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Electrospray Ionization - Tandem Mass Spectrometry in the Detection of Micro-Organisms


ECBC-Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Physical Sciences

RO# Location
01.15.04.B0057 Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 210105423


Name E-mail Phone
Jabbour, Rabih Elie 410.436.2596


Electrospray ionization (ESI), in association with mass spectrometry (MS), has been shown to be extremely effective in the detection, characterization, and trace analysis of both biological and chemical materials. Samples for analysis using the ESI technique are contained in a liquid solvent or suspension, and the ionization occurs at atmospheric pressure. Opportunities exist to use ESI-tandem MS with high-pressure liquid chromatography in the exploration of diverse biochemical markers that are contained in micro-organisms including bacteria, rickettsia, and viruses.


Biochemistry; Ions and ionization processes; Mass spectra; Liquid chromatography;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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