March 5-9, 2022
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

James L. Waters Symposium
Tackling the Resolution of Biologically-Relevant Isomers: Advances in Ion Mobility Separations Coupled to Mass Spectrometry
One of the greatest challenges remaining in the omics is the ability to rapidly resolve isomers of interest. While many advances have been made in condensed-phase separations coupled to mass spectrometry, new analytical methodologies that can enable the high-throughput resolution of biologically-relevant isomers are desired. Ion mobility spectrometry coupled to mass spectrometry (IMS-MS), where ions are separated in the gas-phase under the presence of an electric field based on their gas-phase sizes/shapes, has emerged as a promising alternative and orthogonal complement to condensed-phase methods. This symposium will highlight both recent technological advances as well as novel applications of IMS-MS-based isomeric separations.

The 33rd James L. Waters Symposium will highlight the development, commercial construction, and recent advances in instrumentation and it’s applications.

Pittcon is extremely pleased to welcome the following innovators:

Francisco Fernandez-Lima, Florida International University
John McLean, Vanderbilt University
Sophie Harvey, Ohio State University
Gabe Nagy, University of Utah
Kelly Hines, University of Georgia

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Symposium Details

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

1:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Room: B315

On behalf of the entire Pittcon Organizing Committee, our staff, and our global network of laboratory scientists, instrumentation companies, and laboratory supply companies, we extend our sincere condolences on the death of our beloved friend and mentor, James L. Waters.

In Memory of James L. Waters
In 1987, he shared his vision with Pittcon on the creation of an annual symposium focused on the identification of an instrumental technique and the coalition of basic scientists and instrumentation companies that brought this technique to laboratories around the globe. Thanks to generous annual support from Mr. and Mrs. Waters, the James L. Waters Symposium series, Pioneers in the Development and Application of Analytical Instrumentation, has been one of the highlights of Pittcon’s annual technical program. The annual symposia have recognized innovators in the conception, development, implementation, and commercialization of scientific instrumentation of major and established significance.

What is the Waters Symposium?
The James L. Waters Annual Symposium is a unique component of the Pittsburgh Conference Technical Program. Mr. Waters, founder of Waters Associates, Inc. and President of Waters Business Systems, Inc. proposed in 1987 that the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) offer an annual symposium exploring the origin, development, implementation, and commercialization of scientific instrumentation of established and major significance. The objective of the symposium is to recognize researchers and the development and application of instrumentation by preserving the early, and in some cases, more mature history of the important contributions as well as the cooperation between inventors, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and marketing organizations.




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