Instrumentation & Software

An academic research-base and commercially systemised infrastructure provide a strong foundation for our state-of-the art technology and industry standard resources


Clean room, with laminar flow hoods, for sample handling and gel running to eliminate keratin contamination




2 Thermo Q-Exactives (HF/HF-X) mass spectrometer with Thermo U3000 RSLC direct nanoflow LC system with Thermo EasySpray Source



11 Thermo Orbitrap mass spectrometers (7 Q-Exactive Plus, 3 LTQ Orbitrap Velos Pro and a LTQ Orbitrap XL) with Dionex U3000 RSLC direct nanoflow LC systems with Thermo EasySpray Sources for the ultimate in sensitivity



1 LTQ Velos ms system for Quality Control of samples submitted for LTQ Orbitrap Velos Pro analysis




1 Thermo TSQ Quantiva Triple Quadrupole mass Spectrometer                                                                


Agilent 6520 QTOF mass spectrometer with Agilent 1200 nanoLC system with micofluidic ESI interface (ChipCube)



1 Bruker Autoflex Speed MALDI-TOF MS system




ProXpress-II High Resolution  Imager



32-node MASCOT cluster for external and in-house database searches.

Enterprise-standard data back-up to disks and tape.


Software for Proteomic Data Analysis

  • ProLIMS with PepTracker® Integration (University of Dundee)
  • Mascot Server, Mascot Daemon and Mascot Distiller (Matrix Science)
  • Proteome Discoverer (Thermo Scientific)
  • Progenesis QI (Waters)
  • MaxQuant (Mann Group)
  • PEAKS (Bioinformatics Solutions Inc)
  • Scaffold (Proteome Software)