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Course overview

Building on the success of the ever popular NMSF Summer Schools and the RSC accredited LC-MS Taught Masters course, we are proud to be able to offer these two short courses as a detailed introduction to mass spectrometry with a MALDI option.

This module will enable students to gain knowledge of the basic concepts of small molecule mass spectrometry including typical instrumentation, linking to modern separation techniques, principles of valid analytical measurement and instrument maintenance, spectral interpretation, and the basis of modern applications such as, compound identification by generating a characteristic mass ‘fingerprint’ for the chemical structure and compound quantitation. Optionally, on the third day students will gain knowledge of the theory and practical application of MALDI, including imaging.

Funding Schemes

Students may be able to claim funding towards attend this course from the following external societies and organizations. Please check the organizations criteria before committing.

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Syllabus (PMZM00A):
  • Instrumentation (relevant for small molecule mass spectrometry): atmospheric pressure ionization techniques and interfaces, mass analyzers (e.g. time-of-flight, quadrupole), and data acquisition.
  • Interpretation of the mass spectrum: fragmentation patterns, isotopes and mass measurement.
  • General instrument operation.
  • Facilities of the mass spectrometer: ion fragmentation, ion activation, collisionally activated dissociation (CAD), tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS).
  • Rules of fragmentation for molecules (concept of charge localization). Quantitation of compounds.
  • Valid analytical measurement (VAM) initiative for mass spectrometry.
Course CodePMZM00A
Course TitleA general introduction to small molecule mass spectrometry
Price£750 per person (lunches included)
Dates17—18th December 2019
LocationSwansea University (Park Campus)
Contactmscentre@swansea.ac.uk
+44(0)1792 295553
Applications

Applications now being accepted, please return booking forms to mscentre@swansea.ac.uk

Booking form

Closing date for applications Friday 6th December. Numbers limited due to lab safety requirements, so course places will be allocated on a first come, first served, basis.

Syllabus (PMZM00B):
  • Instrumentation (relevant for small molecule mass spectrometry): atmospheric pressure ionization techniques and interfaces, mass analyzers (e.g. time-of-flight, quadrupole), and data acquisition.
  • Interpretation of the mass spectrum: fragmentation patterns, isotopes and mass measurement.
  • General instrument operation.
  • Facilities of the mass spectrometer: ion fragmentation, ion activation, collisionally activated dissociation (CAD), tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS).
  • Rules of fragmentation for molecules (concept of charge localization). Quantitation of compounds.
  • Valid analytical measurement (VAM) initiative for mass spectrometry.
  • MALDI and MALDI imaging.
Course CodePMZM00B
Course TitleA general introduction to small molecule and MALDI mass spectrometry
Price£1,100 per person (lunches included)
Dates17—19th December 2019
LocationSwansea University (Park Campus)
Contactmscentre@swansea.ac.uk
+44(0)1792 295553
Applications

Applications now being accepted, please return booking forms to mscentre@swansea.ac.uk

Booking form

Closing date for applications Friday 6th December. Numbers limited due to lab safety requirements, so course places will be allocated on a first come, first served, basis.

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