New Orbitrap Fusion Lumos Tribrid Mass Spectrometer installed at CEITEC
New Orbitrap Fusion Lumos Tribrid Mass Spectrometer (Thermo Scientific) has been installed at the Proteomics Core Facility, CEITEC MU. The new instrument equipped by three mass analyzers (a quadrupole, linear ion trap, an Orbitrap) and four fragmentation techniques (CID, HCD, ETD, EThcD) significantly improves our capabilities and flexibility in data dependent and data independent acquisition modes.
New technologies (such as Advanced Peak Determination or Synchronous Precursor Selection) bring large increase of the number of peptides and proteins identified and improve accuracy in quantitative studies using isobaric mass tags (TMT).
The purchase of the instrument was financed from the European Regional Development Fund-Project „CIISB4HEALTH“ (No. CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_013/0001776).
Instruct-ERIC workshop on Computational Approaches in Integration of Structural Biology Techniques
On October 8 – 10, the Institute of Biotechnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences organised an Instruct – ERIC workshop on Computational Approaches in Integration of Structural Biology Techniques.
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Is awarded to John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino “for the development of lithium-ion batteries”.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2019
is awarded jointly to William G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza “for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.”
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2019
is awarded ”for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos”, with one half to James Peebles “for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology” and the other half jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz “for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star.”