Advanced Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry Course

Every year in September, we organize the Advanced 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. 


For who:

The advanced Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry course is meant for those who wish to learn more 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.

The advanced Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry course (a course of two weeks) will cover in depth several topics and applications of MS in the field of Proteomics. 



  • Introduction to MS
  • Protein ID
  • Peptide ID
  • Peptide/protein separation
  • Quantitative Proteomics; generating QP data-techniques and using QP data
  • Protein Modifications and Interplay
  • TOP-DOWN, Native MS and Structural Biology
  • Cross Omics

Each day will start at 9:00, often with a short recap or discussion of the assignments that were handed-out the day before, followed by several short lectures and hands-on sessions. At around 12:30 you will get an assignment and some homework to prepare for the next day. 

The final exam is divided in two parts:
1.         a referee report of an advanced Mass Spectrometry application; which will  be graded by the course examiners.

2.        a final exam on the last day of the course


The Goals of this course:

At the end of the course, the student will have in depth knowledge on the applications of Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry as applied in Life Science Research.
This two weeks Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry course is an ‘advanced’ course, which means you must have a basic level of Mass Spectrometry knowledge. 

Within the Utrecht University this level can be obtained by following the “Massaspectrometrie en Proteomics” Course given within the Molecular Life Sciences (MLS).
The Osiris code: SK-B2MSPR.

If you have attended other introductionary courses somewhere else, than that is great as well. 

Upon request, you can get a syllabus that we use for the MLS course. Please use this document to validate your level of knowledge and get your level of knowledge up to speed.

On the registration form, we will ask for your motivation and your basic knowledge. Your registration has to be approved before it’s final.



Practical information:

Start date of the course: t.b.a.
End date of the course:

Contact hours: every day from 09.00 – 13.00 (40 hours)
Self-study: 40 hours

Location: Kruyt building, Padualaan 8, Utrecht

Max number of participants: 30

Osiris code: SK-MADPBMS

Basic knowledge: basic course Massaspectrometrie en Proteomics or similar

Registration Fees: € 1500,00
PhD students: € 400,00
Students: free
You will receive an invoice for the registration fee after the course.


Additional information: Mrs. Corine Heuzer

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