Absolute Basics of Mass Spectrometry Imaging (MSI)

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Module 6 of the Absolute Basics of Techniques for Determination of Physical & Structural Properties of Molecules course.

Course summary

  • Duration: 1 day for face-to-face | Total of 6.5 hours for Virtual Classroom course
  • Experience level: Beginner (some mass spectrometry experience useful)
  • Course type: Generic, applicable to all instrumentation
  • Teaching method: Face-to-face OR online via live video, with instrument parts and consumables to see
  • Scheduled course venue: The Open University | Other venues | Virtual Classroom
  • Online/onsite/in-house/offsite availability: Arrange this course just for you
  • Scheduled course price: £250 + VAT per delegate
  • Course discount: RSC and CAMS members receive a discount on this course*

What will you learn on this course?

This is a perfect introduction for absolute beginners to mass spectrometry imaging (MSI).

The course will cover the what, why, where, when and how of MSI.

  • What is mass spectrometry imaging?
  • Why do we use mass spectrometry imaging? How could it help solve problems and what answers could it give?
  • When do we use mass spectrometry imaging? What types of analytes and samples can you use MSI for?
  • How does mass spectrometry imaging work? and what instrumentation is available?
  • Where do we use mass spectrometry imaging? Which applications to answer what questions?

Learning outcomes

  • You will learn about the different types of MSI (DESI, MALDI & SIMS)
  • You will understand the definition of MSI
  • You will learn the principles & limitations of the technique
  • You will learn about the principles and components of the mass spectrometer
  • You will learn the purpose and principles of data analysis
  • You will learn about different sampling techniques for MSI
  • You will learn about a number of industries and their application of MSI

Who is this course for?

  • Beginners - those new to Mass Spectrometry Imaging.
  • Analysts or Technicians looking for a refresher in these techniques.
  • Lab Managers and Line Managers - those who are responsible for the instruments or the analysts using them.
  • Data Analysts and Report Writers - technical specialists who aren't using the instruments but are using data from them.
  • Service Engineers and Consultant Engineers - those who look after or recommend the use of these instruments but don't have the chemistry background or chemistry viewpoint.
  • Those involved in the Sales or Marketing of these instruments, their consumables or their use for analysis - e.g. manufacturers, contract labs, media companies.

This course is ideal either as stand-alone or prior to attending further bespoke MSI application development training.

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