Education and Workshops

Dr. Rebekah Gundry providing training in the CBMSR

One mission of the Center is to educate MCW trainees and faculty regarding applications of mass spectrometry to biomedical research. We do this through a variety of platforms, including didactic lectures, hands-on training, and discussion groups.

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  Graduate School Course | Biochemistry 02276A - Special Topics in Biochemistry: Mass Spectrometry in Biomedical Research

Biochemistry 02276A
Special Topics in Biochemistry: Mass Spectrometry in Biomedical Research

This course is open to all graduate students and fellows and appropriate for investigators with no prior mass spectrometry experience. The overall goal of this course is to provide a comprehensive introduction to MS for modern biomedical research, including fundamental concepts in the analysis of lipids, small molecules, peptides, proteins, and glycans.

Biochemistry 02276A Course Syllabus (PDF)


  • 1 credit elective
  • Spring semester (March 26 – May 2, 2017)
  • 12 x 90 minute sessions (Monday & Wednesday; 10:30 a.m. – noon)
  • Mixture of didactic lectures and tutorial exercises
  Discussion Group

The goal of the Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group is to expand awareness regarding how mass spectrometry can be used in biomedical research, facilitate discussions among users, provide a platform for faculty and trainees to present their research related to mass spectrometry and receive constructive feedback, and hear from experts in the field on new technologies and approaches.

This group is open to anyone interested in learning more about mass spectrometry and we encourage mass spectrometry users from any discipline to participate. Speakers will include those internal and external to MCW, and focus on a wide range of mass spectrometry applications, including metabolomics, proteomics, glycomics, and lipidomics.

We meet monthly on the first Thursday of the month (unless otherwise noted)
4 – 5 p.m. | TBRC C2195

Food and drinks will be provided at each meeting.

See our calendar of events for details.

  Training Workshops

At least twice per year, we offer half-day training workshops that include didactic lectures and hands-on exercises. For self-service users, these are the first step in receiving training to operate the instrumentation independently.

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