Former Invited Speakers

2016 Gerald Gabrielse
Harvard University, Cambridge (MA), USA
Masses and Moments of Antimatter Particles and Atoms
  Paola Picotti
Department of Biology, ETH Zurich
Protein structural changes in health and disease
  Alexander Makarov
Thermo Fisher, Bremen, Germany
Recent Advances of Orbitrap Mass Spectrometry
2015 Kathrin Altwegg
Centeer for Space and Habitability, University of Bern
Rosina, one year at comet Churymov -Gerasimenko
  Robert Mistrik
HighChem, Bratislava, Slovakia
The Great Paradox of the 21st Century
  Dorothea Rutishauser
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Challenge and Success of Mass Spectrometry Base Quantitative Proteomics on Clinical Body Fluid Cohorts
  Rolf Mueller
Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research, Saarbrücken, Germany
Myxobacterial secondary metabolomics: Towards a comprehensive survey of a promising natural products resource
  Detlev Suckau
Bruker Daltonik, Bremen, Germany
High Resolution Mass Spectrometry for in Depth Understanding of Complex OMICS Challenges and Comprehensive Characterization of Large Molecular Weight Assemblies
2014 Detlef GÜNTHER
ETHZ, Zürich, CH
Elemental and isotope analysis – high speed, high resolution, high flexibility, high information density
  Urs BALTENSPERGER
Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, CH
Mass spectrometry applications in atmospheric chemistry research, with special emphasis on new particle formation
  Peter C DORRESTEIN
University of California, La Jolla, USA
A community based molecular GPS from microbes to people
  Bertran GERRITS
Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, CH
Multidimensional single cell analysis using flying rare earth metal
2013 Ruedi AEBERSOLD
ETHZ, Zürich, CH
SWATH-MS: Principles and applications to quantitative proteomics
  Günter ALLMAIER
Vienna Institute of Technology, A
Nano ESI DMA (GEMMA) and PDMA: tools for characterizing nanoparticles – from protein complexes to silver nanoparticles and intact viruses
  Thomas KRAEMER
Universityx of Zürich, CH
Sherlock Holmes meets mass spectrometry: Applications of MS in forensic pharmacology and toxicology
  Martin KUSSMANN
EPFL, Lausanne, CH
Mass spectrometry in systems approaches to health maintenance
2012 Gerard JM MEIJER
Radboud University Nijmegen, NL
Taming beams of neutral molecules
  Oliver FIEHN
UC Davis Genome Center
Davis, CA, USA
Mass spectrometry databases for metabolomic research
  Albert JR HECK
Utrecht University
Utrecht, NL
Native mass spectrometry and its role in studying structure, dynamics, and assembly of macromolecular protein complexes
  Renato ZENOBI
ETHZ, Zürich, CH
New developments in ambient mass spectrometry
2011 Helmut SEGNER
FiWi, University of Bern, CH
The Lake Thun “mystery”: high prevalence of coregonids with malformed gonads in Lake Thun
  Paola PICOTTI
ETHZ, Zürich, CH
Selected reaction monitoring in targeted proteomics: from cellular networks to complete proteome maps
  Philippe SCHMITT-KOPPLIN
Helmholtz Zentrum Munich, Neuherberg, DE
Ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry approaches and new data evaluation strategies for complex environmental mixtures
  Ian WILSON
Mereside, Alderley Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK
LC-MS-based profiling for metabonomics/metabolomics – the current challenges
2010 Catherine E COSTELLO
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, US
Mass spectrometry-based methodologies for investigations of N- and O-linked glycans and their effects on assembly and interactions of cells and organisms
  Jyotsna SHARMA
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA
Orchids: models of biological complexity
  Andrej SHEVCHENKO
MPI, Dresden, DE
Shotgun lipidomics for cell biology and molecular medicine
  Jean-Luc VEUTHEY
University of Geneva and Lausanne, Geneva, CH
Capillary electrophoresis and ultra high pressure liquid chromatography hyphenated with MS in pharmaceutical analysis
2009 Michael T BOWERS
UCSB, USA
Amyloid formation: peptide folding, aggregation and chirality
  Marcos N EBERLIN
UNICAMP, Brazil
Mass spectrometry EASIer than ever! - Applications of easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry
  Jukka JOKELA
Eawag, Dübendorf, CH
Why there are males
  Reto STÖCKLIN
Atheris Laboratories, Geneva
Venomics: targeted drug discovery and lead optimization using animal venoms
2008 Eduard ARZT
INM-Saarland University, DE
Biomimetic adhesion surfaces
  Gary SIUZDAK
The Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla, CA, USA
Mass-based metabolomics from solution and surfaces
  Mario THEVIS
German Sport University Cologne, DE
Liquid chromatography - mass spectrometry in sports drug testing
  Roman ZUBAREV
Uppsala Biomedical Centrum, SE
Pathway analysis in expression proteomics: Toward pathway search engines
2007 Richard M CAPRIOLI
Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, US
Molecular profiling and imaging of tissues by mass spectrometry: Applications to clinical and biological research
  R Graham COOKS
Purdue University, West Lafayette IN, US
Ambient ionization and miniature mass spectrometers 
  Philip MARRIOTT
RMIT University, Melbourne, AU
The role of mass spectrometry in comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography: It is not just about speed 
  Staffan NILSSON
University of Lund, SE
Airborne cell chemistry & nanoparticle based CEC
  P August SCHUBIGER
ETH Zurich, CH
Molecular imaging of biochemical functions using (small animal) PET
2006 Rolf RUTISHAUSER
University of Zürich, CH
The eye and mind in modern plant morphology, exemplified by morphological "misfits" of tropical waterfalls.
  Peter O'CONNOR
Boston University School of Medicine, US
On the role of free radical reactions in electron capture dissociation.
  Thomas LAURELL
Lund University, SE
Microchip developments for sample preparation and MALDI-TOF MS interfacing.
  Uwe KARST
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, DE
Strategies for the LC/MS analysis of non-polar compounds
2005 Marcel MAYOR
University of Basel, CH
Molecular electronics: devices of tomorrow?
  Gary GLISH
University of North Carolina, US
The quadrupole ion trap and proteomics: new developments in top down and bottom up analysis.
  Eric FOREST
CEA/Grenoble, FR
Use of mass spectrometry to study the structure and the interactions of proteins.
  Thorsten REEMTSMA
Technical University of Berlin, DE
Insight into fulvic acid molecules by electrospray mass spectrometry.
2004 Kurt PAULUS
Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, CH
The microscope - history of a versatile tool.
  Ron MA HEEREN
FOM-Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics, Amsterdam, NL
Mass spectrometric imagery and flash photography: rapid analysis of the molecular organization of biomolecules at surfaces
  Alain VAN DORSSELAER
Louis Pasteur Strasbourg, FR
Supramolecular mass spectrometry: a new technology for the study of non covalent interactions in biology.
  Peter SCHOENMAKERS
University of Amsterdam, NL
Chromatographic and mass spectrometric characterization of polymers.
2003 Gérard HOPFGARTNER
University of Geneva, CH
Quantitative and qualitative analysis of small molecules by mass spectrometry: with or without chromatography.
  René VREULS
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL
A time-of-flight mass spectrometer: a new horizon in GC separations.
  Vladimir BARANOV
MDS-SCIEX, Concord, Ontario, CA
Bioanalytical applications of ICP-MS.
  Kenneth B TOMER
NIEHS - NIH, Research Triangle Park, NC, US
MS and structural studies of protein interactions.
2002 Markus STÖCKLI
Novartis Pharama AG, Basel, CH
MALDI MS imaging of biological tissue: a powerful tool in the drug discovery process.
  Michael STORY
ThermoFinnigan, San José, US
The development of quadrupole field mass spectrometers
  Hans RICHNOW
UFZ Environmental Research Centre Leipzig Halle, DE
IRM-GC-MS techniques to characteries sources and sinks of organic contaminants in groundwater.
  Oliver FIEHN
MPI of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam, DE
Can we cover the metabolome only by means of mass spectrometry?
2001 Daniel GERBER
University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, CH
Mass independent single molecule detector for mass spectrometry.
  Giovanni SINDONA
Univ. della Calabria, IT
The effect of nucleoside proton affinities on the formation of zwitterionic oligonuceotides.
  Andy TAYLOR
University of Notthingham, UK
APCI/MS for rapid and dynamic measurement of flavor release.
  Rafael ABELA
Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, CH
The Swiss light source.
2000 Peter ROEPPSTORFF
University of Southern Denmark, Odense, DK
Mass spectrometry in protein studies -from genom to function.
  Dan KASSEL
Du Pont Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA, US
High throughput analysis, purification and profiling strategies in the era of high thruoghput drug discovery.
  Hans H MAURER
University of Saarland, DE
GC/MS and LC/MS in clinical and forensic toxicology.
  Ernö PRETSCH
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, CH
Computer aided spectra interpretation for structure elucidation and structure verification.
1999 Pamela CRAIN
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, US
Structure mapping of nucleic acid by tandem mass spectrometry.
  Martin SUTER
ETHZ, Zürich, CH
A new generation of accelerator mass spectrometers - smaller, simpler and cheaper.
  Pietro TRALDI
CNR, Padova, IT
MALDI MS in milk science.
1998 Robert D VOYKSNER
Research Triangle Park, NC, US
LC/MS: from frustration to success.
  Udo Th BRINKMANN
Free University Amsterdam, NL
On-line sample strategies for LC/MS and GC/MS in environmental research
  Rainer WIELER
ETHZ, Zürich, CH
Isotopes in planetary sciences.
1997 Renato ZENOBI
ETHZ, Zürich, CH
Laser desorption / laser photoionization mass spectrometry: possibilities and limitations.
  Peter BOCHSLER
University of Bern, CH
News from mass spectrometry in space.
  Simon GASKELL
University of Manchester, UK
Proteomics - a new challenge for mass spectrometry.
1996 Hans-Jürgen STAN
TU Berlin, DE
Monitoring of foodstuff and water for pesticides residues and other environmental contaminants by means of GC/MS.
  Paul VOUROS
Northeastern University, Boston, MA, US
Capillary electrophoresis mass spectrometry: analysis of dann adducts and other biological significant compounds.
  Jochen FRANZEN
Bruker-Franzen Analytik, Bremen, DE
How ion traps work and what they can do.
1995 Alain VAN DORSSELAER
University of Strasbourg, FR
New possibilities in mass spectrometry.
  Matthias MANN
EMBL, Heidelberg, DE
ESMS using triple quadrupols and ion traps.
  Jürgen GROTEMEYER
University of Würzburg, DE
Strategies vor the investigation of fragmentation processes of large ions.
1994 Franz-Wilhelm RÖLLGEN
University of Bonn, DE
Mechanisms of ion formation in desorption and spray methods.
  J-J VEITH
Thechnical University Darmstadt, DE
Mass spectrometry and chemical communication of social insects.
  Robin T APLIN
Oxford Centre for Molecular Sciences, UK
Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry and protein secondary structure.
1993 Anne DELL
Imperial College, London, UK
Mass spectrometric solutions to structural problems in glycobiology.
  Raymond HOURIET
EPFL, Lausanne, CH
Application of static SIMS-TOF to polymer surfaces and biological samples.
  Jordi SEGURA
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, SP
Mass spectrometry and dope control: applicability to Barcelona's '92 Olympic Games.
1992 Peter J DERRICK
University of Warwick, UK
Mass spectrometers of today and tomorrow.
  Einar UGGERUD
University of Oslo, NO
Gas phase ion chemistry. Theory vs experiment.
  Jack HENION
Cornell University, NY, US
Recent developments in pneumatically assisted electrospray (ion spray) mass spectrometry.
  Peter ROEPSTORFF
Odense University, DK
Mass spectrometry in portein studies: state of the art and prospects.
  Helmut SCHWARTZ
TU Berlin, DE
Selective activation of CH ad CC bonds by transition-metal ions.
  Karlheinz BALLSCHMITTER
University of Ulm, DE
Mass spectrometric detection in the trace analysis of organic compounds.
  Geoffrey EGLINTON
University of Bristol, UK
Mass spectrometry and paleontology.
  Willy WÖLFLI
ETH Zürich, CH
Accelerator mass spectrometry and its application in archaeology.
1991 Andries P BRUINS
University Centre for Pharmacy, Groningen, NL
Instrumentations for electrospray and ion spray in mass spectrometry.
  Keith JENNINGS
University of Warwick, UK
Tandem mass spectrometry: facts and fictions.
  Keith ROSE
Centre Médical Universitaire, Geneva, CH
Pharmacokinetics of polypeptides and proteins using mass spectrometry: dream or reality?
1990 Dudley H WILLIAMS
Cambridge University, UK
Mass spectrometry in structure elucidation of biologically active molecules.
  Richard M CAPRIOLI
University of Texas, Houston, TX, US
Combined capillary electrophoresis mass spectrometry and contiuous flow FAB.
  Reinhard NEUDERT
BASF, Ludwigshafen, DE
Mass spectrometry data base.
1989 Fred MCLAFFERTY
Cornell University, NY, US
1) Neutralization reionization mass spectrometry; 2) tandem mass spectrometry of large molecules.
  Emilio GELPI
CID-CSIC, Barcelona, SP
Comparative evaluation of combined chromatography and mass spectrometry methode for biological applications.
1988 Peter J DERRICK
University of Warwick, UK
Tandem mass spectrometry of large organic and biological molecules.
  Jack HENION
Cornell University, NY, US
Structural information from LC/MS and SFC/MS.
  John P MAIER
University of Basel, CH
Some approaches for the spectroscopic characterization of ions.
1987 John H BEYNON
University of Wales, Swansee, UK
High sensitivity mass spectrometers
  Hans- Friedrich GRÜTZMACHER
University of Bielefeld, DE
Intermediary ion/neutral complexes in unimolecular fragmentation reactions.
1986 Marvin L VESTAL
University of Houston, TX, US
A new approach to ion dissociation in MS-MS.
  Nico NM NIBBERING
University of Amsterdam, NL
Applications of FT-ICR in ion/molecule reaction studies.
1985 Jean-François MULLER
University of Metz, FR
Influence de la longueur d'onde dans les processus d'ionisation ou de désorption des solides par laser.
  Howard R MORRIS
Imperial College of Science & Technology, London, UK
MS of large biomolecules.
  W STEK
Finnigan MAT, Benelux
Recent advances in ion trap technology have significantly improved mass resolution, high mass detection and sensitivity.
1984 Bill MCFADDEN
Finnigan MAT, San José, CA, US
Combined LC/MS with thermospray ionization and triple quadrupole MS/MS
  Helmut SCHWARTZ
TU Berlin, DE
Exploration of the mechanism of (C-C) cleavage in ionized carbonyl compounds
1983 Dieter HENNEBERG
MPI für Kohleforschung, Mühlheim a.d. Ruhr, DE
Search for identical and similar compounds in mass spectral data bases

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Schweizerische Gruppe für Massenspektrometrie
Groupe suisse de spectrométrie de masse
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