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Mass Spectrometry Boot Camp in California this August Provides Comprehensive and Practical Training

5-Day, lecture and hands-on laboratory course hosted by

5-Day, lecture and hands-on laboratory course hosted by

SAN RAMON, CA (PRWEB) — May 7, 2013 —, a leader in professional development and continuing education for analytical scientists, is hosting their intensive, five-day Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry Principles and Practice training workshop August 5-9, 2013. The course, now in its 27th consecutive year, is being held at the University of the Pacific Department of Chemistry in Stockton, California, east of the San Francisco Bay Area.

To learn more and register for the course, visit

This unique lecture and hands-on laboratory course is the most comprehensive training available for chromatography / mass spectrometry analysts. Taught by partners Frederick Klink and Professor O. David Sparkman, participants will leave with an understanding of key mass spectrometry principles, practical lab experience, and reference materials, enabling them to put their newly-acquired knowledge into use immediately.

“The world’s leading mass spectrometry suppliers support the course, giving attendees hands-on experience with state-of-the-art instrumentation,” said Klink, founder of and a recognized expert on LC/MS method development. Klink adds, “The lab experiments are real-life, practical exercises that reinforce the fundamental concepts presented in lecture. Participants work in teams to conduct exercises, interpret experimental data and present their results. The course is a true collaborative learning experience—students are encouraged to ask questions and learn from each other, as well as the instructors and staff.”

Sparkman, who brings his world-renowned mass spectral interpretation expertise to the class, says, “Course participants are immersed in mass spectrometry the entire week. Like a fitness boot camp, attendees will be challenged, encouraged, and emerge at the end with new confidence and skills.”

The course is for scientists new to mass spec or those who wish to deepen their practical LC/MS and GC/MS knowledge and experience. Participants will come away with skills that will enable them to improve their performance in the laboratory and enhance their career marketability. Class size is limited to 26 attendees to ensure personalized attention.

About is a leading provider of mass spectrometry and chromatography continuing education courses for analytical chemists. The company is managed by Frederick Klink and O. David Sparkman, each bringing decades of laboratory and teaching experience to each of their course offerings. offers Self-Paced and Live-on-the-Web distance learning courses as well as classroom and customized on-site courses in locations around the world. Their famous summer hands-on course has been presented for 27 consecutive years and is one of the most well-known and respected analytical training courses in the world.

Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area, has trained over 1,000 scientists world-wide in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical and food industries, in addition to private contract laboratories, government, law enforcement, public health, and environmental sectors. For more information, visit