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The International Association of Breath Researchers 2015 Summit conference was fantastic this year.

Breath researchers from around the world participated in a series of packed sessions for three days beginning September 14 at the elegant Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria.  We were there as well, both as sponsors and presenters, and found the following key takeaways:

  • Measurement of Volatile Organic Compounds in breath dominated the conference
  • Exhaled Breath Condensate is growing due to increased sensitivity of new analytical instruments
  • Several new sensor technologies are proving useful and cost-effective for biomarker measurement
  • Human clinical trials using exhaled VOC’s as markers of disease are providing promising results


We have put together a list below of all the talks presented in the speaker sessions.  There are 73 of them, and you can easily search the list by keywords by holding CTRL + F and typing the keyword(s) of interest in the pop-up field.  We do have several abstracts linked below, and in two weeks we will update this post to include many more.

Contact us and let us know which topic is of interest to you.  We’ll notify you when this post is updated to include the most of the abstracts, and if yours turns out to be one of the few for which we receive no abstract, we will gladly contact the researcher directly and ask permission to share their abstract.

You may also contact Marco Freek, Managing Director, International Association of Breath Researchers, with any questions about the conference or the organization.  He has kindly allowed us to post the list below and can best be reached by email at .

  1. Fast analysis techniques for breath metabolite detection (Veronika Ruzsanyi)
  2. Cytochrome P450 2C19 phenoconversion by routinely prescribed proton pump inhibitors omeprazole and esomeprazole: clinical implications for personalized medicine (Martin Klieber)
  3. Volatolomics for urban search and rescue operations (Pawel Mochalski)
  4. Breath Analysis – origin and application of volatile biomarkers (Wojciech Filipiak)
  5. Physiological modelling of breath VOC profiles (Julian King)
  6. New perspectives in clincial breath biomarker research – From voodoo to vision (Wolfram Miekisch)
  7. Progress toward a breath test for bacterial respiratory infections (Jane Hill)
  8. Lack of vision and investments for development of diagnostic breath tests: Towards personalizing medicine (Anil Modak)
  9. BIOAIR – An interdisciplinary project for lung cancer biomarker identification in exhaled breath (Kristin Schallschmidt)
  10. Linking the gut microbiome and Volatile Organic Compounds in breath: a case study on Crohn’s Disease (Agnieszka Smolinska)
  11. Human sweat metabolomics for lung cancer prediction (Monica Calderon-Santiago)
  12. Breath biomarker studies using laser spectroscopy (Florian Schmidt)
  13. Investigation of the effect of curative oesophagogastric cancer resection on volatile organic compounds in exhaled breath using SIFT-MS (Sophie Doran)
  14. Malodor and Gingivitis: Clinical Evidence with Stannous Fluoride and Novel Oral Hygiene (Robert Gerlach)
  15. Profiling volatile organic compounds in exhaled breath by TD-GC-TOF MS (Laura McGregor)
  16. Human exhaled breath condensate (EBC) media: implementation of automated Quanterix SIMOA immunochemistry instrumentation (Joachim Pleil)
  17. Metabolic MCC/IMS-Profiles of Human Breath for Bedside Applications (Joerg-Ingo Baumbach)
  18. Variability of exhaled breath condensate (EBC) volume and pH using a feedback regulated breathing pattern (Michael Madden)
  19. Real-time Monitoring Biomarkers in Breath Air by High-resolution Photoionization Ion Mobility Spectrometry and Mass Spectrometry (Haiyang Li)
  20. Exhaled Breath Condensate Biomarkers in Critically Ill, Mechanically Ventilated Adults (Michael Davis)
  21. Online Measurement of FENO Profile by Fast Highresolution Ion Mobility Spectrometry (Liying Peng)
  22. Metabolomic analysis of exhaled breath condensate for discrimination between lung cancer patients and risk factor individuals (Feliciano PriegoCapote)
  23. Detection of Cannabis sativa metabolites in exhaled breath by IMS (Oliver Kayser)
  24. Applications of IR Laser PhotoAcoustic Spectroscopy and Chemometrics to Breath Air Analysis (Yury Kistenev)
  25. Evidence of the Unique Disease Induced Volatolome from Breath (Hossam Haick)
  26. An Experimental Study to Identify 1,3-Butanediol Production in Living Human Body after Butane Gas Intoxication (Hideyo Matsueda)
  27. Immediate effects of body position onto exhaled VOC profiles (Pritam Sukul)
  28. Carbon dioxide and human spaceflight: an extreme case of direct interactions between human metabolism and the exposome (Joachim Pleil on behalf of John Graf)
  29. Impact of humidity and CO2 on real-time VOC quantification by means of PTR-ToF-MS (Phillip Trefz)
  30. Effect of food ingestion on breath acetone concentration in exercise experiments (Koichiro Nagamine)
  31. In-airway O2 consumption monitoring – a new technology to improve critical care (Luca Ciaffoni)
  32. LC-MS/MS analysis of phosphatidylcholine in particles in exhaled air (PEx) (Ann-Charlotte Almstrand)
  33. Optimization of human breath sampling for VOC analysis (Hugo Knobel)
  34.  Simplified Breath VOC Analysis Using a Cylindrical Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer with Disposable End Tidal Air Collector (Rafi Baddour)
  35. Online Analysis VOCs in Breath by Low-pressure Photoionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (Lei Hua)
  36. A breath test for the non-invasive measurement of blood ketone levels: technology and applications (David Taylor)
  37. GC×GC-TOFMS for reliable detection of candidate biomarkers in breath analyses (Romain Pesesse)
  38. Analytical techniques used for analysis of breath samples for medical diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring (Marina Starikova)
  39. Determination of Some Breath VOCs by Diffusion Scrubber Coupled to Flow-Based Chemical Analysis (Norio Teshima)
  40. Exploratory Investigation on Applicability of Breath Acetone Analysis to Calorie Control (Tsuguyoshi Toyooka)
  41. Cavity Enhanced Frequency Comb Spectrometer for Breath Analysis Applications (James Anstie)
  42. Breath biomarkers of lung cancer (Michael Phillips)
  43. Fiber enhanced Raman spectroscopic breath analysis – a novel tool for online and real-time monitoring of disease markers in exhaled breath (Torsten Frosch)
  44. Bioinformatics Methods for Breath Analysis and Biomarker Detection (Anne-Christin Hauschild)
  45. Diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea and drug monitoring by realtime breath analysis (Pablo Sinues)
  46. Analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in exhaled breath from lung cancer patients using support vector machine algorithm (Woosuck Shin)
  47. Real-time monitoring of endogenous lipid peroxidation by exhaled ethylene in patients undergoing cardiac surgery (Simona Cristescu)
  48. Statistical methods for modeling air pollution effects on airway and alveolar nitric oxide (Sandrah Eckel)
  49. Continuously measured breath VOC profiles in mechanically ventilated patients mirror physiological effects and therapeutic interventions (Svend Kamysek)
  50. An untargeted data analysis of multi capillary column – ion mobility spectrometry (MCC-IMS) dataset from a breathomics study (Ewa Szymanska)
  51. Can exhaled volatile organic compounds predict asthma exacerbations in children? (Edward Dompeling)
  52. Sorting out Pre-diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes using 13C and 18O of Breath CO2 (Manik Pradhan)
  53. Breath biomarker profiles in pediatric patients with nephrological diseases (Juliane Obermeier)
  54. The Scope of 13C-Breath Tests in Past, Present, and Future (Makoto Sawano)
  55. Breath volatiles and liver disease (Raquel Fernandez)
  56. Development and validation of a new breath test for dipeptidyl peptidase-IV activity (Roger Yazbeck)
  57. Biomarkers of malaria infection detected in human breath (Amalia Berna)
  58. New hardware and metabolomics approaches for exhaled breath monitoring in cetaceans (Cristina Davis)
  59. Plasmonic sensor: towards a ppb level sensitivity (Yoshiaki Nishijima)
  60. Co-cultures of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Aspergillus fumigatus have distinct Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) biomarker profiles compared to their mono-cultures (Anne Neerincx)
  61. Selective NH3 detection by portable Si-doped α- MoO3 sensor for breath analysis (Andreas Guentner)
  62. Differences in the release of Volatile Organic Compounds by leukaemia cells and healthy bone marrow cells measured with the Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry technique (Muhammad Siddique)
  63. Electrochemical Sensors for Point of Care Breath Analyzers (Kerstin Wex)
  64. Hydrogen sulfide promotes both stem cell differentiation and apoptosis (Ken Yaegaki)
  65. Breath analysis by a GC/MS coupled to a gas sensor detector (Simonetta Capone)
  66. Differentiation of the IMS Spectra of Headspaces from Bacterial Cultures of Mycobacteria avium subspec. paratuberculosis (MAP) and E.coli, Enterobacter, Klebsiella, and MRSA and MSSA (Gunther Becher)
  67. The status quo in breath sampling and analysis and a proposed framework for standardised practices: part I – conceptual introduction (Jonathan Beauchamp)
  68. A proposed framework for standardised practices in breath sampling and analysis: part II – a practical walkthrough based on using a PTR-MSmed system (Jens Herbig)
  69. Studies into standards, standardisation and benchmarking in breath analysis (Paul Thomas)
  70. “Confounding” factors in analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds in exhaled air (Lionel Blanchet)
  71. Breath research during the last decade: The roles of IABR and JBR (Terence Risby)
  72. In vitro modelling of tongue microbial biofilms; VOC production and response to treatments (John Greenman)
  73. Concentrations of methanol in exhaled breath: Normal ranges in oral and nasal exhalations and effect of aspartame (Patrik Spanel)

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