The 2009 Molecular Bioseparations Meeting
The 2009 Molecular Bioseparations (MSB) Meeting, held Feb 1-5 in Boston, was the 20th anniversary of the founding of these annual meetings by the Barnett Institute. Established as HPCE in 1989, marking the date capillary electrophoresis branched off from the HPLC community, the meeting changed its name to Molecular Scale Bioseparations in its second decade, as interest and attendance expanded in the related techniques of capillary electrochromatography and microfluidic devices.
The Institute maintains a high level of participation in the meetings. This year's program included nearly a dozen presentations by Institute members, alumni, and affiliates, from Dr. Karger's opening keynote address “Follow-On Biologics - New Challenges and Opportunities for LC/MS and CE/MS” on Sunday evening, to Frantisek Foret's closing plenary lecture on Thursday afternoon. Andras Guttman and Tomas Rejtar spoke in the Carbohydrates session Tuesday morning; and Roger Kautz on using droplet microfluidics for NMR in the Detection session on Thursday. Alumni Iulia Lazar, (bio-omics), Karel Kleparnik (nanoscale), Oscar Salas-Solerno and Wassim Nashabeh (CE in Biotech),also presented or chaired sessions. (See photo galleries of the conference.) (RAK 2/6/2009)
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