Super Meeting 2024 Abstract Submission: Main Sessions

Welcome to the BMSS-BSPR 2024 Super Meeting Abstract Submission Page for the MAIN SESSIONS

Extended abstract deadline: 2nd of June 2024.

Abstracts should take the following format:

Aims/Introduction (Max.120 words)

Experimental and Results (Max. 400 words)

Conclusions (Max. 100 words)

Note: ALL co-authors must be included at the abstract submission stage on the next page.

This year you will have four options for abstract submissions:

  1. An In-Person Oral Presentation: These will be the traditional 20-minute oral presentations in the format of 15 minutes to present + 5 minutes for questions. You must register for the on-site conference and be available and prepared to present in person. By submitting your abstract you consent to your oral presentation being recorded for ALL registered delegates to access.
     
  2. An In-Person Flash Presentation: This year, flash presentations will remain in addition to poster presentations at the on-site (in-person) meeting. Flash presentations will take the format of 3 minutes to present and should therefore comprise only a few slides, with presenters also preparing an accompanying poster. Questions will not be taken during the session; these will be taken during presentation of the accompanying poster. You do not need to submit a separate abstract for your poster, they are one and the same and the same data should be presented. All flash presentations are also required to submit a digital version of their poster. We strongly encourage early career researchers to submit abstracts for these presentations. You must register for the on-site conference and be available and prepared to present in person. By submitting your abstract, you consent to your oral presentation being recorded and to your digital poster being made available online for ALL registered delegates to access.
     
  3. A 'Classic' In-Person Poster Presentation: Traditional in-person poster presentations will also be displayed during this year’s meeting. All in-person poster presenters are also required to submit a digital version of their poster. You must register for the on-site conference and be available and prepared to present in person. By submitting your abstract, you consent to your digital poster being made available online for ALL registered delegates to access.
     
  4. An On-Line Poster Presentation: An online alternative to traditional poster presentations is also available. They will take the format of a PDF (with the optional addition of a 5-minute MP4 summary). This option should be selected for: anyone who does not wish to/cannot commit to attending in person and has chosen instead to register for the online (digital) channel only.


Enquiries: Should be directed to the BMSS Papers Secretary, Liam Heaney: paperssec@bmss.org.uk


Main Sessions Titles and Descriptions:

Please use the following descriptions to help you choose the most appropriate topic for your abstract submission. The descriptions are not totally exhaustive and so if you feel you have research on a topic which hasn’t been mentioned, please submit to the most relevant theme, or contact paperssec@bmss.org.uk for additional guidance. Your submission may be allocated to an alternative session to which you choose at the discretion of the scientific selection committee.

The abstract categories for this year's BMSS Annual Meeting are as follows:

Multiomics – we would like to encourage abstract submissions from any work which integrates two or more omics approaches. This could include the use of multiple mass spectrometry-based omics methods (i.e. proteomics, lipidomics, metabolomics) or the use of a mass spectrometry-based approach alongside approaches using other technologies (e.g. metagenomics, transcriptomics, genomics, etc.). This may also include discussions on technological advances/adaptations which allow multiple omics approaches using a single instrumental setup.

Applications I (Natural Sciences) – we would like to encourage abstract submissions from studies focused on research surrounding the physical world including, but not limited to, topics on environmental/atmospheric chemistry, earth science/geochemistry, energy/fuels, (non-human) forensics, botany, planetary and space science, materials, and food/agriculture.

Chemical Biology – we would like to encourage abstract submissions from areas of chemical biology including, but not limited to, the application of mass spectrometry in the elucidation of biosynthetic pathways, enzyme mechanisms, protein-protein, and protein-drug interactions.

Proteomics (One Health & Non-Human) – we would like to encourage abstract submissions from areas of MS and proteomic analyses of one-health and non-human model systems. Examples would include, but are not limited to, applications of MS or proteomics to the analysis of animal or zoonotic pathogens, and to plant or other non-mammalian systems.

Applications II (Life Sciences) – we would like to encourage abstract submissions from studies focussed on the research of living organisms including human, animal, and microbiological approaches. This includes, but is not limited to, topics on health/disease detection/treatment, pharmaceutical research, (human/animal) forensics, toxicology, antimicrobial resistance, bacteria, fungi, viruses, and vaccines.

Instrumentation & Fundamental MS – we would like to encourage abstract submissions from any areas encompassing developments in instrumentation or fundamentals of mass spectrometry including, but not limited to, developments in new ionisation sources, novel or adapted methods of sample injection, integrated ion mobility, and mass analysis technologies. Alongside this, we invite any work describing non-instrumental developments in the fundamental aspects of mass spectrometry.

Clinical Proteomics – we would like to encourage abstract submissions from areas of chemical biology from areas including, but not limited to, all areas of translational proteomics including applications of proteomics to clinical research, biomarkers, and molecular medicine.

Ambient Ionisation & Imaging – we would like to encourage abstract submissions from projects incorporating any ambient ionisation approach (e.g. APCI, DESI, other spray-based approaches, etc.). In addition, we encourage submissions from studies including any mass spectrometry imaging approach (e.g. MALDI, etc.).

Data Processing & Informatics – we would like to encourage abstract submissions from all areas of data processing that involves the conversion of raw data into meaningful information. This can include methods used in data clean up (e.g. normalization, batch correction, imputation), statistical analysis, machine learning, and visualization methods.

Native MS & Proteomics – we would like to encourage abstract submissions from all areas of native MS and top-down proteomics. This can include, but is not limited to, the methodological advances including the use of techniques such as ion mobility and HDX, technological advances that enable the characterization and analysis of intact proteins including antibodies/enzymes, protein subunit arrangements, and macromolecular protein complexes, as well as how they are applied to answer specific biological questions. In addition, submissions addressing computational approaches for structural analysis, MS/MS approaches for structural elucidation of large molecules as well as non-MS-based methods are encouraged.

Small molecules – we would like to encourage abstract submissions from research focussing on the measurement of small molecules. This could include the development and application of quantitative assays, chemical reaction monitoring, small molecule identification, structure elucidation, PK/PD research, improvements in throughput/sensitivity/selectivity, and novel approaches for computation of small molecule data.

Biomacromolecular Structure – we would like to encourage abstract submissions from areas including, but not limited to, antibody analyses, conformation analysis using approaches such as ion mobility and HDX, native protein analysis via native MS, computational approaches for structural analysis and MS/MS approaches for structural elucidation of large molecules.

Systems Biology & Rare Diseases – we would like to encourage abstract submissions from all areas of systems biology that elucidate the complex organization of biological processes, with preference to those involved in understanding dysregulation or modulation of pathways in rare diseases. This can include, but is not limited to, integrative work of two or more omics approaches, comparisons between healthy and diseased samples, pharmacodynamics and informatics methods developed for network analysis and data interpretation. This could include studies using various proteomic techniques at the fundamental level of biological systems and/or rare diseases as well as translational and clinical research, from basic research to clinical diagnostics.

Lipidomics & Metabolomics – we would like to encourage abstract submissions from areas encompassing metabolomics and lipidomics, and workflows that use combinations of omics approaches including lipids and/or metabolites. We encourage abstracts from traditional chromatography-based analysis, as well as in situ approaches such as imaging.

Ion Mobility – we would like to encourage abstract submissions from areas including, but not limited to, technological developments in ion mobility modalities, and the use of ion mobility in applied research to improve sensitivity, afford separation and/or probe structure.

Emerging Methods & Technologies in Proteomics – we would like to encourage abstract submissions from all areas of novel technological and sample preparation development applied to proteomics that enable addressing previously unsolvable problems in biology. Examples of fields include, but are not limited, to single cell technologies, spatial proteomics, and imaging.

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