Dr Oliver Hale

Oliver Hale, mass spectrometry postdoc

I joined the Cooper group as a research fellow in April 2019 to conduct research for the native ambient mass spectrometry (NAMS) project (EPSRC ref: EP/S002979/1). In this project, we aim to apply a variety of sampling techniques for analysing proteins under physiological conditions. For example, using mass spectrometry imaging systems to spatially resolve proteins and protein complexes in body tissues, while retaining information about their 3D structure. I have a research background in analytical chemistry, including high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation mass spectrometry (MALDI MS), and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). I was awarded my PhD from the University of Reading in 2018, after completing a research project focused on the development of atmospheric pressure (AP)-MALDI coupled to ion mobility spectrometry-mass spectrometry for the analysis of biological liquid samples.