Written by Gerard Rozing
14, the 29 th International Symposium on MicroScale Bioseparations (MSB2013) took place at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. The MSB-series was first established in 1989 in Boston by Professor Barry Karger (Barnett Institute at Northeastern University, Boston) as the symposium series on High Performance Capillary Electrophoresis (HPCE).The symposium has been very successful with growing interest in CE in the 1990ties and the beginning of the last decade. Despite the emphasis change in 2005 on the broader field of electrical and pressure driven micro-scale separations for bio-analysis, participation in the symposium had been declining especially with the US issues
After the MSB2012 symposium in Geneva, Switzerland, a new strategic planning committee was created with an objective of rejuvenating this symposium. In a series of telephone conferences and face-to-face meetings during other conferences, the new committee decided to reshape the format of the MSB series. Prof. James Landers (University of Virginia) and Dr. Jeff Chapman (Beckman Coulter Inc.) were given the charter to implement the new format for the 2013 symposium. In a recent interview in the Analytical Scientist, James and Jeff have explained their new vision and the new formula for the conference (http://www.theanalyticalscientist.com/issues/0213/305).
For further details you are referred to the meeting report available through the menu "My Publications"