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Madelien Wooding

Chromatographic Officer and Researcher, Department of Chemistry & University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control, University of Pretoria

Research interests: Specialising in separation sciences and mass spectrometry techniques. Using non-invasive samplers to isolate chemicals from complex matrices including water, the human skin surface, and food. Investigating skin volatiles to help prevent the spread of malaria in affiliation with the UP Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC)). Passionate about promoting science to young scientists. Involved in science learning and knowledge transfer.


  • 2016–present
    Chromatographic Operator and Researcher, University of Pretoria


  • 2021 
    University of Pretoria , PhD


  • 2020
    Controlling mosquitoes with semiochemicals: a review, Parasites & Vectors
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2020
    Mass spectral studies on the human skin surface for mosquito vector control applications, Journal of Mass Spectrometry
  • 2017
    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
  • 2017
    Potential for identifying plant-based toxins on San hunter-gatherer arrowheads, South African Journal of Science
  • 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

Professional Memberships

  • ChromSA