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Hanna Niemikoski



MSc (organic chemistry), University of Helsinki

Finnish Environment Institute, SYKE
Laboratory Centre
Environmental Chemistry Research (YLAB)

Postal address: Mustialankatu 3, 00790 Helsinki
Email: firstname.surname@syke.fi
Tel: + 358 29 525 2173

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Current tasks

I work as a chemist in the unit of Environmental Chemistry Research (YLAB). My responsibilities include:

  • Participation in research related to harmful organic compounds present in environmental samples
  • Method development and quality assurance including tasks related to accreditation
  • Participation in national and international research funding applications and development of the analytical services

Area of expertise

  • Chemical analysis of harmful organic compounds
  • Liquid and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS, GC-MS, GC-MS/MS)
  • Chemical analysis method development, validation


My PhD thesis was carried out at the Finnish Institute for Verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention, VERIFIN (2016-20). The focus of the thesis was on analytical method development for sea-dumped chemical warfare agents, mainly sulfur mustard and organic arsenic-based chemicals from marine biota samples (e.g. fish and mussels). For the analysis, various MS techniques (GC-MS, GC-MS/MS, LC-MS/MS, UHPLC-HRMS, UHPLC-MS/HRMS) were applied. My research also dealt with identification of unknown compounds in in vitro metabolite samples and marine sediment samples using Orbitrap high-resolution mass spectrometry (OT-HRMS). Experimental work for my PhD thesis was carried out during the research project “Decision Aid for Marine Munitions (DAIMON)” part-financed by the EU INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Programme.

Other activities

Board member of Finnish Mass Spectrometry Society since 2019


Hanna Niemikoski on Google Scholar

Published 2020-09-03 at 12:47, updated 2020-12-09 at 13:27

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