Dear friends of OpenMS,

we are happy to announce the 8th OpenMS User Meeting from September 16th-18th 2015 at the Medizinisches Proteom-Center in Bochum.

During the meeting we will present the capabilities of OpenMS, and discuss your needs and future directions in mass spectrometry. This year’s meeting will include an optional OpenMS tutorial session on the first day (Wednesday)  with the general conference starting on Thursday, September 17. Traditionally, the schedule of our meetings is very flexible, allowing discussions and contributions from the participants.

You can bring your data, an OpenMS wish list, ideas for collaboration projects, and also give a talk about your project. This may include suggestions in areas where currently available software solutions were unsatisfactory. We would be very happy to welcome you in Bochum this year.


You can find the announcement-flyer here.


The fee for regular visitors is 110€, for students 90€.

The fee is due on arrival in cash (exact amount, please). Settlement will be confirmed on your certificate of attendance, which you get in return. Please note, registration to the meeting is binding. If you fail to attend, the fee will be charged to your account. Thank you for your understanding.


The meeting will be held at the Ruhr-University Bochum,
Universitätsstrasse 150, 44801 Bochum

Tutorial sessions are at the Medizinisches Proteom-Center, Centre for Clinical Research (CCR/ZKF)
The talks (17. and 18. September) are in the Mensa, Ebene 01, Tagungsraum 2.
For a map of the university, please see below under “Journey”.


The program can be downloaded here.
We are happy to announce Lukas Käll and Fredrik Levander as keynote speakers.


Please take care of room reservations yourself.
Following is a small list of recommended hotels in Bochum:


The registration is now closed.

Social event

A dinner at the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum (German Mining Museum) with a tour through the visitor mine and up the headframe.


To go to the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, take the underground U35 (“Campus linie”) direction Hustadt/Universität. The underground stops at the Bochum main station and takes about 10 minutes from there to the university’s campus.

Contact – Scientific and program questions – Administrative and program questions

See you in Bochum

The OpenMS Team and the local hosts

The user meeting is a service of the German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (de.NBI).