Erice, Italy

2nd International School on Mass Spectrometry - Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry

when 9 September 2024 - 14 September 2024
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 650

intSMS 2024 is a six day full immersion school aimed to give advanced and higher education in mass spectrometry to graduate, PhD, post-doc students, and all those working in different areas of science interested to improve their knowledge and culture in mass spectrometry.
The IntSMS - 2nd course is devoted to

Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry (IMMS) - Fundamentals, Advances, and Applications

The school, organized in tutorial lectures, exercises, poster sessions, short orals, problem solving sessions and social events, joins together participants from academia, public and private research centers and industry, and it is an useful occasion for allowing meeting of students and tutors coming from different countries and for creating new links and networking.

Course leader

Prof. David E. Clemmer, Indiana University (USA) - Prof. Gianluca Giorgi, University of Siena (Italy)

Target group

Graduate, PhD, post-doc students, researchers and all those working in different areas of science, ranging from physics, chemistry, biosciences, food, environment, omics sciences to medicine.

Course aim

The intSMS2024 aim is to give advanced and higher education in Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry (IMSS), an important technology in mass spectrometry that finds applications in many fields.
IMMS allows separation, characterization and differentiation of populations of ions according to their charge, shape, and size on a millisecond timescale. Thus it is possible to investigate shape and conformation of ions having the same chemical formula, not differentiable by high resolution mass spectrometry, such as protomers or folded and denaturated forms of a protein, or it can be used as an additional separation step.
Tutorial lectures cover many key aspects of the theory and applications of IMMS and are taught by experienced scientists, many of whom have contributed key innovations to the field.

Fee info

EUR 650: The registration fee includes:
Participation to the school; Copy of the slides presented in the lectures; Certificate of attendance;
Full board accommodation in a double room (5 nights, Mon.-Fri. included); All meals (Breakfasts, lunches, dinners) and coffee breaks; Excursion and gala dinner; Free shuttle service from airports in Trapani and Palermo to Erice and back.


Some sholarships by MS Societies are available. In addition, some awards (Best Poster, Best Oral, Best Solver Awards) will be assigned during the school.