PTR-TOF training with IONICON experts - a review
The first PTR-MS community training event in 5 years attracted more participants than we could actually host. This time we even had a substantial wait list and unfortunately could not accommodate all applications. Nevertheless, we welcomed close to 50 PTR-TOF users for a comprehensive, three days training seminar in Innsbruck, our hometown and home of PTR-MS.
Spirits were high, a crowd of very motivated peers came and spent three full days with PTR-TOF training but also networking and social events. New this year were the IONICON livelabs on the third day, where each small group had one PTR-TOF instrument, one of our trainers and a small analytical challenge to solve. In the livelabs all participants could get their hands-on on our instruments and apply what they had learned in theory and practice on the other two days where lectures and workshops kept everybody busy. The response was overwhelming and in the last session, each group presented their challenge and how they solved it to the others. A great training experience with lots of take-home messages and best practices learnt to apply when everybody is back to their own IONICON PTR-TOF instrument.
The huge interest in our training event 2024 was well noted and we will do our best to make community training more often. In the meantime, we'll be there to support you, staying in touch with this engaged group of PTR-TOF users.
hands-on PTR-MS 2024 was the adjacent event to the 9th International PTR-MS Conference that took place before.