"You do not need to be an expert in mass spectrometry to generate very useful and meaningful data."

Success Story

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Sitthivut Charoensutthivarakul
Q: WHAT IS THE FOCUS OF YOUR LAB’S RESEARCH?

A: The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is dedicated to research and teaching on tropical diseases. We are helping improve the health of some of the poorest people in the world by carrying out scientific research and developing treatments that will directly benefit them.

Specifically, I work in the department of parasitology, where our focus is on the key tropical parasites such as malaria, TB and filarial worms.

Q: WHY DID YOU INCORPORATE THE EXPRESSION CMS INTO YOUR LABORATORY?

A: The expression was originally purchased to save us from a 15 minute walk to get simple MS data at the University’s main analytical service. Also, it is compact and very easy to use, you do not need to be an expert in MS to generate very useful and meaningful data.

Q: HOW DO YOU USE THE EXPRESSION CMS?

A: We use the expression in the direct injection configuration for checking whether reactions have worked and whether the next purification and/or reaction steps are worth proceeding.

Before we got the expression, we either had to walk across campus to use the central service or continue without any knowledge as to whether our reactions had worked. The expression saves us time and boosts our overall research performance.

I am also planning to use it for some simple metabolism studies in the near future.