Please visit the Li Group Website: http://liweb.chem.ualberta.ca/.
Dr. Li's research is in the area of analytical mass spectrometry (MS). The major objectives of the research are to develop advanced methods and strategies, primarily based on MS, for the detection and characterization of biological molecules including proteins (proteomics) and metabolites (metabolomics), and to apply these methods to study real-world biological systems. The latter is being accomplished through active collaboration with researchers at the forefront of their disciplines.
For students who are interested in Analytical Chemistry, Dr. Li's lab provides a good learning environment for state-of-the-art analytical techniques and methods, including biological and pharmaceutical sample handling methods, chemical separation techniques (e.g., multi-dimensional liquid chromatography), mass spectrometry (e.g., TOF MS, Ion trap MS, FT-MS, and tandem MS), and data processing/bioinformatics tools.
For students with strong biology background (e.g., an undergraduate degree in biological sciences or biochemistry) who are interested in Chemical Biology, Dr. Li's group offers the unique opportunity for training in both chemistry and biology, with the assistance of collaborators in biosciences such as faculty members in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Oncology, and Computational Biology. Joint supervision of a chemical biology research project can also be arranged. We are particularly interested in applying analytical techniques and methods in solving biological problems. These include metabolomics and proteomics applications in systems biology and disease biomarker discovery research.
Chem 425/518 Analytical Mass Spectrometry
Chem 618 Advanced Analytical Mass Spectrometry
Chem 623 Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry: Omics Technologies
Chem 211/213 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
A credit/no-credit course that introduces students to the practices, environment, concepts, and other issues associated with the industrial workplace. Course includes lectures by professionals from the local chemical industry, industrial tours, and professional skills development such as resume writing and interviewing. Normally taken after completion of a minimum of 60 but not more than 90 units of course weight in a program in the Department of Chemistry. The course is offered for Chemistry Honors and Specialization students, and for General Science students with consent. Prerequisite: GPA of 2.3 or higher and consent of Department.Fall Term 2020
Six week course on mass spectrometry with topics that may include mass analyzers, sample introduction techniques, ionization techniques, ion detection and data systems, applications. Not open to students with credit in CHEM 425.Fall Term 2020