μTAS 2016

μTAS 201620th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences

Chairs

Nicole Pamme

Jens Ducrée

Chairs’ Memories

Favorite memories: Experiencing the fantastic hospitality of our host city Dublin on visits to find our perfect venues for the conference, dinners and banquet.

Challenging aspects: Dealing with the Irish tax exemption rules. We were hoping to have the registration fees exempt from the 23% of Value Added Tax (VAT) but it turns out that due to a relatively recent change in the law, this was not possible.

Proceedings

1018 abstracts were submitted to the meeting. The technical program committee, consisting of 80 scientists reviewed and accepted 79% of these. More than 100 late-news abstracts were also received.

The USB stick features manuscripts on 1698 pages. Manuscripts were shortened
to two pages of A4.

Program & Attendees

The program features three parallel tracks with 102 contributed oral presentations as well as 9 invited keynote speakers and 5 plenary speakers. We also, for the first time, have an industrial plenary panel discussion. The 721 poster presentations include 75 late-news posters. The industrial exhibition includes nearly 50 companies and we are also continuing with the industrial stage talks.

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First μTAS organized with Sara Stearns as new CEO of PMMI

History of μTAS

history-exhibition-poster-2016-20To celebrate our 20th μTAS, we have collected information and memories on a poster for each conference. We have gathered previous proceedings and asked researchers across the community to contribute historic chips to display. We have also tracked down some of the previous poster award winners.

First Outreach Event

We have invited 500 local school children to our first μTAS outreach event – featuring an entertaining lecture from Sabeth Verpoorte and engaging hands on-activities developed and facilitated by our conference attendees from Europe/Africa, Asia and North America. We hope these will be an inspiration to the μTAS community.