Analytical

Bacterial Identification by Mass Spectrometry (#389)

The symposium on Bacterial Identification by Mass Spectrometry will consist of a one-day oral symposium plus posters to be displayed in the analytical poster sessions. Four invited speakers will serve as a foundation for the contributed oral papers and posters. It is intended to have invited speakers from the participating countries that represent the most advanced MS techniques for bacterial identification. The symposium organizing committee will select the oral papers from the submitted abstracts and recommend the remainder for posters. Mass spectrometry has become an important bacterial identification tool for the microbiologist and is one of the hot areas in clinical, environmental, and industrial microbiology. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Union "CE" Mark Commission approved Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-MS) technique involving protein profiling for identification of microorganisms. Two commercial instrument manufacturers, Bruker and BioMerieux (Shimadzu), have sold over 1000 units worldwide for this application. Clinical and environmental studies, fundamentals, data treatment, instrumentation development, homeland security, and unique applications involving bacterial profiling will be considered for presentations. Several other MS procedures such as DART, DESI, MOLI-MS, and ESI, will also be emphasized in this symposium. Authors conducting research in all areas of bacterial identification by mass spectrometry are encouraged to submit abstracts.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015