Weighing Proteins Using Mass Spectrometry
Teacher: Dr Ivan Chu, Department of Chemistry
Level: F.5 - F.6
The explosive growth of protemics parallels the advent of innovative techniques, such as electrospray ionisation (ESI) and matrix-assisted laser desorption / ionisation (MALDI) in mass spectrometry, culminating in the 2002 Nobel Prize in Chemistry being awarded to Professor John fenn and Mr Koichi Tanaka. In this workshop, the concepts of biological mass spectrometry in peptide sequencing and ultimately protein identification will be discussed.
Remarks: This session will be followed by a tour of the Department of Chemistry to show students the excellent laboratory facilities and various modern analytical instruments (ICP-MS, Laser, MS, NMR, SPM, X-ray, etc) at the department.