Invitation to the European Mass Spectrometry Conference (EMSC) 2018

On behalf of the French and German mass spectrometry societies - La Société Française de Spectrométrie de Masse (SFSM) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Massenspektrometrie (DGMS) - we have the great pleasure to invite you to the European Mass Spectrometry Conference (EMSC), taking place between 11 to 15 of March 2018. The EMSC incorporates the 35th SFSM and the 51st DGMS annual mass spectrometry conferences. For the first time, the SFSM and DGMS are organizing a joint conference on mass spectrometry and its applications. This conference is open to any MS scientist worldwide, with a focus on mass spectrometrists from Europe, to attend this joint French/German initiative. We hope that other national MS societies from Europe will continue this format in the future, to foster a regular European MS exchange.

This meeting will be held from Sunday evening, 11 March, through Thursday after lunch, 15 March 2018 in Saarbrücken (Germany), which is right on the border to France. Saarbrücken is located in the heart of Europe, easily accessible from almost everywhere in Europe. There will be several short courses on Sunday before the conference officially opens on 11 March.

We will have 12 plenary lectures, 18 sessions of contributed talks, accompanied by poster presentations, and an instrument vendor exhibition in the field of mass spectrometry and its applications. This is a unique opportunity to build new or reinforce existing scientific exchanges and collaborations, and to create new links at the European and international level. The conference equally welcomes scientists from academia, government, industrial and non-profit research organizations, instrument vendors as well as the industry and the private sector, working on fundamental research, instrumentation, sample preparation, data processing and applied aspects of mass spectrometry.

We hope to see you in Saarbrücken at the EMSC 2018.


Frédéric Aubriet, Vincent Carré and Dietrich Volmer, Conference Chairs

on behalf of the organizing committee

Official languages

The official languages of the EMSC 2018 are English, French and German

In order to facilitate the scientific exchanges between all participants

  • the lectures, keynotes and oral communications should be presented in English. Slides should also be written in English,
  • for poster presentations, English is strongly encouraged (even if it is possible to use French or German).

Plenary Lectures

Alain van Dorsselaer (Wolfgang Paul Lecture), France

Philippe Schmitt Kopplin, Germany

Arnaud Delcorte, Belgium

Gert von Helden, Germany

Gérard Hopfgartner, Switzerland

Thomas Kraemer, Switzerland

Liam McDonnell, Italy

Ljiljana Pasa-Tolic, United States of America

Saskia van Ruth, Netherlands

Zoltan Takats, London, United Kingdom

Pierre Thibault, Canada

Joelle Vinh,  France


Fundamental of MS

  • ­   Instrumentation
  • ­   Ionization techniques
  • ­   Ion activation
  • ­   Ion chemistry

Health and Disease

  • ­   Pharmaceutical applications
  • ­   Nutrition
  • ­   Environment
  • ­   Clinical mass spectrometry
  • ­   Diagnostics


  • ­   Metabolomics and Fluxomics
  • ­   Lipidomics
  • ­   Proteomics and PTM
  • ­   Data processing / Data integration / Statistical approaches

Imaging MS

Targeted and non-targeted analysis

  • ­   Geochemistry
  • ­   Petroleomics and astrochemistry
  • ­   Preparative MS and separation methods
  • ­   Polymers/ synthetic molecules
  • ­   Structural identification and annotation
  • ­   Doping
  • ­   Forensics

Local organizing committee - Scientific committee

Marc Angotti Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg

Frédéric Aubriet LCP–A2MC, Université de Lorraine, France

Vincent Carré LCP–A2MC, Université de Lorraine, France

Patrick Chaimbault LCP–A2MC, Université de Lorraine, France

Cédric Guignard Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg

Carsten Hopf ABIMAS, Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Emmanuelle Leize-Wagner LSIMS, Université de Strasbourg, France

Hans H. Maurer Experimental & Clinical Toxicology Department, Saarland University, Germany

Markus R. Meyer Experimental & Clinical Toxicology Department, Saarland University, Germany

Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg Fachbereich Chemie, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany

Cédric Paris LIBio, Université de Lorraine, France,

Dietrich Volmer Institute of Bioanalytical Chemistry, Saarland University, Germany


Important dates

The programme and the abstracts are available here

Registration opens

15 October 2017

Abstract submission deadline

Submission is now closed

Early bird registration deadline

26 January 2018

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