1st European Workshop on Ambient Mass Spectrometry and Related Mass Spectrometry-Based Techniques in (RAFA AMS workshop)

Venue: Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Event Date/Time: Jun 18, 2012 End Date/Time: Jun 20, 2012
Registration Date: Jun 10, 2012
Early Registration Date: Apr 15, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: May 25, 2012
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Following the successful EU projects (BioCop & CONffIDENCE) dissemination workshop on Application of ambient mass spectrometry for rapid analysis of food contaminants/residues held in 2010, the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Prague & RIKILT, Wageningen are organizing on June, 18-20, 2012 a RAFA associated workshop dedicated to all laboratories concerned with food / natural products analysis. The mission of this Workshop is to introduce challenging innovations in ambient mass spectrometry-based measurements and, last but not least, bring together all current and future users.

The workshop program will comprise presentations by ICT, RIKILT and other invited international experts (final list will be provided in March) specialized in applications listed below. Tailor made solutions as well as troubleshooting issues will be interactively discussed; strategies applicable for interpretation of generated data will be also thoroughly addressed.

- CHEMICAL SAFETY CONTROL (residues / contaminants / toxicants)
- FORENSICS (food / nutraceuticals / environmental matrices)
- METABOLOMICS (fingerprinting / profiling)

Vendor seminars and exhibitions will be organized within the event.
Poster session will give a floor for presentations and discussions of participants´ research in areas relevant to the workshop topics.


The workshop will focus on both the theory and practical application strategies documented on real-life matrices / case studies; the tentative list of MS-based instrumental platforms that will be presented is as follows:

- Direct Analysis in Real Time (DART) coupled to a high-resolution MS (time-of-flight, TOF or orbitrap-MS)
- Atmospheric Solids Analysis Probe (ASAP) coupled to quadrupole/TOFMS in combination with ion mobility
- Liquid Extraction Surface Analysis (LESA) coupled to a quadrupole/TOFMS
- Ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) coupled to high-resolution MS/MS
- (Comprehensive two-dimensional) gas chromatography coupled to TOFMS
- Direct infusion-high resolution MS


Additional Information

REGISTRATION FEE Registration received until April 15, 2012: Regular registration – smart rate: Euro 280 Students – smart rate: Euro 180 Registration received from April 16, 2012: Regular registration: Euro 330 Students: Euro 230