Program at a Glance
Short courses, covering different areas of mass spectrometry, will be given as pre-conference courses on Saturday-Sunday, August 29th-30th. They will provide delegates with the opportunity to update their knowledge on fundamentals and advanced topics in mass spectrometry.
The IMSC 2020 program of oral presentations consists of plenary, keynote and oral lectures and a technical program of 5 parallel sessions grouped around the following five main topics:
A. Life sciences
B. Fundamental mass spectrometry
C. Instrumentation and methods
D. Challenges & applications
E. Health sciences
The poster program consists of a daily poster exhibition on the same topics as in the oral presentations. Additional topics may be added.
Workshops on different "hot" and high interest topics will be organized during the conference. In an informal atmosphere, participants will be encouraged and invited to talk and debate on different angles of a topic.
Commercial partners will have a large exhibition space at their disposal in the same location where posters are displayed. They will have the opportunity to meet the attendees and show them the latest developments on instrumentation, technology, applications, methods.
The social program complements the scientific program of IMSC 2020 and it will create many enjoyable occasions to mingle, talk, meet old friends and make new ones, in the nice weather of Rio de Janeiro.
The social program consists of an opening dinner on Sunday, August 30th and a farewell drink on Friday, September 4th - both included in the registration fee.
The conference gala dinner (with additional admission fee) will take place on Thursday, September 3rd.
As the previous editions, IMSC 2020 will cover all aspects of mass spectrometry, from fundamentals to instrumentation and applications. In particular:
A) LIFE SCIENCES (10)
Safe & Valuable Food
Food additives & contaminants
Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Forensic Science evidence
B) FUNDAMENTAL MASS SPECTROMETRY (9)
Ions Spectroscopy & Photodissociation
Major Ionization Techniques: Advances and New Applications
Metal and non-metal: gas phase structure and reactivity
Native MS and Structural Proteomics
Reaction Mechanism and Elusive Intermediates
Gas phase ion chemistry & thermodinamics
Probing protein structure and dynamics
Informatic tools and data analysis
C) INSTRUMENTATION AND METHODS (8)
Ambient MS and New ionization Methods
Ion Activation and Dissociation
FTMS and innovative methods for (bio)analysis
Development and application in ion mobility MS
Ms Imaging: instrumentation
D) CHALLENGES & APPLICATIONS (7)
MS imaging aplications
High Resolution MS applications
E) HEALTH SCIENCE (11)
Drugs Monitoring & Discovery
Post-Traslational Modifications (PTM)
Glycomics, sacharides and glycoconjugates
MS tools in doping & toxicology
Short courses, covering different areas of mass spectrometry (fundamentals, bioanalysis, natural products, etc...), will be given as pre-conference courses on Saturday-Sunday, August 29th-30th. They will provide delegates with the opportunity to update their knowledge on fundamentals and advanced topics in mass spectrometry.
Workshops on different "hot" and high-interest topics will be organized during the conference. In an informal atmosphere, participants will be encouraged and invited to talk and debate on different angles of a topic. Workshops are organized from Monday August 31st to Wednesday September 4th. Access to the workshops is free of charge, no registration is required.