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Portuguese Mass Spectrometry Network (RNEM)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa
Address:
Av. Rovisco Pais, Lisbon, PO: 1049-001, Portugal (Portugal)
Madeira University
Mass Spectrometry Centre-Aveiro University
Address:
Campus Universitário de Santiago, Aveiro, PO: 3810-193 (Portugal)
Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology
Address:
Cantanhede, Cantanhede, PO: 3060-197 (Portugal)
The Technological and Nuclear Institute
Address:
EN 10, Sacavem, PO: 2686-953, Lisbon (Portugal)
University of Lisbon (UL)
Address:
Campo Grande, Lisboa, PO: 1749-016 (Portugal)
Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (ITQB-UNL)
Address:
Av. da República, Oeiras, PO: 2781-901 (Portugal)
Location
Campo Grande, Lisboa, PO: 1749-016 (Portugal)
Structure
Type Of RI
Distributed
Coordinating Country
Portugal
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 2008
Contacts
Contact Person
Helena Florêncio Maria
Position:
Full Professor
Scientific Description
The Portuguese Mass Spectrometry Network, RNEM, has been created by the Foundation for Science and Technology, FCT, under the framework of the 2002 National Program for the Renewal of Scientific Equipment. This Network originates from a former proposal for a Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry Analysis Network, submitted by Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, FCUL, (Faculty of Sciences of Lisbon University).
RNEM was created to maximize and rationalize the mass spectrometry capabilities in Portugal, continent and islands, to foster an active collaboration amongst R&D institutions and to make advanced mass spectrometry equipment available to the scientific community in general. RNEM provides a mass spectrometry national facility, unique in the country, for support and reinforcement of R&D capabilities of multiple beneficiaries from universities, institutes, hospitals, and other interested institutions in multidisciplinary areas, such as chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, and medical sciences.

RI Keywords
Mass spectrometry, Systems biology, Proteomics
Classifications
RI Category
Structural Biology Facilities
Analytical Facilities
Genomic, Transcriptomic, Proteomics and Metabolomics Facilities
Scientific Domain
Biological and Medical Sciences
Chemistry and Material Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Health and Food
Services
Gas-Phase Ion Chemistry

Gas-phase ion chemistry and kinetics of organic and inorganic molecules, including radioactive species.

Protein Quantification

Isotopic labelling and label free.

Organic Molecule Analysis and Characterization

Organic molecules orginating from synthesis (academic and industrial) including compunds of pharmacological applications.

Post-Translational Protein Modification

Bottom-up and Top-down strategies.

Protein Identification

Protein identification by MALDI-TOFTOF and LC-MSMS.

Top-Down Protein Analysis

Protein identification and characterization.

Natural Products Analysis and Characterization

Analysis of natural products from marine, agricultural and living organims. Examples of these are sea sponges, algae, sea urchins as well as cork, olive oil and wine.

Equipment
Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization (MALDI) TOFTOF Spectrometer

Coupled to LC-MALDI.

Linear Ion-Trap

Two instruments, both coupled to HPLC systems.

Triple-Quadrupole

Two instruments, one is and hybrid system. Both coupled to HPLC systems.

Ion-Trap

Four systems, three coupled to HPLC systems.

Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance (FTICR) Mass Spectrometer

With ESI and MALDI capability and multiple MSMS modes, including CAD, IRMPD and ECD; nanoLC and capLC systems.

Collaborations
Networks
PRIME-XS
Instruct
Impact
Societal Grand Challenges
Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine research and the bio-economy
Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials
Health, demographic change and well-being
Funding
National Public Funding Organisations
REDE/1505/REM/2005
REDE/1507/REM/2005
REDE/1506/REM/2005
REDE/1501/REM/2005
REDE/1503/REM/2005
REDE/1518/REM/2005
REDE/1504/REM/2005
REDE/1502/REM/2005
REDE/1508/REM/2005
Date of last update: 17/05/2017