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Analytical Sciences

The Analytical Sciences Unit (ASU) provides Quadram Institute Bioscience with state-of-the-art instrumentation across several platform technologies, including mass spectrometry and a range of hyphenated techniques (LC-MS, GC-MS), flow cytometry, infrared and low-field NMR spectroscopy, and can help with accessing the shared NBI proteomics facilities. We offer associated expertise in chemical imaging, metabolomics and metabolite profiling, electron microscopy, flow cytometry, statistics and chemometrics. Working with colleagues from the institute’s strategic research programmes, we contribute to a diverse range of research projects from across the institute’s science portfolio.
Collaboration: The ASU is a shared resource unit accessible to all QIB staff and students – in the first instance, please get in touch with the primary contact on the individual facility pages. We also welcome interaction with external organisations, particularly with a view to collaboration. Some of our resources can also be accessed on a commercial basis through our contract research team: please contact QIB Extra for more information. Additionally, the instrumentation within the chemical imaging laboratory is available for use via the NRP Virtual Technology Centre
Research Interests: Our own research activities are focused on the development of novel approaches for characterising foods and ingredients using chemical profiling techniques, tackling issues such as authentication and compositional analysis.