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The 27th Montreux Symposiumon LC–MS will be held again in Montreux, Switzerland, on the banks of the Lake Geneva in the Montreux Music and Convention Centre. The continued success of the symposium in the field of LC–MS has allowed it to grow over the years to one of the premier platforms for the exchange of ideas and the introduction of new instrumentation and is attended and supported by opinion leaders, vendors, experts and newcomers in the field. The event will be held from 10–12 November 2010.
Important trends such as miniaturization and automation will be on the programme, as well as highlights of strategic industrial developments affecting those working in the field of LC–MS. Novel approaches in drug discovery and development are expected to be discussed, including proteomics, metabolomics, systems biology, target and biomarker discovery, novel bioanalytical methodology and impurity screening. Additionally, developments in agriculture, chemical biotech and environmental areas will be covered.
World leaders in the field will provide new insights and a future outlook of key domains: George Poste will deliver the "Roland W. Frei" opening lecture titled The Evolution of Personalized Medicine: Opportunities and Challenges. Other keynote speakers will include Ian Wilson, Astra Zeneca, presenting Fishing for Biomarkers by Metabolite Profiling using LC–MS; Bruce German of Nestle, Chemistry Gets Personal: Assessing human health; and Ron Heeren of Amolf with Molecular Microscopy: Multi-modal Tissue Imaging in Biomedicine.
A special expert hearing will be organized by Karl-Siegfried Boos of the University of Munchen on How to Sample and Prepare Whole Blood for LC–MS–MS Analysis.
Other contributions include: Comparison of Cell-disintregrated Blood (CDB) and Dried Blood Spots DBS for LC–MS–MS Analysis; Sampling Using Micropipettes: Handling and Analysis of Small Volume Blood Samples; Application of Dried Blood Spots in Pharmaceutical R&D; Metabolomics — Emerging New Technology Platforms; Direct Surface Analysis with Automated Nanoelectrospray Mass Spectrometry; Balancing Sensitivity, Specificity and Separation Speed for the LC/electrospray–MS–MS analysis of Mycotoxin Residues in Grains; and The Origin and Fate of (Prebiotic) Osligosaccharides by coupling of HPAEC and MS and High-resolution LC–MS of 13C-labelled Metabolites.
The exhibition will feature many major companies involved in LC–MS, while ample time is available in the programme for discussions and introduction into novel concepts and instruments.
New developments, novel instrumentation and analytical strategies have often been introduced during the meeting and this is again anticipated. An oral and poster session will take place in a relaxed format to allow maximum interaction between the participants. Introductory courses will also take place; these are designed to stimulate newcomers to the world of LC–MS, data interpretation, sample pretreatment and multivariate statistics/chemometrics.
Further details including registration can be found on-line at www.lcms-montreux.com
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