Abstracts and a program available!

Download an abstract book and a program here (updated on August 26, 2019)

Abstracts and a program 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
"Localomics: Combining mass spectrometry imaging and microproteomics"

Prof. Peter O’Connor, Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, UK
"Recent advances in two dimensional mass spectrometry"



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 was 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). Deadline for the poster abstracts was August 5, 2019.


There are rooms reserved at the conference hotel until August 12, 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


Arrival by public transport is highly recommended. The website of Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) is found at www.hsl.fi/en. The most convenient way to buy tickets is a free app found at www.hsl.fi/en/app. Other choices are vending machines and certain sales points. Some instructions for arrival are found also here.

From the Helsinki-Vantaa airport (HEL) to the Helsinki city center

Trains I and P. Pay for zones ABC. A ticket is valid for 90 minutes so you can continue to the conference venue with the same ticket if you are not staying in the city center.

From the Helsinki city center to the conference venue

Metrolines M1 to Matinkylä and M2 to Tapiola. Leave at the Koivusaari station, which is approximately 1 km from the conference venue. Pay for zones AB. There were problems in operation of metro during the weekend but metro stops normally at Central Railway Station and Kamppi from August 26.

Buslines 112N, 113N, 114N, 118N, 125N, 134N, 143A, 146A, 146N, 147A, 147N, 164A, 164VA, 165N and 173N from the Kamppi bus terminal. Leave at the Hanasaari bus stop (E2205), which is located just next to the conference venue. Pay for zones AB.

Arrival by car

If you decide to arrive by car remember to tell to a navigator or a taxi driver that you are heading to Hanasaari (Hanaholmen) located in the city of Espoo. There is also Hanasaari (Hanaholmen) in the city of Helsinki.