Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Other Meetings

Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley (CFDV) Annual Symposium: April 15-16, 2015

Short Course: The Analysis and Characterization of Protein Therapeutic Drugs: April 15, 2015

Symposium: Analytical Separations Utilized in Biotechnology R&D: April 16, 2015

The Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley (CFDV)  announces their one-day Annual Symposium to be held in Delaware on April 16, 2015. As is custom, on the previous day, a short course built around the theme of the Symposium will also be conducted.  The one-day Short Course will be conducted by C. David Carr of Bioanalytical Technologies. Thousands of bioanalytical chemists have been trained in bioanalytical chromatography by David including those from major and small biotechnology companies. He is the author of the popular book “The Handbook of Analysis and Purification of Proteins and Peptides by Reversed-Phase HPLC”. Attendees should leave the course with a thorough understanding of how protein structure and protein modifications affects their chromatographic properties, the basic of separation techniques used for proteins and peptides and many practical examples of separations. A brief introduction to protein mass spectrometry will be covered and a full-color course notebook will be provided.

The one-day Symposium will feature a series of lectures of experts in the area of bioanalytical separation and measurement technology for peptides and proteins including monoclonal antibodies and bioconjugates. The speakers and their titles are presented below:

· David Lubman, University of Michigan Medical School, Lansing, MI, Proteomic Studies of Pancreatic Cancer Stem Cells

· Taylor Zhang, Genetech, South San Francisco, CA, Characterization of Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies by Chromatographic Separation.

· Robert Murphy, Pfizer, Groton, CT (Retired), The Analysis and Characterization of Bioconjugates by 2D-HPLC/MS.

· Barry Boyes, Advanced Materials Technology, Wilmington, DE, Applications of HILIC to the Analysis of Glycoprotein Structures and Heterogeneity Profiling by LC/MS.

· Roland Annan, Glaxo Smith Kline, Collegeville, PA, Two-Dimensional (2D) Chromatography for Deep Coverage of the Proteome.

· Hong Li, Merck & Co.,Rahway,NJ, HPLC in Process Analysis—Build Quality and Speed to Process Development

· Martin Gilar, Waters Associates, Milford, MA Can We Learn Something New About Peptide Separations after 40 Years of RP and HILIC Chromatography?

There will also be a student lecture session where students will be able to present their latest research or application work. In addition, a poster program with a prize awarded for the Best Poster will be held. Abstracts are now being solicited for these two activities (see for information). An important part of the Symposium will be an exhibit of instrumentation, columns and consumables, sample preparation products and laboratory supplies with major companies in the area of bioanalytical/biotechnology separations in attendance. At the conclusion of the formal program, a drawing will be held for a donated prize. As part of the registration for the short course and for the Symposium, lunch will be provided for all participants.

To get the full information of the various activities and registration information (including how to register on-line) on the Short Course and Symposium, please visit the CFDV website to get the details:


4th Annual Short Course on Imaging Mass Spectrometry

Vanderbilt University

April 13-16, 2015

This course is designed for mid-level to senior investigators who are familiar with MALDI and have a practical knowledge of mass spectrometry. The course will cover details of sample preparation, matrix application, practical instrumentation, and image and data processing. We will have two tutorial sessions on Monday, April 13 – one as an introduction to histology/microscopy for those new to tissue analysis and one as an introduction to basic MS principles and instruments. In addition, this year we will have a one day imaging symposium and expo, featuring a symposium series with external speakers who will give in-depth talks on various applications of IMS, vendor demonstrations, round-table discussions with the experts, and a closing reception. This will take place on Thursday, April 16 and will be part of the formal AIMS course. We are also offering a one-day only registration for those who may just be interested in the symposium and exposition.

More information can be found at our website:

Registration is now open and will stay open until March 31. Everyone registered before March 16 will receive the early registration rate of $699 and be entered into a drawing for a new iPad! We are aiming for 40 participants, and we already have several instrument vendors signed on as sponsors, including Bruker and Denator.

Michelle L. Reyzer, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Education Director, National Research Resource for Imaging Mass Spectrometry
Mass Spectrometry Research Center
Vanderbilt University
465 21st Ave. South
Rm. 9140A, MRB III
Nashville, TN 37232-8575

Mass Spectrometry in Biology and Medicine (MSBM) Summer School

This event is a non-profit program run by academics in Europe and the US. Specifically, this year we’ll host the 9th Edition of the MSBM Summer School which will be held again in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Current airfares are about $1800 round trip. This is an excellent program for new students who do not have experience in mass spectrometry. For example, on the first day of the school a full day of didactic lectures are presented along with a quiz. The students work on the quiz during the week with the lecturers, which helps them get going right away with hands on problem solving. They also have to give a 5 minute oral presentation of their research and present a poster. Lecturers and students all stay in the same dorm which helps with interactions. The rest of week is a mixed bag of research and didactic lectures from top people in their respective areas. For a list of this year’s faculty please see

Registration is inexpensive ( and the dorm is also inexpensive ( but very nice. Faculty also on occasion attend.

For more information, contact:
David R. Goodlett, Ph.D.
Issac E. Emerson Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences School of Pharmacy Mass Spectrometry Facility Director University of Maryland Pharmacy Hall North Room 707
20 N. Pine Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

MS Imagery Analysis System for Medical Applications – A Strategic Workshop

June 5, 2015, Baltimore, MD

Mass spectrometry imagery offers the potential to revolutionize medical research and pharmaceutical development but it produces vast quantities of data, containing huge amounts of currently untapped information. That huge data volume can easily obscure the crucially important subtle spectral changes which will be the key to discovering new biomarkers, tracking low level pharmaceutical metabolites or providing personalized medicine.

MIASMA is organizing an FDA funded strategic workshop which aims to investigate how the MSI community can best share the effort of solving these problems collaboratively.  This workshop will be held at UMB, in Baltimore, on the 5th of June 2015.  More information can be found at:


12th Symposium on the Practical Application of Mass Spectrometry in the Biotechnology Industry(Mass Spec 2015)

Brooklyn, New York
September 22-25, 2015.

The Washington-Baltimore MSDG is a supporting member of this meeting.
For more information contact:

Renee Olson
Senior Program Manager
CASSS – An International Separation Science Society
5900 Hollis St, Suite R3
Emeryville, CA 94608
P: 510.428.0740
F: 510.428.0741