School Program

The 1st International Mass Spectrometry School consists of:

a) tutorial lectures (40-60 mins) aimed at presenting theory, instrumentation and applications of mass spectrometry given by an international team of scientists;

b) selected short orals (10-15 mins) by students on their own research activity.

The following main topics will be presented:

  1. Ionization techniques: from classical to ambient mass spectrometry

  2. Mass analyzers: quads, ion traps, TOF, FT-ICR, Orbitrap

  3. Resolution, accurate mass measurements

  4. Coupling MS with separative techniques: GC-MS, HPLC-MS, UHPLC-MS

  5. Fragmentation mechanisms: high and low energy CID, ECD, ETD, IRMPD

  6. Gas phase ion chemistry

  7. Fundamentals of decomposition mechanisms of odd- and even-electron ions

  8. Stereochemistry and chiral recognition

  9. Ion spectroscopy

  10. Applications in food, clinical and biosciences

  11. Exercises on different topics

Download the school program:IMSS2013-program.pdf

Confirmed lecturers to date: August 9, 2013

  • Alison E. Ashcroft, University of Leeds (UK)

  • Richard M. Caprioli, Vanderbilt University (USA)

  • Graham R. Cooks, Purdue University, Lafayette (USA)

  • Francesco De Angelis, University of L'Aquila (Italy)

  • Marcos N. Eberlin, University of Campinas (Brazil)

  • Simonetta Fornarini, Sapienza, University of Rome (Italy)

  • Gianluca Giorgi, University of Siena (Italy)

  • Dietmar Kuck, Universit├Ąt Bielefeld (Germany)

  • Giancarlo la Marca, University of Florence (Italy)

  • Giorgio G. Mellerio, University of Pavia (Italy)

  • Russell Mortishire-Smith, Waters (U.K.)

  • Nico Nibbering, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands)

  • Barbara Pioselli, Chiesi, Parma (Italy)

  • Gavin E. Reid, Michigan State University (USA)

  • Jentaie Shiea, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung (Taiwan)

  • Giovanni Sindona, University of Calabria (Italy)

  • Pietro Traldi, CNR, Padova (Italy)

  • Einar Uggerud, University of Oslo (Norway)