Course Catalog

Introduction to Modern Mass Spectrometry

This course covers mass spectrometry fundamentals as well as the latest developments in the field, with emphasis on biological and biochemical applications. You will: learn strategic procedures followed by mass spectrometrists; improve the way you approach solving an analytical problem by mass spectrometry; learn about interfacing chromatographic procedures with mass spectrometry; and learn peripheral technologies required for mass spectrometry.

Course Details

Key Topics

  • Deciding the best techniques for you sample analysis.
  • Detection of gaseous ions.
  • Fragmentation of ions.
  • Obtaining quantitative data from your sample.
  • Separation of ions according to mass.
  • Strengths and limitations of mass spectrometry.

Information

This course covers mass spectrometry fundamentals as well as the latest developments in the field, with emphasis on biological and biochemical applications. You will: learn strategic procedures followed by mass spectrometrists; improve the way you approach solving an analytical problem by mass spectrometry; learn about interfacing chromatographic procedures with mass spectrometry; and learn peripheral technologies required for mass spectrometry.

Who Should Attend

Researchers, technicians and others requiring the knowledge and skills of sample analysis by mass spectrometry. The course is intended for novices, as well as practicing mass spectrometrists who wish to learn the latest developments in the field.

A basic knowledge of organic and physical chemistry is required.

Benefits

    • Consult with a leading scientist about your mass spectrometric needs and problems
    • Improve the way you approach solving an analytical problem by mass spectrometry.
    • Learn of about interfacing chromatographic procedures with mass spectrometry.
    • Learn peripheral technologies required for mass spectrometry.
    • Learn strategic procedures followed mass spectrometrists.
    • Start talking the professional jargon mass spectrometrists speak.

 

Agenda

  • Review of spectroscopic techniques
  • Basic concepts of Mass Spectrometry
  • Mass Spectrometric Detectors, Analyzers (magnetic, quadrupole, ion trap, TOF, FTMS, orbitrap), ionization Techniques (EI, CI, DCI, FD, ICP, FAB, ESI, nanospray, sonic-spray, APPI, APCI, MALDI, SELDI), IRMS
  • Mass Spectrometric Terms
  • Data Acquisition Techniques
  • Molecular ion and molecular formulas
  • Accurate mass determination (lockspray), isotopes and isotope abundances
  • Multiply charged ions. Molecular weight determination of large molecules such as proteins
  • Collision-induced dissociation (CID), post-source decay (PSD), MS/MS, and linked scans
  • Interfacing GC, LC, and other separation techniques with mass spectrometry
  • Quantification (SIM, MRM). Environmental, Biological, Pharmacological, Forensic, and Geochemical Applications

Course Locations

Date

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Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. on the first day of the course.

Course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

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Venue

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Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Advanced $1,495 $1,695
Standard $1,895 $2,095

The course fee includes a course binder and a continental breakfast each day.

Five for Four! Register five people for one course, one person for five courses, or any combination in between and your fifth registration is free. Note: This discount is only available if you register by fax or mail and mention this discount. May not be combined with any other offer.

About the Instructor

  • Athula Attygalle

    is a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry, Chemical Biology and Biomedical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey. He joined Stevens in 2001, after serving ten years as the Director of the mass spectrometry facility of Cornell University.