[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP160100657]
Researchers A/Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem; A/Prof Yvonne Stokes; Prof Peter Hoffmann; Dr Andrew Gooley
Brief description This project aims to enhance the sensitivity of nano-electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (nanoESI-MS) by an order of magnitude by simultaneously overcoming the two interdependent limitations in ion generation and transmission efficiency. This project will design glass capillaries and tubes with complex structures to enable both multiplexing ion generation from a single capillary and geometrically matching the bore of the tube collecting the emitted ion plume. NanoESI-MS has become an indispensable analytical tool for proteomics and synthetic chemistry. The significant enhancement of nanoESI-MS sensitivity in this project is expected to accelerate progress in disease research, biomarker discovery and drug development.
Funding Amount $500,000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects