We have an online submission process. Prior to submitting your online submission, please take a moment to review the Proteomic Core's social distancing user guidelines that must be followed. Wayne State users can get more information here and non-Wayne State users can start here. Internal WSU users are HIGHLY urged to submit their requests online via Infinity before or shortly after submitting their samples. New external users do not have to wait for Infinity registration clearance before submitting/shipping their samples.
For most applications, our preferred method of sample preparation is by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE). Gels should be stained with a mass spectrometry-friendly dye such as SYPRO Ruby or Coomassie blue. Silver staining is not recommended. Gel slices can be excised and stored in tubes or plates with a small amount of ultra-pure water.
Please consult with the Core if you would like to submit a protein in solution.
It is also helpful to include information on the biological source (e.g. E. coli), protein sequence of recombinant proteins, and digital gel pictures where applicable.
Turn-around time for standard in-gel digestion and proteomic analysis is typically 7-10 days.
Gel slices can be shipped via Fed Ex or UPS on ice packs. Liquid samples should be shipped on dry ice.