BMSS Biomacromolecular structure SIG meeting

Welcome to the event page for the First Annual BMSS Biomacromolecular Structure Special Interest Group (BMS SIG) Meeting.


Following publication by Public Health England (16-MAR-20) of their COVID-19 Guidance for Mass Gatherings, The University of Nottingham has suspended all face-to-face teaching, lectures and tutorials from 23-MAR-20. As a consequence we have decided, with regret, to CANCEL the 1st BMSS Biomacromolecular Structure (BMS) SIG Meeting scheduled for 01-02 JULY 2020. 

All registered delegates will have their fees refunded in full. Refunds may not show on delegates' card accounts for up to four weeks. Registered delegates who have not received their refund by the 21-APR-20 should contact the BMSS 

All sponsors' and exhibitors' contractual obligations will be cancelled, for this event, and any pre-payments will be refunded in full.

We are currently exploring options for alternative activities and will be in touch with the community when plans are in place.

Thank you for your understanding!



  • Training sessions focusing on:
    • HDX with Antoni Borysik (King’s College London) and Kate Groves (LGC)
    • Covalent labelling in studying protein structure and interactions with Neil Oldham (University of Nottingham) and Anton Calabrese (University of Leeds)
  • Opening plenary lecture from new PI
  • Evening social event and networking opportunities



  • Oral sessions
  • Poster session and exhibition
  • Closing plenary lecture from established PI


Early Career Researcher Participation

The BMS SIG is committed to welcoming ECRs to its meetings. Submission of abstracts from ECRs is particularly welcome. BMSS Student Members will be eligible for discounted registration covering both the training sessions and scientific meeting.


BMSS Travel Grants

Qualifying BMSS members are eligible to apply to the Society’s John Beynon Travel and Conference fund for assistance. Click here for more information.


BMSS Carers Support Grants

Qualifying BMSS members may apply to the Society’s Carer’s Support Fund for assistance. Click here for more information.



On-line registration will open here on or before 02 March 2020.  During the registration process you will be invited to 'opt in' to including your redacted details in the Event Attendee List (name and affiliation only, not your email or telephone number). Please review the BMSS policy here and if you consent to this policy you can check the box to permit the BMSS to include you.


Abstract Submission

Abstracts for both oral and poster presentations are invited in all areas of biomacromolecular structural studies using mass spectrometry and associated techniques. On-line abstract submission will open here on or before 02 March 2020.



For general enquiries about this meeting please contact the local organizer Professor Neil Oldham: