EPSRC funded post-graduate students and post-doctoral researchers with an interest in chemistry and allied small-molecule mass spectrometry.
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The NMSF Mass Spectrometry Summer School 2017 was held on 11–13 July at Swansea University Medical School.
Quite interesting, I’ve learned more about accurate mass determination and I’ve enjoyed the LCMS course. I can’t wait to put the different advice into practice.
Really useful and covered a wide range of mass analysis techniques; talks were clear and organised in a logical order with useful information.
I found it extremely useful as I can interpret mass spectra better.
Good all rounder for a novice in mass spec.
The Summer School is really useful and interesting.
I found it very useful.
Really enjoyed the summer school. The mass spec interpretation tutorials were really useful.
I liked the video and animations showing what actually happens inside the machine.
A "must do" for every postgraduate.
Helpful in making decisions about best techniques for our compounds, tutorials were great.
A course that gives you everything you need to tackle your mass spec problems.
All lectures were very clear and well presented, good balance between lectures and tutorials.
The Summer School was fabulous, well organized with magnificently flowing lectures. Each of the lectures was broadcast with intuitive expertise and mirrored with useful images.
Very informative, excellent resources and knowledgeable speakers.
Learnt a lot for different techniques, good theoretical information and practical sessions.
Great course, excellent speakers (knowledgeable and very friendly), a lot of material covered in good time and good amount of practical examples. Very detailed and extremely useful.
Well planned, well organised with lots of available resources.
Very good - talks and tutorials help clarifying all the concepts. Excellent course.
It was wonderful experience, go so much knowledge, great presentations/tutorial sessions.
Friendly staff, answered lots of my questions which helps with my job at Cardiff. Good knowledge about everything.
I now feel I can interpret mass spectra much more confidently. I also have a better understanding of each technique and when each should be applied. Overall, a very rewarding experience.
The summer school managed to fit in a useful mix of theory and practical tutorial work led by a range of skilled and knowledgeable presenters – very helpful!
NMSF Summer School shows the exact way of analysing the mass spectrum. It’s really improved the knowledge about mass spec.
Good training regarding mass spec interpretation and analysis of spectra. Different types of ionisation methods well covered as well.
Got to know many things that need to be considered both theoretical and practical aspects.
Really good presentations.
Good combinations of presentations and problems.
Excellent notes − act as a good refresher for undergraduate learning and also further understanding. Very good presentations − good visual aids in PowerPoints.
Good focus on the mass spec theory. Quite intense but we have the material available to review as necessary. Practical session on pump/sources very useful. LC workshop excellent. Good range of information covered. Lots to think about.
It was very informative and helpful with very friendly staff and people who were willing to help with anything.
It was a great experience meeting the NMSF team and learning so much from them. It was all good in general.
It showed me ways in which I can improve the precision and sensitivity of my method and easy things that can be really helpful for good practise. It was a little bit of all the fields, which was useful for me.
Very useful. Helped understand a number of queries I had.
The order of presentations and tutorials kept everyone focussed. I would recommend to everyone.
Learned several new things about analysing data (my top priority). Also, every staff member was very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable.
I found the school very informative at facilitating my understanding of spectrometry. It was good to be taught by experts.
I have learned lots over the past few days. The Summer School was excellent!
Good quality of material provided, tutorials were useful. Very nice staff and well organised.
Interesting that spectra can be used to calculate so many things.
Very comprehensive, excellent presentations, staff very helpful. Course booklet will be useful reference guide for future. Always nice to meet and compare notes with other researchers. Excellent coverage from basics to more specialised areas.