Comprehensive Deconvolution Software (NIST AMDIS)

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Course summary

  • Duration: 2 days for face-to-face | Total of 13 hours for Virtual Classroom course
  • Experience level: Advanced
  • Course type: Manufacturer-specific; analysts using NIST's Automated Mass Spectral Deconvolution and Identification System (AMDIS) software
  • Teaching method: Face-to-face OR online via live video, with practicals on the software
  • Scheduled course venue: The Open University | Other venues | Virtual Classroom
  • Online/onsite/in-house/offsite availability: Arrange this course just for you
  • On demand availability: Available
  • Scheduled course price: £1050 + VAT per delegate
  • Course discount: RSC and CAMS members receive a discount on this course*

What will you learn on this course?

This practical software course on the powerful Automated Mass Spectral Deconvolution and Identification System software mixes 50% presentations with 50% practical exercises using the software to get a good grasp of its capabilities in performing deconvolution to process your GC-MS data.

If you have complex samples with little chromatographic resolution or you need to check you have no co-elutions in your chromatogram, learn about using your analytical resolution with mass spectral deconvolution to unravel your mixed mass spectra for confirmation or identification of your co-eluting peaks.

Learning outcomes

  • You will learn about analytical resolution in mass spectrometry
  • You will learn how to operate NIST's Automated Mass Spectral Deconvolution and Identification System (AMDIS) software for the processing of complex spectra
  • You will learn how deconvolution works with the AMDIS software
  • You will gain practical experience in performing AMDIS deconvolution to obtain cleaned-up mass spectra
  • You will learn and gain practical experience in various types of mass spectral deconvolution analysis in AMDIS including Simple, Retention Index and Internal standard methods
  • You will learn of the benefits of using AMDIS software for processing GC-MS data

Who is this course for?

If you need practical guidance to help you understand how to use AMDIS software to make the most of your analytical resolution to perform deconvolution and obtained cleaned-up mass spectra, then this is a course for you.

This course requires fundamental knowledge of GC-MS and some background in understanding mass spectra.

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Feedback from previous attendees of Virtual Classroom course

"Really excellent to be shown worked examples and to apply the information immediately after introduction. Very comprehensive overview of how AMDIS works, with the information being presented in a very accessible and often visual way."  June 2020.

Feedback from previous attendees of Face-to-Face course

"(I enjoyed the) professionalism of course instructor, useful information."  Manager in the biotechnology industry (March 2018).

"(I enjoyed the) practical examples."  Researcher from a university in Czech Republic (March 2018).

"This course is great, you can learn a lot of usefull knowledge. I am now ready to fully use the AMDIS software."  Tanja Zivkovic Semren, Research Assistant, Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Croatia (September 2017).

"It's a practical course. (I enjoyed) the experiences of the instructors."  Ivan Chóez-Guaranda, Reasearch Chemist, ESPOL, Ecuador (September 2017).

"Easy approach and the fact we have to do practical along with theoretical course. This was very useful."  Nirubiha Aravinthan, Laboratory Manager, TATA Global Beverages (March 2017).

"We found it all useful. We all feel that we now have a much better understanding of both NIST and AMDIS.The topic was well explained.  There was a lot of information athat was new to me and the team but Diane managed to keep us all focused."  Technical Manager, flavour and fragrance industry (October 2016).

“(I enjoyed) Learning how to 'drive' the software in a structured manner - with all aspects of the variables covered - so the results are meaningful.”  Dr Geraint Morgan, CEPSAR's Applied Science & Technology Group, The Open University (December 2014).

“(I enjoyed) learning some new things which will make analysis much better and quicker.”  Research Scientist, Defence industry (December 2013).

“Finding out new functions and shortcuts on AMDIS which have always been around but I never knew of.”  Analytical Chemist, Fragrance industry (December 2013).