Here is some data on US chemistry department funding and peer rankings that I dug out of the funding agancy and US News sites. They are a bit tough to find, so I pulled the summary data out and left links back to the agency sites.
NSF MPS Chemistry Funding FY2001
NIH Chemistry Department Funding FY2000
US News Chemistry Graduate Program Rank (1999)
It’s hard to find a mass spectrometry site these days that isn’t devoted to proteomics, but the Nucleic Acids Massspec Toolbox at the University of Utah is a welcome exception. Some very nice Java scripts by Jef Rozenski that let you calculate oligo mass, composition and other useful things on-line.
Here are some Web-based Isotope Pattern Caculators that I recently tracked down for a Usenet post:
Molmass (Java with downloadable ‘lite’ version)
SIS MS Tools
For stand-alone there is Isopro for Windows http://members.aol.com/msmssoft/
and the Macintosh Isotope Pattern Calculator http://info-mac.acornsw.com/infomac/_SCIENCE_AND_MATH/ISOTOPE-PATTERN-CALC-166.HTML
Presentations from the ASMS Fall workshop on High Throughput and Automated Mass Spectrometry are online as PDF files.
The 16th International Mass Spectrometry Conference will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, between August 31st and September 5th 2003. That’s still a long way off, but it’s worth bookmarking the 16th IMSC Web page at http://www.imsc-edinburgh2003.com/. There’s no link back to the International Mass Spectrometry Society on the page, so here it is: http://www.imss.nl/. Note that the IMSS site is on a Netherlands server and has a “.nl” rather than a “.com” or “.org” Web address.