The 8th Annual ADVANCED IMAGING MASS SPECTROMETRY (AIMS.2019) Laboratory Course will be held Tuesday, April 9 – Friday, April 12, 2019 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. The AIMS.2019 Laboratory Course is a unique educational opportunity designed to teach the procedures of MALDI Imaging Mass Spectrometry. The format includes both lectures and hands-on workshops with time dedicated to on-site demos from instrument vendors. The course will cover the details of sample preparation, matrix application, instrumentation, and image and data processing. In addition, a number of technology highlights will be presented, including high-speed imaging, high-sensitivity imaging, and image fusion.
The course is designed for mid-level to senior investigators who are familiar with MALDI and have a working knowledge of mass spectrometry or histology. This course has a significant number of hands-on workshops scheduled; as a result, we do not have the capacity to introduce the technology to those without the prerequisite experience and training. For attendees that are new to one of these areas, we will provide optional introductory lectures on mass spectrometry and histology on Monday, April 8, from 4-6 PM.
The Imaging MS Interest Group workshop at ASMS in Atlanta this year will be held on Tuesday evening at 5:45 p.m. in room A311 and will focus on one thing:
Protein Imaging – Are We There? Are All Issues Solved?
Following last years format, this workshop will give you the opportunity to listen to seed talks from experts on their view on protein analysis in the concept of MS imaging. Most importantly, we would like to give students the opportunity for short presentations (5 min) on their perspectives of the topic, their methodological approaches, ideas for data interpretation, and challenges they are facing during their research. Presenters can challenge the audience by questions and we want to inspire the participants to engage in lively discussions.
We want to further foster the amicable exchange of opinions and ideas.
If you are interested in participating please contact us as soon as possible (before Friday, May 10th) with a brief description (1-2 sentences) of what you would like to discuss. We will make a decision on presentations by the May 17th.
Thank you and best regards,
Martina Marchetti-Deschmann and Peggi Angel
If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact us via email:
MSACL provides a forum for discussing the clinical application of mass spectrometry by bringing together academic and industrial experts in the field with those driven to explore and understand more about the potential application and benefits. The mission of MSACL is to accelerate the implementation of mass spectrometry in the clinical laboratory with the goal of contributing to the improvement of patient standard-of-care as well as reducing health care costs.
Each year – there is a “Tissue imaging” track dedicated to the development and applications of MSI to the clinical area. This year we are pleased to Welcome Professor Frits Koning as key note speaker, who is specialized in immunology and in particular the protein chemical aspects of immune-mediated diseases.
Do not miss this meeting!
About Asilomar 2019 on Mass Spectrometry Imaging
Mass spectrometry imaging is a vibrant, rapidly developing area of research that attracts researchers from numerous fields including instrumentation development, drug discovery, biotechnology, clinical research, forensics, and beyond. The 2019 ASMS Asilomar conference on mass spectrometry imaging is timely as there will be discussion on the progress made over the last decade. This conference will bring together researchers from multiple disciplines to discuss key challenges, innovative developments, and emerging applications in mass spectrometry imaging.
October 11 – 15, 2019
Julia Laskin (Purdue University)
Lingjun Li (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Jeffrey Spraggins (Vanderbilt University)
We are pleased to invite you to the 7th edition of the OurCon conference dedicated to MS imaging.
This year, OurCon ViI is a 4-day conference aimed to promote the exchange of ideas and start of new collaborations in the field of mass spectrometry imaging. This meeting will be hosted in beautiful Saint-Malo, in France (October 28-31, 2019).
More information to follow early January!
We are looking forward meeting you in Saint-Malo!
The MSIS Board Members on behalf of Charles Pineau, host of OurCon VII