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LCGC Europe

LCGC EuropeLCGC Europe-05-01-2011
Volume 24
Issue 5
Pages: 282

Upcoming Events

ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics

The 59th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics will be held on 5–9 June 2011 in Denver, Colorado, USA. The conference and short courses will be held at the Colorado Convention Centre, alongside the oral sessions, poster sessions and exhibition.

The event is being sponsored by the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS), which was formed in 1969 to promote and disseminate knowledge of mass spectrometry and allied topics. Their interests include advancement of techniques and instrumentation in mass spectrometry, as well as fundamental research in chemistry, geology, forensics, biological sciences and physics.

This annual conference is attended by more than 6500 scientists, and nearly 3000 papers are presented as posters and talks.

Tutorial lectures will being on Sunday 5 June, and will be followed on Monday through Thursday with full programme days of concurrent oral sessions, poster sessions and workshops.

The tutorial lectures will begin with Good Mass Spectrometry and its Place in Good Science: Sometimes Close Enough Is Really Not Good Enough presented by Mark W. Duncan of the University of Colorado Denver Health Science Centre. In this example-driven talk the central role of both the mass spectrometer and mass spectrometrist in basic science, industry and medicine are illustrated.

LC and MS: A Match Made in Heaven will be presented by James Jorgenson of the University of North Carolina. This lecture will look at the combination of liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry and strategies that can help bring them together in harmony.

Oral sessions between Monday and Thursday include Protein Therapeutics in Drug Discovery and Development: LC–MS Quantification; Challenges in Quantitative Bioanalysis in a Regulated Environment for Biomarkers; Unknown Environmental Contaminants: Advanced Mass Spectrometry Technologies; Small Molecule Drug Discovery: Advances in Micro- and Nano-flow Separations; PK Assays: Novel Approaches to Increase LC–MS Throughput; Reactive Metabolites: Novel LC–MS Detection Methods; Biomarker Analyses and Metabolomics in Drug Discovery and Biomarkers of Drug/Metabolite Toxicity: LC–MS Methods.

Two awards will be presented during the event: The Award for a Distinguished Contribution in Mass Spectrometry recognizes a focused, singular achievement in or contribution to fundamental or applied mass spectrometry, in contrast to awards that recognize lifetime achievement. The Biemann Medal recognizes a significant achievement in basic or applied mass spectrometry made by an individual early in his or her career. The award is presented in honour of Professor Klaus Biemann whose lasting legacy is the training of students and postdoctoral associates over a 40 year period at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The programme ends with another plenary lecture; titled Why Are We Surprised by Only Some of the Things that We See? Visual Illusions, the Brain, and Baseball by Arthur Shapiro of the American University. Professor Shapiro, a neuroscientist and award-winning creator of visual illusions, will present recently developed visual illusions and discuss the implications of our perceptive (in)abilities.

For more information go to www.asms.org

19–20 May 2011

Trends in Metabolomics — Analytics and Applications

DECHEMA-Haus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Tel: +49 69 7564 274

Fax: +49 69 7564 176

Website: http://events.dechema.de/metabolomics2011.html

23–25 May 2011

15th International Symposium of Field- and Flow-based Separations (FFF 2011)

South San Franciso Conference Centre, San Francisco, California, USA

Tel: +1 510 428 0740

Fax: +1 510 428 0741

E-mail: ahein@casss.org

Website: www.casss.org

1–3 June 2011

Polymer Char Users Training Meeting

Polymer Char Headquarters, Valencia, Spain

Tel: +34 96 131 81 20

Fax: +34 96 131 81 22

E-mail: info@polymerchar.com

Website: www.polymerchar.com

19–23 June 2011

HPLC 2011

Budapest Congress and World Trade Centre, Budapest, Hungary

Tel: +36 1 2250210

Fax: +36 1 2012680

E-mail: diamond@diamond-congress.hu

Website: www.hplc2011.com

5–9 September 2011

The 17th International Symposium on Separation Sciences (17-ISSS)

Hall of Grand Hotel Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Tel: +40 264 55 11 75

Fax: +40 264 55 11 75

E-mail: 17isss-secretariat@event-consulting.ro

Website: www.17issscluj2011.org

Send any event news to Doug Kitson at dkitson@advanstar.com

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