Biomarker and Drug Analysis Laboratory (BMDA)

Harnessing the power of biomarker and drug analysis for clinical research and drug development.

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Jacqui Wood Centre

James Arrott Drive

School of Medicine

Ninewells Hospital & Medical School

University of Dundee

Dundee DD2 1UB

Ninewells Campus
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Established in 2011, the Biomarker and Drug Analysis Laboratory (BMDA) provides analytical services for quantitative and qualitative analyses of soluble biomarkers, drug compounds and metabolites with state-of-the-art LC-MS/MS instruments to the researchers at the University of Dundee and to external academics and industrial clients. The laboratory is Good Clinical Laboratory compliant since 2016.


Pharmacokinetic analysis

  • Quantification of drug compound and metabolites
  • Structural elucidation of drug metabolite 

Biomarker quantification

  • Biomarker discovery- proteomics and metabolomics
  • Biomarker validation 

Mechanistic elucidation

  • Label-free proteomics
  • In vivo SILAC (Stable Isotope Labelling with Amino Acids in Cell Culture) analysis\

BMDA has built a portfolio of 3 analytical platforms and assays in the last few years for a wide range of clinical and preclinical applications.

Biomarker platform/assay Analytical validation Preclinical validation Clinical application



 Pathway enhanced in vivo SILAC


Technology and facilities

Mass spectrometry

  • Thermo LTQ-Orbitrap
  • Thermo Quantum Ultra
  • Waters Quattro Premier
  • Waters Micro QQQ

Liquid chromatography

  • Agilent 1200 nano-LC
  • Agilent 1100 LC
  • Thermo Ultimate 3000 LC
  • Waters Acquity UPLC
  • Waters Micro LCs

Mrs Elena Kuzmanova

Research Technician

Mr Alun Barton

Senior Research Technician

Dr. Jeffrey Huang

Head of Biomarker and Drug Analysis Core Facility


We are very proud for the successes in our previous research and are grateful for the opportunities to work with our collaborators and clients. The full list of our previous publications can be found on the University research portal.


Dr Jeffrey Huang

+44 (0)1382 386901