Abstract by Thy Truong

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Presenter's Name

Thy Truong

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Enoch Councill
Yiran Liang
Yongzheng Cong

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Chemistry and Biochemistry

Faculty Advisor

Ryan Kelly


High throughput NanoPOTS


For nanoscale proteomics, one of the biggest challenges is to reduce sample-processing volume while maintaining the recovery rate. NanoPOTS platform was able to achieve that goal by downscaling processing volume to < 200 nL to minimize surface losses. When couple with LC-MS, it enables identification of ~1500 to ~3000 proteins from ~10 to ~140 cells, respectively. However, the remaining obstacle is the low throughput, which is mainly due to manual samples loading step. Therefore, coupling the nanoPOTS with a commercial auto sampler would greatly enhance the efficiency. In this work, a 10-port valve and an on-line SPE were employed for automation. For interfacing between the auto sampler and the nanoChip, we fabricated a 3D-printed plate instead of a regular 384-well one. This platform would maximize the numbers of analysis per day without manual loading, as well as reducing the sample-loading time into the SPE since it can be simultaneously performed while the analytical column undergoes regeneration. Moreover, it eases the need to assemble/dissemble the SPE and column after each analysis; thus; reducing incidents of SPE and column wearing out /clogging.