Recent Publication using ToF_SIMS in the MCF

Science Advances: 7 (5)

Science Advances

Recently published work by GT – BME grad student Shambavi Ganesh, her PI Prof. Ahmet Coskun, and MCF staff members Eric Woods & Walter Henderson centers on the use of ToF-SIMS to analyze biological materials.


Ganesh et al., “Spatially resolved 3D metabolomic profiling in tissues” –



AVS Webinar: Surface Characterization of Biomaterials with X-rays and Ion Guns

Surfaces play an important role in almost all aspects of our lives.  For example, biosensors that are used to detect and identify diseases are often based on chemical surface modifications. The interaction of small molecules or nanoparticles with surfaces such as lung tissue is also often dictated by surface chemistry. This means that it is critical to know as much as possible about a surface in order to both understand the interactions that occur and to be able to design surfaces that promote successful interactions.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is intended for researchers, students, technologists and others involved in research with biomaterial and biological surfaces who are looking to gain an understanding or broaden their knowledge on how XPS and ToF-SIMS can help in characterizing biological and biomaterial surfaces and interactions. The course will be beneficial to a large audience, from young scientists to engineers, as various aspects from instrumentation through best practices for sample handling, data collection and data analysis will be discussed in the context of characterizing organic materials with XPS and ToF-SIMS.

The deadline for registration for this workshop is Sept 11, 2020 and you can register for it here.

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT
Platform: Zoom

Please note this workshop is NOT free, but there is student pricing.