May Institute: Computation and statistics for mass spectrometry and proteomics

April 30 – May 11, 2018, Northeastern University, Boston MA
Organizers : Meena Choi, Brendan MacLean, and Olga Vitek


Registration fees

For academic participants :

For industry participants:

$300 for 1 course ($300/course) $800 for 1 course ($800/course)
$400 for 2 courses ($200/course) $1,300 for 2 courses ($650/course)
$510 for 3 courses ($170/course) $1,650 for 3 courses ($550/course)
$600 for 4 courses ($150/course) $2,000 for 4 courses ($500/course)

Participants can choose any combinations of consecutive courses, provided that they have sufficient prerequisites. It is not possible to simultaneously register for two courses conducted at the same time. Therefore, the maximal possible number of courses is four.

A limited number of registration fee waivers and travel fellowships for students and postdocs affiliated with US academic and nonprofit institutions will be available. We expect to reimburse the registration for up to two modules. We also expect to partly reimburse travel expenses after the conclusion of the event. The exact amount of fee waivers and travel fellowships will depend on the number of qualified applicants, and will be announced together with the decision of acceptance. To submit a fee waiver and travel fellowship application, please email the following documents to

(1) a copy of your institutional ID
(2) one letter of recommendation

Registration includes course materials, refreshments, and a course dinner. Participants should organize their own travel, lodging and meals.


Key dates

January 31, 2018

Most programs are filled by the deadline. After the deadline we will continue to consider applications for programs where openings remain. For inquires, please email


No payment is needed at this time. You will be asked to submit a form describing your background and reasons for participating in the program. Selected applicants will be invited to pay at a later stage. Approximately 60% of applicants were accepted in the past.

February 10, 2018

Acceptance decision, and information about registration fee wavers and travel fellowships sent.

March 17, 2018

Payment deadline. Payment is accepted by credit card only, with no refunds.


May 26, 2018

Deadline for submitting travel expenses for reimbursement.

Contact: May institute organizers