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Linear Trap Mass Spectrometer.

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Linear Trap Mass Spectrometer.

Our laboratory applies a combination of trace metal analytical measurements and biochemical protein measurements to our research. For metal analyses, we use a specialized dust-free clean room environment for sample preparation and analyses, voltammetric instrumentation for speciation measurements, and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometers (ICP-MS) for total analyses.  For the protein analyses, we operate liquid chromatography mass spectrometers (LTQ and QQQ) for global and targeted quantitative proteomic analyses. We also operate a bioinformatic computer room with Linux and SEQUEST workstations, and are members of WHOI's shared High Performance Linux Cluster. Having access to this instrumentation allows the significant analytical method development that is critical to the adaptation of proteomic biomedical technology for marine research.

As a self-contained proteomics research group, we often collaborate with other research groups on proteomic studies. For more information contact: proteomics[at] or visit our proteomics website at:

For a graphic representation of proteomic analysis see this Oceanus graphic.

Saito Laboratory Instrumentation
  • Trace metal biogeochemistry clean laboratory
  • Metrohm voltammetry systems for metal speciation and totals
  • Phytoplankton and bacteria culture facilities
  • Protein extraction equipment
  • Linear Trap Mass Spectrometer
  • Triple Quadrapole Mass Spectrometer
  • Multi-Dimension Liquid Chromatography Systems
  • Access to LTQ-FT high resolution mass spectrometer
  • Access to Element 2 ICP Mass Spectrometers
  • Access to 984 CPU HPC Linux cluster

Last updated: January 14, 2014

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