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The Irish Mass Spectrometry Society

Date: 10.05.2023
Hosted in UCD for 2023
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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 (IMSF), organisers of the biennial IMSSc meeting.


IMSS 2023

One Day of Mass Spectrometry Talks
Date: 10.05.2023
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: 05.05.23

  • Student/Post-doc poster submissions: 28.02.23








The Conference

Annual Conference

Wednesday 10th of May 2023


08:30 - 09:30: Registration and Tea/Coffee

09:30 - 09:35: Opening of the conference

09:35 - 10.30: Keynote Speaker – Prof. Valerie O’Donnell, Cardiff University. ‘Mass spectrometry of phospholipids in vascular inflammatory disease and thrombosis ‘

10:35 - 10.40: Group Photo


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


11:00 - 11:30: Waters Sponsored Talk: ‘Increased Confidence in the Detection, Characterisation and Rationalisation of Isomeric Metabolite Structures using the select Series Cyclic IMS Instrument’ – Dr. Dan Weston, GSK.

11:30 - 11:45: Student Talk: ‘Fitness, Microbes and Metabolites’ – Karina Quilter, UCC.


11:45 - 12:00: Student Talk: ‘A Photoaffinity Probe for Profiling Metalloproteins in Live Cells using Mass Spectrometry, - Sean McKenna, TCD.

12:00 - 12:30: ‘Reducing environmental impacts of marine biotoxin monitoring: a laboratory case study. Dr. Jane Kilcoyne, Marine Institute, Galway.


12:30 - 13:00: Agilent Sponsored Talk “Identification of salicin glycosides and high-value bioactive constituents in Northern European willow varieties”. Dr. Italo Pisano, University of Limerick.

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


14:00 - 14:15: Student Talk: ‘Differential protein profiles associated with fava bean processing methods, - Meabh Bellew, Maynooth University.

14:15 - 14:45: ‘Enzyme targeted chemical inhibition of microbial enzymes in animal husbandry – the tail of bile acids’. Dr. Karim Hayoun, UCC.


14:45 - 15:15: Ion Chromatography coupled to MS/MS as a reliable method for the analysis of polar pesticides‘, Dr. Anatte Margalit, Dept of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

15:15 - 15:45: Sciex Sponsored talk: ‘Boosting annotations in DIA: SWATH optimisation workflow for metabolomics and exposomics’, Dr. Cristina Balcells Nadal, Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London.

15:45 - 16:15: Thermo Sponsored Talk - Investigating cellular post translational modifications in Recombinant CHO cells using an Orbitrap Fusion Tribrid Mass Spectrometer".Dr. Michael Henry, NICB, Dublin City University.

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

16:30 - 18:00 :Bursary Winners/ Presentation of Certificates. Meeting Close – after meeting Drinks/Networking.

Image by National Cancer Institute

               Sponsors - 2023              

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 2023         

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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