Basic Precepts
1. To review the current state of mass spectrometry
High throughput techniques in pretreatment have expanded the practical utilities of mass spectrometry, as knowing the molecular weights of compounds is an important first step for various studies. Practical progress in ionization and mass-analysis techniques continue to expand the applicable fields for mass spectrometry, so the need to be current in the field is greater than ever.
2. To explore to possibilities of mass spectrometry
The field of mass spectrometry will continue to expand so long as it is able to overcome current challenges and is able to meet user needs that are difficult to resolve through other analytical methods.
 General Information
  June 2 (Wed) ~ June 4 (Fri), 2004
  Nagoya Municipal Industrial Research Institute
(3-4-41, Rokuban, Atsutaku, Nagoya, 456-0058, Japan)
  June 3 (Thu), 2004, 18:30 ~ 20:30, at Nagoya Garden Palace Hotel
(Nishiki 3-11-13, Naka-ku, Nagoya, 460-0003, Japan)
 52nd’s Theme
  Advanced Sciences & Mass Spectrometry

  The Mass Spectrometry Society of Japan
 Joint Auspices
  The Chemical Society of Japan / Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry / The Japanese Biochemical Society / The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry / The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan / The Geochemical Society of Japan / The Food Hygienics Society of Japan / The Japanese Society for the Study of Xenobiotics / Atomic Energy Society of Japan
  The Japan Society of Applied Phisics / The Society for Atomic Collision Research / Japan Society for Environmental Chemistry / The Surface Science Society of Japan / Spectroscopical Society of Japan / Japanese Society for Biomedical Mass Spectrometry / The Society for Chromatographic Sciences / The Japan Institute of Metals / Japan Society of Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis / The Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research / The Society of Polymer Science, Japan / The Ceramic Society of Japan / Japan Environmental Measurement & Chemical Analysis Association
Special Lectures
 Japanese Speakers
Hideki Kambara (Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd.)
"The Development of Instruments and Technologies for DNA Analysis -Human Genome Project and The Spreading Bioscience Field -"
    Reference Link - Business Week article
Sumio Iijima (Faculty of Science and Technology, Meijo University)
"Measurement of Nano-Carbon Materials (provisional title)"
    Reference Link - Business Week article
    [Cancellation Announcement]
Isamu Akasaki (Faculty of Science and Technology, Meijo University)
"Nitride Semiconductors and Blue Light-Emittng Devices - Evolution and Prospect -"
    Reference Link - Takeda Foundation's Web page
 Foreign Speakers
Richard D. Smith (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
"Advances in Mass Spectrometry for Comprehensive, Quantitative and High
Throughput Proteomics"
    Reference Link - PNNL's Web page
Fred W. McLafferty (Cornell University)
"Characterizing Proteins and Other Biomolecules by Mass Spectrometry"
    Reference Link - ASMS's Web page
Siu-Kwan N. Sze (Genomic Institute of Singapore)
"Application of Top Down Proteomics to Study Epigenetics and Gene Regulation"
    Reference Link - GIS's Web page
Award Presentations
MSSJ AWARD for Distinguished Contribution in MS:
     Nobuo Takaoka (Kyusyu University)
  "Primitive Xe in the Solar Nebula"
     Yutaka Takahashi (JEOL)
  "Application Research for Usefulness of NanoESI and Studies on Unimolecular Metastable Decomposition of Organic Ions using MIKE Spectrometry"
     Motohiro Shizuma (Osaka Municipal Technical Research Institute )
  "Studies on Chiral Recognition of Carbohydrate Derivatives Using Mass Spectrometry" (Poster Presentation)
 Metabolome and MS
 The Next Generations, of the MS, by the MS, for the MS
 Isotopes for Prosperous Future
 Present and Future of Tandem Mass Spectrometry
 FT-ICR MS: Instrumentation, Application, and Allied Studies
 Exploring New Substances Using Mass Spectroscopy (provisional title)
 Pre-Registration via Web
  May 14 (Fri), 2004
 Application for Presentation via Web
  February 13 (Fri), 2004
 Submission of Abstract
via mail: should be arrived by March 15 (Mon), 2004
via Web: March 22 (Mon), 2004
The 52nd Conference Committee
  Hideyuki Konishi (Aichi University of Education)
 Committee Office
  c/o Ken-ichi Harada (Meijo University)
 Members List
  Should you have any questions, please address to the Committee Office.