The 18th International Mass Spectrometry Conference (IMSC 2009) takes place in Bremen, Germany, between 30 August and 4 September. We are pleased to bring you regular updates from the conference and exhibition.
Keep checking here for the latest news!
Our guest video blogger is Giles Edwards. Giles describes himself as a mass spectrometer enthusiast. As well as his job at Waters as a Technical Support Specialist, he runs a charity (Recycling Organisation for Research Opportunities) that collects redundant analytical instrumentation, repairs it and then gives it to academic institutions that do not possess sophisticated analytical instrumentation.
Click on the image below to view an interview with Ken Miller, Agilent Technologies' Global Senior Marketing Manager for LC/MS.
Click on the image below to listen to Keith Jennings talking about his plans for a book on History of MS in Europe
Click the image below to view a video blog with Gushinder Kaur-Atwal from Loughborough University.
Click the image below to view the video blog with Stevan Horning from Thermo Fisher.
Click the image below to view a video discussion with Ernst Schroeder from Thermo Fisher.
Click the image below to view the video blog with Celine Kelso from University of Wollongong discussing Comparison of collisionally-activated dissociation of anthracyclines in an ion trap and in a travelling wave ion mobility mass spectrometer.
Click the images below to view the discussions with Marcus Mreyen from Shimadzu.
Click the image below to view a video discussion with Bob Hertsens from JEOL
Click below to view the video blogs with Chip Cody from JEOL giving an overview of the JMS SpiralTOF.
Click the image below to view a discussion With Juergen Grotemeyer, Chairman of IMSC 2009.
Click the images below to view the overview given by Alistair Wallace from Waters
Click on the image to view a video with Raf Van de Plas from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven discussing Spatial querying of mass spectral imaging data.
Click the image below to view a video blog with Marie-Claude Djidja from Sheffield Hallam University discussing MALDI imaging using IMS for biomarker targeting of human breast adenocarcinoma.
Click the image below to view a video discussion with Brendan Prideaux from Novartis talking about high sensitivity high resolution SIMS maldi imaging of acne drug formulations.
Click the image below to view a video blog with Saravan Prakash from Technische Universitat Kaiserslautern discussing Protein Isolation in IDEM/LILBID: a molecular dynamics (MD) approach.
Click the image below to view a discussion with Yassin Hardi from Chromtech about the Chromtech Evolution GC MS/MS instrument.
Click the image below to view a video blog with Vic Fursey from Bruker Daltonics. Underneath the main image are 3 short clips taken on a tour around the Bruker Daltonics factory.
Click the image below to view the video discussion with Günter Wagner from Wagner Analysen Technik.
Click the image below to view a video blog with Takahisa Tsugoshi from National Metrology Institute of Japan discussing Comparison of Interfaces between IR Image Furnace and Ion Attachment Mass Spectrometry.
Not news of the conference, but a highly relevant announcement today. Life Technologies Corporation
Click on the image below to view Tatsuya Urabe from Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology discussing Mechnisms for detecting metal species by ESI-MS: chemical modification of aluminium complexes from solution to the gas phase
Click the image below to view a discussion by Pierre Pacard from Phytronix Technologies about High-Throughput LDTD-MS/MS Determination of Acetaminophen in Plasma
Click the image below to view a video with Alfons Hester from Justus Liebig University discussing Open Formats in Mass Spectroscopy - Evolving ImzML and mzML to an authentic open data format.
Click on the image below to listen to Elizabeth Crawford from Ionsense discussing "Eliminating Method Development, Sample Preparation and Chromatographic Separations in High-Throughput Bioanalysis Using DART on an Enhanced Resolution Triple-Quadrupole MS"
Click the image below to view an interview with Ian Jardine, Vice President of Global R&D with Thermo Fisher Scientific.
From left to right: David Sparkman, Marvin Vestal, Cathie Costello and Keith Jennings are obviously discussing something of interest to the Bruker Maxis giant!
Sunday afternoon and much of the mass spectrometry world is on its way to or has arrived in Bremen for IMSC 2009. Looks like there'll be over 2000 delegates.
The exhibition is in the usual state of choas to be expected at this stage. A few stands smugly finished, others undergoing work of a more of less frantic nature and others where anybody is yet to arrive. However, by some superhuman effort, tomorrow the mess will be tidied away, surfaces and exhibitors polished and we'll be ready for action.
Registration seems very well organised, with staff resplendent in lime green: they're eay to spot; and very helpful.
The conference kicks off shortly with tutorial lectures by Michael Karas and Richard O'Hair, and the first plenary by Gerard Meijer followed by the mixer.
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