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LCGC Europe

LCGC Europe, LCGC Europe-08-01-2012, Volume 25, Issue 8
Pages: 460

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29th Montreux Symposium on LC–MS

The 29th Montreux Symposium on LC–MS will take place on 7–9 November 2012 in Montreux, Switzerland.

LC–MS is continuously growing and this is reflected by the participation of over 30 nationalities and scientific contributions from a variety of application areas. These include food, pharmaceutical, biotechnological and environmental and research on novel instrumentation and new LC–MS fields such as nanotechnology and microfluidics, UHPLC, low flow-rate spray techniques, proteomics and systems biology.

In collaboration with the Metabolomics Society, a special joint parallel programme for this rapidly emerging field is being organized, addressing the technology as well as novel systems-based biology approaches in pharma, nutrition, clinical chemistry, plant sciences and medical biology. A parallel programme is being organized in collaboration with various clinical chemistry societies focusing on current and future LC–MS options in clinical diagnosis. Accreditation by related societies for the programme as well as the short course has been applied for

A number of invited and keynote lectures will provide new insights and a future outlook of key domains.

The "Roland W. Frei" opening lecture will be delivered by Professor Jan Smeitink from the Centre for Systems Biology and Bioenergetics (CSBB) of UMC St Radboud, Nijmegen University, Nijmegen, Netherlands addressing "Omics technologies and Bioenergetics: Application to Human Disease".

Plenary and keynote lectures will be given by:

  • Renato Zenobi, of the Organic Chemistry Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland: "Novel Applications of Ambient Mass Spectrometry".

  • Piero Rinaldo, Co-director, Biochemical Genetics Laboratory Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Rochester, Minnesota, USA: "Information Management of Complex Metabolic Profiles in Population Screening and Individualized Medicine".

  • Brian Fowler, former head of labs and Bbiochemist at the University Children's Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland: "Metabolic Networks and Inborn Errors of Metabolism — From Garrod to Metabolomics".

  • Patrick René Diel, head of the work group molecular endocrinology, at the Department of Molecular and Cellular Sports Medicine, German Sports University Cologne, Cologne, Germany: "Novel Biomarker Profiling Approaches in Human Sport Doping Control".

  • Holly D. Cox, Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory, Salt Lake City, USA: "Quantitation of Biomarkers for Growth Hormone Abuse in Dried Blood Spots".


As usual a large variety of poster and other oral contributions will build a strong and interesting programme for anyone working in LC–MS, metabolomics and clinical chemistry.

The International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry will be conferring the Roland W. Frei Award for the best poster presentation by a young scientist.

Prior to the conference from 5–6 November 2012 a series of short courses is organized. These introductory courses are focused on an introduction and advanced LC–MS technology, mass spectrometry LC–MS interpretation and a special new course on "Clinical Chemistry, LC–MS and Metabolomics".

Website: www.lcms-montreux.com

E-mail: lcms-2012@science.leidenuniv.nl

September–October 2012

Solutions for the Analysis and Characterization of Biomolecules

Organizers: Agilent Technologies

Location Various venues in Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland Website: www.biopharmaseminar.com

9–13 September 2012

29th International Symposium on Chromatography

Nicolaus Copernicus University Campus, Torun, Poland

Contact: Polish Chemical Society/Commission for Chromatographic Analysis

Tel: +48 56 6114308

E-mail: symposium@isc2012.pl

Website: www.isc2012.pl

24–26 September 2012

ExTech 2012, 14th Symposium on Advances in Extraction Technologies

University of Messina, Italy

Organizers: Luigi Mondello, Chromaleont, University of Messina, Italy

Tel: +39 0906766536

Fax: +39 090 358220

E-mail: extech@chromaleont.it

Website: www.chromaleont.it/extech

3–5 October 2012

SFC 2012 – 6th International Conference on Packed Column SFC

Brussels, Belgium

Organizers: The Green Chemistry Group

Tel: +1 412 805 6296

Fax: +1 412 967 9446

E-mail: register@greenchemistrygroup.org

Website: www.greenchemistrygroup.org

7–8 November 2012

Water Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring, Exhibition and Workshops (WWEM) 2012

Telford International Centre, Telford, UK

Organizers: International Labmate Ltd David Hellyer, exhibitions manager

Tel: +44(0)1727858840

Fax: +44(0)1727840310

E-mail: david@wwem.uk.com

Website: www.wwem.uk.com

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