Instrument Booking 

Like other facilities at LUS, the MSF uses the  Faces Scheduling System  developed and maintained at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center at The University of Georgia. The MSF group on Faces is called "LSUMSF". The scheduling system includes schedules for the MALDI and the Advion ExpressIon systems. These schedules cover an entire week, 24/7. Below a description of each schedule.

If you want to gain access to the booking system, you wil need to receive training first. Please contact us by visiting thesection.

MALDI

To prevent overlap of bookings, each schedule has exclusive access to its allocated time slot. For example, you will not be able to book the instrument for a 6PM-7PM Monday slot using the MALDI-TOFTOF schedule. You wll have to use the MALDI_IMAGING schedule for that.
The calendar view  reflect the available time slots in each schedule. Time slot outside the allowed ones are blacked out.

Training: If you want to gain access to the MALDI system, you wil need to receive training first. Please contact us by visiting the  "About us" section.

MALDI_TOFTOF

This is the schedule that runs from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday to Friday. Booking is limited to a maximum of 2 hours and consecutive appointment are not allowed. Please note that you can perform ANY type of experiment with the instrument, so far you do not exceed the 2 hours limit.

MALDI_IMAGING

This is the first after hours schedule and it runs from 5 PM to midnight. You have no limitations on booking hours or consecutive appointments. This schedule is intended for longer experiments (hence the name “imaging” in the title). This schedule also covers the entire weekend (5 PM Friday to 8 AM Monday).

MALDI_IMAGING_2

This schedule is identical to “MALDI_IMAGING”, but it runs from midnight to 8 AM and does not cover the weekends (which are already covered by the other imaging schedule.

ADVION EXPRESSION

The Advion platform has a single schedule, and it runs from midnight to midnight the entire week. The schedule is divide in 10 minutes slots, and a user can book up to 6 consecutive slots for a total of 60 minutes. Back to Baco booking is not allowed. The time slot from 1 to 2 PM on Friday is reserved for MSF activities (sample running and training).

Training: If you want to gain access to the Advion system, you wil need to receive training first. The advion training happens on each Friday of the week, from 1 to 2.30. Please sign up for training by filling up this form: Advion Training