Core facilities



Facility manager

Annapaola Andolfo


The Protein Microsequencing Facility provides different analytical services aimed at structurally characterizing small molecules, peptides and proteins. The Facility is equipped with state-of-the-art mass spectrometers. Access to mass spectrometry is a crucial key in the emerging field of proteomics and metabolomics, which are giving a major contribution to the description and understanding of biological processes at the molecular level.


The goal of the Facility is to assist scientists in their research on a fee-for-service basis, covering all the operating costs, including consumables, time-machine and technical support. Scientific contribution to a project by the researchers or coordinator of the Facility (for example design of experiments, development and optimization of protocols or analysis and interpretation of results) should be intended as a scientific collaboration, according to Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF) Recommended Guidelines for Authorship on Manuscripts

Download ABRF guidelines


PROMIFA services can be divided in:

  • Biochemical Services
  • Mass Spectrometry Services
  • Proteomics Services
  • Metabolomics Services

All the services comprise appropriate scientific consultancy, interpretation of the results, a report on the analytical data signed by the service coordinator (on demand).

Guidelines and detailed protocols for sample preparation are available here
Request form for internal and external users are available here: 

Access info

Due to the complexity and cost of some of the equipment, only the staff of the facility has direct access to the machines. Interested people can be trained upon request. Samples are accepted every day.

PROMIFA Facility is located in Dibit 2, C1, 4Th floor.

First time users and anyone wanting to submit large numbers of samples at once (more than 15) are urged to contact the Facility prior to sample submission. The sample(s) has to be shipped together with the filled request form/order. PROMIFA strongly suggest contacting the staff of the Facility before filling in any request form, in order to define exactly the activity to be carried out on the samples.

Here you can find some frequently asked questions: FAQs.