IOCB Prague

Mass Spectrometry

Josef Cvačka Group
Research-Service Group
PHYS cluster

About our group

Our group uses mass spectrometry to answer diverse scientific questions. Mass spectrometry (MS) is utilized for structure elucidation, identification, and quantification of organic compounds ranging from small molecules to large biomacromolecules. As the current approaches are sometimes inappropriate for particular tasks, new methods, applications, and devices are being developed. In our research projects we focus mainly focus on the analysis of lipids in vernix caseosa, structural analysis or MALDI imaging of lipids, characterization, quantification and structural analysis of proteins or development of new ion sources. In addition to our own research program, the group members perform routine analyses and collaborative support for the IOCB scientific community.