P3 presents Mobile Mass Spectrometry at the ACS National Meeting & Expo

Posted on September 5, 2018 in News by . Share this article

P3 member Dr Heather Walker has showcased new portable mass spectrometry equipment at a major international conference.

Dr Walker, who manages the University of Sheffield’s Biological Mass Spectrometry Facility, presented a workshop, ‘Mobile Mass Spectrometry: Taking the Laboratory to the Field’, after trialling the new mobile equipment in June.

She attended the American Chemical Society Fall 2018 National Meeting and Expo as a guest of American mass spectrometer manufacturer Advion. The theme of which was Nanoscience, Nanotechnology & Beyond and attracted international audience of over 20,000 attendees, based in chemistry working in both academia and industry.

Dr Walker discussed the technology as well as the experience of performing mass spectrometry analysis in the field using a portable lab.

The talk covered the translational aspects of Dr Walker and Professor Mike Burrell’s research which uses mass spectrometers to understand plant metabolism, with applications for food crops. The talk will also lead to the production of a digital webinar on mobile mass spectrometry which will be available shortly in conjunction with ChemWorld and the Royal Society.

Find out more at: biOMICS: Biological Mass Spectrometry Facility