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Wednesday, March 22, 2023
  Event overview 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 Register today   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 Register today   Expert Panelists: 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  Register today
            Embark on the sensational “Live from the Lab” tour: Unleashing the Power of Proteomics    Get ready for an electrifying experience you absolutely can't afford to miss! Join us on the 10th of October for our inaugural "Live from the Lab," event, an extraordinary and thrilling chance to uncover the full potential of proteomics in your lab. A one-day whirlwind tour across the entire EMEA region, showcasing our revolutionary mass spectrometer taking the scientific world by storm.     Get front-row seats for the 10 th of October as we go live from our Bremen Head Office, beaming directly to a session near you.   Dive headfirst into the heart of proteomics with the Thermo Scientific™ Orbitrap™ Astral Connect face-to-face with your local Technical Sales Specialists, ready to engage with you on a personal level, answering your questions one-on-one. An excellent opportunity to network and gain inspiration.  Discover our seamlessly integrated proteomics workflow, empowering you to achieve deeper protein coverage faster and with higher sensitivity and offering an Orbitrap solution for every laboratory's unique needs!    Join us for a high-voltage lineupt that includes presentations from the masterminds behind the innovation, including the esteemed Professor Alexander Makarov FRS, the ‘father of the Orbitrap”. Jam with trailblazing scientists from academia and industry, as they unveil their insights and data, illuminating potential in the fields of cancer research and precision medicine.     Finally, the excitement continues at each satellite venue, where a tailor-made local program awaits, spanning a spectrum of application areas.     There's nothing quite like being there in person, engaging with fellow pioneering scientists who are shaping the landscape of proteomics. Don't just watch from the sidelines – get ready to be dazzled, be part of the action, and make your mark in the world of proteomics!     Fret not, if you really can’t attend one of our face-to-face tour dates, we can beam directly to your laptop. Be sure to register and save your space in the virtual venue.    Don't just attend an event – experience the tour and witness the future of proteomics, precision medicine, and scientific innovation!    
How HPLC-CAD Analysis Can Allow You to See Hidden Extractable Oligomers Join us for an informative webinar on 18th October at 14:00 CEST. where we'll unveil our innovative in-house method for studying Extractables and Leachables (E&L) substances in common medical and pharmaceutical-grade plastics. We'll dive into the analysis of nylon, polyurethane, and PVC (epoxidized soybean oil) oligomers, showcasing our approach that leverages multiple advanced detectors to analyze a wide range of analytes with diverse chemical properties.   Our method incorporates an ingenious inverse gradient technique, fine-tuned with an in-line mixer and optimized gradient delay times. We'll demonstrate the application of a previously published calculation to determine analyte behavior, classifying them as non-volatiles or semi-volatiles using CAD (Charged Aerosol Detection).   By attending, you'll discover how our approach minimizes inter-analyte response factor variation, enhancing quantitative accuracy and reducing uncertainty in setting analytical evaluation thresholds. Ultimately, our method is designed to meet crucial requirements in E&L studies, ensuring efficient and cost-effective protection against potentially harmful substances. Don't miss this opportunity to stay at the forefront of E&L research.     Presentations: How HPLC-CAD Analysis Can Allow You to See Hidden Extractable Oligomers Katherine Lovejoy - Thermo Fisher Scientific Roundtable and Q and A discussion   Learning points: Determine which analytes behave as non-volatiles with CAD and can therefore be accurately quantified using surrogate standards Improve quantification accuracy and reduce response factor variation using an inverse gradient Use an in-line mixer to combine the analytical and inverse gradients and improve response uniformity Who should attend: Laboratory managers and directors Technology leaders  Principal scientists  Laboratory analyst  REGISTER HERE