8th Symposium on Structural Proteomics

Come join us in Berlin for the 8th SSP from 10-12 October 2018.


A preliminary programme can be found on the Programme page.

This year’s symposium will focus on the following tracks:
  • Cross-linking/mass spectrometry
  • Surface labelling
  • Ion mobility/native MS
  • Data-assisted modelling
  • Standards
  • New chemistry, instruments, approaches
  • Software in structural proteomics


Looking forward to seeing you in Berlin!


Autumn Workshop in Structural Proteomics Spa Hotel Bomba, Nurmes – Finland, 19-21.9.2018

COST BM1403 Autumn Workshop 2018

  • Organized by EU COST action BM1403 ”Native Mass Spectrometry and Related Methods for Structural Biology” (www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/bmbs/BM1403)
  • A workshop dedicated to the theory and practise of modern techniques in structural proteomics, includingØ Native mass spectrometry (native MS)
    Ø Ion mobility mass spectrometry (IM-MS)
    Ø Hydrogen/deuterium exchange mass spectrometry (HDX-MS)
  • Instructors include world renowned experts in the field: Frank Sobott (Univ. Antwerp/Leeds), Justin Benesch (Univ. Oxford), Kasper Rand (Univ. Copenhagen), Valerie Gabelica (IECB) & Janne Jänis (UEF Chemistry)
  • COST covers travel, accomodation, all meals, free use of spa and social program!
  • Further information & registration: http://structuralproteomics.eu/ -> meetings
  • Spa Hotel Bomba: https://bomba.fi/en/spa

Registration to the event: please send email to janne.janis@uef.fi with short CV and motivation letter (max. 1/2 page) included. The deadline for registrations is 5.9.2018 noon!

COST covers all local costs and makes a contribution to travel costs

* Bus between Joensuu airport/train station and Nurmes on Tuesday 18.9. (17:30-) and  Friday 21.8. (07:30-)

** COST provides support of 400 € for domestic and 580 € for international trainees for accommodation and travel expenses, which can be claimed from COST after the workshop. Accommodation is in single (97 € /night) or double (127 € /night) rooms. 

Trainees pay accommodation directly to the hotel.

COST Progress in Native Mass Spectrometry – Instrumentation and Applications

February 21st to February 22nd, 2018 at TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), Vienna, Austria.


Absolute deadline for registration: Feb 9th, 2018 (e-mail to guenter.allmaier@tuwien.ac.at ).


COST Vienna 2018 Flyer


February 21st – 22nd, 2018



TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), TUtheSky, 11th floor, Building BA,

Getreidemarkt 9, A-1060 Vienna, Austria



Starting time: February 21st, 14:00 (sharp)

Finishing time: February 22nd, 12:30


Facts on the Venue

The meeting and the Scientific Presentations will be given on the 11th floor of the Office Building BA.
Coffee breaks and Exhibition (on the first day) will be located on the 2nd floor.



How to reach us

The conference room is on the 11th floor of office building BA, the coffee breaks and exhibition (on the first day) is on the 2nd floor.

Public transportation:

The address “Getreidemarkt” can be reached by a walk (5-7 min) from the underground station “Karlsplatz” reached via U1, U2 and U4.

A 5 min walk from the station “Museumsquartier” (U2) will lead you also to the highest building in the area.

The inner city can be reached within 10 min walking distance.

By car:

A parking garage is accessible via Lehargasse (€ 3,50 / hour, € 35 daily rate)

Details (maps etc.) on the location can be found on the following website:


Nearby Hotels


Hotel Terminus**
Small Luxury Hotel Das Tyrol****
Time Out City Hotel Vienna
Kolping Wien Zentral **
Hotel Admiral****
nh Wien****
Pension Hotel Mariahilf***
Hotel Savoy Garni***
Hotel Beethoven Wien****
Wombat’s City Hostels Vienna At The Naschmarkt*
Mercure Secession Wien****
Drei Kronen Hotel City***
Best Western Premier Kaiserhof Wien****
Das Triest*****


Fast reservation is recommended due to the Viennese ball season.


General Information

  • The official language of the Conference is English.
  • Badges will be distributed at the registration desks. Participants without badges will not be admitted to the conference activities. Participants who have not previously registered must register on-site to participate.
  • During breaks coffee or small lunch will be served. Please inform us on your participation during the Welcome evening.
  • A certificate of attendance will be provided on request.
  • All speakers should ensure their presentations are uploaded prior to the session.
  • The meeting organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained or for loss of or damage to property belonging to Conference participants (or their accompanying persons) either during the conference meetings and post conference activities. Participants are advised to take out adequate personal insurance to cover travel, accommodation, cancellation and personal effects.
  • Free WiFi will be available to all conference guests.



Assoc. Prof. Dr. Martina Marchetti-Deschmann

Univ. Prof. Dr. Günter Allmaier

Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien)

Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics

Getreidemarkt 9

A-1060 Vienna



Training School for Cross-Linking Vienna

Date: 23.10.2017, 9:00 am – 5.00 pm Location: IMBA, Dr. Bohrgasse 3, Lecture Hall

9.00 – 9.15 –Welcome (Frank Sobott, Karl Mechtler,)
9.15 – 10.00 Introduction about Cross-linking (Andrea Sinz, Alexander Leitner)10.00 – 11.00 Cross-linking Strategies I: Non-Cleavable Cross-linkers (Philip Andrews, Alexander Leitner)

11.00 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 12.30 Cross-linking Strategies II: Cleavable Cross-Linkers (Lan Huang, Andrea Sinz)

12.30 – 14.00 Break
14.00 – 14.30 Cross-linking Harmonization Initiative
14.30 – 15.15 In Vivo Cross-linking experiments (Jim Bruce) 15.15 – 15.30 Break
15.30 – 16.30 Software MeroX (Michael Götze)
16.30 – 17.00 Cross-Linking Modeling (Alexander Leitner, Kostas Thalassinos, Nir Kalisman)

Goals of the Training School:

Protein-protein interactions are one of the main driving forces underlying all cellular processes and the knowledge of protein interfaces is the key to understanding cellular functions. Complementary to the classical methods of structural biology (X-ray crystallography,NMR spectroscopy and electron microscopy), cross-linking combined with mass spectrometry (MS) has developed into an alternative technique to obtain valuable information about the structure and dynamics of macromolecular assemblies in solution.

In this workshop, fundamentals of the cross-linking MS strategy will be introduced. Different cross-linking strategies using non-cleavable and MS- cleavable cross-linkers as well as in vivo cross-linking will be presented. Practical aspects of two complementary software tools (MeroX) and on modeling protein complexes based on cross-linking constraints will be taught. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop computers!

Please download the software here: http://www.stavrox.com/Download_MeroX_Win.htm

The training school is funded by the BMBS COST Action Program BM1403 “Native Mass Spectrometry and Related Methods for Structural Biology”

HDX-MS Conference, 16-17 May 2017

On behalf of the organizing team, you are invited to the first International Conference on Hydrogen Deuterium Exchange Mass Spectrometry (IC HDX) to be held at AstraZeneca R&D, Gothenburg, Sweden 16-17 May 2017 (with a workshop on 15 May). This conference is aimed at anyone with an interest in using, developing and exploring applications of HDX-MS. The conference includes oral and poster presentations, including several confirmed talks from experts in the field. Suppliers will also be present, offering demos of lab equipment and software.

Abstract submission deadline: 3 March 2017

Details: www.hdxms.org


Annual Research conference and MC meeting Heraklion, March 19-21


Draft programme


Sun 19th             

18:00                   Informal get-together in Heraklion (pre-dinner drinks)

20:00                  Informal dinner in Heraklion, self-organized


Mon 20th

9:30                    Coffee, IMBB FORTH

9:50-10:00        Welcome and introductory remarks
COST Chair, F. Sobott, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Local Organizer, M. Aivaliotis, IMBB Forth & University of Crete, Greece

10:00-10:30     Michael Kokkinidis
IMBB Forth & University of Crete, Greece

10:35-10:45    Session 1a introductory remarks
COST Vice-Chair, Sarah Cianferani, University of Strasbourg, France

10:45-11:05    Michal Sharon
Weizmann Institute, Israel

11:10-11:30   Nina Morgner
University of Frankfurt/M., Germany

11:35-11:55   Kostas Thalassinos

UCL London, UK

12:00-13:30   Lunch break & Posters

13:30-13:40  Session 1b introductory remarks
WG1 leader, Michal Sharon, Weizmann Institute, Israel

13:40-14:00  Michael Glocker
University of Rostock, Germany

14:05-14:20  Sneha Chatterjee
University of Antwerp, Belgium

14:25-14:45  Rita Grandori
University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
14:50-15:05   Johannes Heidemann
Heinrich Pette Institut Hamburg, Germany

15:10-15:40   Coffee break

15:40-16:00   Edwin de Pauw
University of Liège, Belgium

16:05-16:25   Pol Ilag
University of Stockholm, Sweden

16:30-16:35   Daniel Driscoll
University College Cork, Ireland

16:40-17:20   Time for discussion (led by Sarah Cianferani & Michal Sharon)

18:30-19:30        Informal MC discussion (core group + interested MC members)

20:00              Conference (networking) dinner in Heraklion
Organized and paid by COST

Tue 21st

08:00            Formal MC meeting & vote on budget plan, IMBB Forth

10.00           Coffee, IMBB Forth

10:20-10:50   Nelson Barrera, Invited Speaker
Pontificia Universidad Católica, Santiago, Chile

10:55-11:20   Session 2a introductory remarks
Alex Leitner, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

11:20-11:40  Elien Vandermarliere

University of Gent, Belgium

11:45-12:00  Elodie Grifnee
University of Liège, Belgium

12:05-13:00 Lunch break & Posters

13:00-13:15  Session 2b introductory remarks
Kasper Rand, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

13:15-13:35  Jonathan Philips

University of Exeter, UK
13:40-13:55   Esben Trabjerg
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

14:00-14:20    Session 3 introductory remarks
Justin Benesch, University of Oxford, UK
14:20-14:35    SKYPE Perdita Barran
University of Manchester, UK
14:40-14:55    Jean Haler
University of Liège, Belgium

15:00-15:20   Marta Vilaseca
IRB Barcelona, Spain
15:25-16:00        Time for discussion (round table)

From 16:00         Free time!


Wed 22nd



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Top Down and Structural Mass Spectrometry: a practical course

Lisbon | December 19-21, 2016



This course will cover many of the modern methods of structural analysis of bio-macromolecules by Mass Spectrometry.

Specific topics that will be addressed include:

  • Native Mass Spectrometry
  • Structural MS instrumentation
  • Top-down Mass Spectrometry


Details: http://structms2016.campus.ciencias.ulisboa.pt

Structural MS Training School May 3-8, 2017

The David Lopatie Conference Centre, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

About the Workshop

Mass spectrometry (MS) is becoming increasingly popular in the eld of structural biology for analyzing protein structures and for mapping protein-protein interactions. Various MS-based approaches have been developed over the years to provide insights into the structural properties of protein complexes. Therefore, the aim of this workshop is to expose students and researchers interested in structural biology to the arsenal of tools o ered by structural mass spectrometry.

Registration deadline – February 15, 2017

Details: Structural MS Workshop