Imperial College London

DrVerenaHorneffer-van der Sluis

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Mass Spectrometry and Chromatography Manager



+44 (0)20 7594 9270v.horneffer




NPC MS-lab / CPC MS-labInstitute of Reproductive and Developmental BiologyHammersmith Campus





As MS Research Co-ordinator, it is my task and concern to oversee any divisional research initiatives involving mass spectrometry (MS), as well as the use,
maintenance, and allocation of MS resources at the South Kensington site including those within the Clinical Phenotyping Centre (CPC) and academic section (Biomolecular Medicine, BMM) of the Division of Computational and Systems Medicine (CSM). I also support developmental initiatives of analytical methods and technologies for future application to divisional research.

I look back on a long history of MS related research starting with my PhD in Experimental Physics, Muenster, Germany, about the underlying process of matrix-assisted laser desorption mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS). Since then I have gain a lot of experience in a variety of MS applications, including proteomics and microbiological analysis employing MALDI and electrospay ionisation (ESI) mass spectrometry. My main research area lays in clinical contexts starting with pregnancy related diseases, hepatology and hospital acquired infections.

I also have a strong background in microscopy with experience in confocal laser scanning mircoscopy (CLSM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and laser microdissection.