Mass Spectrometry Imaging: New Developments and Applications

2019 Asilomar Conference

Mass spectrometry imaging is a vibrant, rapidly developing area of research that attracts researchers from numerous fields including instrumentation development, drug discovery, biotechnology, clinical research, forensics, and beyond. The 2019 ASMS Asilomar conference on mass spectrometry imaging is timely as there will be discussion on the progress made over the last decade. This conference will bring together researchers from multiple disciplines to discuss key challenges, innovative developments, and emerging applications in mass spectrometry imaging.

67th Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics

Join us in Atlanta for ASMS 2019. Atlanta’s airport is one of the busiest in the world and will allow most attendees to fly in non-stop. Outstanding speakers are already lined up to book-end our diverse set of parallel sessions and evening workshops. Hospitality suites will be nearby at the Omni CNN Center. The conference will conclude with another remarkable closing event scheduled for the Georgia Aquarium on Thursday evening (please buy your ticket for the closing event in advance through online registration.)

Best practice in operating mass spectrometers in Metabolomics 2019

This course will enhance your standing and expertise to prepare and successfully run samples in a metabolomic laboratory. It is designed to provide hands-on practical exercises using gas and liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS & LC-MS). The course will focus on untargeted data acquisition in metabolomics with both nominal mass and accurate mass instruments. You will learn how to operate the instruments, how to collect metabolite profiles on complex samples and how to prepare and derivatize samples, troubleshoot instruments, acquire data and perform data quality control routines (QA/QC). Overall, you will receive comprehensive understanding of the current best practices in the metabolomics laboratory.

The course will include:

  1. Fundamentals of mass spectrometry, chromatography, and metabolomics.
  2. Hands-on exercises on sample preparation, including extraction and derivatization of complex samples for untargeted metabolomics profiling
  3. Hands-on exercises to learn how to operate both gas and liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS & LC-MS).
  4. quality control routines (QA/QC) in order to ensure comparable data, reproducibility, and instrument performance.