Welcome to the University of Waterloo Mass Spectrometry Facility (UWMSF). As a shared facility, we provide instrumentation and expertise to the University of Waterloo and the surrounding research community. The Facility also provides project consultation services from sample preparation to final data interpretation.

The Facility is an interdisciplinary unit serving faculty from the Department of Chemistry, Department of Biology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, School of Optometry, School of Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering Department, Department of Kinesiology and School of Computer Science. We also collaborate with other universities and industry within and outside of Ontario.

We are equipped with a variety of state-of-the-art mass spectrometers capable of analyzing a wide range of (bio)chemical species and complex mixtures. Please explore our website or contact us if you have any questions.

  1. Jan. 19, 2018Check out the new MS Tutorials

    Please check out our updated website which includes a description of our new capabilities as well as a series of MS Tutorials that will introduce some of the concepts and methods used in modern mass spectrometry.

  2. Aug. 9, 2017Waters G2Si QToF HDMS - GC/MS capability to be added

    Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization (APCI) GC/MS will be added to the Waters G2Si HDMS system in October. This allows both LC/MS(MS) and now GC/MS(MS) to be used with accurate mass and ion mobility.

  3. Jan. 1, 2017New Instrumentation installed

    The UWMSF has completed installed 2 new mass spectrometers:

    1. A Waters Synapt G2Si HDMS hybrid quadrupole/time-of-flight mass spectrometer with integrated travelling wave ion mobility (a third dimension of ion separation) coupled to a UPLC system.

    2. A Bruker Autoflex Speed MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer. 

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