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Moredun Proteomic Facility Services

MPF staff are pleased to contribute towards experimental design, protocol development, data analysis, etc. Complete CONFIDENTIALITY can be provided where required.

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Where MPF staff members contribute towards your research, recognition through co-authorship and/or acknowledgement of MPF and its staff is required.  Click here for Guidelines. 

Services Available

Pre-Fractionation of Complex Protein Mixtures

  • HPLC (nano-flow; capillary-flow; microbore; analytical)
  • Liquid IEF
  • Solid Phase Extraction
  • Gel Electrophoresis

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An important initial step in any proteomics workflow is pre-fractionation of complex protein mixtures, e.g. crude cell lysates, into manageable simplified samples that facilitate high resolution analysis by subsequent 2-D gel electrophoresis and/or mass spectrometry. This can be achieved in a number of ways including liquid iso-electric focusing (liquid IEF) and more traditional single and multi-dimensional chromatographic (HPLC) strategies.

2-D Gel Electrophoresis

  • IPGPhor™ IEF (1st dimension)
  • MultiPhor™ and Ettan-DALT™ (2nd dimension) platforms
  • Gel formats for pilot (7cm) and analytical (up to 24cm) studies

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The Moredun Proteomics Facility is equipped with a number of GE Healthcare IPGPhor™ IEF (1st dimension) and MultiPhor™ and Ettan-DALT™ (2nd dimension) platforms. A wide selection of 1st and 2nd dimension gel formats is available ranging from smaller (7cm) gels for pilot experiments to large (24cm) gels for more definitive high-resolution work.

Liquid Chromatography

  • Dionex UltiMate™ and BioLC
  • Beckman-Coulter System-Gold HPLC
  • Size exclusion, ion exchange, hydrophobic interaction and reversed phase separations
  • Multi-dimensional chromatographic purification strategies

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The Moredun Proteomics Facility can provide chromatographic separations on analytical, micro-bore, capillary-flow and nano-flow scales. Dionex UltiMate™ and Beckman-Coulter System-Gold HPLC platforms provide for size exclusion, ion exchange, hydrophobic interaction and reversed phase separations for a range of preparative and analytical applications. Single- and multi-dimensional chromatographic protocols can be custom-tailored to yield highly enriched target molecules.

Mass Spectrometry

  • Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time of Flight (MALDI-ToF MS/MS)
    • Bruker UltraflexII
  • Liquid Chromatography Electrospray ionisation MS/MS
    •  Bruker amaZon-ETD spherical ion trap
    •  Bruker maXis Ultra-High-Resolution Q-ToF

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The Moredun Proteomics Facility is equipped with three tandem mass spectrometers including a Bruker Ultraflex II MALDI-ToF, a Bruker maXis UHR-Q-ToF and a Bruker amaZon-ETD 3-dimensional ion trap. Collectively, these instruments enable the MPF to provide a comprehensive range of MS applications including protein identification, de novo characterisation of peptides, analysis of post-translational modifications and label-free quantitation.


  • Protein identification
  • Shotgun proteome analysis
  • Label-free Quantitation
  • Protein characterisation (including Post-translational modifications)
  • T3 Protein Sequencing
  • Whole cell MALDI (microbial identification & differentiation)
  • Top-down proteomics (ETD & PTR)
  • Intact Mass Analysis
  • Biomarker Identification & Characterisation (ClinProt; SELDI)

Analytical Tools

  • ProteinScape

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