Bruker Sponsor Mass Spectral Interpretation Workshop at Mass Spectrometry 2013 in Singapore

14 February, 2013: Bruker Chemical and Applied Markets (CAM), Fremont, California, US:  Ahead of the forthcoming Mass Spectrometry 2013 conference (6-7 March 2013) in Singapore, world thought leader Professor O. David Sparkman presents a two day workshop on mass spectral interpretation. Bruker Chemical and Applied Markets division (Bruker CAM) is sponsoring the workshop, which is designed to develop the mass spectral skills of analytical scientists with all levels of experience. Interest in this workshop is expected to be high, with places still currently available

As Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, and Consultant to the National Institute of Standards and Technology Mass Spectrometry Data Centre, Prof. Sparkman is truly at the pinnacle in the field of mass spectrometry. He brings  fifty years¹ experience as an analytical scientist to the two day workshop. Prof. Sparkman will cover the fundamental skills necessary to understand the fragmentation of ions formed by electron ionization (EI) in GC-MS or by one of the soft ionization techniques employed in LC-MS. The training course will teach skills vital for determining the Œquality¹ of a mass spectrum, so that interpretations can be conducted selectively to increase laboratory productivity.

Further topics to be covered in the workshop include: the determination of elemental composition from accurate mass measurements and the relative intensity of isotope peaks; the use of Library Search Programs and databases of mass spectra with EI data and data that is obtained using collisionally activated dissociation. There will also be a discussion of the different types of m/z analyzers and the different types of ions encountered in modern mass spectrometry.

³There could be no better way to learn the fundamental skills of mass spectral interpretation than with the master and one of the most experienced instructors in the field. Bruker is keen to support fundamental skills training and the Mass Spectral Interpretation Workshop was the perfect opportunity to do this with David at the helm² said Rohan Thakur, Vice President of Bruker CAM. ²The Mass Spectrometry Conference offers the opportunity for everyone, with varying backgrounds and levels of experience, to improve their mass spectrometry skills and become more proficient in analytical interpretation - bringing higher levels of productivity to their laboratories and applications in which they operate.²

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About Professor O. David Sparkman
O. David Sparkman is currently an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California; Consultant to the National Institute of Standards and Technology Mass Spectrometry Data Center; President of; and a former American Chemical Society Instructor and American Society for Mass Spectrometry Member-at-large for Education. At the University of the Pacific he teaches courses in mass spectrometry and analytical chemistry and manages the mass spectrometry facility. Over the past 28 years, he has developed and taught five different ACS courses in mass spectrometry. He is the author of Mass Spectrometry Desk Reference. 1st and 2nd editions; Introduction to Mass Spectrometry, 4th ed. with J. Throck Watson and Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry: A Practical Guide, 2nd ed. with Zelda Penton. He also provides general consulting services in mass spectrometry for a number of instrument manufacturers, manufacturing companies, and government agencies.

About Mass Spectrometry 2013
Mass Spectrometry 2013 will take place in Singapore on 6-7 March 2013 at Biopolis, in Singapore's science sector. The conference, subtitled "New Horizons in MS Hyphenated techniques and Analyses," will bring together world renowned experts to talk about the basics, method development, best practice and analysis of results vital to efficient and robust mass spectrometer use.

About Bruker Corporation
For over 50 years Bruker Daltonics has embodied innovation with integrity as demonstrated by its development of world-class scientific instruments. Bruker¹s Chemical and Applied Markets (CAM) division, headquartered in Fremont, California was established in April 2010. Its formation was in response to the dynamic and ever significant separation and analysis market, providing fundamentally new instruments and solutions for customers in a range of applied industrial areas including: food testing, environmental analysis, toxicology testing, forensic analysis, quality control and pharmacokinetics. Today, Bruker¹s CAM division serves all of these industry areas, pioneering the migration of technology from research to the commercial laboratory.

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