Microfluidics Congress: USA

You are cordially invited to the Microfluidics Congress: USA in Philadelphia on 24th – 26th July 2017. Join our community of leading academics and scientists from biotechnology & pharmaceuticals organizations who are working to transform healthcare by harnessing the developments of these new and overlapping technologies.

Microfluidics is a rapidly developing area of research, and scientists are continually discovering the wide range of possibilities the technology can provide. At the intersection of engineering, physics, chemistry, nanotechnology, and biotechnology, microfluidics is revolutionizing the way patients are diagnosed, monitored and treated, and is unlocking the potential for reduced reagent consumption and thus, cost.


The conference will examine the latest developments in the technologies and techniques being used for progressing medical research, as well as the challenges and future of microfluidics. Registration is now open here.

 

Some of the topics to be covered:


• Point-of-care diagnostics
• Organ-on-a-chip
• Droplet microfluidics
• Microfabrication
• Isolation and analysis of CTCs
• 3D printing of microfluidic devices
• Single-cell analysis
• Commercialization and venture capitalism

 

Keynote speakers will include Lab on a Chip Editor-in-Chief  Abraham Lee and Advisory Board member George Whitesides. See the agenda for further details.



Enhance your itinerary with pre & post event workshopsLab on a Chip Advisory Board member Holger Becker (microfluidic ChipShop GmbH), will lead a 4 hour workshop on Lab-on-a-Chip technologies as an enabling technology for new product development in diagnostics and the life sciences.

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Analytical Chemical Days 2017

Analytical Chemical Days 2017 will be held at Université de Ngaoundéré, Cameroon, from 27th – 29th September.

The conference is a fantastic chance for researchers to present their research results, share and learn multidisciplinary research, and create collaborations between research teams. As well as this, Analyst is proud to be supporting Analytical Chemical Days by offering the winner of the poster prize a free subscription to Analyst.

Topics covered 

T1: Physical, chemical and microbiological analysis of water
T2: Optimisation of decontamination processes in contaminated water
T3: Dynamics of contaminants in ecosystems (water, plants, soils and air)
T4: Electrochemical sensors and biosensors
T5: Electrochemical engineering: development of new electrode materials
T6: Environmental biotechnology and waste treatment

Key Date

15th July: Registration payment deadline

Click here to register for Analytical Chemical Days

 

 

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Gordon F. Kirkbright Bursary Award, 2018

The Gordon F. Kirkbright bursary award is a prestigious annual award that enables a promising student/non-tenured young scientist of any nation to attend a recognised scientific meeting or visit a place of learning. The fund for this bursary was established in 1985 as a memorial to Professor Gordon Kirkbright in recognition of his contributions to analytical spectroscopy and to science in general. Although the fund is administered by the Association of British Spectroscopists (ABS) Trust, the award is not restricted to spectroscopists.

Applications are invited for the 2018 Gordon Kirkbright Bursary.

To download an Application Form or for further information visit, http://www.abstrust.org/, or contact abstrustuk@gmail.com

The closing date for entries is 31 December 2018.

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Nanopipette probes cells without killing them

Read about the Chemistry World article, based on a paper by Analyst Associate Editor Takehiko Kitamori

A research team from Japan has developed a method for sampling tiny amounts of fluid from single cells without killing them. They hope their technique will allow scientists to better study cellular mechanisms from differentiation to cancer formation.

Advances in analytical detection methods enable processing and detection of analytes, even individual molecules, from single cell samples. But before chemical analysis can take place, a sample must be extracted from the cell – a procedure the cell usually doesn’t survive.

Takehiko Kitamori’s team from the University of Tokyo now managed to form a 100nm-wide hole in a human cell membrane and connect this hole to a tiny pipette to extract a sample – all while keeping the cell alive. Instead of piercing the cell by force, they coated their nanopipette with a lipid bilayer, the same material the cell membrane is made out of, which causes the two to fuse.

Read the full article in Chemistry World >>>


Micro/extended-nano sampling interface from a living single cell
L. Lin, K. Mawatari, K. Morikawa, Y. Pihosh, A. Yoshizaki and T. Kitamori
Analyst, 2017, 142, 1689-1696
DOI: 10.1039/C7AN00220C, Paper

This paper is free to access until 16th June

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Congratulations to the MSB 2017 best poster award winners

MSB 2017 was held from March 26th – 29th, in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands. Analyst was involved in the best poster competition, along with sister journal Analytical Methods and fellow RSC journal Lab on a Chip. The competition was Judged by an international panel of scientists, which was chaired by Dr Monika Dittman, Agilent Technologies, Germany. All posters were judged on the following criteria:

Novelty and originality of the work, creativity and potential for innovation;

Scope of work, technical quality of experimental design, and execution of experiments;

Readability of the presentation and author’s explanations.

For the Analyst sponsored prize, the award winner received a free, one year e-subscription to Analyst. Congratulations to all of the prize winners.

Three of the best poster award winners, along with conference co-chair Rawi Ramautar (far left) and chair of the poster prize award panel, Monika Dittman (far right)

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BiosenseDementia 2017

International Workshop on Biosensors for Dementia

BiosenseDementia 2017 will be held at Plymouth University, England, from 13th – 14th June.

Plymouth University is pleased to announce hosting of a two-day international workshop for biosensors for dementia from the 13th – 14th June 2017. This is the first international workshop for nanotechnology based sensors for dementia detection to be hosted at Plymouth University jointly with Swansea University and funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK.

The International Workshop on Biosensors for Dementia combines expert academics and researchers from industry and healthcare. It is a fantastic chance to share knowledge in dementia diagnosis and biosensor development.  This important event will consist of plenary and invited talks, along with submitted papers and poster presentations.

Key Date

Early bird registration deadline: 21st April

Find out more here

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Congratulations to UCCS 2017 poster prize winner

UCCS 2017 was held from 27th – 29th March, in Lake Arrowhead, USA. Organised entirely by graduate students and postdocs from across the University of California. UCCS Focuses on current graduate students from all fields of chemistry within the University. Analyst was proud to sponsor a poster prize for the symposium. It is clear that the future of chemistry is in safe hands.

We would like to congratulate the Analyst poster prize winner: Samuel S. Hinman. His poster was titled: DNA Linkers and Diluents for Stable and Specific Gold Nanoparticle Bioconjugates in Multiplexed Assay Development.

Samuel S. Hinman receiving his poster prize award from Jen Griffiths, Editorial Development Manager, Americas, Journals

Well done Samuel!

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HPLC 2017: 45th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques

HPLC 2017 is due to be held from 18th – 22nd June, in Prague, Czech Republic

   It is our great pleasure and honor to invite you to HPLC 2017 Prague symposium organized for the first time in the Czech Republic. The HPLC symposium series is well known as the world leading forum for the information exchange among researchers dealing with separations in liquid phases and supercritical fluids. The conference program covers all aspects of fundamental and experimental approaches, novel instrumentation, column technologies and cutting-edge applications & instrumentation. The important feature is the coupling with mass spectrometry therefore one program track is devoted to hyphenated techniques only. The large exhibition enables to meet leading vendors presenting their latest technical innovations.

Analyst and sister journal Analytical Methods are pleased to be supporting the symposium, which is shaping up to be yet another high quality HPLC event.

Key Dates

17th April, 2017: Abstract deadline for poster presentations

1st May, 2017: Deadline for regular registration payment

1st May, 2017: Final programme confirmed

1st June: Abstract deadline for late breaking posters

Click here to view the full programme

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9th International Symposium on Enabling Technologies

The 9th International Symposium on Enabling Technologies is due to be held from 4th – 5th May, 2017, in Ottawa, Canada.

For 2017, ETP and the Canadian Society for Mass Spectrometry (CSMS) are working together to bringing sponsors and delegates an exciting new program featuring topics relating to: Native MS, MS in medicine, Imaging Advances, Ion Mobility Advances.

Members of CSMS will receive a discount on registrations fees.

Spanning across a packed two days, the 9th International Symposium on Enabling Technologies will include a multitude of distinguished speakers. There is also a poster competition, with free one year Analyst and Analytical Methods subscriptions up for grabs.

Click here for full programme

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Simple polymer tongue can taste the difference

Sensor that can discriminate between 25 fruit juices could be used for quality control

Scientists in Germany have designed a simple polymer that can be used in a sensor to distinguish between similar fruit juices.

Sensors that analyse food, drink and drugs are important for quality control and preventing fraud. Chemo-optical sensors, or tongues, already exist for testing wine, coffee, whiskey and other beverages. Due to the complex nature of these samples, the tongues comprise a number of sensors, which undergo structural changes to provide a colour or fluorescence pattern in the presence of various analytes. Chemometric techniques then analyse the pattern, reporting the distinct ‘taste’ for each product.

Read the full article in Chemistry World >>>

This paper is free to access until 5th April, 2017:

Poly(p-phenyleneethynylene)-based tongues discriminate fruit juices
Jinsong Han, Benhua Wang, Markus Bender, Kai Seehafera and Uwe H.F. Bunz
Analyst, 2017,142, 537-543
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN02387H

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