Monday Morning Session Preview: Emerging Environmental Contaminants

Jun 06, 2014

Matthew Crowe, of Dow Chemical (Midland Michigan), will preside over six Monday morning oral sessions on “Emerging Environmental Contaminants.” The sessions will take place in Exhibit Hall AB between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

The first presentation, starting at 8:30 a.m., will be by Ryan P. Rodgers, of the Florida State University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (Tallahassee, Florida). The title of Rodgers’ talk is “Environmental Petroleomics: Characterizations of 105 Biotic and Abiotic Petroleum Transformation Products Four Years after the Deepwater Horizon Disaster.”

At 8:50 a.m., Chi Li Yu, of the Proteomics Facility at the University of Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa), will follow Rodgers with a talk titled “Subtractive Proteomics Reveals Novel Enzymes Induced in Rare Caffeine-Degrading Microorganisms.”

Next up at 9:10 a.m. will be Bryan Bzdek, of the University of Delaware (Newark Delaware), who will give a presentation titled “Silicon is a Nearly Ubiquitous Component of Ambient Nanoparticles.”

Jeffrey Gilbert, of Dow AgroSciences (Indianapolis, Indiana), will follow Bzdek at 9:30 a.m. with a presentation titled “Identification of Environmental Metabolites Using Combined High Resolution UPLC-QqTOF and Ultra High Resolution NanoLC-QqITOT Based Approaches.”

The session will continue with a talk at 9:50 a.m. given by James Riedeman, of Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana), titled “Terminal and Internal Alkyne Functionalities in Asphaltenes.”

The final presentation of this session will start at 10:10 a.m. and be given by Phil Tackett, of FLIR Systems, Inc. (West Lafayette, Indiana). Tackett’s talk is titled “Detection of Water-Borne 4-Methylcyclohexanemethanol (MCHM) via Purge and Trap and Transportable, On-Site GC/MS.”