Democratizing mass spectrometry

As a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Kevin Clark spent a lot of his time synthesizing peptides. Mass spectrometry (MS) was the key to Clark ensuring that those peptides were what he thought they were. “You have to do mass spectrometry to test your work,” he says. Clark would end up using MS—specifically, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI)-time-of-flight (TOF) MS—for the bulk of 2 decades. Nevertheless, when he took up proteomics research at the University of Georgia in 2010, he felt like an MS newbie all over again… Read more at BioTechniques. (PDF)

~ by jeffreyperkel on April 15, 2016.

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