μTAS 1998

μTAS 19983rd Workshop on Micro Total Analysis Systems

Chair

D. Jed Harrison

Team of volunteers that helped Jed with the conference.

Chair's Memories

Favorite memories: The 98 MicroTAS conference was a wonderful success, and the banquet night made it magical, with a snowfall as we bussed to the covered campfire site, snowball fights raged outdoors, and line dancing with the First Nation dancers to guide us all through the mysteries of line dancing. For several years after many people told me it was the best conference they ever attended, which was a delight. Well, at least until the next MicroTAS!

The most challenging aspect was how alone the Conference Chair was then, with no local organizing committee, but my research team all came to the fore and provided all the event’s volunteer effort. I remember them all gamely stuffing 1500 invitation envelopes to potential attendees. The attendance was so high we had to make many quick adjustments on site, but the high attendance allowed us to have an open bar every night, which is I think why everyone said they had such a good time.

Program & Attendees

  • microfabrication in plastic
  • interfacing
  • fluid control
  • microsystems for genetic analysis
  • bioassays, array based technologies
  • cells analysis…
Warmly wrapped up Professors Shoji and Baba μ-TAS 1998
Lline dancing at μ-TAS 1998.

Highlighted Science

From intro to monograph:

The primary tool used to develop micrototal analysis systems (μ-TAS) has been micro-photolithographic patterning and micromachining.

These powerful tools of Micro System Technology (MST or MEMS) have been applied in highly imaginative ways to develop microchip chemical arrays, fully integrated pump and fluid manifolds, and electrokinetically driven microchannel systems to be used for genetic analysis, clinical diagnostics and environmental monitoring, and to integrate reactions as diverse as the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and the large volume, partial oxidation of ammonia.

Proceedings

Printed book with 492 pages, 403 entries in author index.

There were 50 oral presentations, including 18 invited speakers, which were given in single track sessions as well as 68 posters. More than130 abstracts had been submitted to the meeting.

Social Events

Micro – Mixer

Glacier and Alpine Rooms, Banff Park Lodge
A selection of hot and cold Hors d’oeuvres will be available

Wine & Cheese Party

Glacier and Alpine Rooms, Banff Park Lodge
A selection of cheeses, fruit platters and wine will be available

Poster & Keg Night

Glacier and Alpine Rooms, 2nd floor, Banff Park Lodge
Following the Commercialization Strategies Session we will have the Late News Poster Session starting at 8:30 PM Accompanying the Posters will be a Keg night featuring Alberta’s Big Rock Brewery Products

BBQ Banquet

Banquet is in fact a BBQ around a bonfire located at the Brewster Tents.