Dr Kenneth Robinson
Kenneth obtained a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Glasgow, and after time spent working in industry, he joined the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) to work in nanomaterials and surface science research. He subsequently undertook a PhD with the University of Nottingham and National Centre for Excellence in Mass Spectrometry Imaging (NICE-MSI) at NPL, focusing on fundamental ionisation and desorption processes in Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionisation (MALDI) MSI. He remained at NICE-MSI to carry out postdoctoral research on MSI instrument development, and mapping cancer metabolism as part of the CRUK Grand Challenge Rosetta team.
His project involves development of atmospheric pressure ion sources for unique multi-modal MSI capabilities being established at the Franklin, which will hopefully help drive the next generation of molecular and structural biology research.