Mass Spec Summer School

3rd Annual North American Mass Spectrometry Summer School

Virtual conference will be held June 29-July 1

Join us for the third annual North American Mass Spectrometry Summer School. We are proud to have assembled world-leading experts in mass spectrometry for this three day virtual course. Students will experience an engaging and inspiring program covering fundamentals of mass spectrometry and the latest in its application to the analyses of plants (NSF) and animals (NIH). Tutorial lecture topics include: Mass Analyzers, Ionization, Tandem MS, Chromatography, Shotgun Proteomics, Instrument Acquisition and Setup, Data analysis, and PTMs. Also planned are interactive workshops for scientific and professional development.

Summer School Sponsors


Opportunities to Participate


Opportunities to Participate

Give a Flash Talk
Flash talks will be scheduled throughout the week. They are 5-minute, one-slide presentations of your work, a research question you want input on, or something else of interest you would like to ask or share with the group. Prizes awarded to the top talks.

Future Technology Discussion
The event will include a discussion titled “Future Technology Needs”, where we want to hear your ideas of what technology is missing in the current research environment that would help advance your work. This could be techniques, protocols, instrumentation capability, etc. These can be big or small ideas, realistic or just a dream.

Join World-Leading Experts for Q&A
Sign up for a session where you bring your questions and get help from the experts. Sessions are limited to 15 people and we request you submit a question in advance so we can come prepared for the discussion.

Tweet Your Thoughts and Ideas
Join in via twitter during the sessions.


5-Column Summer School

The Schedule

All sessions will be held virtually, CST time. Schedule subject to change.

Tuesday, June 29

9:00-9:15 – Welcome
Joshua Coon – University of Wisconsin

9:15-11:00 – Mass Analyzers (Lecture and Demo)
Scott McLuckey – Purdue University

11:00-12:00 – Ionization (Lecture)
Rachel Loo – University of California, Los Angeles

12:00-1:00 – Break

1:00-2:00 – Tandem MS (Lecture)
Joshua Coon – University of Wisconsin

2:00-3:00 – Separations (Lecture)
Susan Olesik – Ohio State University

3:00-4:30 – Telling your Science Story (Workshop)
Holly Walter Kerby

4:30-5:30 – Publishing your Science
Shawnna Buttery, lead editor for STAR Protocols

Wednesday, June 30

8:00-9:00 – Q&A Clinic
Topic: Data

9:00-10:00 – Data Acquisition Methods (Lecture)
Jesper Velgaard Olsen – University of Copenhagen

10:00-12:00 – Data Analysis and Interpretation (Lecture and Demo)
Jürgen Cox – Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

12:00-1:00 – Break

1:00-2:00 – Quantification (Lecture)
Lingjun Li – University of Wisconsin

2:00-3:00 – Flash Talks
5-minutes, one-slide

3:00-4:00 – Experimental Design (Lecture)
Edward Huttlin – Harvard University

4:00-5:30 – Planning Scientific Illustrations (Workshop)
Adam Steinberg

Thursday, July 1

8:00-9:00 – Q&A Clinic
Topic: experimental design, controls

9:00-10:00 – PTMs (Lecture)
Evgenia Shishkova – University of Wisconsin

10:00-11:00 – Research Lecture
Jesper Velgaard Olsen – University of Copenhagen

11:00-12:00 – Metabolomics (Lecture)
Jessica Prenni – Colorado State University

12:00-1:00 – Break

1:00-2:00 – Lipidomics (Lecture)
John Bowden – University of Florida

2:00-3:00 – Top-down/Native MS (Lecture)
Vicki Wysocki – The Ohio State University

3:00-4:30 – Improving your Science Writing (Workshop)
Alicia Williams

4:30-5:30 – Future Technology Needs Panel Discussion
Discussion and idea sharing on current and future technology needs
Joshua Coon and other faculty

5:30 – Final Remarks
Joshua Coon – University of Wisconsin

Summer School Registration

Ready for a career-changing experience?

Registration closes May 15, or when capacity is reached.

There is no registration fee, however we ask that if you register you make a commitment to attend.

If you would like to give a flash talk, please indicate that in the registration form and we will email you for the following information: Abstract Title (Limit 20 words); Introduction (Limit 120 words); Methods (Limit 120 words); Preliminary data (Limit 300 words); Novel aspect (Limit 20 words); Co-author names and affiliations (institute/company)

This event is made possible by generous funding from the National Science Foundation (Integrated Organismal Systems, Plant Genome Research Program, Grant No. 1546742) and the National Institutes of Health National Center for Quantitative Biology of Complex Systems (P41 GM108538).

Register for North American Mass Spec Summer School

Applicants will be sent a link to the online program a week before the event.
Due to space limitations, all who apply will not be admitted.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you have questions or difficulty in registering, please email Laura.


downloadable PDFS

Download Documents from 2019 Summer School

pROGRAM Schedule Abstract Book Lecture Recordings

Download Documents from 2018 Summer School

pROGRAM Schedule Abstract Book Lecture Recordings