The Triangle Area Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group (TAMS) serves a diverse group of scientists from both academia and industry. TAMS is based in the Research Triangle Park, conveniently located between Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh. Attendance at the monthly meetings is typically 50-75 scientists and students, with some meetings drawing in excess of 100 people.
TAMS was created to meet the interests of a variety of scientists with diverse backgrounds. Due to the large number of local scientists in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, many of the seminars are weighted towards these areas. However, we attempt a balanced program between theory and applications, while also trying to provide prospective on the history of mass spectrometry for the younger generation of mass spectrometrists studying at local universities.
Current TAMS Officers
Chris Shuford (LabCorp) - President
Scott Mellors (908 Devices) - Treasurer
Leslie Hicks (UNC Chapel Hill) - VP for Events
Past TAMS Officers
Erik Soderblom, 2011-2017
Will Thompson, 2011-2015
Russell Grant, 2007-2013