When was the moment you fell in love with Mass Spectrometry?
I have been doing mass spec for over 15 years, but I think the moment that I really fell in love with MS was in 2012. My PhD advisor, Don Hunt, presented me with the task of reanalyzing old data to see if we had overlooked any glycopeptides. So I poured over data for weeks, hunting for the signature ions that would tell me that there were glycopeptides present. The moment when I finally found evidence for a glycopeptide, sequenced it, and marched into his office with the spectrum... It is a moment I'll never forget. He stood up and gave me a high five, which is a rare and special occurrence in Don's lab. (For British Bake Off fans, it's the equivalent of Paul's handshake!)