Mass spectrometry, Metabolomics and Proteomics Facility
The Proteomics Service
is a part of the Mass spectrometry, Metabolomics and Proteomics Facility (MMPF)
provides investigators affiliated with CBC member institutions and other users access to a number of mass spectrometers optimized for use in proteomics, metabolomics, biomarker discovery and other quantitative studies. The facility operates by syndicating the responsibility for the provision, operation and maintenance of these mass spectrometers to the RRC's Mass Spectrometry Laboratory (MSL). Scientists from these laboratories work together with informatics specialists in the Proteomics facility to provide investigators with a range of services utilizing the combined capabilities of these laboratories.
Scientists employed and affiliated with our facility can design and conduct experimental protocols, reduce and interpret data and provide pre-experimental consultation to investigators who seek to incorporate proteomic experimental strategies into their research programs. Researchers may submit samples to the facility for protein separation, post separation processing, mass spectrometry and data analysis. Alternatively, qualified users may schedule instrument time to analyze their own samples. We utilize Mascot, MassMatrix, SEQUEST and specialty search engine software to identify proteins and post-translational modifications in your samples. Our software tools
are available for self-serve users to analyze their own data on our self-serve workstations in the main mass spectrometry lab and in our informatics suite. Please follow the links on the left for an online order page
, scheduling various instruments
, and a resource page
to help you with protein purification.
We have developed novel high-throughput proteomics capabilities (see our 2010 ASMS poster
), and recently lowered our routine service price
to pass these cost savings along to our users. Please
with any questions about our services.
MMPF also maintains close ties with investigators at UIC and other CBC member institutions (University of Chicago and Northwestern University) who specialize in Mass Spectrometry and Informatics research in order to provide opportunities for advanced collaboration, research referrals and protocol development. The Mass spectrometry, Metabolomics and Proteomics Facility was established in part by a grant from The Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust to the Chicago Biomedical Consortium.
Hours of operation:
9:30 am - 5:30 pm M-F
(except official university holidays)
| ||Proteomics is the qualitative and quantitative comparison of proteomes under different conditions to further unravel biological processes. |