Welcome to the
6th International Mass Spectrometry School

Fundamentals, advances, instrumentation, and applications

Cagliari, Sardinia (Italy) September 17-22, 2023

10th Anniversary

About

School outline



The 6th International Mass Spectrometry School is a six day school aimed to give a high level education in fundamentals, advances, instrumentation, and applications of mass spectrometry to graduate, PhD and post-doc students, and others working in industries and in different institutions in the areas of chemistry, biosciences, food, environment, and medicine.

The school joins together participants from academia, public and private research centers and industry, and it is a useful occasion for allowing meeting of students and tutors coming from different countries and for creating new links and networking.


Topics include:
     Mass spectrometry: overview & perspectives      Ionization techniques      Ambient mass spectrometry      Analyzers: in-time and in-space ion separation      High resolution mass spectrometry      Ion mobility
     MS Imaging      Data analysis      Complex mixture analysis      Target & untarget analysis      Applications in food, clinics, omics sciences, …      Innovation in instrumentation and methodologies

The school is organized in:
a) Tutorial lectures aimed at presenting theory, fundamentals, instrumentation and applications of mass spectrometry given by an international team of lecturers;
b) Poster sessions. Participants are encouraged to present a poster on their own research activity. Posters will be exhibited during the full period of the school to give the opportunity to those attending the school to go through;
c) Selected flash orals. Selected posters will be presented as flash oral communications;
d) Exercises with the active participation of students in solving some exercises on matters presented in the lectures;
e) Problem solving in which students present to other students and tutors problems encountered in their scientific activity receiving suggestions on how to try to solve them.
f) Social program: • Welcome party; • excursion to the beach; • Gala Dinner; • students leave their mark!




Patronages & sponsors




Patronages


University of Cagliari


EuChemS



Media partners


Chemistry iito Molecules


Committees

Committees

IMSF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE John Langley, President - UK Ron Heeren, Vice President - NL Maarten Altelaar, Treasurer - NL Stephen Blanksby, Secretary - AUS Michael Sharon, Educational Officer - ISR Julia Chamot-Rooke, Region A Repr. - F Myeong Hee Moon, Region B Repr. - KOR Scott A. McLuckey, Region C Repr. - USA Rosa Erra-Balsells, Region D Repr. - AR
6th IMSS SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE Gianluca Giorgi, University of Siena, Chair Cecilia Bergamini, ARPAE, Bologna Giuliana Bianco, University of Basilicata Donatella Caruso, University of Milano Riccardo Flamini, CREA-VE, Conegliano Roberta Galarini, IZSUM, Perugia Fulvio Magni University of Milano Bicocca Luciano Navarini, illycaffè, Trieste
6th IMSS ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Michela Begala, University of Cagliari Pierluigi Caboni, University of Cagliari Luigi Atzori, University of Cagliari Tiziana Cabras, University of Cagliari Giorgia Sarais, University of Cagliari Pietro Paolo Urgeghe, University of Sassari

Gianluca
Giorgi - Chair

University of Siena
Siena

Cecilia
Bergamni

ARPAE
Bologna

Giuliana
Bianco

Univ. of Basilicata
Potenza

Donatella
Caruso

University of Milano
Milano

Riccardo
Flamini

CREA-VE
Conegliano (TV)

Roberta
Galarini

IZS Umbria e Marche, Perugia

Fulvio
Magni

University of Milano Bicocca

Luciano
Navarini

illycaffè
Trieste

Michela
Begala

University of Cagliari

Pierluigi
Caboni

University of Cagliari

Luigi
Atzori

University of Cagliari

Tiziana
Cabras

University of Cagliari

Giorgia
Sarais

University of Cagliari

Pietro Paolo
Urgeghe

University of Sassari

Tutors   classroom

Carlos Afonso, Université de Rouen - France Coral Barbas Arribas, Universidad San Pablo - Spain Giuliana Bianco, University of Basilicata - Italy Pierluigi Caboni, University of Cagliari - Italy Diego Cobice, Ulster University - Ireland Chiara Cordero, Univ. of Torino - Italy Valérie Gabelica, Université de Bordeaux - France Pascal Gerbaux, University of Mons - Belgium Gianluca Giorgi, University of Siena - Italy
Ron M.A. Heeren, Maastricht University - The Netherlands John Langley, Univ. of Southampton - UK Giancarlo la Marca, University of Florence - Italy Martina Marchetti-Deschmann, TU Wien - Austria Nico Mitro, University of Milano - Italy Giuseppe Paglia University of Milano Bicocca - Italy Michele Suman, Barilla, Parma; Catholic Univ. of Sacred Heart, Milan/Piacenza - Italy Vicki Wysocki, Ohio State University - USA

Ron Heeren

Maastricht Univ.
The Netherlands

Gianluca
Giorgi

University of Siena
Italy

Giuliana
Bianco

University of Basilicata
Italy

John
Langley

Univ. of Southampton
UK

Coral
Barbas Arribas

San Pablo University
Spain

Pierluigi
Caboni

University of Cagliari
Italy

Pascal
Gerbaux

University of Mons
Belgium

Martina
Marchetti-Deschmann

TU Wien
Austria

Giancarlo
La Marca

University of Florence
Italy

Giuseppe
Paglia

University of Milan Bicocca
Italy

Valerie
Gabelica

Université de Bordeaux
France

Nico
Mitro

University of Milan
Italy

Carlos
Afonso

University of Rouen
France

Chiara
Cordero

University of Turin
Italy

Michele
Suman

Barilla, Parma; Cath. Univ. SH
MI/PC - Italy

Vicki
Wysocki

Ohio State University
USA

School Program

School program

IMSS2023 has a duration of six days, starting on Sunday afternoon and closing on Friday at 1:00 p.m.. The program is below.


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Sunday
17:30
Registration
18:30
Opening session
18:45
Mass spectrometry. Where is it from? Where it is and where is it going?
J. Langley
20:00
End of session
20:30
Welcome cocktail
Monday
Ionization techniques: volatile molecules
  8:30
Mass spectrometry: an introduction
J. Langley
  9:30
Coffee break & poster session
10:15
Ionization of volatile molecules: electron ionization (EI), chemical ionization (CI). Fragmentation processes, energetics
G. Giorgi
12:00
Study of complex mixtures of volatile molecules: GC, fast GC, GC×GC
C. Cordero
13:15
Lunch
Ionization techniques: polar molecules
14:30
Soft ionization techniques: ESI, DESI, APCI. Ambient mass spectrometry. Mechanisms of ion production
C. Afonso
16:30
Study of complex mixtures of polar molecules: HPLC, UHPLC, LC x LC
J. Langley
18:00
End of session
18:00
Urban trekking in Cagliari: discover the beautiful and sneaking corners of the town ...... Guided tour
Tuesday
MALDI. Analyzers (I)
  8:30
Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization, MALDI-2. Mechanisms of ion production
R. Heeren
  9:30
Analyzers (I). Ion separation in space: beam instruments: sectors, quadrupole, time-of-flight
M. Marchetti
10:30
Coffee break
Analyzers (II). High resolution, accurate mass measurements
11:00
Analyzers (II). Ion separation in time: ion traps, FT-ICR, Orbitrap
C. Afonso
12:00
High resolution mass spectrometry, accurate mass measurements. Examples and applications
G. Bianco
13:00
Lunch
Tandem mass spectrometry
14:30
Tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) and MSn (I): instrumentation and methodologies
P. Gerbaux
16:30
Coffee break & poster session
17:15
Tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) and MSn (II): ECD, ETD, SID, IRMPD
18:30
End of session
Wednesday
Fragmentation/decomposition reactions.
Artificial intelligence in MS. Proteomics
  8:30
Examples and exercises of fragmentation/decomposition reactions
D. Cobice
10:00
Coffee break
10:30
Artificial intelligence in MS
C. Cordero
11:45
Bottom-up, top-down, and complex-down proteomics
V. Wysocki
13:00
Lunch
14:15
All to the beach!!
Enjoy the magnificence of sand and sea of the Sardinia beaches (Travel by bus)
20:30
Social dinner
23:30
Go back to Cagliari
Thursday
MS Imaging, ion mobility
  8:30
Imaging mass spectrometry
R. Heeren
  9:45
Ion mobility
V. Gabelica
11:00
Coffee break
Do it by yourself !
11:30
Exercises on MS, HRMS and MS/MS interpretation, mechanisms, ......
Award for the best MS solver
D. Cobice, P. Gerbaux
13:00
Lunch
Short orals; MS in metabolomics & in lipidomics
14:30
Short orals by students (10 mins each)
Award for the best short oral!
16:00
MS in metabolomics
C. Barbas Arribas
17:30
Coffee break
18:00
MS in lipidomics
P. Caboni
19:30
End of session
Friday
Quantitation; biomedical applications; data analysis; MS in food
  8:30
Quantitation by MS and MSn
N. Mitro
  9:30
Biomedical applications of MS: newborn screening
G. la Marca
10:30
Data analysis
G. Paglia
11:30
Coffee break
12:00
Food authentication and traceability
M. Suman
13:00
Arrivederci!

General info

General Information

The IMSS2023 is held in Cagliari, the most important city of Sardinia located in its Southern part.
The city has a soul consisting of a millenary history, culture, nature, beach tourism, charmed by the views of Castello, the ramparts and the Roman remains, the Sardinian sea, as well as by the dynamism of a surprisingly lively city.

School venue

The IMSS2023 venue is the

Hotel Regina Margherita ****

viale Regina Margherita 44, Cagliari


Hotel Regina Margherita

Get to CAGLIARI

By plane


Flight routes

By ships


Ship routes

Accommodation

Cagliari offers several types of accommodation capable of meeting all sort of prices and requirements, from the most essential to the most economic and super comfortable ones: hotels, residences, bed & breakfasts, apartments to rent, situated everywhere in the whole city territory. Some proposals are reported below.

where to sleep

Hotel Regina Margherita ****
viale Regina Margherita 44, Cagliari web site

Book using the promotional code: IMSS2023

Hotel Regina Margherita

THE UNIVERSITY OF CAGLIARI GUEST-HOUSE
via San Giorgio 12, Cagliari web site

Prices: € 23 ÷ 33 /night

Guest house UniCA

b&b Il Cagliarese
Via Vittorio Porcile, 19, Cagliari web site
   info@ilcagliarese.com
Special prices: b&b double room € 85/night; single room € 70/night

il Cagliarese
Visa & Covid-19 info

Visa & Covid-19 info

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Depending on their citizenship, country of long-term residence, and the duration and reasons for their staying, participants can need a visa to enter Italy.
Please visit the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy at https://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en
It is each participant's responsibility to obtain a Visa to enter Italy.
However, School Secretariat can send documentation that may be included in visa application by the participants. The documentation may include Letter of Acceptance to participate to the imss 2023.

COVID-19 information

The School will be held in respect of Covid-19 restrictions given by the Italian Government.

Covid-19 restrictions

Fellowships

Fellowships


The Division of Mass Spectrometry grants 10 fellowships Info Fellowships


It should be fine if other MS societies and companies fund fellowships & awards for your scientists

Registration

Registration now open!!

Registration to IMSS 2023 consists of two steps:

  1. Fill and send registration form
  2. Send your CV declaring your status (student or other) through the CV submission form

Registrations will be considered only if completed by the CV submission.

For a profitable and fruitful learning, the number of students is limited to 80.

Registration fee

The registration fee is

€ 400,00 Ph.D. and PostDoc students, research fellows *

€ 500,00 others

* declaration of the student/research fellow status required. Please send it to info@spettrometriadimassa.it
All registration fees are exempt IVA (VAT) according art. 4 of D.P.R. N. 633/72 and subsequent amendments.


It includes:
  • Participation to the school
  • Copy of the slides presented at the lessons
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Lunches (Mon-Thu), Social dinner, coffee breaks
  • Excursion

Admission to the school and payment details
The eventual admission to the school together with payment details will be notified a few days after the registration.
Admission to the IMSS 2023 will be done evaluating candidate CV, status and year of birth.

Abstract submission
Participants are encouraged to present an abstract for a poster communication on their own research activity.
Details for abstract submission will be given to confirmed participants in June 2023.
Selected posters will be presented as flash oral communications.

Cancellations and Refunds
All cancellations made in writing and received by the Organizing Secretariat by July 15, 2023 will be eligible for a full refund minus a € 50 administration fee.
No refunds will be issued for cancellations received on or after July 15, 2023 or for no-show.

Important Dates
Registration Starts: September, 2022
Registration End: June 15, 2023
Receiving Payment Deadline: June 30, 2023
Cancellation and Refund Deadline: July 15, 2023

Views of Cagliari

Views of Cagliari

Cagliari is a perfect eco-system, a city suspended among sky, earth and water, not only of the wonderful colors of the sea but also of lagoons and natural reserves unique all over Europe. There are also old saltworks and nice monuments.

Viale Regina Margherita

Jacaranda mimosifolia trees

Piazza Costituzione

In the heart of Cagliari

The Shrine of the Martyrs

Cathedral of Cagliari

Neo-Romanesque façade

Cathedral: Southern transept

Italian Gothic style (XIV century)

Molentargius Regional Park

Flamingos

Umberto I Terrace

Enjoy a wonderful landscape of the city!

Former Town Hall

Villasimius

Enjoy the Sardinian beaches!

Cagliari: panorama of the city

A dynamic and a surprisingly lively city

Eastern View of the
Cathedral and Castello

Saint Remy Bastion

One of the symbols of Sardinia’s capital city

City map & guides

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Contact us

Contact us

Prof. Gianluca Giorgi
University of Siena
Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Pharmacy
via Aldo Moro
I-53100 Siena (Italy)