Pittcon Announces a Diverse 2015 Technical Program - Renowned Speakers, Special Symposia and Co-programming

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Pittcon announces the 2015 Technical Program that includes renowned speakers, special symposia celebrating the International Year of Light (2015) and co-programming with the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry.

Wesley Legant

Wesley Legant

Wesley Legant states, Using this technique, we demonstrate substantial advantages in speed, sensitivity and reduced phototoxicity compared to conventional point scanning and spinning disc confocal microscopes . . .

Pittcon is pleased to announce the 2015 Technical Program that includes over 2,000 technical presentations offered in symposia, oral sessions, workshops, awards, and posters. This year’s program covers a wide range of applications such as, but not limited to, biotechnology, biomedical, drug discovery, environmental, food science, fuels/energy, genomics, lab management, materials science, nanotechnology, polymers/plastics, proteomics and water/wastewater. The Technical Program begins on Sunday, March 8 and runs through Thursday, March 12, 2015.

A few of the highlights of the Technical Program include:

Symposium session: “Optical Probes of Living Systems with Living Cell and Single Molecule Resolution” will be presented by Wes Legant, HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus, March 10, session #1330. Legant will discuss the development of a new approach for sub-cellular light-sheet microscopy capable of imaging fast three-dimensional (3D) dynamic processes in vivo at signal to noise levels typically obtained only in total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) illumination.

Legant comments, "Using this technique, we demonstrate substantial advantages in speed, sensitivity and reduced phototoxicity compared to conventional point scanning and spinning disc confocal microscopes, as well as light-sheet microscopes utilizing single Gaussian or Bessel beams.

Symposium session: “Statistics and Data Analysis for Forensic Decision-making” will be presented by Clifford Spiegelman. Texas A&M, March 12, session #2640. Issues that will be discussed apply broadly to forensic science laboratory management, chemistry, chemometrics, statistics, and the need for straightforward presentation of scientific forensic evidence."

To help celebrate the International Year of Light, there will be two special symposia:

“Fundamental Science-driven Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging for Clinical Diagnostic Systems”, will be presented by the SAS (Society of Applied Spectroscopy), March 9, at 9:45 AM.

“The Early Days of Modern Infrared Spectroscopy: The First Three Years of FT-IR”
The Coblentz Society/SAS will present a “60 Year Celebration of the Coblentz Society” organized by Peter Griffiths, March 9, 8:35 AM.

We will once again be co-programming with the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry with a Monday afternoon poster session and eight symposia on analytical methods and advancements in areas such as environmental science, food science, life science and nanotechnology.

See a complete list of all co-programming and technical sessions at pittcon.org.

About Pittcon
Pittcon® is a registered trademark of The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, a Pennsylvania non-profit organization. Co-sponsored by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, Pittcon is the premier annual conference and exposition on laboratory science. Proceeds from Pittcon fund science education and outreach at all levels, kindergarten through adult. Pittcon donates more than a million dollars a year to provide financial and administrative support for various science outreach activities includingscience equipment grants, research grants, scholarships and internships for students, awards to teachers and professors, and grants to public science centers, libraries and museums. Visit http://www.pittcon.org for more information.

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