μTAS 2001

μTAS 20015th Symposium on Micro Total Analysis Systems

Chair

J. Michael Ramsey

Chair's Memories

It was great fun listening to all the great presentations, oral and poster, during the week. The fruits of everyone’s labors!

Most challenging aspect: μTAS 2001 was held less than six weeks following the events of September 11, 2001. A world horrific event that made the notion of traveling frightful for many people including μTAS attendees. I was receiving many emails a day during the weeks leading up to the meeting asking if we were going to cancel the event. Obviously we were not, and did not, cancel μTAS 2001 and in the end we had only some thirty no-shows at the meeting.

This was also the first version of μTAS to have parallel sessions. There was some anxiety over how this format would be received; all went very well!

Proceedings

Printed book with 689 pages, >1080 entries in author index.

359 abstracts had been submitted to the meeting, of which 76 were selected as orals and 205 as posters (78% acceptance rate).

Program & Topics

There were 76 contributed oral presentations, and 15 invited plenary presentations. The meeting followed a dual track format, with attendees coming together into a single room for plenary talks. 205 posters were presented. μTAS 2001 had 800 participants.

Social Events

Conference Banquet

The Banquet was held at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, a world-class display of all things ocean.

Attendees could walk from food station to food station while observing the numerous aquatic displays.

Highlighted Science

Elizabeth Zubritsky reported on her research highlights from μTAS 2001 in Analytical Chemistry.