The MS Facility at LAQV-U. Aveiro is integrated into the Portuguese Mass Spectrometry Network (RNEM). RNEM is a distributed National Research Infrastructure that integrates the Portuguese Roadmap of Research Infrastructures. Currently, we develop many research projects mainly focused on omics (Proteomics, Lipidomics, and Glycomics) applications to biochemistry and health sciences. The facility is also strongly committed in providing MS services to support external and in-house biochemistry, biology, chemistry and bioengineering research groups. The MS facility of LAQV-UPORTO is part of the Structural Analysis Laboratory of the University of Porto Materials Center (CEMUP). The available spectrometers provide routine services to support in-house researchers, graduate, and post-graduate students as well as external users.

 

 

Equipment

 

 

U. Aveiro

  • Q-EXACTIVE (Thermo) with a Thermo Scientific Nanospray Flex Ion Source coupled with an nano LC Thermo Scientific™ UltiMate™ 3000
  • Q-EXACTIVE (Thermo) equipped with an ESI source and coupled with a microLC Thermo Scientific™ UltiMate™ 3000
  • Q-Tof II (Micromass) with electrospray and APCI sources
  • LXQ (Thermo) equipped with an ESI source and coupled with an HPLC Dionex 3000 Ultimate nano LC

 

UPORTO

  • LTQ-Orbitrap XL (Thermo) with an ESI source coupled to an ACCELA 600 HPLC system
  • Thermo Scientific EasyNanospray Ion Source coupled with an nano LC Thermo Scientific™ UltiMate™ 3000
  • BRUKER UltrafleXtreme MALDI-TOF/TOF-MS
  • Shimadzu Nexera UHPLC coupled to LCMS-8040 ESI-QqQ-MS