Academics and industrial researchers in the field of Mass Spectrometry will descend on the Dutch city in 2022 for the biennial conference.
More than 1,500 delegates are expected at the 24th International Mass Spectrometry Conference (IMSC) being held at MECC Maastricht between 27 August and 2 September 2022.
IMSC is a biennial event that focuses on current developments, innovations and applications in mass spectrometry. Mass spectrometry is a molecular analysis technique that is used to offer solutions to challenges in healthcare, energy transition, new materials, food safety, forensic research, and the semiconductor industry.
The agreement to take the conference to Maastricht was signed by Prof. Dr. R.M.A. Heeren, University of Maastricht's Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences and chair of the local organising committee and Frank Mimpen, MECC Maastricht’s commercial director.
“The recently renovated MECC Maastricht is the perfect venue for the 2022 edition of the International Mass Spectrometry Conference,” Heeren said.
“With its new upgrades, the conference centre now meets our needs more than ever. We are also very taken with Maastricht as a conference destination, the compactness of the city and MECC’s central location in relation to the city centre are the perfect combination for networking. The proximity of the Brightlands campuses also contributes to Maastricht’s appeal to scientists.”
Mimpen added: “After a difficult period for the conference industry due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are very much looking forward to meeting up in person again.
“We are delighted with the prospect of welcoming the International Mass Spectrometry Conference in 2022 with its 1,500 participants from all over the world here in Maastricht, in our brand-new conference centre.”
In previous years, the conference has been held in cities across the globe including Kyoto, Toronto, Florence, Barcelona and Rio de Janeiro.
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