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.
- biomedical cellular and tissue research
- division of Imaging Mass Spectrometry, led by Prof. Ron M.A. Heeren
- translates molecular insights into clinical solutions
- works towards the molecular operating room
- focuses on Collaborative Open Research Education (CORE)
Caroline Bouvier wanted to be an illustrator, but ended up in chemistry. She managed to combine both of her passions in her research - creating molecular fingerprints of some of the world’s most valued paintings, including old master art from 15th to 17th centuries. As of October, Caroline is one of...
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Prof. dr. Ron Heeren received the prestigious Thomson Medal for his work in the field of mass spectrometry.
DThe multimillion-euro investment in the LINK programme by the Province of Limburg, Maastricht University (UM) and Maastricht UMC+ (MUMC+) has achieved its targets. And the LINK programme is to have a sequel: UM and MUMC+ will be investing eight million euros in MERLN and M4i in the coming years to...
This biennial conference focuses on the breadth of mass spectrometry.
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ITN grant for M4i FoodTraNet project: Advanced Research and Training Network in food quality, safety and security.
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.
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, Imaging Engineering and various programmes within the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
The M4I imaging MS laboratories - a virtual tour
Join Prof. Ron M.A. Heeren for a virtual guided tour through the imaging mass spectrometry laboratories of M4I. You wil get some insights in the breadth of high end, mass spectrometry based molecular imaging infrastructure in the labs.
Perhaps a place where you would like to an internship or pursue a career in molecular imaging!
If you are interested, please send your cv and motivation letter to email@example.com