The 60th American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics was held in Vancouver, British Colombia the week of May 19-May24 at the Vancouver Convention Center. The meeting is the largest mass spectrometry meeting in the world and covers the full range of MS related topics, from instrument design to every imaginable application of mass spectrometry.
The city was fantastic, other than occasional light showers. As has been the case for the past 15 or so years, applications related to protein analysis, including protein structure and proteomics, comprised well over half of the presentations. The meeting was attended by approximately 6,000 scientists from across the globe, including researchers from industry and academia as well as a large contingent of vendors. Myself and two members of Michael Goshe’s lab, Laura Edwards and Fan Liu, attended the meeting.
This was Laura’s first ASMS meeting, and she was like a kid at Christmas! She did, however, actually work on the first day of the meeting as an assistant, skillfully guiding meeting attendees to various meetings and short courses while wearing a neat red ASMS uniform and carrying an “Ask Me” sign!