News and Annoucements

All announcements, news, seminars and conferences below:

Announcing CCIC NMR Reopeining Stage 3

We would like to inform you of the reopening of the shared CCIC NMR facilities.

Please read the following document regarding the re-opening procedures.

Additionally, please review the NMR Time Request Form that we will be using during Phase 3 of the re-opening of the facility.

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

We are looking forward to your return as a user of CCIC NMR!

On behalf of the CCIC NMR team,

Rafael Brüschweiler, Ph.D.
Director, CCIC NMR
The Ohio State University

The CCIC NMR facility is expanding!

New NSF-funded National Gateway Ultrahigh NMR Center at OSU is getting under way. For updates, see

Previously announced on Sept 17, 2019, the facility has been funded by the NSF to procure a 1.2 GHz NMR spectrometer as part of the recent Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1 program. It will be the first 1.2 GHz instrument in North America, adding to the already diverse instrumentation available at CCIC. The instrument will be the part of the new National Gateway Ultra-High Field NMR Center and open to users across the nation.

Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Summer Workshop 2019

DATES: Monday, July 8 - Wednesday, July 10, 2019
TIME: 9am-4pm daily
LOCATION: Biomedical Research Tower, Room 115 (460 W. 12th Ave, Columbus, OH)

The Mass Spectrometry Summer Workshop is organized by the CCIC Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics (MSP) Facility. Our goal is to provide/refresh fundamental information about mass spectrometry and introduce a variety of instruments and applications. The workshop is mostly application oriented ans will cover the following topics: sample preparation for MS analyses, proteomics, metabolomics, mass spectrometry (MS and MS/MS) instrumentation, native mass spectrometry, ion activation, HPLC-MS/MS analysis, and spectral interpretation. This Workshop will also give us an opportunity to get to know each other better, to discuss your needs and initiate scientifically valuable collaborations.

This workshop is offered free of charge to OSU researchers and the local community. Please sign-up so that we know how many to expect.

Please contact Arpad Somogyi (, Associate Director of Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics, with any questions.


During the workshop we organize lab visits to show you our working instrumentation. Due to the large number of workshop participants (60+ in 2017), we offer this on both Monday and Wednesday afternoon so that the labs will not be overcrowded. We will further split you into four subgroups and will rotate between different instruments. Please think about which day (Mon or Wed) is better for you. This can be determined when you come to the workshop, no need to tell us in advance. Ideally, it would be nice to have about the same number of visitors both days, so your flexibility is appreciated.


If you want to participate in our open discussion by giving a 10-15 minute presentation on how mass spectrometry helped in your research, please contact Arpad Somogyi ( Some potential speakers are shown in the schedule (see below)

Workshop Schedule

Note: The lecture materials will be uploaded in pdf handout formats during July 3-7 so that you can have them before the workshop starts. Internet is available in the lecture room, so please bring your laptop with you to make notes.

Time Monday, 7/8 Tuesday, 7/9 Wednesday, 7/10
9-10:20am Introduction to Proteomics
(Mike Freitas)
Mass Analyzers
(Arpad Somogyi)

FT-ICR instrumentation and techniques
(Mike Freitas)
Quantitative Proteomics
(Andrew Reed)

Proteomics Data Analysis
(Sophie Harvey, Liwen Zhang)
10:35-12:00pm Sample Preparation (Proteomics/metabolomics/Native MS)
(Amanda Hummon)

New Instruments and Services
(Sophie Harvey)
Peptide Manual Sequencing
(Arpad Somogyi)
12-1pm Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
1:00-2:00pm Ionization Methods
(Abraham Badu)
HPLC MS/MS and Metabolomics
(Matt Bernier)
Small Molecule Analysis
(Arpad Somogyi)
2:00-2:30pm Post Translational Modifications PTMs
(Liwen Zhang)
Native MS
(Sophie or Flo)
Data Processing for Small Molecules
(Matt Bernier)
2:45-4:00pm Lab Visit (Group 1) Open Discussion
Miranda (Freitas)
Alyssa (Vicki)
Abraham’s group
Kopec group
Lab Visit (Group 2)

New Rates as of Oct 1st, 2016

Please note that all facilities in the CCIC (MS&P, NMR, X-Ray) will have a rate change effective October 1, 2016.

Please refer to the individual rate pages for the new rates:

TopSpin NMR Software is now free!

Bruker announced at the 57th ENC held in Pittsburgh in April 2016 that they will now provide the latest version of TopSpin processing software for free for academic use. TopSpin is used on all of the instruments in the CCIC NMR Facility and offers many useful tools for analysis and visualization of data acquired at the facility. For details and download, please see Bruker's Announcement.

Proteomics Summer Workshop 2015

DATES: Monday, 27 - Tuesday, July 28 2015
LOCATION: Biomedical Research Tower (BRT), Room 115 (460 W. 12th Ave, Columbus OH 43210)
REGISTRATION: Registration in now CLOSED

The Proteomics Summer Workshop is organized by the CCIC Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics (MSP) Facility. Our goal is to provide/refresh information about how present day mass spectrometry can help you in your proteomics related research. The workshop is mostly application oriented and will cover the following topics: sample preparation (protein purification, separation/fractionation), HPLC-MS/MS techniques, a brief summary of LTQ, Orbitrap and FT-ICR instrumentation, peptide sequencing, bottom up/top down proteomics, post translational modification (PTMs), and MALDI imaging. This Workshop will also give us an opportunity to get to know each other better, to discuss your own research and needs and initiate scientifically valuable collaborations.

This workshop is offered free of charge to everybody, including OSU researchers and the local community. The tentative schedule is shown below. The pdf copies of the presentations will be made available on the website prior to the class. All lecture notes should be available by Friday, July 24th. Please sign-up so that we know how many of you to expect. You are welcome to attend for any part of the 2 days. Hope to see you there!

 Workshop Schedule

Click on the links below to download a PDF of the presentations for each session.

Monday, 7/27
Tuesday, 7/28
9-10:20am Introduction to Proteomics
Proteomics - (PTMs)

Proteomics - MALDI Image
10:35-12:00pm Sample Prep I (Protein Purification)
Proteomics - (Quantitation)
12-1pm Lunch Break Lunch Break
1-2:30pm Lab visit (Group 1) Lab visit (Group 2)
2:40-4pm Sample Prep II - (Protein Separation, Modification)
New Instruments and Services

Open Discussion/Users Presentations

Contact Persons:

Dr. Liwen Zhang (
Research Scientist
Technical Director for Proteomics

Dr. Cindy James (
Senior Research Associate

Special Seminar June 9th on ultrahigh resolution Fourier Transform Ion-Cyclotron Mass Spectrometry (FT-ICR)!

We are pleased to announce that Professor Eugene Nikolaev from the Institute for Energy Problems of Chemical Physics Russian Academy of Sciences will present a special seminar June 9th at 11:45 am in CBEC 130.

“Recent Developments in FT-ICR instrumentation, data processing and application”.

Professor Nikolaev is an internationally recognized scientist who significantly contributed to the development and improvement of FT-ICR mass spectrometry broadening its use for top down proteomics, metabolomics, environmental issues, etc. Please attend if you can.