About this website

This site is dedicated to sharing knowledge on mass spectrometry imaging (MSI, also termed imaging MS or MS imaging). In brief, this is an emerging field in science allowing true label-free molecular imaging of flat samples, e.g. biological tissue sections. On this site you find a lot of information on matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometric imaging (MALDI MSI), but also other techniques including SIMS, DESI, LA ICP MSI, IMC and more are represented. The software section hosts multiple programs for image acquisition and processing, including  BioMap. Since 2012, this site also hosts information from the  COST action on MS imaging and on the  imzML data format. As of the 2017, the site is home of and operated by the Mass Spectrometry Imaging Society.

The content on this website is updated by the Mass Spectrometry Imaging Society (MSIS).

OurCon series

OurCon is a conference focused on the latest technical developments and applications of mass spectrometry imaging.
Previous conferences were organized in Ourense (2012), Antalya (2014), Pisa (2015), Ustron (2016), Doorn (2017), Charleston (2018), Saint-Malo (2019) and Sheffield (2021, virtually). Find out here the details of the next editions.

Jobs in MSI

Open positions in Mass Spectrometry imaging.
NEW: Members can also post themselves new job advertisements.


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