First SCIMS Conference
The need for quantitative and rapid detection of chemical compounds in complex environments and at ultralow concentrations provides significant challenges to analytical chemistry for applications in many areas. Soft chemical ionisation mass spectrometric techniques can be used to address some of these challenges, and hence are key technologies for many analytical applications, ranging from atmospheric chemistry through to homeland security.
The aim of the First SCIMS Conference is to provide a forum for discussions on research, instrumentation and applications of soft chemical ionisation mass spectrometric (SCIMS) techniques, with a particular focus on the technologies of PTR-MS, IMS, IMS/MS and SIFT-MS, covering many of areas of applications, but with an emphasis on fundamental research and development, atmospheric chemistry, homeland security, and the environmental, food and health sciences.
A key purpose of the conference is to bring together scientists and technologists from academia, industry and government who use SCIMS technologies in an informal setting to network and share details on recent advances and applications. An objective of this meeting is to facilitate closer collaboration and to improve the exploitation of novel concepts between disciplines and technologies.
This being an IMPACT event, young scientists (e.g. Early Stage Researchers and PhD students) at the beginning of their research careers are particularly encouraged to attend and contribute to the meeting, either with a poster or with an oral presentation.