Gloria Ulasi

Gloria Ulasi mass spectrometry PhD student

Gloria Ulasi is a PhD student. Her project title is 'High Field Asymmetric Waveform Ion Mobility Spectrometry (FAIMS) and Mass Spectrometry for Proteomics'. The project aims to develop FAIMS coupled to liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry with electron transfer dissociation (ETD) and collision induced dissociation (CID) for analysing complex proteomics samples with particular emphasis on post-translational modifications (PTMs), such as glycosylation.

One aspect of the project is to apply the LC-FAIMS-MS/MS approach to investigate glycosylation in Campylobacter jejuni (C. jejuni NCTC 11168). C. jejuni is the leading cause of gastroenteritis world-wide. The Fla A protein of C. jejuni has been found to be highly glycosylated and it has also been linked to the virulence of C. jejuni.