Research banner

Centre for

Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology

From the shoreline to the deep ocean, tackling issues from pure ecology
and physiology to aquaculture, marine spatial planning and conservation.

Mass Spectrometry

Mass spectrometry is an analytical tool used for measuring the molecular mass of a sample. Mass spectrometers are used in industry and academia for both routine and research purposes. The major mass spectrometric applications:

  • Biotechnology: the analysis of proteins, peptides, oligonucleotides
  • Pharmaceutical: drug discovery, combinatorial chemistry, pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism
  • Clinical: neonatal screening, haemoglobin analysis, drug testing
  • Environmental: PAHs, PCBs, water quality, food contamination
  • Geological: oil composition

Specific equipment within CMBB:

Ettan Probe Maldi-Tof

Waters Quattro LC Mass Spectrometer, with electrospray interface