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QB3/Chemistry Mass Spectrometry Facility

The combined QB3/Chemistry Mass Spectrometry Facility at UC Berkeley features state-of-the-art mass spectrometers, that are capable of analyzing a wide variety of samples. The facility provides routine acquisition of mass spectra and accurate mass measurements of biological, organic and inorganic compounds, as well as mass measurements of intact proteins, lipids, oligosaccharides, and non-covalent protein-protein and protein-ligand complexes and supramolecular coordination clusters. The facility also provides advanced proteomics analysis. This involves protein identification using mass spectral data as well as identification of posttranslational modifications. In addition, the facility provides ion mobility spectrometry. The facility also operates an open access MALDI-TOF instrument available to trained users.

The QB3/Chemistry Mass Spectrometry Facility is available to all researchers on the UC Berkeley campus as well as other UC campuses. The facility can accept samples from outside the University in certain cases. However, the University of California is a nonprofit organization and as such does not compete with private industry. Before contacting us, researchers not affiliated with UC are encouraged to seek services from a commercial laboratory. For information regarding this policy or sample analysis, please contact Dr. Ulla Andersen (email: norklit AT berkeley DOT edu).

What we do

• Identify unknowns
• Accurate mass
• Structural determination
• Quantitative analysis
• "Native" mass spectrometry of complexes
• Ion mobility studies

Small (and large) molecules

• Biological, organic, inorganic, organometallic


• Proteins, peptides, mixtures, lipids, oligonucleotides, metabolites, etc.




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