Ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography ion trap mass spectrometer to develop new capabilities in environmental and human toxicology (2011–2012)

Abstract:
Every year, hundreds of new chemicals are marketed for the control of pests, diseases and industrial applications. This expanding chemical portfolio is in stark imbalance with the ability to identify and quantify such substances in environmental or biological matrices, as analytical methods are lacking for many currently used pesticides. Such capability remains fundamental in assessing chemical release, environmental levels or human and wildlife exposure, in order to minimise associated risks. A state-of-the-art Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer, dedicated for method development and research on environmental contaminants, will allow our team to advance research in environmental toxicology and chemistry.
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
Researchers:
  • UQ Fellow
    Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Professor
    Centre for Youth Substance Abuse
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
    Affiliate Professor
    Queensland Brain Institute
  • Professor
    Child Health Research Centre
    Faculty of Medicine
  • Chief Research Officer CRC for
    Advanced Water Management Centre
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council