μTAS 2007

μTAS 200711th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences

Chair

Jean-Louis Viovy

Chair's Memories

Favorite memories: A very visual memory was during the party at the Musée d’Orsay – Dr Yuki Tanaka, dressed in a magnificent traditional Japanese kimono, among the impressionists’ paintings. Another memory (a bit more frustrating!) was during the TPC meeting. We had arranged for a beautiful location in the Provence, with (normally!) a breath-taking scenery…. Except that there was, very exceptionally for this place, mist during the whole meeting! It raised and revealed the scenery only during the last two hours, when everyone was packing up!

The most challenging aspects were probably about space: the space at Cité des Sciences was a bit small considering the final number of attendees, so we had to struggle to arrange exhibition and poster space, as well as presentation rooms. Equilibrating the budget was OK thanks to excellent support from the Region Île de France, but articulating the French accounting system, and the international aspect of the conference was quite a challenge too!

Program & Attendees

There were 6 plenary talks and 66 contributed oral presentations, which were given in a dual track format. 531 posters were presented over the three days. There were 32 industrial exhibitors.

Proceedings

Two printed books with 1815 pages, plus CD.

More than 980 abstracts had been submitted to the meeting and the technical committee accepted 601 of these (61%).

Awards

Pioneers in Miniaturization

Manabu TOKESHI,
Nagoya University (Japan)

Social Events

Sunday Welcome Reception:

Cheese and Wine Reception at conference center

Conference Banquet:

Musée d’Orsay
Delegates were treated to an exclusive evening at the Musée d’Orsay, admiring the world famous art collection followed by a sophisticated dinner

This being France, the lunches were an essential part of the meeting. Delegates sat on large round tables and enjoyed several courses including wine!