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About Us

Mass spectrometry is a powerful analytical tool with many diverse applications across a range of disciplines. The York Centre of Excellence in Mass Spectrometry provides a means for you to access state-of-the-art instrumentation, along with the necessary expertise to develop your research in many areas, such as therapeutic protein discovery and characterisation, post-genomic sciences, gas-phase ion chemistry, chemical catalyst discovery, and many more.

The  Centre of Excellence in Mass Spectrometry at the University of York is a joint initiative of the Departments of Biology and Chemistry. It was created in 2008 thanks to a major capital investment of £1.6 million through Science City York, supported by Yorkshire Forward with funds from the Northern Way initiative. Our instrumentation has more recently been updated with further grants from EPSRC and BBSRC.

The facility helps scientists to tackle some of their most testing analytical challenges, and provides a highly specialised technical service to both academia and industry.

We actively encourage users from academic institutions and commercial enterprises. We typically service ~ 30 external organisations each year, around half of which are commercial and half academic.

Please contact us to discuss how we can help to advance your research through the application of mass spectrometry.