Achievements and Challenges in Mass Spectrometry

March 2, 2010

Wednesday morning?s session, ?Achievements and Challenges in Mass Spectrometry,? was arranged by Imma Ferrer and Michael Thurman of the University of Colorado. Starting out the session will be Thurman with his opening remarks on the state of mass spectrometry.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Room 206A

Wednesday morning’s session, “Achievements and Challenges in Mass Spectrometry,” was arranged by Imma Ferrer and Michael Thurman of the University of Colorado. Starting out the session will be Thurman with his opening remarks on the state of mass spectrometry.

The first presentation will be given by Jennifer S. Brodbelt from the University of Texas. Brodbelt’s talk, “Photodissociation for Bioanalysis Mass Spectrometry,” will set an interesting tone for the rest of the session.

Following Brodbelt will be Jim Hager, of MDS Analytical Technologies, with “Recent Advances in Hybrid Linear Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry.” This 30-minute presentation will offer participants insight into the advances made in this area of mass spec.

Next up is session organizers Imma Ferrer and Michael Thurman with a presentation entitled, “Food Additives as Tracers of Wastewater Using Advanced Mass Spectrometry Techniques: The “Low Fat” Diet Impact.” Ferrer will lead the discussion and offer valuable information to the audience.

The next presentation will be given by Paul Zavitsanos and Bill Russ from Agilent Technologies. Their presentation, “The History and Development of the Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer: State-of-the-Art and Future Developments,” will be an interesting take on the instrument side of mass spectrometry advances and challenges.

Finally, Nils Rehmann from the Research and Productivity Council will present, “Discovery of New Analogs of the Marine Biotoxin Azaspiracid in Blue Mussels (Mytilus edulis) by Ultra-performance Liquid Chromatography/tandem Mass Spectrometry.” This discussion will be approach the LC-MS aspect and offer new and exciting information to the audience.