BioMS – a national infrastructure for biological mass spectrometry
BioMS is a national distributed infrastructure for biological mass spectrometry and proteomics.
Each of the nodes at the universities in Lund, Göteborg and Stockholm is specialised in various techniques for fulfilling the needs of the Swedish research community. Using the technologies on offer, such as chemical proteomics, glycomics and proteogenomics, biologically interesting proteins can be identified and studied qualitatively and quantitatively. Furthermore, different modifications, such as glycosylation and phosphorylation can be analysed, and interactions between molecules studied. The nodes included in BioMS collaborate in order to provide adequate support for users and to organise training within advanced mass spectrometry.
The purpose of the operation is to provide advanced infrastructure for mass spectrometry, including equipment, methodology development and competence, for research within life sciences, biology, medicine and health.
Access to the infrastructure is obtained through an application procedure, where the project proposals are prioritised and matched against available equipment. In the postgenomic era, and through improved instruments and techniques, mass spectrometry has gained increased importance and is now an essential tool within biological and medical research.