Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry Course

Every year in September we organise the Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry course. In recent years, the field of biomolecular mass spectrometry has grown rapidly through the introduction of various new methods. The course aims to give an overview of the present state-of-the-art in Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry, highlighting several recent applications in chemistry, pharmacy, biology and medicine. Basic fundamentals and instrumentation will not be overlooked.


For who
The course is meant for those who wish to learn about the new developments in mass spectrometry and how they may contribute to their own area of research. Additionally, the course is also meant for active mass spectrometrists who want to update or broaden their knowledge in the area of biomedical applications.



Program 2014

Day 1:

  • Ionization Techniques
  • Mass Analyzers/overview MS
  • FT-ICR and Orbitrap

Day 2:

  • Fragmentation of Peptides
  • Proteomics
  • ETD versus CID

Day 3:

  • Hyphenated Techniques
  • Nano LC-MS
  • Phospho Proteomics
  • Interaction Proteomics
  • Bioinformatics

Day 4:

  • Carbohydrates
  • Phospholipids
  • MS in Structural Biology

Day 5:

  • Stem Cell Proteomics
  • Mass Spec on Viruses
  • Imaging Mass Spectrometry
  • Cardiovascular Proteomics
  • Demonstrations

To register, please click here

Additonal information
For further information please contact:

Mrs. C.C. Heuzer
T.: +31-30-2535871
F.: +31-30-2536919

The intensive course will be given in one full week. A variety of lecturers will cover a diverse array of fundamentals and applications. The course will be informal with ample time for discussion and questions. Via lab-tours and interaction with the researchers, participants will get an opportunity to survey state-of-the-art instrumentation and several examples of biomolecular mass spectrometric analysis. To encourage group interactions, the number of participants is limited. A course manual will be provided.

There will be an examination for undergraduate students and PhD students. Non-Utrecht University participants may take this exam upon request.

The course will be given at:

Utrecht University
Department Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics,
Padualaan 8

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