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Pittcon technical sessions to include food safety, bioanalytical science

Pittsburgh, PA – With hot topics including food safety, bioanalytical science, and homeland security, Pittcon’s 2016 Technical Program will feature over 2,000 technical presentations offered in symposia, oral sessions, workshops, awards, and posters.

The core of the technical program – analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy – covers a wide range of applications such as biotechnology, biomedical, drug discovery, environmental, food science, fuels/energy, genomics, lab management, life science, materials science, nanotechnology, polymers/plastics, proteomics and water/wastewater. The technical program begins on Sunday, March 6 and runs through Thursday, March 10, 2016.

A few of the symposia highlights of the program include:

– “Detection of Hepatitis B Virus DNA with a Paper Electrochemical Sensor,” will be presented by Richard Crooks, University of Texas at Austin, March 9, 2:10 p.m.

– Norm Dovichi from the University of Notre Dame will present “Bottom-up Proteomics of E.coli Using Dynamic pH Junction Preconcentration and CZE-ESI-MS/MS,” on March 6, 1:35 p.m.

– Milton Lee, Brigham Young University, will discuss capillary column technology for chromatography including speculation of emerging opportunities for the future in the session “Columns in Small-Scale Chromatography”, March 7, 1:40 p.m.

Co-programming with the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry will include eight symposia on analytical methods and advancements in areas such as metabolics, neurochemistry, chemometrics, nuclear safeguards, ion mobility mass spectrometry and bioanalysis. They will also have a poster session on Sunday evening, March 6.

Other co-programming partners include Analitica Latin America, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Chinese American Chromatography Association (CACA), Coblentz Society, International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (IAEAC), Japan Analytical Instruments Manufacturers Association (JAIMA), (LCGC), Professionals Network in Advanced Instrumentation Society (PAI-Net), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS), and Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry (SEAC).

A complete list of all co-programming and technical sessions is available at