20th IMSC to be held in Geneva, in 2014!

The scientific / organizing committee is happy and proud to invite you to Geneva to attend the 20th International Mass Spectrometry Conference (IMSC).  It will be taking place at the Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG) between August 24 and 29, 2014.

You might not be aware of it, but mass spectrometry (the MS in IMSC) is part of your life! Your bags are checked for cocaine using MS, when you go through customs, your blood checked for biomarkers of disease, your food for illegal levels of pesticides and other things, and if you’re lucky enough to see the northern lights in the sky, you’re actually looking at ions, same as we do when using MS.

The IMSC2014 will open your eyes to fields of MS you never knew existed! We have selected mass spectrometric topics that bridge totally different scientific fields. This is what the International Mass Spectrometry Conference is all about! Unlike other mass spec meetings, the IMSC covers all aspects, from instrumentation to space exploration…

So here are the reasons why you should attend:

  • to enjoy a high-level scientific program including six plenary sessions, 45 keynote presentations, four award ceremonies, two tutorials, three workshops, sponsor events and socials,
  • to network and meet new people,
  • to get new ideas from looking at your problems from a different perspective!

The scientific committee has put together a program that fulfills just that! You will not only have the opportunity to listen to world-famous scientists present their work, but also to talk to scientists from totally different fields.

You will be hosted by cosmopolitan Geneva, in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, the “smallest of the large capital cities” – a lovely city with first class infrastructure, an international airport and excellent train connections.  Best of all, it is close to major tourist destinations on the shore of lake Geneva and in the Swiss Alps.

-> join us in Geneva and enjoy this stimulating environment




Renato Zenobi,

ETH Zürich





Marc Suter,

Eawag, Dübendorf
President SGMS