The 56th Annual Conference on Mass Spectrometry, Tsukuba, Japan, 2008
"Beyond conventional mass separation"

With conventional mass spectrometry (MS), atomic or molecular ions were simply separated only according to m/z values on time or space domains. Modern MS instruments have been developed and employed for the molecule identification based on fragmentation of precursor ions, the amino acid sequencing, the analyses of additional domains beyond the simple m/z separation. The MS techniques are currently involved in such advanced analytical fields as molecular structural analysis and morphological investigation of tissues, etc., which transcend the impression that one derives from the word, "mass spectroscopy".;

The annual conference on Mass Spectrometry provides a forum where such topics as developing MS instruments and advanced MS-based analytical applications are discussed comprehensively. We are very pleased to organize one of the conferences in Tsukuba, which is open to members and non-members who wish to present or discuss MS techniques, related basic sciences, environmental problems, food and drugs, safety and health, etc. in order to stimulate industry-university-government cooperation.

The 56th annual conference in Tsukuba will cover the frontiers on hardware and software in the diverse area from the microanalyses of individual molecues to the macroanalysis of morphology. We would like to invite all of you to participate and present your latest results.

The organizing committee for the 56th annual conference
Masataka Ohkubo, chair

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