On behalf of the Local Committee, we would like to invite you to attend SIMS Europe 2016, which takes place in Münster from September 18 to 20, 2016. The tenth anniversary of this series will be celebrated with cutting edge plenary and parallel oral sessions as well as poster presentations on current developments and short courses covering basics and special aspects of SIMS.


This year´s conference will reflect continuation as well as development in the field: While we continue to hold the conference at the Physical Institutes of the University of Münster, recent chairman Heinrich Arlinghaus now heads our Advisory Board. Uwe Karst, chair of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Münster, takes over the chairmanship for the Local Committee and will introduce his expertise on Imaging Mass Spectrometry into the conference.


Covering the complete breadth of development and applications in SIMS will stay the major goal of this conference. To reflect the trend towards imaging applications of SIMS, this area will not only continue to be covered strongly, but we will incorporate more complementary imaging mass spectrometric techniques to broaden the scope of the meeting.


We look forward to an exciting SIMS Europe 2016 conference and to seeing you in Münster!


Uwe Karst

Chair of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry

University of Münster


Birgit Hagenhoff

Tascon GmbH, Director