At the recent ASMS 2014, Erin Baker (PNNL) and Matt Bush (University of Washington) presided over a session entitled "Applying Ion Mobility to Biological Problems". Over on the Bush Lab website, Mike Bowers, Colin Creaser, and Herb Hill have shared their slides (direct links below).
Results from ion mobility mass spectrometry studies are increasingly used to answer questions in biology, including applications to metabolomics, proteomics, targeted interactions, and large molecules. This is in part attributed to the increasing performance and selection of commercial ion mobility mass spectrometry instrumentation, which has made it easier to integrate ion mobility technologies into mass spectrometry workflows. In this workshop, 3 members of the community will present their perspectives on the future of ion mobility MS in biology. These perspectives will be followed by a panel discussion of the challenges that arise in different types of ion mobility studies, what is possible today, and opportunities for the future.