Edinburgh, Scotland will host the upcoming International Mass Spectrometry Conference (IMSC) on 31 August to 5 September this year. The conference organisers, the International Mass Spectrometry Society asserts that the 'forward looking programme' will focus on the key contemporary and emerging aspects of applied mass spectrometry.
On each day of the conference a selected "hot topic" will be addressed with invited/contributed oral presentations and poster contributions. Each themed segment will culminate with an interactive workshop/discussion.
Posters featuring outstanding late breaking results will be accepted up to the last minute, say the organisers, at the discretion of the organising committee - completing the 'state-of-the-art of MS' overview that the conference aims to offer delegates.
Fundamental studies and related disciplines have not been ignored, but will find less coverage than may have been the case at previous IMSCs. A scientific partnership has been formed with The Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF), who will organise many of the proteomics sections of the programme, emphasising one of the most important contemporary applications of mass spectrometry, in the health and life sciences.
Nobel Laureates in 2002 Koichi Tanaka and John Fenn will present the meeting.