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Researchers have used science to unlock the secrets of art history

Swansea University teamed up with the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery to discover more about a portrait of a lady in the gallery collection.
Our very own Dr Ann Hunter has been working with Glynn Vivian Art Gallery looking at art conservation chemistry. The exhibition is on display from Wednesday 15 September 2021 - Sunday 27 February 2022, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm. More information can be found on the Glynn Vivian website.
Using Science to Reveal the Mysteries of Art (Trailer): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InX_-h1wMyw
Take a virtual tour: https://www.glynnvivian.co.uk/visit/take-a-virtual-tour/

5 November 2021

BMSS41 Sheffield Hallam University

Mr Rhodri N. Owen presented his research into Glow Flow mass spectrometry at this years 41st British Mass Spectrometry Society Annual Meeting, held at Sheffield Hallam University.

9 September 2021

New Article

New article published on Glow Flow mass spectrometry in the International Journal of Mass Spectrometry as part of a special issue marking 10 winners of Curt Brunnee Award.
Read it online

12 April 2021

Laboratory Environmental Assessment Framework

We're very happy to announce that NMSF has won a Bronze Award in recognition of the actions undertaken to improve sustainability practices as part of the Laboratory Environmental Assessment Framework (LEAF) in the 2019-20 academic year.

16 October 2020

NanoBach 2019

Rhodri N. Owen took part in NanoBach showcasing nano-technology in action. The outreach event was organized by Swansea University Medical School NanoHealth hosted by TataSteel in Port Talbot.

1 October 2019

Swansea University Innovation Showcase

Mr Rhodri N. Owen, represented the NMSF at Swansea University Innovation Showcase, part of Wales Festival of Innovation, at the School of Management in the Bay Campus.
Wales Festival of Innovation

21 June 2018

A buzzing business

Read about our colleague Rhodri who was recently profiled on the Royal Society of Chemistry website, in "Rhodri Owen's tale of chemistry, honeybees and helping those in need."
Royal Society of Chemistry

12 June 2018

School's Outreach

Dr Ann Hunter and Mr Rhodri N. Owen gave a presentation to twenty-two Year 6 pupils at Oakleigh House School as part of the School's STEM/STEAM day.

2 June 2018

Prof Dai Games

We regret to announce the death of Emeritus Professor D.E. ("Dai") Games, former Director of the NMSSC, past Dean of the Department of Chemistry, Swansea University, and past Chairman of the British Mass Spectrometry Society.
Read about his life

28 May 2018

Practical Experiments in the Fundamentals of Mass SPectrometry

Swansea University Medical School has been collaborating with Waters Corporation in developing a fully executable methods packaged with the ACQUITY QDa Mass Detector and a simple pump for University undergraduates. Launched at Pittcon 2018 Conference & Expo in Orange County Convention Centre, Orlando, Florida, USA.

26 February 2018

Swansea Science Festival 2017

As part of this year's Swansea Science Festival, the NMSF took out their new Waters ACQUITY QDa to the National Waterfront Museum.
Learn More

10 September 2017

EPSRC UK National Mass Spectrometry Facility 30th Anniversary Symposium

The EPSRC UK National Mass Spectrometry Facility, situated within Swansea University Medical School, held a one-day symposium celebrating the 30th anniversary of its establishment as one of the EPSRC mid-range facilities. The event included speakers from academia, government and industry covering a diverse range of topics across the mass spectrometry, chemical and life science sector.

10 July 2017

School's Outreach

Ann Hunter, Helen Benham and Maria Moruzzi presented a "Masterclass"/45 minute mini lecture detailing the Mass Spectrometry Service at the EPSRC UK National Mass Spectrometry Facility for 10 Year 12 and 13 more able and talented (MAT) pupils at Bishop Vaughan school.

14 February 2017

School's Outreach

Year 12 pupils from the local Bishop Gore school visited the NMSF as part of their studies into Mass Spectrometry in AS level Chemistry. The pupils particiapted in presentations on ASAP analysis on the Xevo, MALDI analysis on the UltraFlex, GC/MS on the GCT and nanoelectrospray on the Orbitrap.

28 November 2016

Prof Steven L. Kelly

Swansea University Medical School is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof Steven Kelly as Facility Director, following the retirement of Emeritus Professor Gareth Brenton.

30 September 2016

School's Outreach

Twenty Year 11 and Year 12 students from St Michael's Independent, Llanelli as part of our School Outreach program.

23 June 2016

Prof Gareth Brenton

Emeritus Professor Gareth Brenton, former Facility Director, has been honoured at the British Mass Spectrometry Society Conference at Eastbourne on 15 September 2016 with The BMSS Medal in 'Recognition of outstanding and sustained contributions to the British Mass Spectrometry Society in the promotion of Mass Spectrometry'.

23 June 2016

Elevate 2015

Swansea University is dedicated to giving Year 11 pupils from the local area the chance to learn more about future careers in the health sciences by providing workshops and guided tours. Elevate is the new addition to the Collaborate conference, which brings together the Health Boards, Universities, Industury, the Third Sector and the wider community looking to strengthen collaborations and make new ones.

21 October 2015

Prof John H. Beynon FRS

We regret to announce the death of Prof John H. Beynon FRS, former Head of the Mass Spectrometry Research Unit, Swansea University.
Read about his life

24 August 2015

Official Opening 2015

Edwina Hart, the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport, officially opened the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s (EPSRC) UK National Mass Spectrometry Facility (NMSF) at Swansea University this week (Tuesday, March 3), after its recent £3m contract renewal and refurbishment...

3 March 2015