My speciality and area of research is the analysis of natural products and complex organic molecules by tandem and sequential mass spectrometry - especially using electrospray ionisation and collision induced dissociation. I am also generally interested in all areas of modern mass spectrometry, especially those applied to ion fragmentation studies and gas-phase chemistry.
Other ares of research revolve around improving existing mass spectrometry methodologies, especially when related to the analysis of inorganic complexes and studying the application and development of novel matrices for matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation.
I was born in Cambridge UK, the son of a power engineer. As a child, I was always fascinated in the equipment my father used at work and I think this initiated a general interest in science. In 1991, I graduated with a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Warwick. I specialised in biological applications of mass spectrometry in my final year research project. Later that year I took up a technician post in mass spectrometry at the University of Cambridge Chemical Laboratory. During my 2 years in this position I analysed thousands of newly synthesised molecules from the ...
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