Mass spectrometry is central to most of the work we do because it enables the precise identity and quantity of proteins. MS instruments and have three distinct sections where technology development occurs: (i) sample preparation, including high resolution molecular separation and molecular ionisation, (ii) mass analysis in the mass spectrometer and finally (iii) data analysis, that deals with massive amounts of molecular information.
There is a wide-scope of research activity we work on, from health and disease to forensics and biotechnology. Essentially any field if science that deals with molecular biosystems. Recently we have started new focus area with other groups at HIMS that deals with conservation science in the ' Science for Art' project.
The work in our group focuses on the development of a variety of technologies embedded or allied to mass spectrometers, and the application of MS technology to a range of biomedical applications.
Our research focuses on four key areas:
New and enthusiastic researchers are always welcome. If you have a background in MS and are inteersted in joinging the group by applying for funding then please contact Garry Corthals. We are always looking for experts in quantitative MS with a combination of skill and flexibility; people who can collaborate, adapt quickly, are enjoyable company and have the drive to get things done.