Laboratory of molecular physical chemistry

Our laboratory develops new bioanalytical techniques combining laser spectroscopy, ion mobility and mass spectrometry.


Welcome to the laboratoire de chimie physique moléculaire (LCPM).
Our lab comprises several research groups that use physical techniques to develop new bioanalytical tools and to study fundamental chemical reactions at ultra-low temperatures.

  • In the group of Prof. Tom Rizzo (director of LCPM), we are combining cryogenic ion spectroscopy, ion mobility and mass spectrometry to develop new tools for glycan analysis.
  • The group of Dr. Oleg Boyarkine develops techniques using cryogenic, photofragmentation mass spectrometry for analytical chemistry.
  • The group of Andreas Osterwalder investigates the dynamics of chemical reactions at ultra-low temperatures.


08.01.2019: Congratulations to Oleg Boyarkine and Vladimir Kopysov, who in collaboration with Alexander Makarov (Thermo Fischer), were granted a US Patent on their innovative 2D UV-MS analytical technology after four years of investigation by the IP authorities.  Well done!


Our recent paper on the structure of the protonated serine octamer made it to the cover of JACS!


Our project entitled High-Throughput Cryogenic Spectroscopy for Glycan Analysis was recently awarded an ERC Advanced Grant!