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Welcome to SUMS

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Welcome to the web home of the Vincent Coates Foundation Mass Spectrometry Laboratory. The laboratory is named in honor of a generous gift from Vincent and Stella Coates, given through the Stanford School of Medicine to support the mass spec & proteomics facility as a shared core resource. It is a BioX core, embodying the Bio-X spirit of interdisciplinary communication and collaboration. It is also partially supported as the Proteomics Shared Resource of the Stanford Cancer Institute. The laboratory's expertise and support are available to researchers throughout Stanford University & Medical Center and worldwide.

Beyond making available state-of-the-art, user-friendly facilities and services, the laboratory enables education, methods development, and new applications development, designed to meet the rapidly evolving needs of researchers. Due to the essential information that mass spectrometry provides to researchers in the fields of the physical and life sciences, medicine, and engineering, the laboratory serves as an “intellectual watering hole” at the crossroads of diverse disciplines.
At this time, we have in operation a MALDI-TOF, three GC-MS and eleven LC-MS systems -- three single quads, one ion trap, three triple quads, one hybrid quadrupole-time of flight, one benchtop Orbitrap, two hybrid LTQ-Orbitraps, and a Q-Orbitrap. Software resources include instrument-specific packages Xcalibur, MassLynx, ChemStation; proteomics software Byonic, Mascot, Protein Discoverer, Scaffold; and other tools QuanLynx, OpenLynx, MetaboLynx, ChemDraw.
Mass spec and proteomic services include an open access lab for trained users with GC/MS, LC/MS, high resolution LC/MS, and MALDI-TOF instruments.  Work with our staff on intact protein analysis, targeted quantitation, drug discovery support, pathway analysis, protein interactions, FFPE tissue analysis, both labeled and label-free proteomics, and more. Please contact SUMS to discuss these and other custom projects including new application development.
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