UEF secures funding to develop mass spectrometry
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UEF secures funding to develop mass spectrometry

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) in Joensuu has secured research funding for the development of high-resolution FT-ICR mass spectrometry.

The European Network of Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance (FT-ICR) mass spectrometry centres involves ten different universities and research institutes and three industrial partners.

The overall budget of the project amounts to around €5m. The project received funding under the Horizon 2020 programme.

Principal investigator Professor Janne Jänis said: “The project significantly strengthens our position as one of the high-resolution mass spectrometry laboratories in Europe and enables long-term development of our activities.”

The project develops methodological expertise relating to the FT-ICR technology and offers related services in Europe.

The Department of Chemistry has previously secured significant funding relating to mass spectrometry infrastructures. In 2015, the Regional Council of North Karelia awarded the department more than €400,000 of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) support for the acquisition of new FT-ICR equipment.