Educational Events

Event: 5th Mass Spectrometry School

Organisers: The IMSS, IMSF, and Ulster University

Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Dates: 15-20th August 2021

Full Details: Here 

Registration: Here

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 IMSS 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:

  • Ionisation techniques

  • Fundementals: definitions, accurate mass measurements, isotope analysis

  • Low and high resolution mass analysers

  • Ion Mobility Mass Spectrtometry

  • Coupling seperation techniques with Mass Spectrometry

  • Fragmentation mechanisms and fundamentals of decomposition mechanisms

  • Databases and informations in mass spectromety 

  • Imaging Mass Spectrometry

  • Quantitative Mass Spectrometry

  • Metabolomics and Proteomics

  • Applications in Chemistry, Biomedical, Pharmaceutical, Food, Nutrtion, and Forensics


The Venue

The IMSSc 2021 will be held at Ulster University Belfast campus. The Belfast campus is situated in the artistic and cultural centre of the city, the Cathedral Quarter. Although traditionally associated with art, the campus spans an increasing and exciting range of subjects including architecture, hospitality, event management, photography and digital animation. The vibrant campus plays host to frequent fashion shows and art exhibitions and is an exciting place to study and work. It is also home to The Academy training restaurant.

About Belfast

Belfast (Irish: Béal Feirste, Béal meaning "mouth" and Feirste meaning "sandbank") is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland and the second largest city on the island of Ireland after Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland. Once the home of the Irish linen industry, tobacco production, rope making and the world-famous Harland and Wolff shipbuilders, Belfast lays claim to a unique history. And there's something for everyone to love. Shopping, tours, world-class dining, block rocking' beats, you name it we've got it! 


Soak up the lively atmosphere, stroll along its fine Victorian streets, enjoy the range of world-class visitor attractions and indulge in a café, restaurant and entertainment scene that can rival any city in Europe. Most of all, we invite you to enjoy the experience of visiting a city that truly welcomes you. Less than an hour from the world-famous Giant’s Causeway and the Mountains of Mourne, Belfast is a gateway city to a land of legends, so whether you’re here for the weekend or you have the opportunity to linger a little longer, a trip to Belfast promises memories to last a lifetime.

O'Brien Science Centre

University College Dublin, Belfield

 Dublin 4, Ireland

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