Abstracts available!

Download an abstract book and a program here (updated on July 9, 2019)

Abstracts available!

Finnish Mass Spectrometry Society welcomes you to the 17th Nordic Mass Spectrometry Conference, which is held in Hanaholmen Cultural Centre only 6 kilometers from the Helsinki city center. The congress venue, which is located on a small Hanasaari island and is easily accessed by public transport, offers a great environment to meet your colleagues in the field of mass spectrometry.


Hanaholmen Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre
Hanasaarenranta 5
02100 Espoo



A stylishly furnished auditorium Celsius has 231 seats and is equipped with the latest presentation technology. A spacious congress hall Tetra is available for sponsor exhibition and poster presentations, and it is also reserved for the cocktail reception on the first conference day.

Organising committee

Tiina Kauppila, chair
Olli Laine, chair of the FMSS
Marja Hagström
Jaakko Teppo
Juho Heininen
Hanna Niemikoski
Sofia Nilsson

Finnish Mass Spectrometry Society


The scientific program includes lectures and posters from international and national experts in mass spectrometry. The topics cover theory and different applications of mass spectrometry. The sessions are divided into morning and afternoon sessions. Language of all the presentations is English.

The social program includes a cocktail reception and a conference dinner. The dinner is served in restaurant Walhalla in the Suomenlinna fortress, where the participants are taken from the conference site by a boat. The boat trip offers beautiful views of the Finnish capital from the sea and presents parts of the inner archipelago of the Gulf of Finland.


Plenary speakers

Prof. Jonas Bergquist, Department of Chemistry, Uppsala University, Sweden
"Mass spectrometric analysis of hard to reach in-situ isolated clinical samples"

Prof. Thomas Krämer, Department of Forensic Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Zürich, Switzerland
"Vegetarian dogs, drugged fish, poisoned birds and some dead guys - Mass spectrometric solutions in forensics"

Dr. Tiia Kuuranne, Swiss Laboratory for Doping Analyses, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland
"Evolution of MS-based methods in anti-doping analyses – Faster, more sensitive, more reliable"

Assoc. Prof. Liam McDonnell, Laboratory of Proteomics and Metabolomics, Pisa Science Foundation, Italy
"Localized omics: Integrating mass spectrometry imaging and proteomics"

Prof. Peter O’Connor, Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, UK
"An introduction to two dimensional mass spectrometry for proteomics applications"



Download a program as a pdf file
Download an abstract book as a pdf file

August 26, 2019: 13.00-17.00
August 27, 2019: 09.00-16.30
August 28, 2019: 09.00-15.00


Registration fees

  • Students until June 20, 2019: 280 EUR
  • Others until June 20, 2019: 400 EUR
  • Students until August 5, 2019: 380 EUR
  • Others until August 5, 2019: 500 EUR

Registration includes participation in the scientific program, lunches, coffee breaks, a cocktail reception, transportation to the conference dinner, and the conference dinner. Deadline for registrations is August 5, 2019.

Exhibition fees

  • Exhibition table: 1 500 EUR
  • 20 min talk in the oral session: 700 EUR
  • Poster presentation: 550 EUR
  • Place for a roll-up: 500 EUR

The fee for exhibition table includes a free registration for the conference for one person. Any accompanying persons will also pay the conference registration fee.

Instructions for presenters

An abstract of the oral presentation suggested was requested by May 31, 2019. The organisers have selected the presentations for oral sessions based on the abstracts received.

Size of the poster boards is 95 cm (width) x 115 cm (height). Abstracts of the poster presentations are still accepted. Deadline for the poster abstracts is August 5, 2019.


There are rooms reserved at the conference hotel until August 2, 2019.

The room prices per night are

Single room: 142 EUR
Double room: 158 EUR

Reservation directly from the hotel by using a reservation code “Nordic MS”.

Email: reception@hanaholmen.fi
Phone: +358-9-435020