RSC-ACS Joint Symposia at SCIX 2012

2 October 2012, Kansas City, United States

The first joint RSC-ACS Symposia took place during the SCIX 2012 conference, which took place in Kansas City, MO, USA. 

The RSC-ACS Symposia consisted of two sessions dedicated to the Current Status of the Analytical Sciences: Focus on Human Health. SCIX 2012 is the annual conference of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS).

The first symposium focused on bioanalytical and clinical developments, while the second highlighted atomic spectrometry developments in this area. These are both key strengths of the SCIX conference. The theme of Human Health is one of the key areas identified in the RSC roadmap, 'Chemistry for Tomorrow's World,' and the ACS 'Global Challenges Chemistry Solutions' strategic plan. 

Networking and community interactions are always very strong at FACSS meetings, and SCIX 2012 will be no different. The purpose of the RSC-ACS Symposia is for the two societies to highlight the leading edge analytical science in the field of human health, to bring scientists together and to foster collaborations between the researchers involved in the meeting.

The symposium will appeal to academic and industrial scientists with an interest in the use of analytical science to tackle the global challenges in human health. Attendance at the symposium is available as part of registration for SCIX 2012. Please contact May Copsey for more information.

Venues and Dates

The RSC-ACS Symposia at SCIX 2012 will take place on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd October 2012. 

SCIX 2012 is being held at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, Kansas City, MO, USA.  


Current Status of the Analytical Sciences: Focus on Human Health Part 1

Professor Christy Haynes, University of Minnesota, USA - Exploring the Platelet Secretome
Professor Duncan Graham, University of Strathclyde, UK - Functionalised Nanoparticles and SERRS for Biomedical Applications
Professor Nick Stone, University of Exeter - Prospects for in vivo Raman diagnostics
Professor Susan Lunte, Kansas University, USA - Progress toward on-animal separation based  sensors using microdialysis coupled to microchip electrophoresis
Professor Dana Spence, Michigan State University, USA - Simplifying Human Health Problems and their Solutions by Giving more Attention to Chemistry          

Current Status of the Analytical Sciences: Focus on Human Health Part 2

Professor Detlef Günther, ETH Zurich, Switzerland - Persistent Nanoparticles - where do they accumulate?
Professor Barry Sharp, Loughborough University, UK - Elemental Mass Spectrometry from Laboratory to Clinic
Dr Sean Bendall, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA - Single-Cell Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) for Deep Profiling of the Human Hematopoietic System
Professor Gunda Koellensperger, Universitaet fuer Bodenkultur, Vienna, Austria - Mass spectrometric studies in (pre)clinical research on cancerostatic metallodrugs
Professor Joe Caruso, University of Cincinnati - Metallomics Approaches - Powerful Methods for State of the Art Clinical, Biomedical and Environmental Research          
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel

Sheraton Kansas City Hotel , at Crown Centre, Kansas City, 64108, United States

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