ONLINE EXTRA: Look Inside Pittcon 2011

Atlanta, Ga., hosts Pittcon 2011, which features a technical session and exposition.

Pittcon 2011 will take place March 13-18 at the Georgia World Conference Center in Atlanta. The Technical Program, scheduled for March 13-16, will comprise symposia, organized contributed sessions, oral sessions, workshops, posters, and conferee networking sessions covering analytical chemistry, applied spectroscopy, life sciences, bioanalysis, food sciences, and related disciplines. In addition, the organization has announced that it will webcast 50 select sessions, which will be available for attendee access for 60 days after the conference.

Program Highlights

Highlights of this year’s program include an emphasis on environmental issues, with a concentration of environmental oral and poster sessions to be presented March 16-17.

Chad A. Mirkin, Ph.D., professor of chemistry at Northwestern University, will deliver the plenary lecture, “Polyvalent DNA Architectures: New Modalities For Intracellular Gene Regulation and Detection” on March 13. He will also deliver two presentations in the technical sessions: “From Small Molecules to Nanomaterials: Innovative Approaches for Monitoring, Sensing and Imaging” and “Bionanotechnology in the Era of Molecular Medicine,” both of which will be webcast.


More than 900 companies were registered to exhibit at the Expo, which showcases scientific and technical innovation with a singular focus on laboratory science. The Expo will take place March 14-18.

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 nearly a million dollars each year in the form of science equipment grants; research grants, scholarships and internships for students; awards to teachers and professors; and grants to public science centers, libraries and museums.

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