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Mass Spectrometry --Symposium cum Workshop (14th ISMAS-WS-2011)

Activity by Suresh Kumar Aggarwal   |   added on Feb 20, 2011   |   India Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Indian Society for Mass Spectrometry (ISMAS)

14th ISMAS International Symposium cum Workshop was held at Tea County. Munnar, Kerala during Nov. 7-11, 2011 covering all topics of mass spectrometry. A bound Volume of Invited Talks and contributed papers as well as a Special ISMAS Souvenir cum Bulletin was released at the occasion.

The present activity was held at Tea County, Munnar, Kerala duirng Nov. 7-11, 2011 with a social gathering as well as opening ceremony on Nov. 6th evening.

Details of this activity and also registration for this activity were available through ISMAS website ( The pictures of this activity are now available on Facebook and will soon be available on ISMAS website. The activity consisted of tutorial lectures, invited talks, oral presentations by Reserach Scholars and contributed papers as posters. Exhibition stalls were also put up be several vendors. The delegates also enjoyed the local Kerala dance and there was an evening full of fun and dance (DJ music) where all delegates participated in dancing. The awards were given to the Best Reserach Scholar Oral Presenter and three best Poster Awards were selected by an Evalutaion Committee Chaired by Prof. Stephan Blanksby from Australia. Other members of the Comiitee were Prof. Jentea Shiea from Taiwan, Prof. Ramesh from PRL, Ahmedabad and Prof. Abhijit Chakraborty from SINP, Kolkata. The biomedical mass spectrometry as well as isotope ratio mass spectrometry were well represented.  The different talks brought out the role of Chemistry in providing various benefits to human life. Some studies performed using stable isotopes on humans were highlighted for the first time with reference to Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) , a problem more common with the less privileged society members. Thise having excess of Iron were also suggested ways to get rid of this problem to some extent. The National Program on Water Resources (IWIN) was also highlighted during this Conference. The next event is now planned for the end of 2012.

Topic: chemistry education, conferences, seminars, analytical chemistry, publications Audience: students, professional chemists, professors, educators, industrial chemists, research scientists, universities, post graduate students, teachers, women chemists, educational institutions
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