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Educational Events

Event: 6th Mass Spectrometry School (IMSSc)

Organisers: The IMSF and the Italian Chemical Society

Location: Cagliari, Sardinia Italy

Dates: 17th-22nd September 2023

Full Details: Here 

Registration: Here

Dear all,

On behalf of the Division of Mass Spectrometry (DSM) of the Italian Chemical Society, we would like to welcome you to the 6th International Mass Spectrometry School (IMSS) 2023 in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.

The International Mass Spectrometry Foundation started this educational activity, aimed to enforce, promote and diffuse the culture of mass spectrometry, in 2013 with the first edition of this school held in Siena (Italy). After ten years, moving in Europe and out of Europe (Siena, Natal (Brazil), Dubrovnik (Croatia), Sitges (Spain) and Belfast (Ireland)) the International Mass Spectrometry School comes back to Italy in the town of Cagliari, in the magnificent island of Sardinia.

We are very glad for this opportunity offered us by IMSF and we will do our best to organize a good school and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of IMSS. Many students attended the various editions of IMSS and each completely fulfilled its aims: give a good education, establish and favorite students-tutors and students- students interactions, high level tutors, informal and friendly atmosphere, great social events.

Gianluca Giorgi and the Scientific and Organizing Committees            


About the IMSSc

The International Mass Spectrometry School (IMSSc) is one of the highest pririty activities run by the International Mass Spectrometry Foundation (IMSF) in the field of higher education in Mass Spectrometry. The IMSSc provides advanced education in the principles and application of Mass Spectrometry to undergraduates ,graduates, PhD researchers and scientists in the areas of Chemistry, Engineering, Biosciences, Nutrition, Environmental Sciences,and Medicine. The IMSSc favours the participation of early career scientists from around the world, to facilitate and promote international collaboration among the next generation of Mass Spectrometrists. The School is run over six days,offering a full immersion, residential program to encourage interaction between early career researchers and internationally renowned experts in the field.

The Program

The School takes the form of lectures 50-90 mins each, aimed at the fundamentals of Mass Spectrometry, as well as new trends in the instruments and applications. The following topics will be covered:

  • Mass spectrometry: overview & perspectives     

  • Ionization techniques     

  • Ambient mass spectrometry     

  • Analyzers: in-time and in-space ion separation     

  • High resolution mass spectrometry     

  • Ion mobility

  • MS Imaging     

  • Data analysis     

  • Complex mixture analysis     

  • Target & untarget analysis     

  • Applications in food, clinics, omics sciences, …     

  • Innovation in instrumentation and methodologies


The Venue

The IMSS2023 will be held in Cagliari, the most important city of Sardinia, located in its Southern part. The city has a soul consisting of a millenary history, culture, nature, beach tourism, charmed by the views of Castello, the ramparts and the Roman remains, the Sardinian sea, as well as by the dynamism of a surprisingly lively city.

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