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Meet the team
Our experts help you get the most from our state–of-the-art tools for proteomic, metabolomic and mass spectrometry imaging.


Professor Stuart Cordwell, Director

Professor Stuart Cordwell

Stuart has been involved in proteomics research throughout his career. He was an author on the manuscript that defined the term ‘proteome’ and established the first laboratory-based undergraduate Proteomics course in Australia.

He has been awarded the Selby Research Award for work on bacterial membrane proteins and a Villum Kann Rasmussen VELUX Professorship for his work on post-translational modification of proteins, and was recently elected President of the Australasian Proteomics Society (APS).

Technical staff

Ben Crossett


Ben began his scientific career at the University of Manchester, gaining a BSc(Hons) in Biochemistry, followed by a PhD at the University of Cambridge under the mentorship of Dr F Stewart. It was while he as a post-doctoral researcher at Imperial College, London that he developed his interested in proteomics, applying the methods to investigate novel anti-microbial and vaccine targets in Burkholderia pseudomallei. In 2004, he moved to Sydney to manage what has become Sydney Mass Spectrometry (Sydney Mass Spec).


As the manager of Sydney Mass Spec he utilises proteomic and metabolomic techniques to the study biological systems from species ranging from alpacas to zooxanthellae.

Angela Connolly


Angela has over 20 years’ experience working in the field of proteomics. Before joining Sydney University, Angela worked for several years at the Australian Proteomics Analysis Facility (APAF) as a Senior Mass Spectrometry Analyst, conducting projects for collaborating researchers, commercial customers and internal research groups.


Angela has extensive experience in operating mass spectrometers and HPLC systems. Additionally, she is skilled in data analysis for iTRAQ analysis, shotgun proteomics, PMF and PTM analysis. She is responsible for much of the contract research conducted at Sydney Mass Spectrometry as well as providing technical support to researchers accessing Sydney Mass Spec to ensure effective and efficient collaborative outcomes.

David Maltby


David has more than 35 years’ experience in the field of mass spectrometry. Until recently he was the manager of a University proteomics mass spectrometry facility in the United States.


David has years of experience in ESI, ESI/ETD and MALDI ionization techniques. He has worked extensively with Thermo Orbitrap instruments as well as Sciex QTOF and QTRAP instruments. He also has a background in small molecule analysis including quantitation. Among many other projects, he was involved in collaborations with researchers for the identification of small molecule modification sites in proteins, pseudouridine site mapping in ribosomal RNA, RNA intact molecular weight determination and snake venom protein sequencing. He is also practiced in the maintenance, tuning and optimization of mass spectrometry equipment, including the associated LC systems involved.

Jacquie Kufner


Skilled in navigating the University's bureaucracy, Jacquie provides invaluable administrative support to Sydney Mass Spec and will guide users through the on-boarding process and handle any billing inquires.

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