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SQI: Simpson Querry Institute

Peptide Synthesis Core

About the Core

The Peptide Synthesis Core Facility at the Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology (SQI) is an award-winning, custom peptide resource for peptide-related research needs.  Located on Northwestern University’s downtown Chicago campus, the facility is staffed with highly skilled scientists and equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation dedicated to the chemical synthesis, purification, and characterization of peptides and peptide materials. We provide standard and catalog peptides, and we excel in the synthesis of specialty custom peptides modified to fit specific research needs.

What We Do

We offer a comprehensive suite of services to support your peptide research, from initial consultation to final product delivery.

  • Project Consultation and Peptide Design: Unsure exactly what you need in your peptide? Our team offers consultation to assist in planning and designing the right peptide for your application.
  • Peptide Synthesis: We chemically synthesize peptides of varying lengths and scales, with modifications as needed to meet your specifications.
  • Purification and Analysis: We provide purification and analytical characterization (HPLC, MS, LCMS) of peptides to ensure our products are ready for your diverse research needs.
  • Training: In addition to our staff-run services, we provide training on manual solid phase peptide synthesis and open-access instrumentation including HPLC and mass spectrometers.

Open Position

We are seeking a technician to assist in providing peptide synthesis and purification services in support of Northwestern research projects. For more information, visit the university's Careers webpage and search job ID 50347. 

Using the Core

Committed to Serving You

We are committed to providing exceptional service to all researchers at Northwestern University, other institutions, and commercial entities. Our dedicated support of the research community is reflected in consistent Service Excellence recognitions and high user satisfaction survey results.

The Peptide Synthesis Core is a member of the NSF-supported SHyNE Resource, a network dedicated to fostering collaboration and innovation by providing access to state-of-the-art research facilities and technical expertise at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.

Partner with Us

Leverage our expertise, instrumentation, and experience for all your peptide-related research needs. Please get in touch with us for more information.