Author Archives: Sally Shirran

New Xevo G2 ToF for intact mass measurement is installed

Our new mass spectrometer for intact mass measurement is now operational. We can now offer intact mass analysis with increased sensitivity and efficiency.

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Temporary suspension of Intact Mass Analysis

On the 17th April we will retiring the LCT mass spectrometer after many years of faithful service.  This is the instrument that we use to measure the intact mass of proteins.  However on the 29th April we are getting a … Continue reading

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Biomolecular Sciences Building Fire

Here is a picture of the fire, we are so lucky that we are unscathed, but our thoughts are with the many research groups who are affected and have lost so much research and equipment The Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics … Continue reading

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Christmas 2018

The University and the Mass Spectrometry facility is open until Friday 21st December.  We will be analysing samples right up until then, although protein identification samples will need to be received on the Thursday to allow time for overnight digestions.  … Continue reading

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Successful grant collaborations

Long term facility collaborator Dr Heidi Fuller of Keele University & RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital, has recently secured funding from Great Ormand Street Hospital.  In collaboration with the BSRC mass spectrometry facility, this project ‘Therapy development for children with motor neuron … Continue reading

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Summer conferences 2018

Both Proteomics Methods Forum in Manchester, and the British Mass Spectrometry Society conference in Cambridge were interesting, vibrant meetings this year.  BMSS was full of interesting talks and there were lots of opportunies to talk to vendors and discuss our … Continue reading

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External Sample Submission

We are a busy service and we often receive multiple packages of samples in a day from external users and collaborators.  A sample submission form included with the samples delivery is vital for us to be able to coordinate the … Continue reading

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Increases in service charges

Having reviewed our incoming and outgoings we have concluded that we are going to have to increase the mass spec charges for the BSRC mass spec and proteomics facility.  We haven’t increased charges since 2011, and in some cases 2007.  … Continue reading

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Proteomics Methods Forum

Sally recently attended a very interesting meeting/mini conference, the proteomics methods forum (PMF) .  http://www.proteomicsmethodsforum.org.uk  This year it was in Oxford, and hosted by Dr Roman Fischer.  It was a great meeting, with many interesting talks which included both the … Continue reading

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Staff changes

Sabine’s contract finished at Christmas and she is moving onto pastures new.  She made a huge contribution to the facility whilst she was here and will be missed.

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