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101st IUVSTA workshop

High performance SIMS instrumentation and machine learning / artificial intelligence methods for complex data

The 101st IUVSTA workshop on high performance SIMS instrumentation and machine learning / artificial intelligence methods for complex data will be held between 19 and 24 of May 2024 in Maresias, Brazil. 

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19 - 24 May

All day


Maresias, Brazil

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News and general information

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This event is supported by the Brazilian Physical Society (SBF).

The workshop will have talks from invited  and contributing experts.

Secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) is at an exciting juncture with innovation in ion beams and high-resolution mass analysers with higher than ever confidence in molecule identification. The high-resolution data provides new challenges for advanced data analytics. The 101st IUVSTA workshop will provide a unique opportunity to engage the community on three themes:

  • Novel mass analysers (design & applications)  
  • Novel ion beams (design & applications) 
  • Machine learning & artificial intelligence.

The workshop will include have oral presentations, panel discussion and interactive sessions to encourage collaboration and exchange. The number of delegates is limited, and the venue has been selected to provide an ideal environment for discussion. 

Invited speakers

  • Aditi Borkar (University of Nottingham, UK)
    Cryo-OrbiSIMS Enables Integrative Modelling of Native RNA Structures at Atomic Resolution
  • Anja Henss (University of Giessen, Germany)
    Role of Orbitrap Analyzer in Advancing Battery Materials Research (I) and Plant Analysis (II)
  • Arnaud Delcorte (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
    Desorption of massive biomolecules using large Ar clusters: Solvent-free multilayer buildup and new SIMS applications
  • Bonnie J. Tyler (University of Muenster, Germany)
    A Modified Simulated Annealing Algorithm for Improved Automated Segmentation of Mass Spectrometry Images
  • David Scurr (University of Nottingham, UK)
  • Gustavo F Trindade (National Physical Laboratory (NPL), UK)
  • Hua Tian (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
    Advance single-cell spatial multiomics using giant water cluster ion beam secondary ion mass spectrometry
  • Jay Tarolli (Ionpath, USA)
  • Jiro Matsuo (University of Kyoto, Japan)
  • John S. Fletcher (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
    Adventures in SIMS using novel ion beams, mass spectrometry and data handling
  • Johnny Ferraz Dias (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
    Ion Beam Analytical Techniques for Forensic Science
  • Paul J. Pigram (La Trobe University, Australia)
  • Satoka Aoyagi (Seikei University, Japan)
    Material prediction based on mass spectra and molecule annotation and quantitative analysis of mass spectra using machine learning
  • Sebastiaan Van Nuffel (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)
  • Tiago F. Silva (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
    Machine learning applied to material characterization with ion beams
  • Vicki Wysocki (Ohio State University, USA)
    The Role of Surface Collisions in Native Mass Spectrometry/Structural Biology

Workshop committee

Chair: Gustavo F. Trindade (National Physical Laboratory (NPL), UK) 


  • Satoka Aoyagi (Seikei University, Japan) 
  • Hua Tian (University of Pittsburgh, USA) 
  • Tiago F. Silva (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)  

Scientific advisory board:

  • Ian Gilmore (National Physical Laboratory (NPL), UK) 
  • David Scurr (University of Nottingham, UK) 
  • Miguel Manso Silvan (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain) 
  • Bonnie J Tyler (University of Muenster, Germany) 
  • Giacomo Ceccone (European Commission, Italy) 

Equality, diversity and inclusion advisory board:

  • Anya Eyres (National Physical Laboratory (NPL), UK) 


Beach Hotel Maresias, Sao Paulo (Brazil):  

The Beach Hotel Maresias has a convention room with capacity for up to 180 people in an auditorium format, 3 support rooms for 35 people each and an office. It offers audio and video equipment and wireless Internet. The nearest international airport in Sao Paulo (GRU) has direct connection to all continents. Transfer from the airport to the venue (approx. 150 km) will be arranged for participants. The beach is located in the city of São Sebastião. One of the most popular destinations on the north coast of the state of São Paulo. 


Beach Hotel Maresias (, has offered special rates for the week the 101st IUVSTA workshop takes place as listed below.

To book, please use this direct link

Special rates valid from 18/05/2024 to 25/05/2024 (values in Brazilian Reals (BRL))

  • Apto Cavalo Marinho Single – R$ 608,00
  • Apto Cavalo Marinho Duplo – R$ 675,00
  • Apto Estrela do Mar Single – R$ 882,00
  • Apto Estrela do Mar Duplo – R$ 980,00

*10% service fee + 2% tax.

Rates include breakfast and lunch.


The draft programme can be found here. Detailed scientific and social programmes will be available soon.

Abstract submission

Call for abstracts is now open.

Submit your abstract using this form.

  • Abstract title length no more than 200 characters.
  • Abstract length no more than 3000 characters.
  • Please also select the prefered presentation type.

Confirmation of abstract submission and acceptance will be sent from

If you have any questions regarding abstract submission, please contact

Key dates

  • 01/01/2024 Abstract submission opens
  • 08/04/2024 (Extended) Abstract submission deadline
  • 15/02/2024 Registration opens
  • 01/02/2024 – 01/04/2024 Abstract decision notifications

If you need a quicker decision on your abstract for visa or funding reasons, please contact


This event is supported by the Brazilian Physical Society (SBF).

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Registration fees
Until Mar 15 2024 After Mar 15 2024
R$ 3.500,00 R$ 4.000,00

(R$ refers to Brazilian reals (BRL))

  • Access to the venue
  • Transfer service between Guarulhos Airport (GRU) and the venue on the 19/05, 24/05 and 25/05
  • A delegate package
  • Drinks reception
  • Social event
  • Conference banquet

Hotel accommodation is to be booked separately with venue and special rates include breakfast and lunch

Student support

Our supporters IONTOF and ULVAC-PHI will kindly support the participation of two students with free registration. If you are a student, after submitting your abstract please contact with a CV and recommendation letter for assessment.


The 101st IUVSTA workshop is supported by:



Visa Information

To find out if you need a visa to travel to Brazil, click here.