The MSBM program is taught through a combination of lectures, workshops and tutorials.

The specific program for any year will vary slightly depending on the invited faculty. A complete program for the next MSBM will be provided here when it is ready.

Standard Didactic Syllabus

As the summer school is deigned to be suitable for attendees from a wide variety of backgrounds, there is a standard core syllabus that we cover every year:

  • Mass spectrometry basics
  • Mass analysers – ToF, ion traps, quadrupoles, FTMS etc.
  • Ionization sources – ESI, MALDI etc.
  • Ion mobility
  • Separations methods – LC, CE, HILIC, fractionation etc.
  • Tandem MS – CID, ECD, UVPD, SRM, MSM, DDA, DIA etc.
  • Mass spectrometry systems – e.g. LC-ESI-QToF, IMS-MSMS etc.
  • Proteomics – bottom-up, top-down, quantitative etc.
  • MS data processing and Informatics
  • Other omics – lipidomics, metabolomics, glyomics etc.

This didactic program will commence on the Monday. Please note that a written examination is distributed on Monday that is collected at the week’s end. For those students who pass the examination, credits may be available at their EU home institutions. In some cases the same may be true for Russian institutions, but in these cases the students will have to explore this on their own as we have an agreement only within the EU.

With regard to credits that may be earned in total, the Program will be about 40-45 working hours. Certificates of participation will be provided that will list the actual number of the working hours, with the Exam outcome (pass/fail) which should allow participants to obtain credit in their MSc and PhD programs equal to a given number of credits, including ECTS credits. For instance, if 1 ECTS credit = 25 working hours in a given university, then a participant will be eligible for about 1.6-1.8 ECTS credits.