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Queen's Mass Spectrometry and
 Proteomics Unit

  The Queen’s Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Unit (MSPU) currently consists of four major mass spectrometry instruments, an Applied Biosystems Qstar XL QqTOF mass spectrometer with matrix assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI) source and electrospray ionization source (ESI), a GC-TOF mass spectrometer, a single quadrupole ZQ-LC/MS mass spectrometer and an Applied Biosystems Voyager DE STR MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer. A fifth mass spectrometer that has state of the art capabilities for protein and biomolecule work will soon be added to the MSPU infrastructure thanks to a CFI-LOF grant . The MSPU is managed by an Executive Board comprising representatives from the Chemistry Department, the Queen’s Protein Function Discovery Group and the VP (Research) Office. The daily operation of the unit is overseen by Dr. Jiaxi Wang, the manager of MSPU, with the assistance of MS technicians. This facility provides MS services and expertise for the analysis of small and macromolecules, proteins and enzymes to both users in the Queen’s community and from other institutions and industry.  The current users of this facility include Queen’s researchers from Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Geological Sciences, Immunology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Pathology and Molecular Medicine, and a large number of researchers from various industries and other universities.  For further information concerning the services provided by this facility, please contact Dr. Jiaxi Wang via email (jiaxi.wang@chem.queensu.ca) or phone (613 533 6000, extension 74253).


Research collaborations

Dr. Thomas E. Massey (Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Queen’s University)
Dr. Tassds Anastassiades (Department of Biochemistry, Queen’s University)  
Dr. Bruce Elliott (Cancer Research Institute, Queen’s University)  
Dr. Susan Cole (Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Queen’s University)
Dr. Gang Wu (Department of Chemistry, Queen’s University)
Dr. William C. Plaxton (Department. of Biology, Queen’s University)
Dr. Ceredwyn E Hill (Department of Medicine & Physiology, Queen’s University)
Dr. Victor Tron (Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Queen’s University)
Dr. Kendall C. Swanson (Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Guelph)
Dr. Richard W. Smith (Department of Biology, McMaster University)
Dr. Colin B. Seymour (Department of Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences, McMaster University)
Dr. Lumsden JS (Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph)

MS team:   


Manager: Dr. Jiaxi Wang






Queen's Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Unit
Department of Chemistry
Queen’s University
102 Chernoff Hall, 90 Bader Lane
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
Tel: 613-533-6000 ext. 74253 (lab)
613-533-6539 (Manager office)
Fax: 613-533-6669

Office hours:

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday