The Mass Spectrometry Core Facility plays a crucial role in the institute's direction in various scientific frontiers of sustainability, defect engineering, biomedicine and synthetic biochemistry. The Facility houses various instruments for imaging mass spectrometry for the analysis of chemically and biologically modified surfaces. The MS Team is actively involved in method development to address a multitude of interdisciplinary questions, together with various groups within the institute.
Internal service measurements with ESI and MALDI (Synapt G2-Si and rapifleX) are provided as well by the mass spectrometry staff. Selected instruments (Advion CMS) can be used in self-service after the required introduction by our staff is obtained.
Service Measurements: Forms for ESI, MALDI and exact mass measurements can be found in the MPI-P intranet: forms for analytics and spectroscopy.
Self-service: The Advion ESI/APCI-MS instruments can be used in self-service after an introduction by our technical staff. Please contact Jutta Schnee or Stephan Türk to get the required introduction.
For analytical questions beyond routine measurements, please contact Hans Joachim Räder or Seah-Ling Kuan for further discussions.
For internal users, additional details on MS techniques is provided on our intranet in the Experts-Wiki.
for separation of protein samples before deposition onto MALDI targets
Bruker Proteineer fc II Spotter
for deposition of LC-fractions and MALDI matrices onto MALDI plates
HTX TM Sprayer
for matrix-coating of MALDI Imaging samples
Resch MM400 ball mill
for solvent free sample preparation and homogenization