Introduction to mass spectrometry

Science course

  • Date: Nov 20, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Rayko Halitschke, Jerrit Weißflog
  • Head of MPI-CE research group on mass spectrometry and proteomics
  • Location: Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
  • Room: A1.041

How are mass spectra generated and what information can be obtained from them?

In this course we will give a basic introduction to mass spectrometry. We will discuss current mass spectrometer technology and applications, with a focus on techniques relevant to chemical ecology research. The course will prepare the students to select appropriate MS techniques pertaining to their analytical problems and also provides the background knowledge for advanced data analysis and evaluation procedures. Topics covered in the course include:

  • operating principles and terminology
  • spectral information
  • ionization techniques (EI, ESI, APCI, MALDI, …)
  • mass analyzer instrumentation and applications
  • hyphenation (GC-MS, LC-MS)
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