I was first introduced to mass spectrometry in my undergraduate degree where I developed protocols for imaging glucosinolates by MALDI and SEM. I continued with mass spectrometry for my PhD where I implemented, developed and evaluated new technologies, including Liquid extraction surface analysis (LESA) travelling wave ion mobility spectrometry (TWIMS) and ultra-high field asymmetric ion mobility spectrometry (Ultra-FAIMS) for the analysis of Human Liver. These techniques were applied and developed into imaging protocols for TWIMS-MALDI and LESA. Both lipids and proteins were identified and imaged.
Here at the University of Liverpool I work for the Technology Directorate's Shared Research Facility. I am based in the Centre for Proteome Research and have worked on a wide variety of projects. I supply the expertise for the MALDI Imaging and REIMS sources I also conduct routine analysis on the LC-MS/MS.
Education and Employment
• 2015-Present: Research Associate University of Liverpool
• 2011-2015: PhD in Liquid micro-junction surface sampling and MALDI imaging of small and large molecules in human liver disease at the University of Birmingham
• 2010-2011: MSc in Physical Science of Imaging in the Biomedical Sciences at the University of Birmingham
• 2006-2010: MChem, Chemistry with a Year in Industry at the University of Reading