Welcome to the 1st MS Peptide Day!

A growing interest is focused on peptides not only because of their biological functions but more and more because of their wide use and applications as diagnostics and therapeutics agents and in different fields such as material science, catalysis, etc. Big efforts are required for their synthesis and molecular characterization, both at the biological and structural level.

Among the different analytical methods, mass spectrometry plays a key role at different levels in chemistry and biochemistry of peptides. In fact, owing to its high sensitivity and specificity, high resolution and throughput, mass spectrometry is extensively used in identification and confirmation of identity, structural characterization, sequencing, quantitation of peptides, often coupled to HLPC, UPLC, CZE, etc.
The inaugurates a new series of conferences dedicated to the applications of mass spectrometry in peptide research.

Organized in plenary lectures, oral and poster communications, the is a good opportunity to link industrial needs and academic knowledge and to promote meeting, discussion and cooperation among scientists coming from public and private institutions, universities and industries from different countries to define the state of the art, instrumentation, methodologies, applications and innovations regarding the use of mass spectrometry in the peptide field.

Topics include:
  • Glycosylation
  • Post-translational modifications
  • Peptide biomarkers
  • Peptides in food
  • High resolution mass spectrometry
  • Ion mobility
  • Ion activation and dissociation
  • Databases
  • New developments & sequencing

The informal atmosphere and the social program will ensure wide contacts and interactions among participants.