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The BMSS Bid to Host IMSC24 in Manchester

The BMSS propose that holding IMSC24 in the UK in 2022 will be a fitting
tribute to Francis William Aston FRS.

The BMSS has submitted a bid to the International Mass Spectrometry Foundation (IMSF) to host the 24th International Mass Spectrometry Conference (IMSC24) in Manchester in August 2022. The IMSF have informed us that they have received a total of three bid submissions and that they have now been circulated to the IMSF affiliates for evaluation. To review the BMSS bid submission please click on the link below.

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39th BMSS Annual Meeting 2018
Storey's Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DS

11-13 SEP: 39th Annual Meeting & Exhibition
10-11 SEP: BMSS Introduction to MS Short Course
      11 SEP: BMSS Careers in MS Workshop
      13 SEP: BMSS Annual General Meeting

Churchill College provides an accessible location within the City of Cambridge with parking and award winning accommodation on-site. BMSS has reserved the public spaces of the college to accommodate the conference, introduction to mass spectrometry short course, careers workshop, vendor exhibition, and the society’s AGM. The conference dinner will be held offsite in the spectacular dining hall of St. John’s College. The conference will also feature a barbeque social evening in the extensive grounds of Churchill College.


The BMSS committee look forward to welcoming a delegation of scientists from the Chinese Mass Spectrometry Society (CMSS), to BMSS39 in Cambridge (11-13 September 2018). The CMSS delegation of 10 colleagues will be led by Professor Yi Chen (CMSS Vice President). BMSS members are encouraged to extend a very warm welcome to our distinguished guests.


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.


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!

BMSS News and Information

Prof Games

The Society has been informed that Dai’s funeral will take place at 14:30 BST on Friday 22th June at Morriston Crematorium, Morriston, Swansea, SA5 7HZ, UK.

In lieu of flowers the Games family wish for donations to be made to BMSS to sponsor student participation in mass spectrometry and chromatography.
Please contact the BMSS Administrator ( for
information on how to donate.

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BMSS Membership 2018 is now available


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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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