2023-2024 / CHIM0688-1

Biological mass spectrometry


15h Th, 5h Mon. WS

Number of credits

 Master in bio-informatics and modelling (120 ECTS)2 crédits 
 Master in biochemistry and molecular and cell biology (120 ECTS)2 crédits 


Loïc Quinton

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Advanced methods in mass spectrometry.
Electrospray ionisation and fragmentation of biomolecules.
Native mass spectrometry - Analysis of macromolecular assemblies.
Hydrogen-deuterium exchanges coupled to mass spectrometry.
Chemical Cross-Linking monitored by mass spectrometry. 
Basis of ion mobility.
Imaging by mass spectrometry: Principles and applications. 

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

This course aims to present to the student the main mass spectrometry-based approaches useful in biology, biochemistry or again microbiology thematic. 
The theory of each part will be illustrated by recent examples extracted from the literature. 

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Molecular structures, mainly peptides et proteins. 
Notions of mass spectrometry.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Exercises illustrating the course.
Visit of the laboratory and discovery of the main instruments. 

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Recommended or required readings

The exam will be divided into three parts: 
1- True/False testing: to check the good understanding of the whole teaching.
2- Open questions: to allow a more global expression of the students on the dispensed learning. 
3- Case study from the literature.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Prof. Loïc Quinton  Laboratory of Mass Spectrometry - MolSys Research Unit Bat B6C, Local 0/R66 Tel: +0032 4 366 3679  Email: loic.quinton@uliege.be

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