Kostas Thalassinos

Professor of Mass spectrometry

Postal Address

Division of Biosciences
Darwin Building
Room 101A
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT




  • Professor of Mass spectrometry
  • Academic lead UCL mass spectromtery science technology platform


  • PhD Experimental and Computational Studies in Mass Spectrometry-Based Proteomics - University of Warwick (2006)
  • MRes Bioinformatics - University of York (2002)
  • BSc Genetics - University of Leicester (2001)


Kostas moved to the UK in 1998 to study for a BSc in Genetics at the University of Leicester, having completed his high school education in his native Greece. After graduation he went on to the University of York to undertake a Masters in Bioinformatics, which included a three-month industrial placement writing software to process mass spectrometric data. Having gained an interest in mass spectrometry, Kostas then went to the University of Warwick in order to pursue a PhD that combined experimental and computational studies in mass spectrometry-based proteomics. After being awarded his PhD in 2006, Kostas was the successful recipient of a one year Wellcome Trust Value in People Fellowship. Post doctoral training followed and two years later he was awarded a Science City fellowship jointly hosted by the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham. In 2010 Kostas moved to the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology at University College London / Birkbeck to take up a lectureship in biophysical mass spectrometry. His research interests are in using structural mass spectrometry approaches such as ion mobility coupled to mass spectrometry and crosslinking mass spectrometry to study proteins and protein  complexes involved in protein misfolding diseases.