOC) LC-MS Method Validation finished successfully! Altogether 426 (424 in 2018, 303 in 2017) people were registered from 70 countries (71 in 2018, […]

The 2019 edition of the web course (MOOC) Estimation of Measurement Uncertainty in Chemical Analysis will be running during Mar 26 – May 7, 2019. Registration is open! The full […]

The UT analytical chemistry group is proud to be the leading organiser of the 2019 Eurachem General Assembly and the accompanying scientific workshop “Validation of targeted and non-targeted methods of […]

Today, On Nov 16, 2018 the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) unanimously decided to fundamentally remake the SI system of measurement units. Perhaps the most important change is […]

On Nov 05, 2018 Ivo Leito gave a presentation Unified pH about the pan-European research network of fundamental pH Research UnipHied (www.uniphied.eu) at the 7th Baltic Electrochemistry Conference organized by […]

On Oct 26, 2018 Ivo Leito gave presentation titled Analytical chemistry education activities at University of Tartu at the EcoBalt 2018 conference in Vilnius (Lithuania). The presentation contains information about […]

We are glad to announce that the third edition of the online course LC-MS Method Validation is open for registration at the address https://sisu.ut.ee/lcms_method_validation/ ! The course will be offered […]

During 29.09-10.10.2018 the UT Institute of Chemistry has been hosting visiting scholar, Prof. Narendra Nath Ghosh from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus […]

Recently the Analytical chemistry group of University of Tartu participated in a cutting-edge research endeavor: characterizing the acidity of some extremely efficient strongly acidic organocatalysts. In the case of the […]

This week is the first study week for the new students of Applied Measurement Science and EACH Erasmus Mundus Joint Programme. Altogether 27 students started their studies. This is the […]

On August 10, 2018 the master thesis defence session of the second of the EACH programme, the “sister programme” of AMS, took place at Åbo Akademi University (AAU)! Kenneth Arandia, […]

A new paper on ancient dietary practices was recently published by our group (led by Dr. Ester Oras) in the Journal of Archaeological Science: “Social food here and hereafter: Multiproxy […]

On Saturday 21.07.2018 The MSC Euromaster Summer School 2018 (Tallinn, Estonia) finished. It was the 11th summer school of the Measurement Science in Chemistry consortium. The hallmark of the MSC […]

On Sunday 8th July, 38 students from 17 countries made their way to the beautiful city of Tallinn. The round of introductions already told us a lot about the individuals, […]

On July 09, 2018 the 11th MSC Summer School started in the Mectory facility of the Tallinn University of Technology (Tallinn, Estonia). Four students from the University of Tartu take […]

On June 08, 2018 the master thesis defence of the second cohort of the EACH programme took place at Uppsala University! Thi Duong Bui, Anton Roshchin, Duc Khanh Tho Nguyen, […]

In a recent ranking of universities in the “New Europe” – the 13 countries that have become EU members since 2004 – carried out by the Times higher Education, the […]

On Tuesday, March 27, 2018 the web course Estimation of Measurement Uncertainty in Chemical Analysis was launched the fifth time as a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course)! Currently more than […]

On Feb 16, 2018 the on-line course (MOOC) LC-MS Method Validation finished successfully. Altogether 424 (303 last year) people were registered from 71 (61 last year) countries. 236 (224 last […]

It was the spring of 2011 when I decided to apply to the AMS programme. If I remember correctly, the decision was based on my gut feeling and it was […]

It is a pleasure to announce that the admission period is again open for the Applied Measurement Science master’s programme! It is a programme in a field where there is […]

Measurements and computations of acidity and basicity of strong and superstrong acids (superacids) and bases in organic solvents is among the core research topics at the UT Chair of Analytical […]

The American Chemical Society (the world’s largest scientific society by membership!) has published a document titled Top Ten Trends Driving Science, which summarizes in an intelligent and engaging way the […]

The master theses of the EACH programme have usually high practical value. However, this does not prevent them to lead to cutting edge scientific results. The master thesis of Huian […]

This June and September, the first intake of students graduated successfully from the EACH programme (a sister programme of AMS). See the graduation blogposts at Uppsala, Lyon and Åbo. Just […]

Agnes Heering successfully defended her PhD thesis on experimental realization of the unified pH scale On December 6, 2017 Agnes Heering, an AMS alumna, successfully defended her PhD thesis titled […]

We are glad to announce that the 2018 admission is officially open to the 4th intake of the Excellence in Analytical Chemistry (EACH) Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme! EACH […]

The Analytical chemistry group at UT recently received a very pleasant and well-deserved recognition: the paper MALDI‐FT‐ICR‐MS for Archaeological Lipid Residue Analysis J. Mass Spectrom. 2017, 52, 689-700 led by […]

We are glad to announce that the second edition of the online course LC-MS Method Validation is open for registration at the address https://sisu.ut.ee/lcms_method_validation/ ! The course will be offered […]

Mass spectrometry is currently probably the No 1 technique for determining trace-level components in complex (especially biomed-related) mixtures. The key issues in such applications are sample preparation, sample introduction to […]

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