Markus GanzeraMarkus GANZERA, Assoz.-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dr.
Associate Professor

Institute of Pharmacy/Pharmacognosy
University of Innsbruck
Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine
Innrain 80 - 82/IV
Room: L.04.031
6020 Innsbruck / Austria

Phone: +43 512 507 - 58406 | Fax: +43 512 507 - 58499


Publication List

Editorial board  |  Book chapters  |  Publications  |  Oral presentations


PhD Thesis

Ganzera, M. (1997): Phytochemische und Pharmakologische Untersuchungen von Combretum glutinosum Perrotet ex DC und Combretum quadrangulare Kurz sowie kapillarelektrophoretische Analyse von Tanninen, Cumarinen und Chelidonium-Alkaloiden. Universität Innsbruck, 146 S.

Habilitation Thesis

Ganzera, M. (2006): The quality of herbal medicines - analytical approaches. Universität Innsbruck, 169 S.


Editorial board

  • Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis

  • Separations


Book chapters

  1. M. Ganzera, Triterpene glycosides, in: L. Nollet, F. Toldra (Eds.), Handbook of analysis of active compounds in functional food, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA, p. 885-903, 2012 (ISBN: 978-1-4398-1588-5).

  2. M. Ganzera, A. Krüger, Analysis of natural compounds by capillary electrophoresis and related techniques, in: K. Hostettmann, S. Chen, A. Marston, H. Stuppner (Eds.), Handbook of chemical and biological plant analytical methods, John Wiley & sons, Chichester, UK, p. 277-306, 2014 (ISBN:  978-1-119-95275-6).

  3. M. Ganzera, A. Murauer, Separation of natural products, in: C. Poole (Ed.), Supercritical fluid chromatography, Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, p. 439-460, 2017 (ISBN: 978-0-12-809207-1).



h-index: 27

since 2008 :

  1. Assimopoulou, A.M., Ganzera, M., Stuppner, H., Papageorgiou, V.P. (2008): Simultaneous determination of monomeric and oligomeric alkannins and shikonins by HPLC-DAD-MS. Biomedical Chromatography, 22, 173-190.

  2. Citová, I., Ganzera, M., Stuppner, H., Solich, P. (2008): Determination of gentisin, isogentisin and amarogentin in Gentiana lutea L. by capillary electrophoresis. Journal of Separation Sciences, 31, 195-200.

  3. Satchithanandam, S., Grundel, E., Roach, J., White, K.D., Mazzola, E., Ganzera, M., Rader, J.I. (2008): Alkaloids and saponins in dietary supplements of blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides). Journal of AOAC Int., 91, 21-32.

  4. Ganzera, M., Egger, C., Zidorn, C., Stuppner, H. (2008): Quantitative analysis of flavonoids and phenolic acids in Arnica montana by Micellar Electrokinetic Capillary Chromatography. Analytica Chimica Acta, 614, 196-200.

  5. Waltenberger, B., Avula, B., Ganzera, M., Khan, I.A., Stuppner, H., Khan, S.I. (2008): Transport of sennosides and sennidines from Cassia angustifolia and Cassia senna across Caco-2 monolayers – an in-vitro model for intestinal absorption. Phytomedicine, 15, 373-377.

  6. Ganzera, M., Guggenberger, M., Stuppner, H., Zidorn, C. (2008): Altitudinal variation of secondary metabolite profiles in flowering heads of Matricaria chamomilla cv. BONA. Planta Medica, 74, 453-457.

  7. Parampojn, S., Ganzera, M., Gritsanapan, W., Stuppner, H. (2008): Analysis of naphthoquinone derivatives in the Asian medicinal plant Eleutherine americana by RP-HPLC and LC-MS. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 47, 990-993.

  8. Nguyen, T.H.H., Nguyen, K.O.C., Trinh, V.O., Ganzera, M., Stuppner, H. (2008): Contribution to the study on phenylthanoid glycosides of the plant Jasminum subtriplinerve Blume. Tap Chi Duoc Hoc, 48, 36-39.

  9. Ganzera, M. (2008): Quality control of herbal medicines by capillary electrophoresis: potential, requirements and applications (review article). Electrophoresis, 29, 3489-3503.

  10. Huong, N.T.H., Cu, N.K.O., Ouy, T.V.O., Zidorn, C., Ganzera, M., Stuppner, H. (2008): A new phenylpropanoid glycoside from Jasminum subtriplinerve Blume. Journal of Asian Natural Products Research, 10, 1035-1038.

  11. Celiktas, O.Y., Ganzera, M., Akgun, I., Sevimli, C., Kocabas, E., Korkmaz, K., Bedir, E. (2009): Determination of polyphenolic constituents and biological activities of bark extracts from differen Pinus species. Journal of the Science of Foos and Agriculture, 89, 1339-1345.

  12. Sareedenchai, V., Ganzera, M., Ellmerer, E., Lohwasser, C., Zidorn, C. (2009): Phenolic compounds from Tragopogon porrifolius L. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 37, 234-236.

  13. Ganzera, M. (2009): Recent advancements and applications in the analysis of Traditional Chinese Medicines (review article). Planta Medica, 75, 776-783.

  14. Ganzera, M., Sturm, S., Stuppner, H. (2009): Plant analysis - state of the art and future developments. Planta Medica, 75, 671.

  15. Akgun, I.A., Ganzera, M., Sevimli, C., Senol, S., Korkmaz, K.S., Bedir, E. (2009): Determination of naphthazarin derivatives in seventeen Turkish Alkanna species by RP-HPLC using UV and MS for detection. Chromatographia, 70, 963-967.

  16. Ganzera, M., Nischang, I., Siegl, C., Senzenberger, B., Svec, F., Stuppner, H. (2009): Application of MEKC and monolithic CEC for the analysis of bioactive naphthoquinones in Eleutherine americana. Electrophoresis, 30, 3757-3763.

  17. Zehrmann, N., Zidorn, C., Ganzera, M. (2010): Analysis of rare flavonoid C-glycosides in Celtis australis L. by micellar electrokinetic chromatography. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 51, 1165-1168.

  18. Ganzera, M., Krüger, A., Wink, M. (2010): Determination of quinolizidine alkaloids in different Lupinus species by NACE using UV and MS detection. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 53, 1231-1235.

  19. Ganzera, M., Nischang, I. (2010): The use of capillary electrochromatography for natural products analysis - theoretical background and recent applications (review article). Current Organic Chemistry, 14, 1769-1780.

  20. Baumgartner, R., Steinmann, D., Heiss, E.H., Atanasov, A.G., Ganzera, M., Stuppner, H., Dirsch, V. (2010): Bio-guided isolation of 1,2,3,4,6-penta-O-galloyl-D-glucopyranose from Paeonia lactiflora PALL. and its identification as PTP1B inhibitor. Journal of Natural Products, 73, 1578-1581.

  21. Haselwandter, K., Häninger, G., Ganzera, M. (2011) Hydroxamate siderophores from Suilus granulatus and S. luteus. Biometals, 24, 153-157.

  22. Cicek, S.S., Aberham, A., Ganzera, M., Stuppner, H. (2011) Quantitative analysis of cycloartane glycosides in black cohosh rhizomes and dietary supplements by RRLC-ELSD and RRLC-qTOF-MS. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 400, 2597-2605.

  23. Steinmann, D., Ganzera, M. (2011) Recent advances on LC-MS in medicinal plant analysis (review article). Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 55, 744-757.

  24. Chizzali, E., Nischang, I., Ganzera, M. (2011) Separation of adrenergic amines in Citrus aurantium var. amara by capillary electrochromatography using a novel monolithic stationary phase. Journal of Separation Science, 24, 2301-2304.

  25. Hayata, S., Akgun, I.H., Ganzera, M., Bedir, E., Gurel, A. (2011) Shoot-proliferation and HPLC-determination of iridoid glycosides in clones of Gentiana cruciata. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, 107, 175-180.

  26. Hayata, S., Gurel, A., Akgun, I.H., Altan, F., Ganzera, M., Tanyolac, B., Bedir, E. (2011) Induction of Gentiana cruciata hairy roots and their secondary metabolites. Biologia, 66, 618-625.

  27. Steinmann, D., Baumgartner, R., Heiss, E., Bartenstein, S., Atanasov, A., Dirsch, V., Ganzera, M., Stuppner, H. (2012) Bioguided isolation of (9Z)-octadec-9enoid acid from Phellodendrom amurense Rupr. and identification of fatty acids as PTP1B inhibitors. Planta Medica, 78, 219-224.

  28. Krüger, A., Ganzera, M. (2012) Oroxylum indicum seeds - analysis of flavonoids by LC-MS. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 70, 553-556.

  29. Béres, T., Markéta, G., Tarkowski, P., Ganzera, M., Maier, V., Friedecký, D., Dessoy, M.A., Wessjohann, L.A., Spíchal, L., Strnad, M., Doležal, K. (2012) Analysis of cytokinin nucleotides by capillary zone electrophoresis with diode array and mass spectrometric detection in a recombinant enzyme in vitro reaction, Analytica Chimica Acta, 751, 176-181.

  30. Do, T., Nguyen, T., Tran, H., Stuppner, H., Ganzera, M. (2012) Quantitative determination of phenolic compounds in Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) leaves by capillary zone electrophoresis, Planta Medica, 78, 1796-1799.

  31. Ganzera, M., Greifeneder, V., Schwaiger, S., Stuppner, H. (2012) Chemical profiling of Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum Cass.) extracts by micellar electrokinetic capillary chromatography, Fitoterapia, 83, 1680-1686.

  32. Krüger, A., Ganzera, M. (2013) Oroxylum indicum seeds - analysis of flavonoids by micellar electrokinetic chromatography, Chromatography, 1, 1-8 (open access).

  33. Do, T., Nguyen, T., Tran, H., Stuppner, H., Ganzera, M. (2013) Analysis of alkaloids in Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) leaves by non-aqueous capillary electrophoresis using ultraviolet and mass spectrometric detection, Journal of Chromatography A, 1302, 174-180.

  34. Haselwandter, K., Häninger, G., Ganzera, M., Haas, H., Nicholson, G., Winkelmann, G. (2013) Linear fusigen as the major hydroxamate siderophore of the ectomycorrhizal Basidiomycota Laccaria laccata and Laccaria bicolor, Biometals, 26, 969-979.

  35. Tappeiner, J., Vasiliou, A., Ganzera, M., Fessas, D., Stuppner, H., Papageorgiou, V.P., Assimopoulou, A.N. (2014) Quantitative determination of alkannins and shikonins in endemic Mediterranean Alkanna species, Biomedical Chromatography, 28, 923-933.

  36. Gostner, J.M., Ganzera, M., Becker, K., Geisler, S., Schröcksnadel, S., Überall, F., Schennach, H., Fuchs, D. (2014) Lavender oil suppresses indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase activity in human PBMC, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 14, 503 (open access).

  37. Vulcano, I., Halabalaki, M., Skaltsounis, L., Ganzera, M. (2015) Quantitative analysis of pungent and anti-inflammatory phenolic compounds in olive oil by capillary electrophoresis, Food Chemistry, 169, 381-386.

  38. Ganzera, M. (2015) Supercritical fluid chromatography for the analysis of isoflavones, Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 107, 364-369.

  39. Kemertelidze, E., Skhirtladze, A., Ganzera, M. (2015) New furostanol glycosides from the roots of Digitalis ciliata Trautv., Helvetica Chimica Acta, 98, 224-231.

  40. Skhirtladze, A., Benidze, M., Kemertelidze, E., Grigolava, B., Sturm, S., Ganzera, M. (2015) Steroidal composition of fruits of Yucca gloriosa L. introduced in Georgia, Chemistry of Natural Compounds, 51, 283-288.

  41. Hartmann, A., Albert, A., Ganzera, M. (2015) Effects of elevated ultraviolet radiation on primary metabolites in selected alpine algae and cyanobacteria, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B, 149, 149-155 (open access).

  42. Kaserer, T., Höferl, M., Müller, K., Elmer, S., Ganzera, M., Jäger, W., Schuster, D. (2015) In silico predictions of drug-drug interactions caused by CYP1A2, 2C9 and 3A4 inhibition – a comparative study of virtual screening performance, Molecular Informatics, 34, 431-457.

  43. Grienke, U., Mair, C.E., Saxena, P., Baburin, I., Lassen, D., Ganzera, M., Schuster, D., Hering, S., Rollinger, J.M. (2015) Human ether-a-go-go related gene (hERG) channel blocking aporphine alkaloids from lotus leaves and their quantitative analysis in dietary weight loss supplements, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 63, 5634-5639.

  44. Hartmann, A., Gostner, J., Fuchs, J.E., Chaita, E., Aligiannis, N., Skaltsounis, L., Ganzera, M. (2015) Inhibition of collagenase by mycosporine-like amino acids from marine sources, Planta Medica, 81, 813-820.

  45. Hartmann, A., Ganzera, M. (2015) Supercritical fluid chromatography - theoretical background and applications on natural compounds, Planta Medica, 81, 1570-1581.

  46. Aichner, D., Ganzera, M. (2015) Analysis of anthraquinones in rhubarb (Rheum palmatum and Rheum officinale) by supercritical fluid chromatography, Talanta, 144, 1239-1244.

  47. Hartmann, A., Becker, K., Karsten, U., Remias, D., Ganzera, M. (2015) Analysis of mycosporine-like amino acids by hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography and a novel MAA from the red alga Catenella repens, Marine Drugs, 13, 6291-6305 (open access).

  48. Hartmann, A., Holzinger, A., Ganzera, M., Karsten, U. (2016) Prasiolin, a new UV-sunscreen compound in the terrestrial green macroalga Prasiola calophylla (Carmichael ex Greville) Kützing (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta), Planta, 243, 161-1169 (open access).

  49. Skhirtladze, A., Kemertelidze, E., Nebieridze, V.,  Ganzera, M. (2016) Phenylethanoid glycosides from the roots of Digitalis ciliata Trautv., Helvetica Chimica Acta, 99, 241-245.

  50. Becker, K., Hartmann, A., Ganzera, M., Fuchs, D., Gostner, J. (2016) Immunomodulatory effects of the mycosporine-like amino acids shinorine and porphyra-334, Marine Drugs, 14, 119 (open access).

  51. Pfeifer, I., Murauer, A., Ganzera, M. (2016) Determination of coumarins in the roots of Angelica dahurica by Supercritical    Fluid Chromatography, Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 129, 246-251.

  52. Winderl, B., Schwaiger, S., Ganzera, M. (2016) Fast and improved separation of major coumarins in Ammi visnaga (L.) Lam. by Supercritical Fluid Chromatography, Journal of Separation Science, 39, 4042-4048.

  53. Nicolaus, C., Junghanns, S., Hartmann, A., Murillo, R., Ganzera, M., Merfort, I. (2017) In vitro studies to evaluate the wound healing properties of Calendula officinalis phytomedicines,  Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 196, 94-103.

  54. Murauer, A., Bakry, R., Schottenberger, H., Huck, C., Ganzera, M. (2017) An innovative zwitterionic stationary phase for the separation of phenolic acids in coffee bean extracts by capillary electrochromatography, Analytica Chimica Acta, 963, 136-142 (open access).

  55. Hartmann, A., Murauer, A., Ganzera, M. (2017) Quantitative analysis of mycosporine-like amino acids in marine algae by capillary electrophoresis with diode-array detection, Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 138, 153-157 (open access).

  56. Kemertelidze, E., Skhirtladze, A., Ganzera, M. (2017) Steroidal and triterpenoid glycosides from the roots of Digitalis ciliata, Chemistry of Natural Compounds, 53, 492-496.

  57. Murauer, A., Ganzera, M. (2017) Analysis of lactones in kava (Piper methysticum) by supercritical fluid chromatography – method development, validation and application, Planta Medica, 83, 1053-1057.

  58. Haller, J., Schwaiger, S., Stuppner, H., Gafner, F., Ganzera, M. (2017) Isolation of three triterpene saponins, including  two new oleanane derivatives, from Soldanella alpina and hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography – evaporative light scattering detection of these three saponins in four Soldenella species, Phytochemical Analysis, 28, 567-574.

  59. Gvazava, L., Gorgaslidze, N., Ganzera, M., Skhirtladze, A. (2017) A new lupane triterpene glycoside from Euphorbia boissierana Prokh., Trends in Phytochemical Research, 1, 149-152.

  60. Skhirtladze, A., Nebieridze, V., Benidze, M., Kemertelidze, E., Ganzera, M. (2017) Furostanol glycosides from the roots of Tribulus terrestris L., Bulletin of the Georgian National Academy of Science, 11, 122-126.

  61. Nebieridze, V.G., Skhirtladze, A.V., Kemertelidze, E.P., Ganzera, M. (2017) Nucleosides from Tribulus terrestris, Chemistry of Natural Compounds, 53, 1010-1011.

  62. Vrabl, P., Schinagl, C.W., Artmann, D.J., Krüger, A., Ganzera, M., Pötsch, A., Burgstaller, W. (2017) The dynamics of plasma membrane, metabolism and respiration (PM-M-R) in Penicillium ochrochloron CBS 123.824 in response to different nutrient limitations – a multi-level approach to study organic acid excretion in filamentous fungi, Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, article 2475 (open access).

  63. Skhirtladze, A.V., Kopaliani, T.A., Nebieridze, V.G., Kemertelidze, E.P., Ganzera, M. (2017) New steroidal glycosides from pericarp of Digitalis ferruginea, Chemistry of Natural Compounds, 53, 1083-1087.

  64. Ganzera, M., Sturm, S. (2018) Recent advances on HPLC/MS in medicinal plant analysis - an update covering 2011-2016 (review article), Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 147, 211-233.

  65. Nguyen Ngoc, H., Nghiem, D.T., Pham, T.L.G., Stuppner, H., Ganzera, M. (2018) Phytochemical and analytical characterization of Urceola rosea (Hook. & Arn.) D.J. Middleton leaves, Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 149, 66-69.

  66. Gufler, V., Nguyen Ngoc, H., Stuppner, H., Ganzera, M. (2018) Capillary electrophoresis as a fast and efficient alternative for the analysis of Urceola rosea leaf extracts, Fitoterapia, 125, 1-5.

  67. Ferraz Gomes, A., Ganzera, M., Schwaiger, S., Stuppner, H., Halabalaki, M., Almeida, M.P., Leite, M.F., Amaral, J.G., David, J.M. (2018) Simultaneous determination of iridoids, phenylpropanoids and flavonoids in Lippia alba extracts by micellar electrokinetic capillary chromatography, Microchemical Journal, 138, 494-500.

  68. Benidze, M., Nebieridze, V., Ganzera, M., Skhirtladze, A., Kemertelidze, E. (2018) Sesquiterpene glycosides from flowers of Yucca gloriosa, Chemistry of Natural Compounds, 54, 73-76.

  69. Nebieridze, V., Skhirtladze, A., Kemertelidze, E., Ganzera, M. (2018) Megastigmane glycosides from leaves of Tribulus terrestris, Chemistry of Natural Compounds, 54, 63-65.

  70. Hotter, V., Glaser, K., Hartmann, A., Ganzera, M., Karsten, U. (2018) Polyols and UV-sunscreens in the Prasiola-clade (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta) as metabolites for stress response and chemotaxonomy, Journal of Phycology, 54, 264-274 (open access).

  71. Murauer, A., Ganzera, M. (2018) Quantitative determination of major alkaloids in Cinchona bark by Supercritical Fluid Chromatography, Journal of Chromatography A, 1554, 117-122 (open access).

  72. Murauer, A., Bakry, R., Partl, G., Huck, C., Ganzera, M. (2019) Optimization of an innovative vinylimidazole-based monolithic stationary phase and its use for pressured capillary electrochromatography, Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical      Analysis, 162, 117-123.


Conferences and presentations since 2006

Oral presentations

  1. Ganzera, M. (2006): Urtica dioica Agglutinin – Isolierung, Analytik und Pharmakologie. Presented at the 19th annual meeting of the Austrian Pharmaceutical Society, Innsbruck, 2006.

  2. Ganzera, M. (2006): Evaporative light scattering – a versatile detection alternative in natural products analysis. Presented at the 4th Conference of the Association of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Southeast European Countries in Iasi, Romania (plenary lecture).

  3. Ganzera, M. (2006): Natural products analysis – specific problems and solutions. Presented at the 3rd CMBI-meeting in Vill, Austria.

  4. Ganzera, M. (2009): Analysis of natural products by innovative techniques - MEKC and monilithic CEC for the determination of naphthoquinones in Eleutherine americana. Presented at the 13th international Recent Developments in Pharmaceutical Analysis (RDPA) meeting in Milan, Italy.

  5. Ganzera, M. (2010): Novel trends in natural products analysis - CE, CEC and CE-MS. Invited lecture at the Palacký University, Oloumuc, Czech Republic.

  6. Ganzera, M. (2010): Advancements in analytical sciences and recent applications to natural products analysis. Two lectures within the Erasmus teaching exchange program at the Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.

  7. Ganzera, M. (2011): Capillary electrophoresis and capillary electrochromatography - suitable for quality control and routine analysis of herbal drugs? Invited lecture at the International Symposium of AOAC Europe, Erlangen, Germany.

  8. Ganzera, M. (2012): Uncommon approaches for natural products analysis – CE and CEC. Presented at the 16th International Phytopharm meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia.

  9. Ganzera, M. (2013): Natural products analysis by capillary electrophoresis and capillary electrochromatography. Invited presentation at the 12th ICSN conference in Oxford/MS, USA.

  10. Ganzera, M. (2013): Garlic and health - inflammation and joint diseases. Invited lecture at the 4th EACEA - Europe for citizens meeting in Graz, Austria.

  11. Ganzera, M. (2014): Naturstoffanalyse mittels Kapillarelektrophorese und Kapillarelektrochromatographie; invited lecture at the ASAC Sommerschule in Seggau, Austria.

  12. Ganzera, M. (2015): Alternative approaches for natural products analysis; invited plenary lecture at the  3rd International Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences in Tbilisi, Georgia.

  13. Ganzera, M. (2016): Supercritical Fluid Chromatography – theory & applications; invited lecture at the ASAC Sommerschule in Seggau, Austria.

  14. Ganzera, M. (2017): Analysis of natural products by Supercritical Fluid Chromatography. Presented at the RDPA2017 conference, Rimini, Italy.