National Physical Laboratory

NiCE-MSI About the Centre

The National Centre of Excellence in Mass Spectrometry Imaging (NiCE-MSI) focuses on the development, understanding and application of mass spectrometry imaging techniques; providing powerful eyes on the molecular and atomic world.

The National Physical Laboratory, in partnership with the University of Nottingham, has established NiCE-MSI, a National Centre of Excellence in Mass Spectrometry Imaging. The objectives of the Centre are to research the fundamentals of the principal techniques, develop the metrology for reliable measurement and standardisation and to support the uptake of the techniques in business and academia.

The Centre also has major capability in data analysis and interpretation using multivariate techniques. Strategic partners at the University of Oxford, University of Surrey, St George's University London and LGC bring together internationally leading capability in Nano SIMS, MeV SIMS, medical biomics and traceable quantification, respectively.

Aims of the National Centre of Excellence in Mass Spectrometry Imaging:

  • Fundamentals of techniques
  • Metrology for reliability and standardisation
  • Support the update of the techniques


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