Fast liquid chromatography high resolution tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) for high-throughput analysis of bioactive organic ultra-trace compounds in natural and agro- ecosystems.

01 June 2012 → 31 May 2018
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Organic chemistry
Project description

Q ExactiveTM LC-MS / MS is the first available bencht market on instrument uses Orbitrap-based multi-dimensional mass spectrometry. It offers not only the opportunity to conduct extensive screening analysis, but it is also ideal for ultra-sensitive and rapid quantification of relevant targets. This unique new generation benchtop instrument provides the multidisciplinary consortium of this application the essential analytical equipment to expand their pioneering research in bio-engineering and to deepen. More specifically, the research will focus on the role, prevention, behavior, effects and control of bioactive ultra-trace components (bio-UTCs). This bio-UTCs often play a crucial role in natural and agricultural ecosystems, but in-depth knowledge on this subject is still missing. Scientific challenges in both environment-related research will be studied as sustainable primary production, with a focus on new or organic micro-pollutants and plant hormones.