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Dr Paul Gates

Dr Paul Gates

Dr Paul Gates
BSc (Warw.), M.Sc.(Warw.), Ph.D.(Cantab.)

Research Fellow

Office W412 (lab W404)
School of Chemistry,
Cantock's Close, Bristol BS8 1TS
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 3317192

Research summary

My speciality and area of research is the application of mass spectrometry to the analysis of natural products and complex organic molecules - especially by using electrospray ionisation and collision induced dissociation tandem and sequential mass spectrometry. One of the goals of this research is the rationalisation of fragmentation mechanisms by computational methods and the modelling of multi-step pathways.

I am also generally interested in all areas of modern mass spectrometry. I have active research projects in areas such as: improving existing mass spectrometry methodologies, the analysis of inorganic complexes, studying the application and development of novel matrices for matrix-assisted laser ...

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I was born in Cambridge UK and graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Pure Chemistry from the University of Warwick in 1991. For my final year project, I specialised in biological applications of mass spectrometry working with Professor Peter Derrick. After completing my degree, I returned to Cambridge where I worked in the mass spectrometry laboratories at the University of Cambridge. This stimulated my interest in mass spectrometry and as well as becoming an expert operator, I was interested in the fact that so little was known about how ionisation occurred and why analytes fragmented the way they do.

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