The Scrivens Symposium

Welcome to the event page for the BMSS Scrivens Symposium at De Morgan House, London, on the 1st of May 2024 - celebrating the life and contribution of Professor Jim Scrivens to our community.

The meeting is architected to be a forward looking event (i.e. not a retrospective tribute) focused on state-of-the-art of Mass Spectrometry research, …providing emerging scientists with a welcoming & inclusive forum to articulate their work and network with colleagues.

Professor Jim Scrivens, as he became know in later life, was a stalwart member of the British Mass Spectrometry community. Jim initially carved out a very successful career in the private sector as a ‘mover & shaker’ at ICI, and subsequently transitioned into an academic role. In both strands of his professional life, Jim was a committed nurturer of new talent – and so the BMSS is seeking to mark his untimely death with a symposium that is focused on the work of ECR/ECS colleagues.

In his career, Jim played a pivotal role in commissioning novel MS instruments. Jim’s negotiating & networking skills enabled him to garner funds from both private and public sources, …and so assist in bringing novel technology to fruition. That catalytic influence has had a lasting effect on our community – so the BMSS naturally wish to celebrate Jim’s legacy on the 1st of May 2024.

Abstract submission extended and now closes on the 19th of April 2024.

For those who are not familiar with Jim’s backstory, we invite you to review a reprint of an article published in the BMSS Journal ‘MassMATTERS’. This article provides an insight into his contribution to our community - to access this article please click on the icon at the bottom of this page.

The organising team look forward to welcoming Professor Michael T. Bowers ( as our plenary speaker.



Scrivens symposium abstract book

The Scrivens Symposium abstract book is password protected. Delegates have been emailed the password


Jim Scrivens - BMSS MassMatters Article