The Kilgour Laboratory

The Kilgour Lab is based in the Rosalind Franklin Building in Nottingham Trent University’s Clifton Campus.

Developing advanced mass spectrometry solutions to analysis problems in areas such as biomedical research, environmental analysis and security applications.  Principal research interests developing new ionisation and fragmentation methods for mass spectrometry; providing new insights into quadrupole mass analysers; and developing mass spectral software to improve post processing performance.

Current research includes – further development of phase correction for FT-MS applications, robust unsupervised peak detection methods, development of useful tools for mass spectroscopists, and automatic peak assignment algorithms for accurate mass MS of complex mixtures such as dissolved organic matter, protein digests or top-down protein spectra.

The Kilgour Lab is based in the Department of Chemistry and Forensics, Nottingham Trent University, in the UK.  But, we also have a large number of overseas research and development projects running in collaboration with various other institutions in the UK, Europe and North America.

ASMS 2017 – Indianapolis

Come and see what we do at ASMS.


  • FTMS Workshop – Successes and Challenges of Achieving Routinely High Mass Accuracy – 1745-1900, Rooms 137-138


  • WP 283 Pushing the Limits of DESI-FTICR MS Imaging using Advanced Data Acquisition and Processing Approaches; Pieter C. Kooijman; Anton N. Kozhinov; Konstantin O. Nagornov; David P.A. Kilgour; Yury O. Tsybin; Ron M.A. Heeren; Shane R. Ellis


  • ThOB pm 02:30 High Mass Analysis and Signal Processing on an FT-ICR: From Native Monoclonal Antibodies to Antibody Drug Conjugates and Beyond. Iain D G Campuzano; Steve Van Orden; Huilin Li; David P. A. Kilgour; Jennifer L Lippens; Michael Nshanian; Chawita Netirojjanakul; Piriya Wongkongkathep; Pascal F Egea; Joseph A Loo
  • ThOC pm 02:50 Autopiquer – New Developments in Robust Peak Picking for Mass Spectra. David P. A. Kilgour; Anton N. Kozhinov; Konstantin O. Nagornov; Samantha L. Kilgour; Manuela Tosin; Sam Hughes; Colin Logan Mackay; Magnus Palmblad; David J. Clarke; David Boocock; Yury O. Tsybin

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