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38th Asilomar Conference on Mass Spectrometry

New Frontiers in Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry from Applications to Instrumentation

October 11 - 15, 2024  |  Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA



Erin Baker (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Brian Clowers (Washington State University)
John McLean (Vanderbilt University)

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More About the Conference

Ion mobility spectrometry has experienced tremendous growth over the past decade. Many mass spectrometry companies have launched efforts to develop or incorporate ion mobility capabilities into commercial mass spectrometers, and many government and academic research groups have contributed to innovative advances in ion mobility technologies. The range of ion mobility instruments is vast, encompassing methods based on drift tubes, traveling wave methods, trapped ion mobility techniques, field asymmetric waveform strategies, and differential mobility approaches, some of which are in-vacuum and others atmospheric pressure. Ion mobility allows separation of isomers, provides signal filtering, and incorporation of ion mobility information (such as collision cross-sections) into mass spectrometry workflows to provide unique ion descriptors. Advances in resolving power and integration of ion mobility methods with high-performance mass spectrometry platforms, such as Orbitraps, have continued to expand the field. These efforts have led to broad adoption of ion mobility methods by numerous research groups in industry and academic settings that have recognized the value of multidimensional separation capabilities in the gas phase and have capitalized on the accessibility of commercialized ion mobility methods for high-impact applications.

This focused conference on ion mobility-mass spectrometry will bring together experts in instrumentation and applications, as well as provide new perspectives on the fundamental principles of ion mobility that will allow further innovation in the upcoming years.