G John Langley
BSc PhD CChem CSci FRSC
- Primary position:
- Principal Research Fellow in Mass Spectrometry
- Other positions:
- Head of Characterisation and Analytics
John Langley has nearly 30 years’ experience in mass spectrometry and chromatography-mass spectrometry. He received a mass spectrometry PhD from the University of London where he started his working career.
John is a Chartered Chemist, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (1999) and a Chartered Scientist (2004); he heads the Characterisation and Analytics section in Chemistry at Southampton, leads SCAS (Southampton Chemistry Analytical Solutions (http://www.southampton.ac.uk/scas/), is Chair of the Separation Science Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry (http://www.sep-sci.org.uk/) and is Secretary of the International Mass Spectrometry Foundation (http://www.imss.nl/). Formerly Chair, Vice-Chair, General Secretary and Meetings Secretary of the British Mass Spectrometry Society, a member of the Organisation Committee for the International Mass Spectrometry Conference for Edinburgh 2003 and Kyoto 2012, and BMSS Annual Conferences 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2007 and is the European Member of IUPAC Task Group for Standard Definitions of Terms Relating to Mass Spectrometry. He is a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College, a referee for Research Council and Charity research grant proposals, a member of the Editorial Board for Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry and a reviewer for all other leading mass spectrometry, chromatography and chemistry journals; has also been called as an expert witness; MS consultant; is a freelance Team Development trainer and involved in the organisation and implementation of the School of Chemistry key skills programmes.
To date, John has 80+ refereed publications; with an ‘h-index’ of 28 and over the years has been involved in the analysis of organometallics, oligonucleotides, bio-organic chemistry, natural products, proteins, supramolecular chemistry, target synthesis, combinatorial chemistry pharmaceutical and oilfield chemistries. External academic collaborations include early studies of fullerene MS with the Sussex group. This range of chemistries has led to publications in over 30 different journals.
During his time at Southampton, he has developed his own research group (http://www.southampton.ac.uk/~gjl/) and worked on MS problems that span the spectrum of chemical sciences, with other research groups both within and outside Southampton. External academic collaborators include AstraZeneca, BP, GSK, LGC, Pfizer, Waters and early studies of fullerenes with the Sussex group.
The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)
Dr. G. John Langley Research Group
Accurate mass, biofuels, electrospray, FT-MS, FT-ICR MS, GC-MS, high throughput, HPLC-MS, MALDI, mass spectrometry, MS/MS, oligonucleotides, open access, petrochemicals, SFC-MS.
12 - 16 Innospec, A Study of Fuels by Separation Science & High Resolution Mass Spectrometry. G. J. Langley, £40,000.
11 - 16 Wellcome Trust, Characterisation of lipid oxidation by high accuracy mass spectrometry. A. Postle, H. Clark, G. J. Langley, V. H. Perry, G. Clough, A. Pringle, R. Djukanovic, A. Smith, £398,152.
09 – 12 BBSRC/Pfizer CASE, Development and implementation of Mass-Tagged Oligonucelotides as Bioanalytical Probes. G. J. Langley, £73,368.
08 - 11 EPSRC/BP CASE, Development and Application of MS and Chromatography Techniques for the Analysis of Bio Derived Components in Fuels and Lubricants. G.J.Langley, £63,789.
08 - 11 AstraZeneca, Mass spectrometry applications in pharmaceutical chemistry. G. J. Langley, £54,000.
06 - 09 BBSRC/Pfizer CASE. Facilitating rapid metabolite identification by using MS to determine fragmentation patterns that may be characteristic of the site of metabolism. G. J. Langley, £47,558
Primary research group: Characterisation and Analytics
Affiliate research group: Molecular Assembly, Function and Structure
A. Nasif (Y1), E. Elia (Y1), K. Patel (Y2) W. Ratsameepakai (Y3)
John is involved in organisation and implementation of the Chemistry's key skills programmes.