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Upcoming event: 23 IMSC 2021 @ Rio de Janeiro

IMSF along with the IMSC23 conference organising committee have been closely monitoring the unfolding COVID-19 crisis and have thus made the decision to postpone IMSC23 for 2020. These decision were made with the safety of the mass spectrometry community as a primary consideration.

However, we are very pleased to announce that IMSC Rio will now take place in the new year, Feb 7-11 2021. By moving the meeting to Feb 2021 we have to opportunity to kick-start our science and international conferences for the new year. Join us in Rio for a festival of mass spectrometry and stay on to enjoy the summer, Copacabana beach and the Rio Carnival (Feb 12 to 16).

To find out more, please visit or click the temporary banner below!


2020 Thomson Medal Award winners:

IMSF congratulates Prof. Alison Ashcroft (University of Leeds, UK) and Prof. Ron Heeren (Maastricht University, Netherlands) on the award of the 2020 Thomson Medals!

More details on the history of the awards and previous winners are listed here.


Coronavirus (Covid-19) and IMSC 2020

Global conferences are currently under debate due to the current Coronavirus crisis. The latest predictions are that infections should have peaked by the end of June.

Currently, IMSC2020 WILL run from August 29 to September 04 as planned, but we are monitoring the situation on a daily basis. We will keep you updated through our regular channels.

We look forward to welcoming you to Brazil, and the charming and warm city of Rio. There we hope to celebrate the contributions of mass spectrometry in fighting this crisis. 

IMSC 2020 Organizing Committee

IMSF Executive Board


IMSS4 2019 @ Barcelona

After a successful program at IMSS3 hosted by the Dutch Society in Croatia in 2017, IMSF is pleased to announce that IMSS4 will be hosted by the Spanish Society in Barcelona in 2019. Please click the image below for more information.

22 IMSC 2018 @ Florence: 1728 Participants from all over the world!

Thank you to all that attended and contributed to this event. Please click HERE or the banner below for photos of the conference, short courses, and participants.


IMSC Awards
The IMSF congratulates: Professors John R. Yates III (Scripps, USA) and Albert J. R. Heck (Utrecht, Netherlands) on the award of the 2018 Thomson Medal; and Professor Daniel Austin (Brigham Young, USA) on winning the 2018 Curt Brunnée award. IMSF look forward to the presentation of the award and associated lectures at IMSC in Florence.

Job Vacancies:

Please click the links below to view any job vacancies advertised by affiliated mass spectrometry societies:

American Society for Mass Spectrometry

British Mass Spectrometry Society

Canadian Society for Mass Spectrometry

Dutch Society for Mass Spectrometry

French Society for Mass Spectrometry

Swiss Group for Mass Spectrometry