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EU_FT-ICR_MS -End User School 1 - 20 - 23 August 2018

Joensuu - Finland

Experience the Unique Atmosphere of Eastern Finland! The Summer School will be more than just taking a course: it is an excellent opportunity to experience an innovative and international learning environment while creating new networks with your fellow students - and let's not forget about the opportunity to enjoy typical Finnish summer activities in beautiful lakeside surroundings. Our lively cities and cosy campuses welcome you, so make a smart decision and join us in the middle of (k)nowhere!

EU_FT-ICR_MS - First Short Course - 5‐7 March 2018

Rostock - Germany

Subject : Atmospheric pressure ionization techniques for high resolution mass spectrometry of complex samples.

About the project

EU FT-ICR MS proposal aims to establish a European network of FT-ICR (Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance) mass spectrometry (MS) centers in association with a manufacturer and a SME software company. Mass spectrometry (MS) has become the most ubiquitous analytical techniques in use today, providing more information on the composition and the structure of a substance from a smaller amount of sample than any other techniques.

Unlike other analytical techniques, such as NMR, which mainly rely on a unique technology, MS is characterized by the existence of a large range of mass analyzers. FT-ICR MS is the most powerful MS technique. It offers up to 100 fold higher mass resolving power and mass accuracy than any other MS technique. On the contrary to NMR community with which the FT-ICR MS shares several features, FT-ICR MS has never been involved in a European INFRA network and so will be a legitimate candidate to the Integrating Activities for Starting Communities call. 

The EU FT-ICR MS network includes 10 FT-ICR MS centers from 8 different European countries (Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, and United Kingdom) and 1 third country (Russia), a European FT-ICR MS manufacturer and 2 SMEs. It includes centers equipped with up-to-date FT-ICR MS and expertise which will cover most of the field in which FT-ICR mass spectrometry is involved: BioOrganic & BioInorganic, Cultural heritage, Glycomics, Environment, Imaging, InfraRed Spectroscopy of Ions in the Gas Phase, Lipidomics, Medicine, Petroleum & Coal Oil, Nanoparticles, Organic chemistry, Physical chemistry, Proteomics, Structural biology. 

The EU FT-ICR MS proposal contains six work-packages which cover all the aspects of the INFRAIA-02-2017 (RIA) Integrating Activities for Starting Communities (WP1 Transnational access; WP2 Training and Education; WP3 Open Data and e-Infrastructure; WP 4 Joint Research Action; WP 5 Dissemination; WP6 Consortium management).

The Project has 4 objectives :

1. Provide the EU academic, SME and industrial communities’ with access to world-class FT-ICR MS centers.

2. Build an EU community of end-users and FT-ICR MS scientists.

3. Open access to data and open source software to the EU FT-ICR MS network.

4. Strengthen the FT-ICR MS application fields by promoting innovative and cooperative research between European FT-ICR MS academic scientists and private companies(instrumentation and software).

Read more on the official website!



End User  School 1


University of Rostock
Institute of Chemistry
Division of Analytical and Technical Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Ralf Zimmermann
Sekretariat Christin Kühl

Dr.-Lorenz-Weg 2
18059 Rostock

Tel.: +49 (0) 381 498 - 6527
Fax: +49 (0) 381 498 - 118 6527