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Biological Mass Spectrometry

Dr Logan Mackay

Biological Mass Spectrometry Facilities Manager

Logan’s embarked on his academic journey by pursuing a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, which he completed in 2004. During his doctoral studies, Logan’s research was focused on the application of capillary electrophoresis and mass spectrometry for the analysis of single cells. Following the completion of his Ph.D., Logan set his sights on expanding his horizons. In 2004, he made his way to the USA, where he joined the MagLab (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory) located in Florida. Under the mentorship of the renowned scientist Alan Marshall, Logan’s work centered on advancing Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FT-ICR) mass spectrometry. Notably the development of the world’s first 15T FT-ICR mass spectrometer. His research extended to diverse applications, including capillary electrophoresis for biomarker identification and the burgeoning field of petroleomics. In 2006, Logan made a return to his academic roots at the University of Edinburgh, where he took the role of SIRCAMS Mass Spectrometry Facility manager. The facility has flourished and while primarily focused on FT-ICR mass spectrometry, boasts a diverse range of cutting-edge instrumentation and techniques, making it a hub for analysis and research serving both academia and industry.

Logan can be contacted by email at logan.mackay@rfi.ac.uk

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