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New award for young chromatographers is unveiled

Waltham, MA – Instrument manufacturer PerkinElmer has launched the Ettre Award, a new award to honour young scientists in the field of gas chromatography (GC). The award is named after Leslie S Ettre, a distinguished professor in the field of chromatography who was a key scientist at Perkin Elmer for 32 years before retiring in 1990.

The award is eligible to all gas chromatographers aged 35 or younger who present papers at the International Symposia on Capillary Chromatography. The inaugural award will be presented at the closing ceremony of the 32nd symposium on May 30 in the town of Riva del Garda, Italy.

Entrants will be judged by a committee of peers, with the award going to the young chromatographer presenting the most original and interesting research in capillary gas chromatography, with a focus on environmental and food safety.

Professor Ettre is a well-respected leader in this field with significant contributions to GC techniques and was a key player in the development of GC technology for PerkinElmer. He has published more than 400 articles and papers and written and edited more than 40 books and still participates on a number of editorial boards.

“This new award which I have the honour to be identified with should serve as recognition of the young scientists who, through their activities and results, enhance our knowledge and thus, help to improve the purity of our food and environment,” says Professor Ettre.

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