Swiss Group for Mass Spectrometry

The Swiss Group for Mass Spectrometry is a society that furthers interactions between scientists working in the various fields of mass spectrometry, doing basic research from gas phase ion chemistry to life sciences, in academia, industry and regulation. The SGMS was founded in 1982 (see history). Roughly two hundred individuals are listed as members. The SGMS also is an Associated Member Society of the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS).

SGMS membership is open to individual persons working in the field of mass spectrometry, and to active sponsoring members. For more details, please consult the statutes of the society.


The winner of the 2016 SGMS award is

Prof Paola Picotti (ETH)

She was selected by an international award panel, with the following motivation:

During her graduate and postdoctoral positions Prof. Picotti developed several outstanding and innovative methods that are already in wide use around the world, including the SRM/MRM approach that is fundamental to quantitative proteomics. She began her independent career five years ago and quickly demonstrated her ability to lead a research group and to develop even more insightful new methods, such as the analysis of protein conformational changes based on observed accessibility of certain regions to proteolysis. During this period, her strong publication and citation record has continued. She is frequently engaged in educational programs and has taken on responsibility for the Protein Misfolding group within the Human Proteome Organization. She has obtained significant grant support for her research. On the international stage, it is clear that she is one of the most promising leaders of her generation. She is well established as an independent investigator, and has >3000 citations

For the announcement by the President click!

Swiss Group for Mass Spectrometry
Schweizerische Gruppe für Massenspektrometrie
Groupe suisse de spectrométrie de masse
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