What can we do for your research?

All matter is made up of atoms and molecules. We use state-of-the-art mass spectrometers to accurately measure the mass of a large range of atoms and molecules. This technology, together with diverse experimental strategies, is largely applied in many research fields including Agriculture, Archaeology, Cosmetics, Counterfeiting, Health, Forensics, Engineering and Nutrition.

Working with us

Our facilities enhance our research within the University of Sheffield and are also available to external partners, whether this be the wider academic scientific community, or the industrial and commercial sectors.

As a specialist service, we believe that the more we know about your project and your sample, the better the service we can provide. We strongly advise to get in touch with us at the earliest stage possible.

The success of collaborations with the Mass Spectrometry Centre comes from in-depth discussion of projects from the onset; covering advice in experimental strategy, training from sample preparation to data processing, data analysis and interpretation of the data.

First, email massspectrometry@sheffield.ac.uk to explain your project ideas and discuss which might be the best approach to answer your needs.

One of our group specialists, depending on the area in which you are interested, will advise on how to proceed.

Get in touch

The Faculty of Science Mass Spectrometry Centre is located within three departments – Animal and Plant Sciences, Biomedical Science and Chemistry – and two buildings – the Edwardian Building of the Firth Court complex and the Dainton Building. You can also email us at:

massspectrometry@sheffield.ac.uk

Biological mass spectrometry facility

The biOMICS facility provides a full infrastructure for mass spectrometry based analysis of simple and complex mixtures of protein, peptides and metabolites, including their identification, characterisation and quantification.

The biOMICS facility

Chemistry mass spectrometry facility

In chemMS, we can analyse relatively complex mixtures and pure organic compounds with liquid or gas chromatography, direct infusion, Atmospheric Solids Analysis Probe (ASAP) and MALDI coupled to mass spectrometers.

The chemMS facility