Division of Imaging Mass Spectrometry Research

M4I Division of Imaging Mass Spectrometry is a high-end research environment with a unique knowledge infrastructure. Its goals are aligned with Kennis-As Limburg (Knowledge Axis, Province of Limburg), a strategic programme designed for the sustainable economic development of Limburg. M4I Division of Imaging Mass Spectrometry contributes to innovative patient care, the education of knowledge workers for the job market and collaborative research and knowledge transfer with regional partners from business and government. 

Anatomy of the Division of Imaging Mass Spectrometry Research

Imaging Mass Spectrometry develops and applies state-of-the art, mass-spectrometry-based, molecular imaging approaches. The group is a world leader in high resolution molecular imaging of biological surfaces, with concerted research efforts on three topics:

  • fundamental physics of desorption and ionization of large biomolecules
  • development of innovative instruments and methods for the generation of ultrahigh resolution molecular images
  • development and application of mass spectrometry based molecular imaging to molecular histology for nanomedicine and biomedical research
Imaging Mass Spectrometry

Imaging Mass Spectrometry centres around the following research: