We will be exhibiting and presenting to a global online audience at the upcoming SelectScience® Virtual Food Analysis Summit 2022, on Tuesday, October 4.
Covering the hottest topics and the latest advances in the field, this free-to-attend event provides an interactive forum for scientists, researchers and manufacturers to connect and share knowledge.
We are looking forward to showcasing an exciting roundtable webinar featuring three leading experts discussing ‘Measuring Migration from Food Contact Materials.’
We will also be presenting our latest GC-MS technology and highlighting how it can be used to stay ahead of the challenges of ultra-trace pesticides analysis in food.
This Summit is a unique online conference, bringing together scientists from around the world to explore the important latest developments in Food Analysis, from the latest research techniques to cutting-edge technologies and new resources to advance your work. Join to hear about the very latest scientific developments in fields including AI and nanotechnology in food safety, water treatment and quality analysis, food fraud, food traceability, food contact materials, and more. Eminent speakers in the program compiled by leading science publisher SelectScience ® include Dr. Bert Popping, Chief Executive Officer, FOCOS; Prof. Gene S. Hall, Rutgers University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology; Chiew Mei Chong, Application Specialist, CTC Analytics AG and many more.
Register now to attend live presentations and Q&As, network with peers, explore interactive booths offering up-to-the-minute technique and technology news, tour the virtual poster hall, and collect a ‘swag bag’ with a certificate of attendance, case studies, white papers and other resources to download free of charge.
View the full speaker lineup and reserve your place for free today here
The Summit will feature a packed agenda, but you can drop in and out as you please on the day.
This exclusive roundtable event will host experienced industry leaders in the PFAS analytical testing field to share their own experiences and discuss various topics that will help empower PFAS analytical testing laboratories to future-proof themselves, in this constantly evolving area of environmental concern.
Topics that will be covered include:
The current landscape, market trends and future state of PFAS analysis
Review of current and emerging US and EU regulatory requirements for PFAS analytical testing
Analytical technologies to help tackle PFAS testing projects of any size or scope, faster
Benefits and learning outcomes from attending this event:
Learn about current and anticipated challenges of routine PFAS analysis and tips for how to overcome them
Understand the impact of ever-changing regulatory demands and why it is essential for testing laboratories to future-proof themselves
Discover new, cutting-edge techniques for PFAS analysis that can impact overall laboratory productivity and efficiency
Q&A with technology thought leaders on key issues faced by scientists in this field
What you need to know:
Start Times: Broadcast #1 - 22 March - starting at 9 am GMT (London) / 10 am CET (Paris, Berlin) / 2.30 pm IST (Mumbai) / 5 pm SGT (Singapore). Broadcast #2 - 22 March - starting at 10 am PST (Los Angeles) / 12 pm CDT (Chicago) / 1 pm EDT (New York).
Duration: Approximately 1 hour
Lee Ferguson (Duke University, North Carolina, USA) Dr P. Lee Ferguson is an Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering at Duke University in Durham, NC, USA. He received B.S. degrees from the University of South Carolina in Chemistry and Marine Science in 1997 before earning a Ph.D. in Coastal Oceanography at State University of New York – Stony Brook in 2002. His postdoctoral research was conducted in the area of proteomics at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA, USA. Before joining Duke, Dr. Ferguson was an Assistant and Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of South Carolina.
John Quick (ALS Environmental, UK) John Quick is the principal scientist at ALS Environmental in Coventry. John’s background is in chromatography and over the last years John and his team has developed methods to analyse all the compounds included in the CIP program (A UK version of the Water Framework Directive) with detection levels not seen by any other commercial laboratory in the past.
Vladimir Nikiforov (NILU-Norwegian Institute for Air Research) Dr Vladimir Nikiforov graduated from St. Petersburg State University in 1986, got a degree in 1990 (Synthesis of fluoroketones for extraction of anions) and continued with the same university doing research and teaching in Synthetic organic, Physical organic, Environmental chemistry until 2010. From 2010 to 2014 he was a head of laboratory of migration of POPs in the Center of Ecological Safety of the Russian Academy of Sciences and then joined NILU-Norwegian Institute for Air Research. His current research interests include PFAS and other organofluorines, Non-target and suspect screening, QSAR, development of analytical methods for new pollutants and microplastics in al matrices, and in air samples in particular.
Christopher P. Higgins (Colorado School of Mines) Christopher P. Higgins is an environmental chemist at the Colorado School of Mines. Dr. Higgins’ received his A.B. in Chemistry from Harvard University, and graduate degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. He joined Mines in 2009, attaining the title of University Distinguished Professor in 2022. His research focuses on the movement of contaminants in the environment. In particular, he studies chemical fate and transport in natural and engineered systems, with a focus on poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). Dr. Higgins has authored more than 135 peer-reviewed publications. His research has been supported by NSF, NIH, EPA, USDA, and the DoD.
Ed George (Thermo Fisher Scientific) Ed George has a BS in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame with concentration in Environmental Science. He worked for 15 years in the environmental laboratory industry, holding positions of Lab Technician, Lab Manager, and R&D Manager, responsible for developing novel sample preparation and analytical methods in soil and water on GC/MS/MS and LC-MS/MS platforms. He participated in several collaborative method development projects with the USEPA. In 2014, he joined Thermo Fisher Scientific and is currently a Senior Applications Scientist. He has worked closely with key collaborators on food safety and environmental projects in universities and industry and has recently developed workflow applications for pesticide and veterinary drug residues in food on both LC-MS/MS and high-resolution MS platforms.
Who should attend:
Environmental analytical testing laboratory leaders
Lab technicians, lab managers, lab directors
Webinar: Insights into direct mRNA sequencing by LC–MS
Thursday, May 25, 2023 8 a.m. PDT | 11 a.m. EDT | 16:00 BST | 17:00 CEST
mRNA therapeutics currently have a market value of >$40 billion, which is estimated to grow to over $100 billion by 2026. The potential of mRNA technology for rapid vaccine development has been demonstrated to change the timeline for developing and delivering a new vaccine from years to months, highlighted by the successful development and approval of two mRNA vaccines for COVID-19.
There is currently significant demand for the development of new and improved analytical methods for the characterization of large RNA including mRNA therapeutics.
This webcast will present the development of automated, high-throughput workflows for the rapid characterization and direct sequence mapping of large RNA and mRNA molecules using LC–MS/MS.
Multiple innovations were developed to overcome challenges in digestion, oligonucleotide separation and identification. Comprehensive sequence coverage for a range of large RNAs and mRNAs is routinely obtained in a single analysis. The ability to rapidly identify, characterize and map the sequence of large mRNA therapeutics with high coverage provides important information for identity testing, sequence validation and impurity analysis.
How to characterize and map the sequence of mRNA therapeutics using LC–MS
Tips for ensuring high quality LC–MS data is generated
How to optimize sequence mapping of mRNA therapeutics using LC–MS
Dr. Ken Cook
Manager,EU Pharma/Biopharma expert support group Thermo Fisher Scientific
Ken Cook, Ph.D., started as a university lecturer in protein biochemistry, University of Newcastle upon Tyne before moving to industry. Now with over 35 years’ experience with Thermo Fisher Scientific, his current job title is the Manager for the EU Pharma/Biopharma expert support group. This involves the support of bio-pharmaceutical applications, involving ongoing collaborations with the biopharmaceutical industry and academia and method development for the characterization of biological compounds by LC/HRMS, including oligonucleotides and therapeutic proteins.
Dr. Mark J. Dickman
Professor of Bioanalytical Science and Engineering University of Sheffield, UK
Prof. Dickman obtained a first-class honours degree in biochemistry/chemistry and his Ph.D. at the Krebs Institute, University of Sheffield. He then joined a biotechnology company, Transgenomic Ltd, and since 2003 has worked in the Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Sheffield, where his research focuses on the development of analytical methods to characterize biomolecules including mRNA and oligonucleotide therapeutics.
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