British Mass Spectrometry Society

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NicknameBMSS
PredecessorMass Spectrometry Panel of the Hydrocarbon Research Group
Established1964
FoundersAlan Quayle
Typecharity
Registration no.Charity registration number 281330
Legal statusCharity
PurposeEducation
HeadquartersNorthwich, Cheshire
Location
Official language
English
Secretary General
Dr Andrew Ray
Chair
Dr Jackie Mosely
Vice-Chair
Professor Neil Oldham
Treasurer
Professor Peter O'Connor
Award(s)BMSS Medal, Aston Medal
Websitewww.bmss.org.uk

The British Mass Spectrometry Society is a registered charity founded in 1964 that encourages participation in every aspect of mass spectrometry.[1] 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. The first foundations of the BMSS were laid in 1949 with the establishment of the Mass Spectrometry Panel by the Hydrocarbon Research Group.

Annual Meeting[edit]

The society's annual meeting is held in the first week of September in locations throughout the United Kingdom.

Grants[edit]

In 2015, the Society announced they would be funding 6-10 summer studentship projects.[2]

Awards[edit]

In 1987 the society announce the establishment of the Aston Medal to be awarded to “individuals deserving special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in the biological, chemical, engineering, mathematical, medical, or physical sciences relating directly to mass spectrometry”. In 2002 the BMSS Medal was established by the society “to recognise sustained contributions by individual members of the British Mass Spectrometry Society to the development of mass spectrometry, primarily within the UK.[3]

BMSS Medal[edit]

Recipients of the BMSS medal are:

  • Professor Edward Houghton
  • Professor Anthony Mallet
  • Professor John J Monaghan
  • Professor Frank S Pullen
  • Professor Gareth Brenton
  • Professor Alison Ashcroft

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BMSS". The British Mass Spectrometry Society. The British Mass Spectrometry Society. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Summer studentships". Labmate online. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Member Only Content | BMSS". www.bmss.org.uk. Retrieved 2021-04-08.