Abstract Submissions

The abstract submission deadline has been extended to September 8.

The symposium agenda includes a scientific poster session and oral presentations. We seek abstracts from graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and established researchers presenting research in the following topic areas:

  • Advanced Ionization Techniques
  • Instrumentation
  • Metabolomics
  • Proteomics
  • MS imaging techniques
  • Native MS
  • Other MS applications

Submission Instructions

The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to September 8. Late submissions will not be accepted. Notification of acceptance will be no later than September 25.

  • Click here to download Abstract Submission Form
  • Fill out all fields (click or tap on field to enter text)
  • Save the completed form with the following title: Lastname_Firstname_Institution.docx (Ex: Thompson_Susan_OSU.docx)
  • Email your completed abstract submission form to CCIC-OMSS@osu.edu prior to the abstract submission deadline (August 29, 11:59pm)
  • The file should be saved & sent in the original digital, fillable file format; no printed scans
  • Please contact CCIC-OMSS@osu.edu with questions about abstract submissions.
  • Poster grid size is 48” by 60”. We will provide pushpins. All posters should be set up during morning break on Day 1. Please keep your poster up for the duration of the symposium.

Abstract Guidelines

  • Title (bold)
  • Authors (presenting author first, underlined)
  • Affiliation (italics)
  • Abstract Body Text: no more than 300 words.
  • We recommend creating your abstract in Word, and then copying & pasting components to replace the instructional text in each of the fields in the Abstract Submission Form.
  • Your formatting, including subscript, superscript and symbols, should copy into the form.
  • If chosen to present, your abstract will be published in symposium materials.

Additional Information for the Selection Committee (optional)

  • You may use this section to convey innovative aspects of your work to assist the selection committee.
  • This text will not be published in conference materials; it will only be considered by the selection
    committee when choosing oral and poster presentation candidates.

Sample Abstract

Titan’s Tholins: How can we determine the components of organic “Paradise”? An FT-ICR study.

Árpád Somogyi1, Véronique Vuitton2, Roland Thissen2

1Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Facility, Chemistry Campus Instrumental Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble, Grenoble, France

Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, is often described as an “organic paradise”; its atmosphere resembles the early (reductive) atmosphere of Earth. The great success of the Cassini-Huygens mission allowed direct detection of ions and neutrals in Titan’s atmosphere by using the ion-neutral mass spectrometer (INMS) mounted on the Cassini spacecraft. Unfortunately, the “in situ” measurements on Titan have limitations due to limited mass resolution or mass range. Using model reactions and ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometers here on Earth are, currently, the only way to obtain detailed and comprehensive information on ion-molecule processes and their products. Tholins are organic polymers which have a general formula of CxHyNz. More saturated compounds (imines, amines) are detected in the positive mode, while more unsaturated compounds indicate compounds rich in CN group contribution. These differences can be easily visualized on van Krevelen plots. Many of the CxHyNz polymers can be hydrolyzed with water and/or ammonia/ice water that leads to CxHyNzOn molecules. Hydrolysis kinetics measured from Arrhenius activation energies have been determined indicating that oxygen incorporation can occur in a 3,000-10,000-year time frame even at around 100 K (surface temperature). Our recent study showed that, overall, both ESI and LDI resulted in complex negative ion MS spectra that contains several hundreds of ions in the m/z range of 50-300. LDI produced more CxNz- ions, such as C10N5-, which we assigned as the pentacyanide cyclopentadiene ion that was supported by MS/MS measurements (CID, QCID, SORI, and IRMPD). To our best knowledge this is the first time when the characteristic νCN stretching vibration band was detected for a deprotonated tetracyanide. Quantum chemical calculations predict the formation of small anionneutral complexes that can be considered as “seeds” for larger covalent and/or non-covalent complexes.