to where the story began...
Castle of Rauischholzhausen, Germany
JUNE 03 - 07, 2012
An international conference on fundamentals, methods and strategies of MASS SPECTROMETRY and ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY in LIFE SCIENCES and BIOMATERIALS RESEARCH
The conference targets the development of bioanalytical mass spectrometry technology. Mechanisms of ion and neutral desorption are investigated in order to define the most efficient ways of producing intact molecular ions and, at the same time, of inducing controlled fragmentation for structural analysis and substance identification. A significant part of the conference is devoted to fundamental research on desorption processes, also dealing with the necessary instrumentation to produce, detect, identify and topologically visualize molecular ions.
Applications of these technologies in the fields of biology, medicine, plant research, surface analysis and others are targeted, both in bulk analytical strategies and in biomolecular mass spectrometry imaging.
Desorption 2012 is an interdisciplinary conference in the tradition of the IFOS (Ion Formation from Organic Solids) symposia of the 1980s. This conference series began 34 years ago as a workshop on desorption induced by high energy particles (MeV particles), in Marburg, Germany, in 1978, very close to the 2012 conference site. The interdisciplinary Conference “DESORPTION” started as a follow-up in 1992 (Burg Waldeck, Germany), expanding the topic from particle bombardment methods to other methods of ion formation, including laser desorption and the upcoming MALDI method. The current meeting, will continue the long and successful tradition of these meetings by bringing together scientists from all fields of science and from all over the world in a relaxed natural environment of an english-styled park to discuss most recent developments in the field. DESORPTION 2012 is to be held June 3 - 7, 2012 at the Rauischholzhausen Conference Centre of Justus Liebig University, very close to Marburg, where the story of the DESORPTION conferences began.
The conference will host about 80 international participants from US, Canada, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom, Denmark, Switzerland, Brazil, Russia and France. Participation of young researchers and students is highly encouraged.