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. The complete program for MSBM 2021 will be provided here closer to the event. However, here is the draft program – please note that this is still at the draft stage and may change.
MSBM 2021 Faculty
The MSBM 2021 program will be provided by the following faculty:
- Dr Javier Alfaro, University of Edinburgh, UK
- Prof Jon Amster, University of Georgia, USA
- Dr Laura Bindila, University of Mainz, Germany
- Prof Gary Corthals, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Dr David Clarke, University of Edinburgh, UK
- Dr Andrea Gargano, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Prof David Goodlett, University of Maryland Baltimore, USA
- Prof Ron Heeren, Maastricht University, Netherlands
- Dr David Kilgour, Nottingham Trent University, UK
- Prof Joseph A. Loo, UCLA, USA
- Dr Rachel Loo, UCLA, USA
- Dr Magnus Palmblad, LUMC, Netherlands
- Dr Ljiljana Pasa-Tolic, PNNL, USA
- Prof Jonathan Sweedler, University of Illinois, USA
- Paul Trevorrow, Executive Journals Editor, Wiley-Blackwell, UK
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.