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The Irish Mass Spectrometry Society

Date: 18.05.2022
Hosted in UCD for 2022
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About the IMSS

What is the IMSS?

The Irish Mass Spectrometry Society, IMSS, is a voluntary society with the aim of providing a forum for practitioners of Mass Spectrometry in Ireland. The Society is run by a committee elected every two years and aims to hold one full-day scientific meeting in May each year.


The first meeting of Irish mass spectrometry users was in 1987 when a very successful meeting was held on May 28th in UCD, Belfield. In September 1993, an MS users group was set up. An inaugural meeting was held in May 1994, a Society was formed and a committee put in place. The name "The Irish Mass Spectrometry Society" was adopted at the 1996 AGM.


The Society was re-activated in 2007 following a few years of dormancy after the AGM of 2003. The Society is an Institutional Affiliate of the International Mass Spectrometry Foundation, organisers of the biennial IMSC meeting.


IMSS 2022

One Day of Mass Spectrometry Talks
Date: 18.05.2022
09:00am - 16:00

The Irish Mass Spectrometry Society (IMSS) is a voluntary society with the aim of providing a forum for practitioners of Mass Spectrometry in Ireland. The Society is run by a diverse committee with backgrounds in industry, academia, forensics and food testing. The 2022 conference will return to a face-to-face meeting this year. We look forward to meeting you all in person.

Important Dates:

  • Registration deadline: 29.04.2022

  • Student/Post-doc poster submissions: 25.02.2022








The Conference

Annual Conference

Wednesday 18th of May 2022


08:30 - 09:30 Registration and Breakfast.

09:30 - 09:35 Open Meeting

09:30 - 10.30 Keynote Speaker – Dr Geraint Morgan, Open University. ‘Down to Earth: from Sniffing Comets, Mars and the Moon to Submarines, Whisky, Perfumes, Cancer and more….. ‘


10:35 - 10.40 Group Photo


10:40 -11:00 Break, networking with sponsors/stands and posters


11:00 - 11:30 ‘High Resolution Mass Spectrometry – Can it save the Amazon Rainforest?’ –Nicholas Birse, Institute of Global Food Security, QUB.

11:30 - 11:45 Student Talk ‘Experimental reproducibility limits the correlation between mRNA and protein abundances in tumour profiles’ - Swathi Ramachandra Upadhya – Systems Biology Ireland, UCD.

11:45 - 12:00 Predictive Biomarkers for Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Metabolomics Profiling Study in the Cork BASELINE Birth Cohort, - Kirsten Dowling, UCC.

12:00 - 12:30 ‘Probing the Structure and Dynamics of Proteins by Means of Cyclic Ion Mobility Spectrometry and Electron Capture Dissociation’, - Professor Konstantinos (Kostas) Thalassinos, UCL.

12:30 - 13:00 ‘The Application of High Resolution-MS Coupled to UPLC to Determine ‘Sameness’ of Commercial Formulants of Plant Protection Products’ – Dr. Paul O’Byrne, Life Scientific, Dublin.


13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and networking with sponsors/stands and posters.

14:00 - 14:15 Student Talk: ‘Artificial Intelligence for Biomarker Discovery and Validation in Preterm Birth: A method to improve biomarker candidate selection, validation, and the development of predictive models’, Daragh O’Boyle, UCC.

14:15 - 14:45 ‘In-depth Proteomic Investigation of Potential Biomarkers for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma', Esen Efeogula, DCU.

14:45 - 15:15 ‘Metabolomic based approach to identify biomarkers of broccoli intake‘ Xiaofei Yin, UCD.

15:15 - 15:45 LC-MS Application – An Essential Ingredient for Animal Feeds – Sophie Cunningham, Connolly’s Redmills, Kilkenny.

15:45 - 16:15 The MAM journey @ NIBRT’ –Sara Carillio, NIBRT.

16:15 - 16:30 Bursary Winners/ Presentation of Certificate.


16:30 - 18:00 Meeting Close – after meeting Drinks/Networking UCD Student Bar.

Image by National Cancer Institute

               Sponsors - 2022              

Thank you to all our sponsors for helping us deliver this conference online. Selected Mass Spectrometry manufacturers are available for a Q&A session as part of this event. Don't miss your chance to talk to the experts. 

           Partners 2022         

We have partnered with the Royal  Society of Chemistry this year to strengthen the bonds between all Mass Spectrometry users and better represent our attendees 

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