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Chemistry Peter O'Connor Group

Peter O'Connor Group

Fourier-Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry research laboratory.


1. To develop new FTICR mass spectrometry instruments with unique capabilities.

2. To apply these FTICR mass spectrometers to interesting and difficult questions in chemistry, biochemistry, and medicine.

3. To teach students and postdocs about these tools and their uses.


Peter O'Connor moved to the Warwick Chemistry department, starting January 1, 2009. Before this he developed a FTICR based instrumentation group at Boston University (

The plan is to build a similar, but bigger centre for FTICR mass spectrometry here at Warwick, over the next decade or so.


1. A Bruker 12T Solarix FTICR mass spectrometer with ESI, nESI, MALDI, APPI, LCMS, GCMS, and APCI capabilities along with ECD and IRMPD.

2. This instrument is currently being built. It is planned as a 12 T ESI FTICR with added features. See here.

3. A 4.7T AS Electrospray FTICR mass spectrometer generously donated by Ernest Laue of Cambridge University.


We're always looking for qualified students. Look here for more information.


The 10th European Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry Conference was held here on 1-5 April, 2012 (Link).

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Sept. 9th 2010: The new Ion Cyclotron Resonance Lab was officially opened by Prof. Fred W. McLafferty (Link).

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