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Discussion Groups

Many ASMS members are involved in local area mass spectrometry discussion groups.  As a resource for members and the broader mass spectrometry community ASMS maintains a listing of active discussion groups (see bottom of this page.) If you have a listing to share, please email details to info [at] asms [dot] org.

Discussion Group Speaker Travel Awards

Objectives. To support vibrant seminar programs at local MS discussion groups; to increase exposure of students at non-PhD granting institutions to research in mass spectrometry; and to promote exposure and professional development of young MS professionals at the onset of an independent research career. We hope your local discussion group will take advantage of this program.

Eligible Speakers, Hosts, and Expenses
Speakers may include any ASMS member Assistant Professor (at time of invitation). No more than two sponsored trips per calendar year per speakers. Hosts may include any North American MS discussion group. Any North American non-PhD. granting college or university.  No single host should propose more than two ASMS-sponsored events in a calendar year. Eligible expenses include travel, meals, lodging and expenses up to $1,500 per event, until the annual budget for the program is exhausted.

How to Apply
To apply, please go to the Awards / Discussion Group Travel Award page. Here you will find a simple application to complete and submit.

Local Area Mass Spectrometry Discussion Groups (Active)

To add your Mass Spec Discussion Group to this list, please email jennifer [at]

Chicago Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group

Colorado Biological Mass Spectrometry Society (CBMSS)

Delaware Valley Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group

Greater Boston Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group

Los Angeles Metropolitan Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group

MinnMass Discussion Group

North Jersey Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group

Pacific Northwest Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group

Pittsburgh Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group

Triangle Area MS Discussion (TAMS)

Washington-Baltimore Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group


Inactive Discussion Groups

The following discussion groups appear to be inactive for the last 2-3 years. If you are connected to one of these groups and have a new URL to share for posting to this page, please contact jennifer [at]

Bay Area Mass Spectrometry (BAMS)

Connecticut Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group

Midwest Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group