Aug. 14–18, 2022 | Cambridge, Mass.

Mass Spectrometry in the Health and Life Sciences

The 14th International Symposium on Mass Spectrometry in the Health and Life Sciences
Aug. 14–18, 2022 | Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, Mass.

This five-day hybrid symposium will be held at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Mass., and provides the option to register for in-person attendance or virtual participation. The symposium will be an international forum for discussion of the remarkable advances in cell and human protein biology revealed by ever-more-innovative and powerful mass spectrometric technologies.

The presenters we’ve invited are pioneers in the field: Some have made major contributions to the development of methodologies, while others have applied proteomic techniques to solve major problems facing cell biology and medicine.

The symposium will juxtapose sessions about methodological advances with sessions about the roles those advances play in solving problems and seizing opportunities to understand the composition, dynamics and function of cellular machinery in numerous biological contexts. In addition to celebrating these successes, we also intend to articulate urgent, unmet needs and unsolved problems that will drive the field in the future.

In addition to talks by invited plenary and session speakers, short talks will be selected from submitted abstracts.

All talks and posters will be presented in person. Participants can register to attend the symposium in person or virtually — virtual registration provides access to the talks only.


Minisymposium (Sunday): Toward single cell investigations

Main symposium (Monday–Thursday)

  1. Emerging technologies: Sample preparation and automation
  2. Emerging technologies: Instrumentation and data generation methods
  3. Proteomics in structural biology and integration with other high resolution methods
  4. Interactomics: Understanding pathways, networks and molecular machines
  5. Chemical biology and chemoproteomics: toward functional understanding of drugs and their targets
  6. Cell, organellar and tissue biology: signaling, cross talk and communication
  7. Impact of clinical and translational proteomics in human health and treatment
  8. Multiomics integrative analysis and the emerging roles of machine learning and neural models

Important dates

May 16 Abstract submission deadline
July 1 Registration deadline


A. L. Burlingame University of California, San Francisco
Steven Carr Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Bernhard Küster Technical University of Munich


Sponsorship opportunities

The symposium will offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities for your organization to optimize their visibility to attendees. Learn about sponsorship opportunities

COVID-19 vaccine requirement

For the health and safety of attendees, ASBMB/Mass spectrometry in the health and life sciences is requiring COVID-19 vaccines for anyone attending this symposium. Mask wearing and other requirements will be taken into consideration based on state and local guidelines and will be communicated with attendees before the start of the event.

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Registration type In-person Virtual
Members Nonmembers Members Nonmembers
PI, Industry or equivalent $700 $750 $500 $550
Trainee: Graduate student or Postdoc $400 $450 $250 $300

What’s included

The symposium package includes:

In-person registration:

  • All scientific sessions and meeting materials for both the minisymposium and the main symposium
  • Access to poster session
  • Networking refreshment breaks

Virtual registration:

  • Access to session talks only

Presentation requirements

All speakers and poster presenters are required to present in person at the scheduled date and time of their session.

Registration changes

Registration changes will be accepted as space allows until July 1, and can be made by contacting or calling the ASBMB accounting department at 240-283-6600.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations received in writing on or before July 1 are subject to a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after July 1, due to final guarantee commitments. To cancel, email and attach a copy of your meeting registration receipt/paid invoice.

Hotel accommodation

Boston Marriott Cambridge
50 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142

Instructions on reserving hotel accommodation will be provided during the symposium registration process.


Abstracts will be reviewed and selected for short talks. Those not selected will be programmed as posters.

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