Dr Chang Lei awarded an ARC DECRA fellowship for single-cell metabolomics analysis

5 Sep 2023

Next Generation Mass Spectrometry for Single-Cell Metabolomics. Characterising metabolites at the single cell level will provide valuable insights into the functionality of individual cells and reveal mechanisms that cannot be observed in bulk cell analysis. To address existing challenges in single-cell metabolite analysis, this project aims to develop an ultra-sensitive nanostructure-initiator mass spectrometry (NIMS) platform, which uses an innovative carbon material with a carefully designed nanostructure to enhance detection efficiency. Expected outcomes include the development of a revolutionary carbon assisted NIMS platform for single-cell metabolomics analysis, and valuable intellectual property of commercial interest to provide economic benefit to Australia through technology advancement.