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The Centre

The SSML is a Core Facility at Murdoch University that utilizes mass spectrometry-based infrastructure for its research, services and training activities. The SSML is a node of Metabolomics Australia  in WA, a part of the Bioplatforms Australia initiative that was established under the Commonwealth government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) to develop high level expertise in ‘Omics and informatics technologies. The Node has a strong focus in clinical, plant and environmental metabolomics and houses high-performance instruments across a complementary range of Gas Chromatography and Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry geometries.

SSML has accumulated an impressive range of laboratory infrastructure in recent years through federal grants and collaborative relationships with specialized instrument manufacturers. Its scientific expertise in metabolomics, separation science, analytical chemistry and bioinformatics has allowed the group to establish itself as a global leader in mass spectrometry research and infrastructure.

Our core capabilities are:

  • Mass Spectrometry technologies and infrastructure that underpins a wide range of modern life science research and discoveries,
  • Utilization of a quality management system to ensure traceability and quality of data that is best-in-class,
  • Highly-trained and specialized staff with both instrumental and bioinformatics expertise,
  • A staff culture of continuous improvement to ensure we remain at the forefront of R&D,
  • A comprehensive, and validated, suite of targeted and untargeted metabolite methods for clinical and non-clinical samples,
  • Provision of specialized training in metabolomics techniques, instrumental analysis, mass spectral data interpretation, data processing and analysis with a focus on quality assurance and controls.

We thank you for your interest in our research and look forward to collaborating with you in the future.

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A/Professor Robert Trengove,

Director, Separation Science and Metabolomics Laboratory