Technology center Mass spectrometry


Mass spectrometry Expertise and services

The Technology Center for Mass Spectrometry offers high-level expertise in bioanalytical mass spectrometry combined with in-depth knowledge on biomedical and clinical applications, embedded in a cutting-edge clinical and fundamental research environment.

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Mass spectrometry Expertise and services

Areas of expertise

  • Bioanalytical mass spectrometry
  • Biomarkers for clinical diagnostics

Services

  • Develop and apply methods to analyze proteins, glycans and metabolites aiming at the identification and validation of novel biomarkers for clinical diagnostics.
  • Aid in quantifying low molecular weight drugs and their metabolites in body fluids and tissues using mass spectrometry as core technology.

How can we help enhance your research?

Alain van Gool PhD
+31 (0)24 361 63 97
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What is mass spectrometry?

Mass spectrometry is a powerful analytical technique that measures the mass of ionized molecules for identification and quantization in simple and complex mixtures.

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What is mass spectrometry?

Mass spectrometry is a powerful analytical technique that measures the mass of ionized molecules for identification and quantization in simple and complex mixtures. A mass spectrometer generates multiple ions from the sample, it then separates them according to their mass-to-charge ratio (m/z) and then records the relative abundance of each ion type.  In biomedical applications, mass spectrometry is often combined with separation techniques such as liquid or gas chromatography and applied to study small molecules such as metabolites and drugs, but also larger biomolecules such as proteins and glycans.

 

Examples

Presentation: Using Proteomics, Glycomics and Metabolomics to translate Research to Biomarkers to Diagnostics

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Fields within mass spectrometry


Glycomics

We provide diagnostics for glycosylation and lysosomal disorders and aim to improve our methods using new state-of-the-art mass spectrometry.

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Metabolomics

We have experience in metabolite measurements and hosts state-of-the-art equipment for targeted and untargeted metabolite analyses.

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Proteomics

We focus on mass spectrometry-based protein analyses and have proteomics expertise in a wide range of biological and analytical applications.

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Research groups Mass spectrometry

Discover some of our research that is related to mass spectrometry.

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