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

June 15 Late-breaking 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

A hybrid symposium on mass spec

Co-organizer Bernhard Küster talked to ASBMB Today about the symposium and what participants can expect.

Plenary speakers

Ivan Dikic

Ivan Dikic
Goethe University Medical School

Connie Jimenez

Connie Jimenez
VU University Medical Center

Ryan Kelly

Ryan Kelly
Brigham Young University

Erica Ollmann Saphire

Erica Ollmann Saphire
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Stuart Schreiber

Stuart Schreiber
Harvard University


  • Marcus Bantscheff, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Pierre-Jean Beltran, Broad Institute
  • Hannah Boekweg, Brigham Young University
  • Claudia Ctortecka, Broad Institute
  • Katherine Donovan, Harvard University
  • Michael Fainzilber, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Nicole Gay, Stanford University
  • Brad Gibson, Amgen Inc.
  • Anne-Claude Gringas, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
  • Lan Huang, University of California, Irvine
  • Trey Ideker, University of California, San Diego
  • Jeroen Krijgsveld, German Cancer Center
  • Fan Liu, Leibniz Research Institute of Molecular Pharmacology
  • Matthias Mann, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
  • Ana Martinez Del Val, University of Copenhagen
  • Philipp Mertins, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
  • Ilaria Piazza, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
  • Matthew Rasband, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Julio Saez–Rodriguez, University of Heidelberg
  • Yardena Samuels, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Erwin Schoof, Danish Technical University
  • Devin Schweppe, University of Washington
  • Nikolai Slavov, Northeastern University
  • Alice Ting, Stanford University
  • James Wells, University of California, San Francisco 
  • Forest White, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mathias Wilhelm, Technical University of Munich
  • Jana Zecha, AstraZeneca
  • Aleksej Zelezniak, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Ying Zhu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory



Sponsorship opportunities

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



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Registration type In-person Virtual
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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 (including changing registration type from virtual to in-person) 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.

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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Hotel accommodation

Boston Marriott Cambridge
50 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142

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


The late-breaking abstract submission deadline is June 15. All abstracts will be presented as a poster.
Late-breaking abstracts will not be published in the Molecular & Cellular Proteomics supplement but will be printed and distributed at the symposium as a separate handout.

Please review the abstract submission information below.  

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Abstract submission information

All abstracts will be presented as a poster. A few abstracts will be selected for a short talk, however they must also be presented as a poster. Authors of abstracts selected for short talks will be notified on June 28, 2022.

Early abstract notifications

Authors who submitted abstracts prior to the May 16 deadline will be notified of their poster presentation selection on June 3, 2022.

Late-breaking abstract notifications

Authors who submitted abstracts prior to the June 15 deadline will be notified of their poster presentation selection on June 28, 2022.

All authors are required to register for the meeting upon receipt of their poster programming notification but no later than July 1, 2022. We encourage everyone to register as soon as possible and make their hotel and travel arrangements.

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