Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Summer Workshop 2017

DATES: Monday, July 10 - Wednesday, July 12, 2017
TIME:  9am-4pm daily
LOCATION: Biomedical Research Tower, Room 115 (460 W. 12th Ave, Columbus, OH)
See below

The Mass Spectrometry Summer Workshop is organized by the CCIC Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics (MSP) Facility. Our goal is to provide/refresh fundamental information about mass spectrometry and introduce a variety of instruments and applications. The workshop is mostly application oriented and will cover the following topics: sample preparation for MS analyses, proteomics, metabolomics, mass spectrometry (MS and MS/MS) instrumentation, MS modes of scanning, ion activation, HPLC-MS/MS analysis, and spectral interpretation. This Workshop will also give us an opportunity to get to know each other better, to discuss your needs and initiate scientifically valuable collaborations.

This workshop is offered free of charge to OSU researchers and the local community. Please sign-up so that we know how many to expect.

Please contact Arpad Somogyi (, Associate Director of Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics, with any questions.

During the workshop we organize lab visits to show you our working instrumentation. Due to the large number of workshop participants (60+ in 2016 of writing!), we offer this on both Monday and Tuesday afternoon so that the labs will not be overcrowded. We will further split you into four subgroups and will rotate between different instruments. Please think about which day (Mon. or Tue.) is better for you. This can be determined when you come to the workshop, no need to tell us in advance. Ideally, it would be nice to have about the same number of visitors both days, so flexibility is appreciated.

If you want to participate in our open discussion by giving a 10-15 minute presentation on how mass spectrometry helped in your research, please contact Arpad Somogyi (

Workshop Schedule

Note: The lecture materials will be uploaded in pdf handout formats during July 5-7 so that you can have them before the workshop starts. Internet is available in the lecture room, so please bring your laptop with you to make notes.

Time Monday, 7/10 Tuesday, 7/11 Wednesday, 7/12
9-10:20am Introduction to Proteomics
(Mike Freitas)

Mass Analyzers
(Arpad Somogyi)

FT-ICR instrumentation and techniques
(Mike Freitas)

New Instruments and Services (Sophie Harvey)

Proteomics Data Analysis
(Sophie Harvey, Liwen Zhang)
10:35-12:00pm Sample Preparation
(Cindy James)

(Nan Kleinholz)

Quantitative Proteomics
(Liwen Zhang)

Peptide Manual Sequencing
(Arpad Somogyi)

12-1pm Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
1:00-2:00pm Ionization Methods
(Arpad Somogyi)
HPLC MS/MS and Metabolomics
(Matt Bernier)
Small Molecule Analysis
(Arpad Somogyi)
2:00-2:30pm Post Translational Modifications PTMs
(Liwen Zhang)
Ion Activation
(Vicki Wysocki)
Data Processing for Small Molecules
(Matt Bernier)
2:45-4:00pm Lab Visit (Group 1) Lab Visit (Group 2) Open Discussion
Deidre E. Damon, Abraham Badu