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Portuguese Mass Spectrometry Network (RNEM)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
University of Lisbon
Address:
Campo Grande, Lisboa, PO: 1749-016 (Portugal)
Aveiro University Mass Spectrometry Centre
Address:
Campus Universitário de Santiago, Aveiro, PO: 3810-193 (Portugal)
Nova University of Lisbon
The Technological and Nuclear Institute
Address:
EN 10, Sacavem, PO: 2686-953, Lisbon (Portugal)
University of Madeira
University of Lisbon
Address:
Campo Grande, Lisboa, PO: 1749-016 (Portugal)
Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology
Address:
Cantanhede, Cantanhede, PO: 3060-197 (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
Public Contact
Marçalo de Almeida Joaquim
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
Analytical Facilities
Genomic, Transcriptomic, Proteomics and Metabolomics Facilities
Scientific Domain
Biological and Medical Sciences
Chemistry and Material Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Health and Food
Services
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.

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.

Top-Down Protein Analysis

Protein identification and characterization.

Protein Identification

Protein identification by MALDI-TOFTOF and LC-MSMS.

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.

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

Coupled to LC-MALDI.

Linear Ion-Trap

Two instruments, both 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.

Ion-Trap

Four systems, three coupled to HPLC systems.

Triple-Quadrupole

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

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