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Name Dr Paul Gates
Job title Research Fellow
Department School of Chemistry University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSc (Warw), MSc(Warw), PhD(Cantab)
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Keywords mass spectrometry
ion fragmentation
natural products
complex organic molecules
gas-phase chemistry
inorganic mass spectrometry
Areas of expertise My speciality and area of research is the analysis of natural products and complex organic molecules by tandem and sequential mass spectrometry - especially using electrospray ionisation and collision induced dissociation. I am also generally interested in all areas of modern mass spectrometry, especially those applied to ion fragmentation studies and gas-phase chemistry.

During my PhD, I developed methodologies for identifying biosynthetic structural alterations within macrolide antibiotics. Since my PhD, I have extended this work and have developed similar methodologies for the analysis of several new compound classes. I am now working at extending this research to cover a wider range of compound types.

Other ares of research revolve around improving existing mass spectrometry methodologies, especially when related to the analysis of inorganic complexes.