Information about the course

  • Level: postbachelor
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Study costs: € 1.680,= (Excl. arrangement costs and learning materials)
  • Start date: November 26, 2018
  • Course location: Breda


In this course, in addition to the practical instrumental aspects of GC/MS and GC/MS/MS, you will learn how to obtain maximum information from GC/MS and GC/MS/MS datasets, both for qualitative as quantitative purposes.

Target group

You are a member of a quality control or research laboratory and you (are going to) work with GC/MS and GC/MS/MS. You have sufficient background in GC, preferably gained through our course Capillary GC (level 2) in practice or comparable level. You would like to interpret results from Single and Tandem GC/MS to get more out of your instrument.

End result

After finishing this course you will be able to:

  • Select the right configuration for your GC / MS application;
  •  Express the instrumental requirements for your application;
  • Draft guidelines for a GC / MS and GC / MS / MS analysis (qualitative and / or quantitative);
  • Indicate how to perform a library search;
  • Obtain simple structure information from a mass spectrum;
  • Design a quantitative GC/MS or GC/MS/MS method with all relevant choices;
  • Explain how you can obtain quantitative information from an existing data set for a specific application.

After successfully completing the course you will receive a certificate of participation.


Day 1 (November 26, 2018):

  • Introduction and Terminology;
  • Operation of quadrupole mass spectrometers and ionisation sources: Electron impact (EI) and chemical ionisation (CI);
  • Instrumental aspects, operational tests and requirements,
  • Data acquisition methods: Scan, SIM; properties, parameters, variables.

Day 2 (November 27, 2018):

  • Introduction to the interpretation of mass spectra;
  • Identification of components by means of library search (types of libraries, search algorithms), choices, priorities;
  • EI spectra versus CI spectra;
  • Introduction to tandem mass spectrometry: MS / MS

Day 3 (November 28, 2018):

  • Quantitative analysis;
  • Operation and design of a quantitative analysis using modern software;
  • The choice of Quan-ions, Qualifiers, 3 target-ions SIM, MRM ions, identification criteria.

More information

Here you can find more information about the course.

Do you have any questions about the course or are you interested in an in-company training?
Contact course manager Peter Feas via +31 76 525 8889 or mail to