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 program for the previous MSBM (2022) Summer School is here – this is provided as an illustration of the general structure of the school. We will upload a new program once it is constructed in Spring 2023.

MSBM 2023 Faculty

The MSBM 2023 program will be delivered by the following faculty*:

* This is the currently planned faculty, but changes to this list are possible in the event that individual faculty members cannot attend owing to currently unforeseen events. Changes to the planned faculty, up to the event, will be announced via this page.

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.
  • Other omics – lipidomics, metabolomics, glyomics etc.
  • MS data processing and Informatics

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.


The MSBM summer school would not be possible without the generous sponsorship of our sponsors. We gratefully acknowledge the following companies for helping us to deliver the MSBM Summer School.