BRITISH MASS SPECTROMETRY SOCIETY
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     Introduction
     1950s - The First Foundations
     1960s - The Beginning of the Society
     1970s - The Development Years
     1980s - BMSS goes International
     1990s - Setting the Standards
     2000s - Looking to the Future
     Annual Meetings 1965 - present
     Special Interest Group
     Notable Names in British MS
     BMSS@50
   
   
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Introduction

 

The first foundations of the BMSS were laid in 1949 with the establishment of the Mass Spectrometry Panel by the Hydrocarbon Research Group. This Panel itself set the foundations for what is now the International MS Conference. Key figures in the 1950s and '60s were John Beynon and John Waldron (AEI) reflecting the key role Britain has played over the years in the development of mass spectrometry into the powerful analytical tool that we know today.

 


BMSS Timeline

1965

1st meeting of the Mass Spectrometry Group (MSG) London

1968

First constitution adopted at 3rd meeting of the MSG

1974

Renamed as the British MS Group (BMSG)

1981

BMSG is restructured to become the BMSS

1985

Organised 10th IMSC Swansea

 

- Proceeds led to establishment of 7 Beynon PhD Studentships (1 each year)

1987

Aston Medal Established

 

“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”

1993

1st LC-MS Meeting at Cambridge; held very 2 years since

2002

BMSS web-site launched

 

BMSS President and BMSS Medal established

 

“to recognise sustained contributions by individual members of the British Mass Spectrometry Society to the development of mass spectrometry, primarily within the UK.”

2003

Organised 16th IMSC Edinburgh

2003

John Monaghan becomes first BMSS President

2004

1st BMSS medal awarded to Ed Houghton 27th Annual Conference, Derby

The BMSS newsletter became Mass Matters, so named by John Chapman

2005

Education Initiative launched

Life memberships initiated and the first awarded to Michael Baldwin

2006

BMSS lecturer initiated with the 1st BMSS lecturer, Malcolm

Clench, taking to the road in 2007

2007

BMSS Summer Studentships started

2010

BMSS Introduction to Mass Spectrometry course begins,

replacing the LC-MS short course that had run since 1997

2012

BMSS Research Grants announced

 

 

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