BDAL Training MALDI Advanced Courses

MALDI TOF Advanced Application Courses

*If you are interested in one of these advanced supplemental courses, please indicate on the registration page.
**Only ONE advanced course may be selected in conjunction with the general MALDI TOF Operation Training.


MALDI Biotyper Advanced Training 

Please make sure to also download the advanced training agenda. (3 days)


This course will give an in-depth coverage of MALDI TOF operation, and provide familiarization of additional software tools (within the Biotyper framework) for conducting advanced research. Discussions will focus on currently supported Biotyper applications, including database creation, antibiotic resistance detection, and statistical analyses. The course is designed for MALDI Biotyper users who are interested in expanding their current Biotyper workflow and improving their basic understanding of MALDI TOF technology. Additional MALDI-TOF research capabilities will also be discussed. Please request for dates here.


Proteomics & BioTools™
(1 Day)

Instruction covers MALDI sample preparation, data acquisition and in-depth interpretation of mass fingerprint and MS/MS data. Topics include; establishing a search query, batch searches, reviewing search results, de novo sequencing, post-translational modifications and editing protein and peptide sequences.


MALDI TOF Tissue Imaging
(1 Day)

This course is designed as an introduction to the process of preparing samples for molecular Imaging including the use of the ImagePrepTM. You will learn how to utilize the flexImaging™ software to transform a photographic picture into its 2-dimensional molecular components. You will learn how to automatically initiate the acquisition of an image, and then process the resulting information with flexImaging™.


(1.5 Days)

Learn how to improve the efficiency and success of identifying individual constituents that comprise complicated proteome samples. During this 1.5 day course, you will learn how to maximize LC conditions and minimize MALDI plate spotting for the best possible workflow. This includes an overview of the COMPASS™ software package (FlexControl™, AutoXecute™, FlexAnalysis™, ProteinScape™, and BioTools™) to develop methods for automated data acquisition using MS and MS/MS technologies. Robotic operations with the Proteineer fc will be reviewed, considerations of various MALDI targets and options about automated analysis will be discussed.


Polymers & PolyTools™
(1 Day)

This course covers the analysis of synthetic polymers. A review of the advantages and considerations of measuring polymers by MALDI TOF is followed by the interpretation of mass spectra using PolyTools™ to obtain number average (Mn), weight average (Mw), and polydispersity (Pd).


(1.5 Days)

Instruction covers all relevant features of ProteinScape™ software for protein, peptide and glycan analyses. Topics include familiarization with ProteinScape™ GUI (arrangements of windows, customization of views etc.), project set-up and structure, data import, data handling and retrieval, data export, database maintenance, and project access management.

For pricing and further information, contact:


Jane-Marie Kowalski

(978) 663-3660 ext. 1337


Xuejun Peng

(978) 663-3660 ext. 4355


Notice: Four weeks of system operation prior to course attendance is required.