Core Facilities Spotlight: Mass Spectrometry

Mass spectrometers are ultra-sensitive analytical instruments that identity chemicals (charged molecules) based on an extremely accurate measurement of their mass. Modern state-of-the-art mass spectrometers are versatile “wonder instruments” capable of identifying everything from a mixture of small molecules in relatively pure form to the total identity of every single protein and small molecule found in blood or living cells.  Advances in design, sensitivity, speed and accuracy have made mass spectrometers indispensable instruments for modern biology, biochemistry and experimental medicine.   UMKC is fortunate to have two mass spectrometry facilities, one housed in the School of Biological Sciences and one in the School of Pharmacy.
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Service Spotlight: White Paper Review

White papers are short proposals that provide just enough information to gauge interest from a sponsor and/or to help develop the core argument of a proposal with limited time investment. Our office can provide a technical or non-technical review of your white paper before you send to a sponsor.

Our website has resources to help you write your white paper, including examples. You can also see the types of questions our reviewers will use to evaluate your paper.

Research By the Numbers: December 2016 to February 2017

The Office of Research Services supports the scientific, scholarly and creative endeavors of the faculty and staff at UMKC. From December 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017, our work included:

  • 98 proposals totaling $71,448,881 (Dec. 1, 2016 – Feb 28, 2017)
  • 31 new awards (Dec. 1, 2016 – Feb 28, 2017)
  • 26 invention disclosures (YTD)
  • IRB 2016 turn-around time (PDF)

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