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International Mass Spectrometry Foundation



International Mass Spectrometry Foundation


Formation1998
TypeNonprofit
HeadquartersMontanalaan 8
7313 CJ Apeldoorn
LocationThe Netherlands
PresidentJohn C Traeger
Websitehttp://www.imss.nl/

The International Mass Spectrometry Foundation (IMSF) is a non-profit scientific organization in the field of mass spectrometry. The Foundation operates the International Mass Spectrometry Society, which sponsors the International Mass Spectrometry Conference that is held once every three years.

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Aims

The IMSF has four aims: 1) organizing international conferences and workshops in mass spectrometry, 2) improving mass spectrometry education, 3) standardizing terminology in the field, and 4) aiding in the dissemination of mass spectrometry through publications.

Conferences

The first International Mass Spectrometry Conference was held in London in 1958 and 41 papers were presented. Since then, conferences have been held every three years as indicated below.[1]

  1. 1958 London (41 papers)
  2. 1961 Oxford (44)
  3. 1964 Paris (72)
  4. 1967 Berlin (83)
  5. 1970 Brussels (141)
  6. 1973 Edinburgh (124)
  7. 1976 Florence (277)
  8. 1979 Oslo (ca. 250)
  9. 1982 Vienna (ca. 420)
  10. 1985 Swansea (ca. 590)
  11. 1988 Bordeaux (ca. 588)
  12. 1991 Amsterdam (ca. 830)
  13. 1994 Budapest (ca. 740)
  14. 1997 Tampere (ca. 700)
  15. 2000 Barcelona (729)
  16. 2003 Edinburgh
  17. 2006 Prague
  18. 2009 Bremen

Conference proceedings are published in Advances in Mass Spectrometry.

Awards

The IMSS sponsors several awards including the Curt Brunneé Award for for achievements in instrumentation by a scientist under 45 years of age, the Thomson medal for achievements in mass spectrometry, as well as travel awards and student paper awards.

References

  1. ^ Cooks, R. G.; E. Gelpi and N. M. M. Nibbering (2001). "International Mass Spectrometry Society (IMSS)" (PDF). J. Mass Spectrom 36 (2): 119 – 123. PMID 11288193 doi:10.1002/jms.131. Retrieved on 2007-09-15.

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