Goldilocks and the Three GC-MS Systems: Which One is “Just Right” for a Given Application?



Thursday, June 23rd, 2022 at 2pm EDT|11am PDT|7pm BST|8pm CEST Do you feel unsure which type of gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS) system is right for your laboratory and applications? Not sure of the how to choose an ionization source or data analysis method? Join us to find out! We will explain the information that is provided by different hardware and software configurations to determine the best GC–MS system suited to your analytical application.

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Event Overview:

Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS) systems range from relatively low-cost single-quadrupole mass spectrometers, to GC–MS/MS systems and high-resolution mass analyzers with a variety of ion sources and sample introduction methods. Understanding the information that is provided by different hardware and software configurations is important in deciding what you need for a particular analytical application. In this event, we will explain different types of GC–MS systems, different ion sources and sampling options, data analysis methods for challenging problems, and how the various configurations match to specific applications. Join us to learn what you need to know!

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about different types of GC–MS systems
  • Learn about different ion sources and sampling options
  • Learn about data analysis methods for challenging problems
  • Learn how the various configurations match to specific applications

Who Should Attend:

  • Lab managers
  • Principal Investigators
  • Analytical Chemists
  • Scientists interested in improving GC–MS performance

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Dr. Robert (Chip) Cody
Principal Scientist

Robert B. (Chip) Cody B.S. in Chemistry (Roanoke College 1976); Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry (Purdue University, 1982 with the late Professor Ben Freiser). From 1982 to 1989 Dr. Cody worked at Nicolet Analytical Instruments (Madison, WI) in the Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry group as a Senior Scientist, Nicolet Fellow, and University of Wisconsin Fellow. He has worked at JEOL USA, Inc. in Peabody, Massachusetts, for the past 33 years and is currently a Principal Scientist.

Dr. Cody is responsible for developing the trapped-ion tandem-in-time MS/MS and MSn techniques, laser-desorption in a trapped ion mass spectrometer, Electron Impact Excitation of Ions from Organics (EIEIO) and is the coinventor of the DART ion source. Current research involves applications of ambient ionization (including DART, PaperSpray and inlet ionization) and new strategies for data interpretation. He has consulted with NASA on the Mars 2020 Rover project, served as Vice-President for Arrangements for the American Society of Mass Spectrometry (ASMS), was awarded the 2011 Anachem Award and a 2012 Purdue University Distinguished Alumni Award, and is currently on the Editorial Board for JASMS. In addition to numerous publications, patents, and book chapters, he is the co-editor (with Marek Domin of Boston College) of the book Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry and is the author of the Mass Mountaineer software suite and two scientific apps for the iPhone.

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