MSCF - Mass Spectrometry Core Facility

The school hosts part of the Mass Spectrometry Core Facility (MSCF). The MSCF provides a 'research hotel', training and contract research services to domestic and international researchers. The excellent mass spectrometry facilities consists of a gel lab, mass spectrometry labs and bioinformatics suite. In the gel lab there are facilities for running and blotting a wide variety of 1- or 2-dimensional gels. The mass spectrometry lab in building G08 is equipped with a Voyager DE STR MALDI-TOF instrument for whole protein mass determination and peptide mass fingerprint analysis. Across campus in The Hub (Building D17) there are a number of other mass spectrometers. In the bioinformatics suite is our in-house MASCOT server running a range of public databases and bespoke databases and several computers for the analysis of gel and mass spectrometry data. Packages available include: ImageQuant (1D gel analysis), Progenesis SameSpot (2D gel and DIGE analysis), Data Explorer, Analyst QS (mass spec data analysis) ProteinPilot (iTRAQ analysis), MRMPilot, MultiQuant and Trans Proteomic Pipeline.

For more information, please visit the MSCF website, or for contract research, training and research hotel requests please contact .