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Portuguese Mass Spectrometry Network (RNEM)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
Campus Tecnológico e Nuclear ITN/IST
Address:
EN 10, Sacavem, PO: 2686-953, Lisbon (Portugal)
University of Lisbon (UL)
Address:
Campo Grande, Lisboa, PO: 1749-016 (Portugal)
Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa
Address:
Av. Rovisco Pais, Lisbon, PO: 1049-001, Portugal (Portugal)
Madeira University
Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (ITQB-UNL)
Address:
Av. da República, Oeiras, PO: 2781-901 (Portugal)
Mass Spectrometry Centre-Aveiro University
Address:
Campus Universitário de Santiago, Aveiro, PO: 3810-193 (Portugal)
Centro de Neurociencias e Biologia Celular da Universidade de Coimbra (CNC) [Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology–University of Coimbra]
Address:
Cantanhede, Cantanhede, PO: 3060-197 (Portugal)
Location
Praca do Município, Funchal, PO: 9000-082, Madeira (Portugal)
Structure
Type Of RI
Distributed
Coordinating Country
Portugal
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 2008
Contacts
Contact Person
do Rosário Bronze Maria
Position:
Assistant 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
Systems biology, Proteomics, Mass spectrometry
Classifications
RI Category
Structural Biology Facilities
Genomic, Transcriptomic, Proteomics and Metabolomics Facilities
Analytical Facilities
Scientific Domain
Chemistry and Material Sciences
Biological and Medical 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.

Protein Identification

Protein identification by MALDI-TOFTOF and LC-MSMS.

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.

Organic Molecule Analysis and Characterization

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

Top-Down Protein Analysis

Protein identification and characterization.

Post-Translational Protein Modification

Bottom-up and Top-down strategies.

Equipment
Ion-Trap

Four systems, three coupled to HPLC systems.

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

Coupled to LC-MALDI.

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.

Linear Ion-Trap

Two instruments, both coupled to HPLC systems.

Triple-Quadrupole

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

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