Dr Madelien Wooding

Dr M Wooding

Tel                 +27 (0)12 420-2560
Email             [email protected]

Office            NS1 Room 2-25

Position:        Chromatographic Officer and Researcher

Academic qualification: PhD. Chemistry, MSc. Chemistry, BSc.(Hons) Chemistry, BSc. Chemistry, B. Consumer Sciences



Mass spectrometry theory and practical applications of mass spectrometry, including qualification and quantification of target analytes in real world samples.

Modules: CMY 383

Practical training

UPLC-MS sample preparation and data analysis course

Modules: CMY 730 (MS module)

Research interests

Specialising in separation sciences and mass spectrometry techniques. Using non-invasive samplers to isolate chemical from complex matrices including water, the human skin surface and food. Passionate about promoting science to young scientist. Involved in science learning and knowledge transfer.

Selected publications

Journal articles

Wooding, M., Naudé, Y., Rohwer, E., & Bouwer, M. (2020). Controlling mosquitoes with semiochemicals: a review. Parasites & Vectors, 13(1), 1-20.

Wooding, M., Rohwer, E. and Naudé, Y. (2020). Chemical profiling of the human skin surface for malaria vector control via a non-invasive sorptive sampler with GC× GCTOFMS. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 412(23), 5759-5777.

Wooding, M., Rohwer, E. R., & Naudé, Y. (2020). Non‐invasive sorptive extraction for the separation of human skin surface chemicals using comprehensive gas chromatography coupled to time‐of‐flight mass spectrometry: A mosquito‐host biting site investigation. Journal of Separation Science, 43(22), 4202-4215.

Wooding, M., Dodgen, T., Rohwer, E. R., & Naudé, Y. Mass spectral studies on the human skin surface for mosquito vector control applications. Journal of Mass Spectrometry, https://doi.org/10.1002/jms.4686.

Wooding, Madelien, Egmont R. Rohwer, and Yvette Naudé. Comparison of a disposable sorptive sampler with thermal desorption in a gas chromatographic inlet, or in a dedicated thermal desorber, to conventional stir bar sorptive extraction-thermal desorption for the determination of micropollutants in water. Analytica chimica acta 984 (2017): 107-115.

Wooding, M., Rohwer, E.R. and Naudé, Y., 2017. Determination of endocrine disrupting chemicals and antiretroviral compounds in surface water: A disposable sorptive sampler with comprehensive gas chromatography–Time-of-flight mass spectrometry and large volume injection with ultra-high performance liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A, 1496, pp.122-132

Wooding, M., Bradfield, J., Maharaj, V., Koot, D., Wadley, L., Prinsloo, L. and Lombard, M., 2017. Potential for identifying plant-based toxins on San hunter-gatherer arrowheads. South African Journal of Science, 113(3-4), pp.1-10

Abstract publication in Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie. Die ontleding van endokrienontwrigtende chemikalieë in water met behulp van sorptiewe ekstraksie, GC×GC-TOFMS en UPLC-MS/MS. ISSN: (Online) 2222-4173, (Print) 0254-3486

News media

Featured in The Conversation and eNCA in May 2021

Featured in UP News 2021

Included in Power List 2020 in The Analytical Scientist



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