The 6th Annual ADVANCED IMAGING MASS SPECTROMETRY (AIMS.2017) Laboratory Course was held Tuesday, April 11 – Friday, April 14, 2017 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.
The workshop consisted of lectures and hands-on workshops and covered topics included sample preparation, matrix application, practical and advanced instrumentation, and computational aspects. In addition, a number of technology highlights were presented, including high-speed imaging, high-sensitivity imaging, and image fusion.
Two tutorials were also held on the Monday prior to the course, one an Introduction to Histology and Microscopy, and the other an Introduction to Mass Spectrometry. These were designed to allow attendees less experienced in one of the two disciplines to get a more "equal footing" with the rest of the class. Members of the MSRC gave the main lectures and led all the associated workshops. On Thursday evening, all attendees were invited to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts for dinner. After dinner, everyone could tour the Museum at their own pace. Buses shuttled people back to Vanderbilt or their hotel.