Mass Spectrometry Laboratory (MS)

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Mass Spectrometry Laboratory (MS)

The Mass Spectrometry Laboratory provides a state-of-the-art infrastructure and expertise for proteomic, metabolomic and imaging mass spectrometry analyses for research and commercial partners. We specialize in method development for our partners and invite you to joint participation in research projects in cooperation with scientific institutions and industrial partners.

We offer identification and quantitative analysis of organic compounds in the areas of:

  • PROTEOMICS: „bottom up” peptide analysis for protein identification, posttranslational modification (PTMS) analysis: phosphorylation and glycosylation, protein quantitation (SRM/MRM), de novo protein identification, „top down” analysis of intact proteins
  • METABOLOMICS: profiling and identification of metabolites in clinical samples (serum, urine) and tissue material (MALDI imaging), analysis of low molecular weight substances
  • LIPIDOMICS: separation and identification of lipids and related compounds, profiling of cellular and membrane lipids of plant, animal and human origin
  • PHARMACOKINETICS:  DMPK analysis of drug metabolites, method development for identification of known drugs and novel compounds in food and cosmetics
  • MALDI imaging: identification and analysis of distribution of biological compounds in tissues
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Dr Elżbieta Piątkowska obtained a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Manchester. She completed Postdoctoral Training in proteomics and mass spectrometry at the University of Manchester and Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. Her research expertise focuses on oncoproteomics, metabolomics and mass spectrometry,  she also has an extensive expertise in molecular biology, genetics, genomics and protein biochemistry.

 

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Dr Paweł Pasikowski- Research Engineer, obtained a PhD in chemistry from the University of Wroclaw and completed a Postdoctoral Training at the University of Pardubice in Czech Republic, he has a large experience  in peptide synthesis and proteomics and small molecule analysis. He is focused on method develipidomics and small molecule analysis

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Dr Tomasz Goździewicz is a biological chemist with a PhD in the field of immunochemistry focused on development of methodology using mass spectrometry as of novel diagnostic tool, research on bacterial antigens and methods for glycan and protein analysis.

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Roksana has joined us after completing an Engineering course in chemistry at Wroclaw University of Technology, she is interested in oncology, proteomics and metabolomics. She is focused on method development in the area of metabolomics and top down protein analysis

  • HIGH-RESOLUTION HYBRID FT MASS SPECTROMETER LTQ Orbitrap Elite ETD (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
    – Mass analyzers: LTQ (linear ion trap) and Orbitrap
    – Interchangeable ion sources: ESI (HESI), APCI and nano
    – CID, PQD, HCD and ETD fragmentation
    – FAIMS ion mobility module
    – Chromatograph Easy nano-LC 1000 and Ultimate 3000 (Dionex)

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  • MAXIS IMPACT MASS SPECTROMETER (BRUKER)
    – mass analyzers: Quadrupole and TOF
    – CID fragmentation
    – Interchangeable ion sources: ESI, APCI, Captive Spray
    – Chromatographs Ultimate 3000 RSLC (Dionex) and Easy -nLC (Bruker)
    – Software: Data Analysis 4.1, MetaboliteTools 3.0
  • ULTRAFLEXTREME MASS SPECTROMETER (BRUKER)
    – Biotyper for identification of microorganisms (bacteria, yeast)
    – ImagePrep for MALDI imaging of tissues
    – CID and LIFT fragmentation
    – Proteineer IIfc sample preparation robot
    – FlexAnalysis, ClinProTool
  • SOFTWARE FOR DATA ANALYSIS:
    – Mascot Server (Matrix Science)
    – Proteome Discoverer 3.0 (Thermo)
    – ProteinScape 3.1 (Bruker)

We are located in building 1, rooms 0.11-0.13 on Campus Pracze. For inquiries about sample preparation and submission please contact

dr Elżbieta Piątkowska
Tel: +48 519 186 527
e-mail: elzbieta.piatkowska@eitplus.pl

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Posted by Agata Kołacz, Posted on 08.10.2015
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