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 sources 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.

ASMS 2016

You can find more information on Autopiquer here.

Come and see what we do at:


  • TOF pm 02:30 Absorption Mode Processing of MALDI-FT-ICR Imaging Data Improves Mapping of Gram Negative Bacterial Virulence Factors on-Tissue


  • MP 440 Autopiquer – Introducing a New Approach to High Confidence Peak Detection
  • ThP 026 Surface Acoustic Wave Nebulization – Mass Spectrometry: A Tool for Rapid Analysis of Food Products


  • Wednesday, 1745 – 1900.  03 FTMS: Day-to-Day Concerns for High Resolution Mass Analysis (FTMS Interest Group), David Kilgour and Don Smith presiding, Room 225A, level 2

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