Welcome to the Strasbourg Workshop on Native MS and Ion Mobility!

April 8-9, 2014

The international Native MS and IM-MS workshop will bring together the European community of native mass spectrometry (native MS) and Ion Mobility (IM-MS) experts. The objective of this event is to promote exchange between scientists and to build a network of European laboratories expert in native MS and IM-MS.

The conference will be limited to sixty participants. Seven plenary lectures, given by internationally renowned invited scientists (United States, England, the Netherlands) and a dozen of oral communications will promote exchanges between scientists.

The purpose of this workshop is to review the latest advances in the emerging and innovative fields of native MS and Ion Mobility applied to biology. A central place will be reserved for the communication of PhD students and young researchers (postdocs) involved in the evolution of these methodologies. Oral communications given by junior scientists will succeed to plenary sessions given by experienced and recognized researchers in the field.

The program will consist of invited talks, talks selected from abstracts (at least 10 oral communications of young researchers), posters and “flash communications” from MS instrument manufacturers.

Topics include:

  • Fundamental aspects of native MS and IM-MS
  • native MS and IM-MS for gas phase protein conformation
  • native MS and IM-MS for recombinant protein characterization  (IDPs, fibrils, mAbs, etc.)
  • native IM-MS : calibration, cross section measurements and 3D modeling 
  • Integration of native IM-MS with other biophysical techniques 
  • native MS and IM-MS for nucleic acid and protein/ligand complexes

 Important Dates

  • November 1st, 2013 : First circular
  • January, 2014 : Early registration - abstract submission starts
  • March 1st, 2014 : Abstract submission closes - End of the registration 

Confirmed speakers

  • Prof. Dr. Albert Heck (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)
  • Prof. Lars Konermann (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
  • Prof. Mike Bowers (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Dr. Brandon Ruotolo (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Dr. Perdita Barran (University of Manchester, UK)
  • Dr. Kevin Pagel (University of Berlin, Germany)
  • Dr. Alain Van Dorsselaer (Université de Strasbourg, France)


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