March 8 - 12, 2015
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA USA

Spectroscopy.

Sampling of Spectroscopy technical sessions and short courses.

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Pittcon, the world’s largest annual conference and exposition for laboratory science, offers a unique opportunity to get a hands-on look at the newest instrumentation and technology used in spectroscopy while connecting with members of the scientific community.


Pittcon offers a wide range of symposia and courses relevant to spectroscopy.


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Wallace H. Coulter

Kick-off Pittcon with the Wallace H. Coulter Lecture featuring Naomi J. Halas on Sunday, March 8, 2015.

Lecture Details

The following is a sample of the technical sessions relevant to Spectroscopy.

FUELS
Symposium

  • Petroleomics
  • Recent Advances in Mass Spectrometric Characterization of Asphaltenes

Oral Sessions

  • Photobioreactor Ethanol Quantitation and Optimization Using Vapor Phase On-Line Mass Spectrometry
  • Dynamic Two-Dimensional Mapping of Combustion Product Concentrations in Solid-Fuel Combustion: Looking into a Burning Cigarette During Puffing

Organized Sessions

  • HEMS-M, Quantifying Hydrogen Contamination at the Pump: Real-Time Trace Analysis, Over a Large Dynamic Range
NANOTECHNOLOGY
Oral Sessions

  • Single Particle ICP-MS: Novel Analytical Technique Becoming Common Nanometrology Practice in the Laboratory
  • SP-ICP-MS for Nanoparticle Detection and Size Distribution Determinations – Current State of the Art and Future Perspectives

Organized Sessions

  • Characterization of the Fate and Effects of Contaminants of Emerging Concerns by Chemical and Biological Methods

Poster

  • The Characterization of Nanoparticle Element Oxide Slurries Used in Chemical-Mechanical Planarization by Single Particle ICP-MS
  • Characterize of Nanoparticles in Complex Matrixes Using Single Particle Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry
PHARMACEUTICAL
Symposium

  • Advanced Analytical Techniques for High Throughput Pharmaceutical Analysis

Oral Sessions

  • Ion Mobility and Native Mass Spectrometry Measurements of the Humanized IgGk NIST Monoclonal Antibody Standard
  • Trace Metals Analysis in Pharmaceutical Formulations
  • Identification of the Sulfone, Sulfoxide and N-oxide Functionalities in Protonated Drug Metabolites via Ion/molecule Reactions in a Linear Quadrupole Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer

Posters

  • Exploration of Active Ingredients Contained Within ‘Legal High’ Supplements: Elucidation and Characterization of Synthetic Drug Compounds
NEUROCHEMISTRY
Symposium

  • Chemical Analysis in Super-Small Living Systems
  • Advances in Analytical Technology for Understanding the Central Nervous System

Oral Sessions

  • Mass Spectrometry-Based Quantitation of Exercise Induced Peptide Changes in the Mouse Brain
  • Analysis of Neurotransmitters in GFP-Expressing Dopaminergic Neurons in Primary Cell Cultures From [i]Drosphila Mlanogaster[/i] Using Amperometry and MALDI-MS
  • Mass Spectrometric Imaging of the Content of Single Neurotransmitter Vesicles
  • Mass Spectrometry Imaging and Identification of Peptides in Tissue Regeneration
BIOMEDICAL
Symposium

  • Mass Spectrometry and Its Biomedical Applications

Oral Sessions

  • Identification of Novel Serum Lipid Biomarkers Predicting Preeclampsia Using a Shotgun Lipidomics Approach
CLINICAL/TOXICOLOGY

Posters

  • Continuous Monitoring of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in the Breath of Mechanically Ventilated Patients by Means of Proton Transfer Reaction Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (PTR-ToF-MS)
  • The Use of Single Particle-ICP-MS in Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery Systems
AGRICULTURE
Symposium

  • Analytical Chemistry in Agrobusiness (Brazil)

BIOANALYTICAL
Symposium

  • Differential Ion Mobility Spectrometry: New FAIMS Instrumentation and Applications
  • Decoding the Biological Roles of Glycans through MS and Tandem MS

Oral Sessions

  • GUMBOS Matrices of Variable Hydrophobicity for MALDI Mass Spectrometry
  • Investigation of the Aptamer Capability of Human Oncogene Promoter Regions
  • Collision Cross Sections for 20 Protonated Amino Acids: Comparison of FTICR-MS, IMS and TWIMS Results
  • Surface-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry of Peptides/Proteins Using Electrospun Polymer Nanofibers as Substrates
  • Triple Quadrupole Tandem Mass Spectrometric Determination of Desirable Glycolipid Population in Bread Quality Hard Wheat Breeding Nurseries
  • Bioactive Surfaces for Simultaneous Cell Culture and High-Throughput Lysate Analysis Using SAMDI-Mass Spectrometry
  • Laser Ablation Sample Transfer and On-Target Digestion for MALDI Imaging
  • Ion Mobility Strategies for Separation of Vitamin D Metabolites by LC-MS/MS
  • Multivariate Data Analysis of Raman Spectroscopy for Bioprocess Applications
  • Metabolomic Analysis of Skin Lesions for Melanoma by Mass Spectrometry
  • Use of Direct Analysis Methods in Quantification of Drugs in Dried Blood Spots by Mass Spectrometry

Posters

  • Imaging Glycosphingolipid Distribution in C57BL/6NJ Mouse Brain Tissue via-MALDI-TOFMS
  • Laser Ablation Sample Transfer and On-Target Digestion for MALDI Imaging
  • Bioactive Surfaces for Simultaneous Cell Culture and High-Throughput Lysate Analysis Using SAMDI-Mass Spectrometry
HOMEAND SECURITY
Symposium

  • Forensic Analysis in the Lab and Crime Scene
  • ACS DAC – Fieldable MS for Environmental and National Security Applications
  • Elemental Content of Dried Hibiscus Petals Through Direct Analysis by the Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP- MS) Correlated with the Results after Wet Digestion

Oral Sessions

  • Forensic Applications of Open Probe Fast GC-MS
  • Cutting the Mustard: Evidence of VX Nerve Agent Use from Contaminated White Mustard Plants

Poster

  • Fiber and Thread Analysis Via Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry
  • Rapid Screening of Synthetic Cannabinoids in Herbal Products by Thermal Desorption Counter-Flow Introduction Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry
  • Field Test of High-throughput Auto-sampling Explosives Trace Detection Systems using Mass Spectrometry at Train Station

FOOD
Oral Session

  • Direct Mass Spectrometric Screening for Food Contaminants
  • Examination of Commercial Botanical Products (Spices, Teas and Phytomedicines) for the presences of Heavy Metals by ICP-MS
  • Liquid Chromatography Quadruple Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (LC-Q TOF-MS) as a Forensic Tool for Troubleshooting Potency Loss of Cyanocobalamin and Cholecalciferol in Multi Vitamin Tablets
  • Elemental Content of Dried Hibiscus Petals Through Direct Analysis by the Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP- MS) Correlated with the Results after Wet Digestion

Organized Sessions

  • Advanced Technology for Food Safety and Cosmetics Analysis

Poster

  • Quantitative and Qualitative Multi-Residue Analysis of Chemical Contaminants in Food and Feed
  • Determination of 20 PAEs in Alcoholic Drinks Using Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
  • Chromatographic Quality Analysis of Salt Reduced White Brined Cheeses
HIGH THROUGHPUT CHEMICAL ANALYSIS
Symposium

  • Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs) in Human Systems Biology: In Vivo Discovery for Developing In Vitro Target Methods
  • Isotope Innovations for Metabolomics-Mass Spectrometry
  • Advanced Analytical Techniques for High Throughput Pharmaceutical Analysis

Oral Sessions

  • Pipette/MS, Syringe/MS, Pummp/MS, LC/MS and Chip/MS from an Induction Based Fluidic Device

Posters

  • Droplets + Electric Fields -> Intense ESI and MALDI Mass Spectra With 100% Introduction Efficiency
ENVIRONMENTAL
Symposium

  • Miniature Mass Spectrometers
  • Accurate Mass Analysis of Environmental Samples and Food by both LC and GC/Q-TOF-MS
  • Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs) in Human Systems Biology: In Vivo Discovery for Developing In Vitro Target Methods
  • ACS DAC – Fieldable MS for Environmental and National Security Applications
  • New Tools for Environmental Water Analyses

Oral Sessions

  • Simultaneous Sulfur and Hydrocarbon Measurements in Refinery Flare Emissions Using Mass Spectrometry

Organized Sessions

  • Characterization of the Fate and Effects of Contaminants of Emerging Concerns by Chemical and Biological Methods
  • Analysis of Hydroxylated Metabolites of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) by Ultra Performance Convergence Chromatography (UPC[sup]2[/sup]) Coupled with Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry

Posters

  • A Fast GC Proton-Transfer-Reaction Quadrupole Ion Guide Time-Of-Flight (PTR-QiTOF) Mass Spectrometer
  • Effect of Split Ratio on USEPA Method 8260 Compounds
  • Improved Quantification Method of Organic Toxins for Human Health Assessment Using Direct Isotope Dilution Mass Spectrometry Gas Chromatography
GENOMICS
Symposium

  • ACS DAC – Analytical Advances Using Ion Chemistry for Mass Spectrometry
  • Epigenomics: The Next Analytical Frontier
  • Integrating Genomic and Proteomic Analytical Information
  • Analytical Technologies for the Structural Characterization of Integral Membrane Proteins
  • Mass Spectrometry and Its Biomedical Applications

Organized Sessions

  • Celebrating Diversity through Diverse Analytical Chemistry

Oral Sessions

  • Pathogenic Response of Metalloproteins in the Fungus [i]Histoplasma capsulatum[/i] Under Low Zn Stress

Awards

  • The Long and The Short of Shotgun Proteomics: 15 Years Post-Breakthrough and Still Going Strong
  • Quantitative Proteomic Analysis of Protein Complexes and Protein Interaction Networks

Posters

  • Tetrahymena Thermophila Proteomics Using MALDI-TOF/TOF Mass Spectrometry


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