5:30 PM17:30

November MASSEP meeting - Cambridge, MA

The next meeting will be

Sponsored by Agilent and held on 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

At Amgen in Cambridge, MA

To register go to
Registration Deadline November 12, 2018 
Please contact our Treasurer and Website Administrator, Amos Heckendorf, if you have difficulty with registration

Speaker 1: Cadapakam (CJ) Venkatramani

Genentech Inc.

S. San Francisco, CA

Topic: "Evolution of Multi-Dimensional Chromatography from Research to Main Stream Pharmaceutical Analysis" Abstract and Bio

Speaker 2: Chad Pickens

Merck Pharmaceuticals

Rahway, NJ

Topic: "Multidimensional Chromatographic Techniques Supporting Pharmaceutical Pipeline Development" Abstract and Bio

Date/Time: Thursday, November 15, 2018 
Reception: Starting at 5:30 pm 
Dinner: 6:15 pm 
Presentation: 7:00 pm

Location: AMGEN
360 Binney St. 
Bldg 1000 
Cambridge, MA 02142 
Directions to AMGEN's Cambridge Facility.

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Balticum Organicum Syntheticum, BOS2018

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Balticum Organicum Syntheticum 2018, 1-4 July 2018

BOS 2018, Tallinn constitutes the 10th Biannual international conference on organic synthesis. The BOS conference main aims have remained unchanged during this long eighteen years history:

  • to convey the excitement of synthetic organic chemistry as practiced in industry and universities worldwide;
  • to promote interactions between chemists of different countries in order to create links, collaborations, common research projects in both, academic and industrial settings.
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6:00 PM18:00

New Haven ACS - Enabling The Oral Absorption of Drug Molecules

Enabling The Oral Absorption of Drug Molecules

Dr. Roy Haskell, PhD

Executive Director, Formulation R&D

Arvinas, New Haven CT

The weak overlap between the physicochemical space that affords therapeutic utility and that which permits effective oral absorption is well-known and much-discussed.  In addition to enabling the presenter’s and many other physical scientists’ employment in the pharmaceutical industry, it is also responsible for the development of solubilization technologies capable of producing systemic exposure of lipophilic, insoluble compounds.  Nanoparticles, self-emulsifying lipid systems, and amorphous dispersions are considered increasingly mainstream technologies to bring such molecules to the marketplace.  This presentation will discuss the basics of these approaches as well as the strategies used for their implementation in compound design, selection, and development.  This will be done through the presentation of background material and specific case studies of their use and just as importantly, their misuse.



Eli’s Restaurant, Hamden

2392 Whitney Ave Hamden, CT 06518


Networking:     6:00 – 6:45pm

Buffet Dinner:  6:45 – 7:45pm

Presentation:  7:45 – 9:00pm


RSVP online at:


Remember if you reserve a spot at dinner you will be charged whether you show up or not!


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Tissue Imaging Mass Spectrometry Symposium at Yale School of Public Health
10:00 AM10:00

Tissue Imaging Mass Spectrometry Symposium at Yale School of Public Health

Tissue Imaging Mass Spectrometry Symposium

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Winslow Auditorium, Room 109, LEPH, 60 College St, New Haven, CT 06510
10 AM - 5 PM

Tissue imaging mass spectrometry permits high-resolution spatial localization of metabolites, proteins and drugs within tissue sections in situ, allowing assessment of metabolic changes at the cellular level. When mass spectrometry images are overlaid onto conventional histology images it is possible to determine the molecules that correlate with tissue pathology, cell type, drug distribution and toxicity. This technique is particularly applicable to cancer research where molecules can be characterized with tumor cells and their microenvironment, allowing direct therapeutic effects to be assessed. Please join the Yale School of Public Health for this symposium, that will explore advances and challenges in tissue imaging mass spectrometry.


Vasilis Vasiliou, Professor & Chair, Dept. Environmental Health Sciences, Yale School of Public Health, Yale Cancer Center

Keynote Speaker: Richard Caprioli, Professor of Biochemistry, Director of the Mass Spectrometry Research Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Imaging Mass Spectrometry: Molecular Microscopy for Biological/Clinical Research,  Abstract

Richard Goodwin, Principal Scientist - Mass Spectrometry Imaging, AstraZeneca
The Role of Mass Spectrometry Imaging in Oncology Drug Discovery

Stephen Castellino, Senior GSK Fellow and Head of US Ex Vivo Imaging, GlaxoSmithKline
Imaging MS: Visualizing Drug Disposition and Pharmacology in Tissue,  Abstract

Kirill A. Veselkov, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London
Translational Data analytics for large-scale MSI data

Kevin L. Schey, Professor of Biochemistry and Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Deputy Director of Research, Imaging Mass Spectrometry Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Imaging Mass Spectrometry of Ocular Tissues: Molecular Signatures of Aging and Disease,  Abstract

Per E. Andrén, Professor of Mass Spectrometry Imaging, Director of National Resource for Mass Spectrometry Imaging, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Mapping the Brain Neurotransmitter Network with Mass Spectrometry Imaging Directly in Tissue Sections,  Abstract

Michael Angelo, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine
High Dimensional IHC in Clinical Tissue Biopsies Using Multiplexed Ion Beam Imaging

Sheerin K. Shahidi-Latham, Head of Metabolomics & Imaging MS, Drug Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics Department, Genentech, Member of the Roche Group
High-Resolution Imaging MALDI Mass Spectrometry to Support Drug Discovery and Development

Q&A Session chaired by Mark Duncan and Caroline Johnson

Lunch and wine and cheese reception included. Admission is free.


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10:30 AM10:30

Yale University - Capillary Liquid Chromatography at Ultra-High Pressure

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Capillary Liquid Chromatography at Ultra-High Pressure

Departments: Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Time: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Type: Seminar Series

Presenter: James W. Jorgenson; Dept. of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Room/Office: Becton 035

Location:Becton Seminar Room

15 Prospect Street

New Haven, CT 06511

United States

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Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
and The Goizueta Foundation present the Csaba Horváth Distinguished Lecture in Chemical Engineering

James W. Jorgenson
Department of Chemistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"Capillary Liquid Chromatography At Ultra-High Pressure"

Abstract: With operating pressures in the range of 1,000 to 3,000 bar in Ultra High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC), particles around 1 micron size should be close to optimum for separations of small molecules. Larger molecules such as peptides and proteins should bene t from even further reductions in particle size. We are beginning to determine some of the underlying structural causes of poor column e ciency, and have discovered how to pack e cient capillary columns with porous silica-based reversed phase particles down to 1 micron diameter. Methods for the slurry packing of micron-sized particles will be described. The correlation of several characteristics of the packed bed structure with column performance will be discussed.

We have also recently become interested in porous graphitic carbon as an alternative stationary phase to silica-based reversed phase for lower molecular weight substances, especially some of the more polar metabolites encountered in metabolomics. Graphitic carbon exhibits extraordinary levels of retention for polar organic compounds, which enables the preconcentration of these compounds on-column, as well as improving their prospects for separation. Preliminary results on the use of porous graphitic carbon in capillary LC will be described.

Bio: James Jorgenson was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1952. He received his undergraduate education at Northern Illinois University where he received a B.S. in Chemistry in 1974. Following this he entered graduate school at Indiana University, where he worked in the research group of Professor Milos Novotny, and received a Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1979. His Ph.D. research concerned two principal areas; the identication of mammalian pheromones, and the development of new detection schemes for liquid chromatography.

Dr. Jorgenson joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry in 1979. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1985, Professor in 1987, appointed the Francis P. Venable Professor of Chemistry in 1994, and William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in 1999. He was Chair of the Chemistry Department from 2000 to 2005.

Among the honors he has received are the American Chemical Society Analytical Division Award in Chemical Instrumentation (1992), the Martin Medal of the Chromatographic Society (1992), elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1992), the American Chemical Society Award in Chromatography (1993), the Golay Medal (1994), the Eastern Analytical Symposium Award in Separation Science (1995), the Torben Bergman Medal of the Swedish Chemical Society (1996), the Anachem Award (1996), the Dal Nogare Award (1998), the Esselen Award for Chemistry in the Public Interest (2004), the Pittsburgh Conference Analytical Chemistry Award (2005), the American Chemical Society Award in Analytical Chemistry (2007), elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2007), the Ralph N. Adams Award in Bioanalytical Chemistry (2011), and the Csaba Horvath Memorial Award (2016).

Professor Jorgenson is one of the originators of capillary electrophoresis, with his rst publications on this topic appearing in 1981. His current research interests include ultra-high pressure liquid chromatography, multidimensional separations, and microscale separations coupled to mass spectrometry.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
10:30 am
Becton Seminar Room MC035
15 Prospect Street (another entrance at 10 Hillhouse Avenue) 
New Haven, CT 06520

Host: Daniel Rosner

The Csaba Horváth Lectures are made possible by The Goizueta Foundation via a fund administered by the School of Engineering & Applied Science, Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, Yale University.


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5:30 PM17:30

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The next meeting will be held on
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

at Amgen, supported by Waters

To register go to
Registration Deadline September 29, 2017
Please contact our Treasurer and Website Administrator, Amos Heckendorf, if you have difficulty with registration

Speaker 1: Dr. Kalli Catcott, Mersana Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA

(see also speaker bio)

Title 1: "IsoLAIT: A Framework for Identification of Enzyme-Substrate Pairs from the Cellular Milieu using Native Mass Spectrometry."

(see also abstract)


Speaker 2: Dr. Fabrice Gritti, Waters Products, Milford, MA

(see also speaker bio)

Title 2: " Achieving High-resolution Chromatography Under Extreme Operating Conditions : Vacuum-Jacketed Chromatographic Columns."

(see also abstract)

Supported by: Waters

At Amgen, Cambridge, MA

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Reception starting at 5:30 pm

Dinner at 6:15 pm

Presentations starting at 7:00 pm


360 Binney St

Cambridge, MA 02142

Directions to AMGEN's Cambridge Facility.


Walking map from Kendall Square T-Stop




Additional Announcements



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MASSEP Half-Day Symposium at Amgen

On Tuesday October 24, 2017

In honor of

Wolfgang Goetzinger


Presentations 1-5 pm

with reception to follow

More details will follow and will also be posted on the website

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11th Balaton Symposium - Siófok, Hungary
to Sep 8

11th Balaton Symposium - Siófok, Hungary

Dear Colleagues,

The Hungarian Society for Separation Sciences (HSSS) is happy to announce that the well-established series of Balaton Symposia is continuing. The series of Balaton Symposia has grown to one of the major events of separation science in Central Europe. Biannually, the Balaton Symposium brings together separation scientists and friends from all over the world.

Following the traditions, the 11th Balaton Symposium on High-Performance Separation Methods is going to be held on September 6-8, 2017 in the Hotel Azúr in Siófok, Hungary.
You are kindly requested to bookmark the web site of the symposium,  where you can read relevant information about the meeting all the time.

We are happy to inform you that to boost participation, the conference fees for the 11th Balaton Symposium are kept a modest level. The early bird registration fees are:

Registration fee for participants

390 EUR

Registration fee for students

290 EUR

Accompanying person's fee

180 EUR

The registration fee for symposium participants covers:

  • Access to all scientific sessions
  • Admission to the exhibition
  • Printed material of the conference
  • Symposium bag
  • Symposium banquet (Sept. 6.)
  • BBQ party (Sept. 7.)
  • Coffee breaks (Sept. 6-8.)
  • Lunches (Sept. 6-8)
  • Cultural program

The deadline for early registration is June 30, 2017. The deadline for abstract submission is also June 30, 2017.
Online registration, abstract submission, and hotel room reservation will be soon available. 

Companies and organizations intending to support the 11th Balaton Symposium or to participate in the exhibition are encouraged to download the sponsoring and exhibition kit.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Siófok at the 11th Balaton Symposium on High-Performance Separation Methods.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Prof. Attila Felinger
Symposium Chair
President, HSSS

Dr. Mária Gazdag
General Secretary, HSSS

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GPC2017 Polymer and Biomacromolecular Applications and Characterization Conference
to Jul 20

GPC2017 Polymer and Biomacromolecular Applications and Characterization Conference

GPC2017 is a two day conference that focuses on innovations in the synthesis of polymers and biopolymers, the application of gel permeation chromatography (GPC) and advanced detection for the characterization of these materials. The conference will emphasize industrial applications and novel developments of synthetic and biopolymers.

This two-day conference is comprised of invited lectures, poster sessions, discussions, and information exchange on the synthesis of polymers/biopolymers and characterization by GPC and high temperature GPC. A short course on the principles of GPC for the characterization of polymers and polyolefins as well as instrument troubleshooting and routine maintenance will be held on July 18th, 2017 at the conference hotel.

Invited speakers include the following polymer scientists
from the top academic institutes and chemical companies:

Dr. Annelise Barron
Associate Professor of Bioengineering
Stanford University

Dr. Jimmy W. Mays Committee Honorary Chair
Distinguished Professor
The University of Tennessee

Dr. Matthew BeckerCommittee Co-Chair
Associate Dean for Research; Professor,
Department of Polymer Science
The University of Akron

Dr. Emily Pentzer Committee Member
Assistant Professor
Case Western Reserve

Dr. Eric Berda
Associate Professor of Chemistry and
Materials Science
University of New Hampshire

Dr. John Reynolds Committee Co-Chair
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry,
Materials Science and Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Lei Fang
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Texas A&M University

Dr. Paul S. Russo
Professor, Hightower Chair in Biopolymers
Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Reza Farasat
GPC Technical Specialist
Tosoh Bioscience LLC

Dr. Dan Savin
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of Florida

David Gillespie Committee Member
Research Scientist
The Dow Chemical Company

Dr. Brent Sumerlin
Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of Florida

Dr. Scott GraysonCommittee Member
Associate Professor
Tulane University

Dr. Rudy J. Wojtecki
Research Staff Member, Research in Materials, Polymer Synthesis and Characterization
IBM - Almadan Research Center

Dr. Abraham Joy
Associate Professor, Department of Polymer Science
The University of Akron

Dr. Youlu Yu
Team Leader, Polymer Characterization
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP

Dr. Brian Long
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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9th Annual New York State Biotechnology Symposium
to May 19

9th Annual New York State Biotechnology Symposium

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The NYS Biotechnology Symposium fosters the exchange of ideas among industry representatives and scientists, academics, students, and other professionals interested in biotechnology. 

Symposium web site:

Join us in Syracuse on May 18th & 19th for the 9th Annual NYS Biotechnology Symposium. We are crafting an agenda that includes exciting plenary presentations and concurrent sessions focused on exploring biodiversity with molecular tools, nanobiotechnology & human health, nutrition & metabolic disorders, public health, enviornmental pollution, energy, chromatography and environmental biotechnology! 

Check back for the full agenda soon!

The symposium works to develop synergies and relationships that further advance the field. It has a history of convening the region's most promising and innovative biotechnology companies and experts, both as speakers and participants, and promises to be the largest and most exciting yet. 

Now Accepting Poster Abstracts!

Abstracts are now being accepted for poster presentations. Abstracts are due by May 1st. Please submit your poster abstract here!

Poster Dimensions: 36" (width) by 48" (height) - portrait

Posters will be presented during breaks and the reception on Thursday, May 18th and awards for the best student posters will be given on Friday, May 19th.

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The 41st International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography & the 14th GCxGC Symposium
to May 19

The 41st International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography & the 14th GCxGC Symposium

The 41st International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography & the 14th GCxGC Symposium will be held in Fort Worth, Texas USA.  The 2017 meetings will be held from May 14th to May 19th, 2017 at the same location as the successful 2015 meeting in the historic Hilton Fort Worth.  

The 41st International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography (ISCC) is the premier meeting for pressure and electrodriven microcolumn separations and related techniques.  The program will include prestigious plenary lectures, keynote lectures by emerging scientists, a broad array of poster presentations, vendor and instrument exhibition, combined with exciting social events to give you a true feel for Texas.

The 14th GCxGC Symposium will be organized in conjunction with the ISCC meeting so attendees can attend both meetings simultaneously.  The symposium will start with a short course on Sunday, May 14th covering the fundamentals and applications of comprehensive GCxGC.  The symposium will continue with a plenary session on Monday May 15th followed by key-note lectures, posters, and instrument displays.  

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6:30 PM18:30

New Haven America Chemical Society Section Meet & Greet

Members $10, Non-Members $15 at the door.

For our first meeting of 2017, we have reserved the Celebration Room (upstairs) at the Stony Creek Brewery in Branford. This will be a 'meet & greet' event without a featured speaker. Come and meet fellow chemists and affiliates and find about the sections plans and events for the rest of the year.
The admission fee gets you a drink at the bar (over 21) or a glass of soda and pizza delivered by Branford's Pacileo's. If pizza is not your thing there will be one or two other food trucks parked by the brewery. If you haven't been to Stony Creek Brewery before, it is set by the beautiful Branford River.



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