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HISTORY

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 consists of 41 member societies and sponsors the International Mass Spectrometry Conference (IMSC) that was held once every three years from 1958-2012, but is now held every two years. Begining in 2013, IMSF also operates the International Mass Spectrometry Schools, which are held every second year.

The IMSF has four aims:

The IMSS also sponsors several awards including: the Curt Brunneé Award 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.