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The British Mass Spectrometry Society is a registered charity, founded in 1964 (registration number 281330). It aims to encourage participation in all aspects of mass spectrometry on the widest basis, to promote knowledge and advancement in the field and to provide a forum for the exchange of views and information. It is committed to ensuring equal opportunities and reflecting the diversity of the society as a whole.

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The John Beynon Conference & Travel Fund

The John Beynon Conference & Travel Fund offers assistance to BMSS members wishing to attend scientific meetings that promote or disseminate knowledge of mass spectrometry. All members are eligible to apply, however preference will normally be given to students and other early career researchers. Assistance is available to BMSS members of at least three months standing at the time of application. Applications must be received at least six weeks prior to the date of travel. To learn more about the fund and download an application form click here.


Download The E-Abstract Book for BMSS39

The 39th BMSS Annual Meeting was a great success with Ca 300participants on-site at Churchill College, Cambridge. Registered delegates may continue to access the e-Abstract Book (password protected) by clicking here. Registered delegates that have mislaid their password (sent in their joining information email) should contact the BMSS Meetings Secretary:


Mass Spectrometry in the Clinical Laboratory 2018
1 Brownlow Street, Liverpool, L69 3GL

15 NOV: Training Day for Clinical Laboratory Scientists

The third in a series of training days aimed at clinical laboratory scientists, organised by the BMSS Clinical & Forensic SIG.

AI SIG 2019

5th Ambient Ionisation SIG Meeting 2019
3M Buckley Innovation Centre, Firth Street, HD1 3BD

30 JAN: One Day Special Interest Group Meeting

The BMSS Ambient Ionisation Special Interest Group (SIG) will hold its fifth 1-Day meeting at the University of Huddersfield on the 30th January 2019. For further information on the meeting to register or to submit an abstract please go to the Huddersfield Event Page.


40th BMSS Annual Meeting 2019
124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RD

03-05 SEP: BMSS40 Annual Meeting & Exhibition
02-03 SEP: BMSS Introduction to MS Short Course
      03 SEP: BMSS Careers in MS Workshop
      05 SEP: BMSS Annual General Meeting

We are returning to the RNCM in Manchester in September 2019 for BMSS40. Manchester has a long association with the development of mass spectrometry, and is the anchor point of one of the largest mass spectrometry clusters in Europe, …a very fitting location for the 40th BMSS Annual Meeting!

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BMSS Sponsors Students at Meetings - Travel Grant Reports
Several BMSS student members received travel awards to
attend recent meetings. Read their version of events.



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Lisa Sage, BMSS Administrator


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