Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry

External Users

The Facility is happy to provide all our services and equipment access to external users on either a fee-for-service or collaborative rates basis.

Our exteranl academic rates for routine analysis are listed below. For industry rates or quotes for access to our advanced MS instrumentation please get in touch to discuss your requirements (mass-spec@leeds.ac.uk).

Please note that by submitting samples to the MS Facility for analysis you agree to our conditions of service and acknowledgment. Users taking advantage of our collaborative rates also agree to abide by our publications policy. A copy of these can be found here.

Academic rates for routine analyses:

Protein molecular mass measurement by LC-MS (per sample): £58

Sample processing for protein ID/PTM mapping including trypsin digestion (per sample or gel band): £30
(please note there are additioanl charges for digestion with alternative proteases)

Peptide LC-MS and database searching (per sample): £84

(N.B. costs are updated annually each 1st February) 

Sample submission for external users

If you wish to send a sample to the Facility for analysis, please contact us via email at mass-spec@leeds.ac.uk to arrange delivery.

You should download and complete the appropriate sample submission form from the downloads section and generate a purchase order (PO) via your finance/purchasing office.

A copy of the sample submission form and a copy of the purchase order sheet should be sent along with your sample (please note that results of analysis will not be made available until the purchase order sheet has been received).

Results for molecular weight analysis and de novo sequencing are usually available and emailed to you within five working days of receipt depending on demand and provided all instruments are fully operational.

Samples should be addressed as follows:

Postal Address (for samples stable at ambient temperature):
Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, 
Astbury Building, Faculty of Biological Sciences, 
University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT


Samples shipped at 4 °C or -20 °C should be addressed to our Goods Inward:
FAO: MASS SPECTROMETRY FACILITY
Faculty of Biological Sciences – Goods Inward
5.34 Roger Stevens Building
TV Courtyard
Willow Terrace
University of Leeds
Leeds
LS2 9JT

Please contact the MS facility prior to shipment to ensure that someone is available to receive your package.

All couriered parcel should be sent next day delivery. Please do not send parcels by same day delivery as we cannot accept anything after 4pm.

Similarly please do not dispatch on Fridays as packages cannot be accepted over the weekend.

Samples on ice should be sent by courier (TNT, UPS etc.) and not Royal Mail. All Royal Mail packages are delivered to the central mail room which causes a delay in samples getting to us.