Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) techniques provide powerful eyes on the molecular and atomic world: From the localisation of drugs and metabolites in cells and tissues to 3D imaging of advanced manufactured devices.
The National Centre of Excellence in Mass Spectrometry Imaging (NiCE-MSI) aims to advance the development, understanding and application of the principal mass spectrometry imaging techniques: Secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), matrix assisted laser desorption/ionisation mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS), and the family of atmospheric mass spectrometry techniques (DESI, LESA, PADI).
The objectives of NiCE-MSI are:
- Understanding the fundamental principles and phenomena behind MSI techniques
- Developing metrology for reliable measurement and standardisation in MSI
- Innovation of novel instrumentation and validating emerging MSI applications
- Data analytics for machine learning, visualisation and interpretation of MSI data
- Supporting industrial, academic and government partners through collaborative R&D and measurement services
- Training a new generation of scientists in MSI through collaborative PhD studentships and secondments
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