Research institutes

M4I Division of Imaging Mass Spectrometry

Developing and applying state-of-the-art mass spectrometry based molecular imaging approaches for nanomedicine and biomedical research, including mass spectrometry as a diagnostic and prognostic tool for personalized medicine in oncology, neurology and cardiovascular medicine.

News

  • Cancer cells

    IMS CORE lab teams up with Cristal Therapeutics

    Monday, July 6, 2020

    The ICARUS project will be carried out in close collaboration with the IMS CORE lab at the M4I division of Imaging Mass Spectrometry, ​where CriPec® nanoparticle microlocalisation and drug release in tumours will be evaluated.

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  • Peter Peters corana image

    How the coronavirus infects our small intestines

    Monday, May 18, 2020

    Interview with prof. Peter Peters on the Science article he co-worked on intensively.

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  • corona virus

    Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 infects cells of the intestine

    Friday, May 1, 2020

    Researchers from the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, and Maastricht University in the Netherlands have found that the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, can infect cells of the intestine and multiply there.

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  • Prof. Maarten Honing joins Dutch Chemistry Council

    Monday, March 2, 2020 Read more
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    Realising hair’s information richness

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    Interview with Cyrille Depondt, director of Dutch Screening Group (DSG), a spin-off company that originated from Ron Heeren's research.

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    ASI: From science to business

    Monday, January 13, 2020

    Interview with Hans Brouwer, CEO of Amsterdam Scientific Instruments, a spin-off company that originated from professor Ron Heeren's knowledge development.

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  • Ron Heeren

    "Research serves a higher purpose"

    Monday, November 18, 2019

    Interview with prof. Ron Heeren because of his winning the NWO Physics Valorisation Prize.

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  • NWO Physics Valorisation Prize for UM Professor Ron Heeren

    Monday, November 18, 2019

    This year, the prize for the best knowledge utilisation in physics goes to Ron Heeren (M4I). He works on improving clinical diagnostics by means of mass spectrometry imaging.

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  • Ron Heeren on Power List

    Ron Heeren included on Power List of Top Analytical Scientists

    Monday, October 28, 2019

    UM professor of Molecular Imaging Ron Heeren has been named to The Analytical Scientist's 2019 Power List.

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  • vitrojet

    Technical feats at 180 degrees below zero

    Thursday, April 4, 2019

    Frank Nijpels is working on the Vitrojet, a new device that prepares samples for a form of electron microscopy that received the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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Research

The M4I Division of Imaging Mass Spectrometry is one of the world leaders in high resolution molecular imaging of biological surfaces. The division targets the development and application of state-of-the-art mass spectrometry based molecular imaging approaches for biomedical cellular and tissue research. Main research aim for the coming years is to develop and apply mass spectrometry as a diagnostic and prognostic tool for personalized medicine.

Education

M4I’s scientists will be involved in teaching at a bachelor's, master's and PhD level, within the University College Maastricht, the Maastricht Science Programme and various programmes within the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

The New Dawn of Cancer Surgery |
Ron Heeren | TEDxMaastricht Nov 3, 2016​

Pioneer prof. dr. Ron Heeren, University professor at Maastricht University and key player in the Top Research Institute M4I (Maastricht MultiModal Molecular Imaging Institute) is at the forefront of technological breakthroughs in oncology, neurology and cardiovascular medicine. Heeren’s team is developing biomedical applications of Mass Spectroscopy Imaging (MSI), or in other words techniques to photograph molecules.

The New Dawn of Cancer Surgery | Ron Heeren | TEDxMaastricht

Visiting address: M4I Division of Imaging Mass Spectrometry

Prof Ron Heeren - contact Helen Schott