2022 Workshop and Meeting

Tenth MaSC Workshop and Meeting

26 – 30 September 2022

Bordeaux, France


The 10th Workshop and Meeting of the Users’ Group for Mass Spectrometry and Chromatography (MaSC) will take place in Bordeaux, France, from Monday 26th – Friday 30th September 2022. The workshop portion will take place at the University of Bordeaux – Proteome Platform on the 26-28 September. The meeting will be held at the Grand Theatre of Bordeaux (Opera) on the 29-30 September.

Workshop, 26-28 September 2022:

Proteomics for cultural heritage and large data set analysis and treatment.

The three-day workshop will provide a unique opportunity for participants to experience multidisciplinary training in advanced mass spectrometry techniques applied to protein characterization in artistic, archaeological and paleontological objects.

The workshop will include both

(i) lectures led by local and international experts in proteomics, mass spectrometry, cultural heritage research, and heritage science and,

(ii) hands-on training in proteomics including sample preparation, MS acquisition, and data processing for the analysis of proteinaceous materials from objects of cultural heritage. The practical training will include peptide mass fingerprint analysis (ZooMS), protein sequencing (LC-MS/MS) using bottom-up and top-down approaches, as well as mass spectrometry imaging. A set of complementary techniques will also be used during the practical training (MALDI-TOF-TOF MS, MALDI/nanoESI-Orbitrap…).

The participants will learn how to extract proteins from various type of cultural heritage objects and prepare samples for analysis, addressing the very low sample amounts and the uniqueness of the material. They will learn how to optimize instrumental settings and methods to identify, quantify and/or characterize ancient proteins (structures, chemical modifications…). In addition, the participants will gain insight into the development of the large datasets obtained using proteomics, their treatment, interpretation and storage (e.g. identification of proteins, identification of biological species, taxonomy, characterization of ancient protein damage…).

The workshop will begin with a welcome/orientation session the morning of September 26th.  

The afternoon of Wednesday, September 28th will be a wrap-up session in which the outcomes of the workshop are discussed and experiences are shared.

The practical hands-on workshop will be limited to 20 participants due to laboratory space constraints. Those wishing to attend are requested to submit a detailed CV and short paragraph describing their experience with proteomics and how they would benefit from the workshop, which should be included alongside the registration form and sent to MaSCUB2022@gmail.com before 30 June 2022. Notification of acceptance will be given by 7 July.

The registration fee for the workshop is 350 Euros.

Meeting, 29-30 September 2022:

The meeting will be held at the Grand Theatre of Bordeaux (Opera) and will comprise discussions and presentations on novel applications of chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques to the study of art and cultural objects. Presentations of studies related to the workshop themes are encouraged, but contributions on a broad range of topics are welcome. We hope to create an informal atmosphere for the exchange of ideas, and discussions of work in progress are welcomed.

Those interested in presenting a paper or poster should submit an abstract of up to 200 words to MaSCUB2022@gmail.com before 30 June 2022. Notification of acceptance will be given by 7 July.

During these 2 days, pioneering researchers will present their most recent developments and achievements in the field of cultural heritage mass spectrometry, including technical and computational developments and applications.

The registration fee for the meeting is 170 Euros for those who register before 30 July 2022, or 250 Euros after this deadline. The registration fee for students is 100 Euros.

Questions can be addressed to the local organisers, Dr. Francesca Galluzzi, Dr. Aleksandra Popowich or Prof. Caroline Tokarski, and the MaSC committee at MaSCUB2022@gmail.com.

Registration Form for Workshop and Meeting


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