Mass Spectrometry Center

Organization profile

Mass spectrometry (MS) is a fascinating technology with a growing impact on chemical measurement and imaging for  a variety of areas, such as analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry, forensic chemistry and life science research.  Our passion for the topic encompasses many different MS areas. The Mass Spectrometry Center focuses on using MS to  study proteomics (the analysis of sets of expressed proteins), electrochemistry, organic chemistry, environmental science  and forensic chemistry. In one of our projects, we combine electrochemistry (EC) and MS to elucidate disulfide bond containing protein sequences and protein conformational structures. In particular, the combined EC/MS can be used for  absolute quantitation of proteins/peptides and drug impurities where standards are difficult, expensive to obtain or not  available. Our lab collaborates extensively with both academic and industrial partners