Wolfgang Thormann

University of Bern

Wolfgang Thormann earned his PhD in 1981 from the University of Bern, Switzerland, was postdoctoral fellow at the University of Arizona (USA) and at Deakin University (Australia), became research associate professor at the Center for Separation Science, University of Arizona, in 1985 and joined the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Bern, in 1988 where he worked as professor and head of the analytical laboratory until his retirement in 2018. He continues to provide advice to projects of former collaborators and colleagues. Wolfgang Thormann and his associates worked on various aspects of capillary electrophoresis for more than 40 years, including its use as diagnostic tool for analysis of drugs, metabolites and endogenous compounds in body fluids and tissues. Other activities focused on the elucidation of the fundamentals of electrokinetic mass transport and separation in free fluids using dynamic computer simulation and experimental validation on analytical and preparative instruments. Wolfgang Thormann is author or coauthor of more than 300 publications in scientific periodicals and is coauthor of Mosher et al., The Dynamics of Electrophoresis, VCH, Weinheim, 1992.