μTAS 2004

μTAS 20048th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences

Chairs

Thomas Laurell

Jörg Kutter

Chair's Memories

Favorite memory: The mind-blowing show that Stefan and Kim gave during the conference dinner. So good that they  apparently qualified for entertainment at μTAS 2010 and 2013. Jörg celebrated a round birthday on the first day and many μTAS friends had joined and partied late into the night.

Most challenging aspect: The endless editing of the proceedings volume before submission to RSC. There were some nervous moments when the electronic abstract submission was launched; it was a new software platform never tested for such a big conference before. Would the server manage the last minute submission avalanche characteristic of the μTAS community? It did!

μTAS 2004 featured a range of merchandise including mugs!

Program & Attendees

There were 66 contributed oral presentations, and 6 plenary presentations. The meeting followed a dual track format, with attendees coming together into a single room for plenaries. There were 365 posters and 26 industrial exhibitors. The conference had 683 participants.

Proceedings

TWO printed books with >1250 pages.

657 abstracts had been submitted to the meeting. The technical program committee accepted 422 of these (64%).

Social Events

Welcome reception

held in the Congress Center

Conference Banquet

held at Slagthuset (a disused slaughterhouse) with mind-blowing entertainment by Stefan and Kim.

Trends and Highlights

Cell based analysis, PDMS fabrication opening up field to those who do not have high-tech cleanrooms, two-phase systems…