CASSS 2017 Student Travel Grants

CASSS is pleased to provide a limited number of student travel grants for PhD students and post-docs who present applicable posters at the 14th Symposium on the Practical Applications of Mass Spectrometry in the Biotechnology Industry (Mass Spec 2017). PhD students or post-doctoral fellows conducting research at academia throughout the world are eligible.

Why you should apply:
This symposium offers insight to current topics and issues under discussion within the biotech and biopharmaceutical industries and as such provides an opportunity to bridge between industry, academia and regulatory agencies. The presentations and workshops are focused on the application of mass spectrometry to advance drug discovery and development in the biotechnology industry. Topics will include the utility of MS as an alternative to conventional assays such as peptide mapping, ion exchange, capillary electrophoresis, as well as for the analysis of process-related impurities, such as host cell proteins; introduction of MS in the QC laboratory, validation/transfer/compliance strategy, system suitability/assay acceptance criteria; expectations from regulatory agencies for MS based assays for product characterization, release and stability; technical challenges regarding quantitation, ionization, higher order structure analysis, etc.; applications of MS for high throughput screening of cell-lines, raw materials, in-process samples;
and benchmarking of new technology.

As a participant, you will have an excellent opportunity to meet, network and participate in exchanging knowledge for mutual education with other MS practitioners.

How to apply:
Please send a letter requesting consideration for the grant, a letter of recommendation from your supervisor, proof of your university affiliation and a PDF of your abstract to the Symposium Manager Renee Olson (

Application for a travel grant does not release you from the obligation to register and submit your abstract online.

Requirements are:
– Present a poster on a MS topic
– Proof of studentship/post-doc status
– Recommendation from your supervisor

The deadline to apply for a student travel grant has been extended to Friday, June 9, 2017.