• Chemistry and Materials
  • Health and Nutrition

SMART Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics (SMART)



Our SMART technical platform offers services to carry out projects related to the identification and quantification of small pharmaceutical molecules or drugs. We also identify proteins on a large scale through proteomic studies, their quantification and separation, or through the search for biomarkers of clinical biological samples. We also carry out quality control of chemical synthesis molecules by mass spectrometry. Recently, we have developed a new theme which consists in lipidomic analysis of cellular or biological samples (serum, CSF...). Integrated in the Laboratory of the Blood-Brain Barrier of the University of Artois (UR2465), we quantify the passage of molecules through the BHE by mass spectrometry.
We are open to all academic and industrial collaborations and offer training and services related to our expertise.


  • Sophie Duban-Deweer
    Scientific manager


Rue Jean Souvraz - SP18
62307 LENS


Chiffres clés

• Number of projects per year: 5
Other Key Figures: 300 chemical runs / year, 100 proteomics runs/year


Effectif total : 3



• Mass spectrometry
• Chromatography
• Proteomics
• Lipidomic
• Chemical Analysis Mass Spectrometry
• MALDI and ESI ionization

Example(s) of projects

• Participate in a prenatal diagnostic test for sickle cell disease using 🡭
• Search for a biomarker for colon cancer, which led to the creation of a diagnostic test (partnership with Oncodiag)
• Qualitative analysis of protein contained in patient cell secretome 🡭
• Measure the passage of molecules through the BHE 🡭

Collaborations/Partners/Scientific clients

Nationales : Université de Lille, Université d'Artois, UCCS, INSERM, Université du Maine, Institut Cochin, Hôpital H. Mondor

Internationales : Université de Mons (Belgique), Université de Lisbonne (Portugal)

Collaborations/Partners/Private Clients

Genfit, Gènes Diffusion, Oncodiag

Services offers

Applications sectors

  • Biotechnology
  • Agriculture
  • Education / Training
  • Chemistry / Plastics (Glue, Plastic, Rubber...)
  • Science / Research

Services provided

The technical platform covers several types of services, such as direct access to instruments, the performance of analyses via services, and larger research collaborations or contracts. Example of services:
• Identification by MS or MS/MS,
• Complex mixture analysis (cell culture, serum, CSF, plasma, chemical synthesis mixture),
• Identification of chemical compounds,
• Trace analysis

Training offers

MALDI or ESI mass spectrometry, proteomic analysis methodology

Consulting services

We provide consulting services on all our skills


Mass Spectrometry
MALDI-TOF/TOF UltraFlex II (Bruker Daltonics)
TripleTOF 5600+ MS

Other Equipment
Ekspert nanoLC 425 Eksigent
Thermo Ultimate ™ 3000 NanoLC
Selexion™ device for lipidomics
Gel Imaging and Quantification Analysis Tools 1D Band / Spots (Samespots ™)
2D Gel Electrophoresis Devices, SDS PAGE

Bioinformatics: MS-protein ProteinPilot advanced identification software; Mascot software, Analyst software, MultiQuant, Lipidview

Discover the detailed equipment list: here


Nom Modèle Marque
Triple TOF 5600+/ Sciex
Selexion 5600+/ Sciex
Chromatograph U3000/ ThermoFisher Scientific
Chromatograph Ekspert nanoLC 425/ Sciex/ Eksigent


Affiliated institutions / organisations

Artois University

Unit(s) of attachment

Competitive cluster

Regional strategic areas of activity

  • Chemistry and Materials
    • Organic chemistry
  • Health and Nutrition
    • Food ingredients
    • Genetics, biomarkers and biomolecules
    • New therapeutic approaches