A MALDI Protein and Small Molecule Bioinformatics Platform

If you use IDBac in your work please please cite:

Coupling MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry protein and specialized
metabolite analyses to rapidly discriminate bacterial function

Chase M. Clark, Maria S. Costa, Laura M. Sanchez, Brian T. Murphy
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences May 2018, 115 (19) 4981-4986;
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1801247115

IDBac Application Download

There are currently no easy-installs for versions >2.0 and limited support. Please do not use the "update" button within the app.

If you encounter issues with version 2.0, please fall back to version 1.1.10:

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For instructions on both obtaining MALDI-TOF MS data and the IDBac software please visit:


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