The Laboratory will be a regional center for analytical chemistry in anthropology, including the multielemental analysis of archaeological bone samples, the implementation of complete toxicological analyses from biological samples (blood, urine, bone, hair, nails etc.). The Laboratory expertise will be based on high performance techniques such as ICP-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS and LC-MS/MS, which complement each other and provide complete insight into the human body’s chemical burden (heavy metals, metalloids, trace elements, pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, narcotics and other drugs). It is a fact that analytical chemistry in anthropology is one of the most propulsive areas of anthropological and forensic sciences and almost every disease or condition of a human organism is related to the influence of particular chemicals.

This is particularly associated with complex diseases, including obesity, and one of the main pathways of the intake of chemicals into the human body is nutrition.

The most important equipment of the laboratory:

  • Agilent 8900 ICP-QQQ (Laser ablation system Teledyne Cetac Technologies LSX−213G2+HELEX as front end)
  • Agilent 6550 iFunnel Q-TOF LC/MS (Agilent 1290 UHPLC as front end)
  • Agilent 7250 GC/Q-TOF (Agilent 8890 GC as front end)

Head of Laboratory for Chemical Analytics: Miran Čoklo, MD, PhD

Contact e-mail: miran.coklo@inantro.hr