Mass spectrometry in functional characterization of biological molecules

Advances in the mass spectrometric technology together with progress in genomic sequencing and bioinformatics have increased the value of mass spectrometric methods for molecular and cell biology research. Expanding from its previous role as a peptide sequencing tool mass spectrometry is now becoming deeply integrated into the functional characterization of biologically important genes.

We currently pursue five major lines of research:

  1. Mass Spectrometric Identification of Proteins from Organisms with Unsequenced Genomes
  2. Deciphering Protein Complexes and Protein Interaction Networks by Immunoaffinity Purification and Mass Spectrometry
  3. Quantitative Analysis of Gel Separated Proteins
  4. Quantitative Profiling of Lipids using Quadrupole Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry
  5. Mass Spectrometry Service: Characterization of Gel Separated Proteins