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International Mass Spectrometry Foundation
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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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.
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.
Conference proceedings are published in Advances in Mass Spectrometry.
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.
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