Awards

The ANZSMS recognises contributions to mass spectrometry by the awarding of three individual medals and one award. These are separate and distinct, with different procedures and requirements for each.

ANZSMS Medal

Physical Nature of the Award

A gold-colored medal.

Specific wording of the Award

The ANZSMS medal honors individuals deserving special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in the biological, chemical, engineering, mathematical, medical, or physical sciences relating directly to the exploitation, application or development of mass spectrometry.

Rules for the Award

  1. Eligibility
    This senior award is open to Australian and New Zealand academic and industrial scientists and scientists of other nationality who have worked in Australia or New Zealand for an extended period (at least 15 years). Eligibility is not restricted to members of ANZSMS.
  2. Selection Committee
    A sub-committee nominated by the Executive of the ANZSMS and including at least 3 distinguished international mass spectrometrists will be formed as the "selection committee". Selection must be made by this committee and comprise at least 6 scientists. The ANZSMS President or Nominee will usually chair the selection committee. The committee reserves the right not to make an award if none of the nominated candidates has sufficient merit.
  3. Nomination Information Required
    Nominations for the medal must be submitted to the ANZSMS President and should include the following information:

    • Name
    • Curriculum Vitae including publication list.
    • A concise statement (no more than one page) of the nominee's contribution to research involving mass spectrometry, including their role in research training.
  4. Frequency of the Award
    The award is occasional with no more than once every two years. The ANZMS Medal will not be associated with any particular year or number.
  5. Announcement and Presentation of the Award
    The announcement and presentation of the award will be made at the biennial meeting of the ANZSMS. The ANZSMS President will usually make the award.
  6. Requirements of the Awardee
    None.

Previous ANZSMS Medallists

Morrison Medal

Physical Nature of the Award

A silver-colored medal.

Specific wording of the Award

The Morrison Medal honors the contributions of Professor Jim Morrison to the development of mass spectrometry in Australia. It is awarded in recognition of significant achievements in an area of mass spectrometry. Consideration will be given to scientists with an international reputation and who have had an association in some way with Jim Morrison.

Rules for the Award

  1. Eligibility
    The award is restricted to mass spectrometrists who currently reside in Australia or New Zealand.
  2. Selection Committee
    The Executive Committee of the ANZSMS is responsible for selecting the Morrison Medallist.
  3. Frequency of the Award
    Awarded at each ANZSMS Conference.
  4. Announcement and Presentation of the Award
    The announcement and presentation of the award will be made at the biennial meeting of the ANZSMS. The ANZSMS President will usually make the award.
  5. Requirements of the awardee
    Required to present the Morrison lecture at the ANZSMS conference.

Previous Morrison Medallists

Bowie Medal

Physical Nature of the Award

A bronze-colored medal with a certificate commemorating the award.

Specific wording of the Award

The Bowie Medal honors excellence in research in any area of mass spectrometry by a young Australia or New Zealand researcher.

Rules for the Award

  1. Eligibility
    This early career award is open to graduates of any Australian or New Zealand tertiary institution, or current employees of any Australian or NZ research institution who are under the age of 45 years at the time of the award.
  2. Selection Committee
    A sub-committee nominated by the Executive of the ANZSMS and including at least 3 distinguished international mass spectrometrists will be formed as the "selection committee". Selection must be made by this committee and comprise at least 6 scientists. The ANZSMS President or Nominee will usually chair the selection committee.
  3. Nomination Information Required
    Nominations for the medal must be submitted to the ANZSMS President and should include the following information:

    • Name
    • Curriculum Vitae including publication list.
    • A concise statement (no more than one page) of the nominee's contribution to research involving mass spectrometry.

    The ANZSMS president will call for nominations for the Bowie medal 9 - 12 months prior to the next ANZSMS conference.The deadline will be announced by the ANZSMS President via email and through the website.

  4. Frequency of the Award
    The award is made every two years.
  5. Announcement and Presentation of the Award
    The announcement and presentation of the award will be made at the biennial meeting of the ANZSMS. The ANZSMS President will usually make the award.
  6. Requirements of the awardee
    Present a keynote lecture at the ANZSMS conference.

Previous Bowie Medallists

Michael Guilhaus Research Award

The 2017 Michael Guilhaus Research Award sponsored by Waters

Professor Michael Guilhaus was an innovative instrument designer who constructed, at the University of New South Wales in Sydney Australia, prototype orthogonal-acceleration time of flight mass spectrometers starting in the late 1980’s. This technological development, now widespread in commercial Quadrupole Time of Flight Instruments, was pioneered by Michael. In recognition of this, Michael was the inaugural recipient of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry (ANZSMS) Morrison Medal and was awarded the Curt Brunnée Award from the International Mass Spectrometry Foundation; the only Australian to be so-honoured.

A research award will be presented at the biennial conference of the ANZSMS in 2017, to an early career researcher who principally works in Australia or New Zealand. The award is designed to support innovative research in the field of mass spectrometry. To be considered for the Michael Guilhaus Research Award, a researcher must provide a detailed research proposal with supporting documentation and submit an abstract to present their research at the next ANZSMS conference. In memory of Michael’s passion for instrument development, preference may be given to projects that involve instrument development or modification, but any application that proposes original science in the field of mass spectrometry will be considered for the award.

Research Awards Objective

Promote instrumentation or other innovative mass spectrometry developments or research within Australia and New Zealand for an early career scientist. Provide funding to initiate/continue a research project described in the application.

Rules for the Award

Eligibility and Application Process

    1. The candidate must be an early career researcher (<10 years from award of PhD) who principally works in Australia or New Zealand
    2. Submit an abstract to the upcoming ANZSMS conference
    3. Submit:
      1. Research proposal (maximum two A4-pages, 12 point) including references, figures, budget, justification etc.
      2. List of current research support (maximum one A4-page, 12 point)
      3. Curriculum vitae, including publication list, and date of award of PhD (maximum 2 A4 pages, 12 point)

Applicants should collate documentation and submit this as one PDF, via email to the ANZSMS President, no later than the date abstracts close for the upcoming ANZSMS conference.

Selection Committee

Judging will be by the ANZSMS Executive Committee or esteemed panel chosen by the committee (4-6 members); and will usually include the convener of the next ANZSMS conference.

Frequency of the Award

The award is made every two years (subject to availability of funds).

Announcement and Presentation of the Award

The announcement and presentation of the award will be made at the biennial meeting of the ANZSMS. A representative from the financial sponsor for that year or ANZSMS President will usually present the award.

Award

The Michael Guilhaus Research Award will include a certificate of recognition, and AUD$10,000 paid to the recipient’s University, which is to be used for the research project. In accepting this award, the institution will agree not to charge overhead on the funds.

Further Information

Email the President of ANZSMS at president@anzsms.org.

Previous Guilhaus Awardees

2017 & 2015 Awards sponsored by Waters & ANZSMS

The Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry (ANZSMS)

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School of Chemistry
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Melbourne
Parkville
Victoria 3010
Australia
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president@anzsms.org

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