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Dear CACA members and chromatography colleagues,

Per its bylaws, the Chinese American Chromatography Association (CACA) elects its officers every two years. The officers include President, Immediate-Past-President, President-elect, Secretary, and Treasurer. The President-elect automatically becomes the President of the next administration team, and the current President becomes the Immediate-Past-President. The President-elect, Secretary, and Treasurer are elected by the Executive Committee from the current Executive Committee Members who have served on the Committee for at least two years.
In April 2020, the CACA Executive Committee conducted the election, and we are pleased to announce the new officers:

President: Dr. Naidong Weng, Johnson and Johnson, Spring House, PA, USA

President-elect: Prof. Yi He, The City University of New York (CUNY), New York, USA

Secretary: Dr. Mingming Ma, Corteva Agriscience LLC, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Treasure: Dr. Wu Chen, Agilent Technologies, Wilmington, DE, USA

Immediate-Past-President: Prof. Xiang Zhang, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA

All officers were elected without objection, and they will have a two-year term of service.
In the past decade, CACA has become an influential organization in the field of separation science. We are looking forward to making more contributions and services to the community and our members under their new leadership.

 

Best regards,

CACA Executive Committee

Please register for Applications of Empore membrane SPE techniques in LC mobile phase cleanup and the sample preparation for Proteomics

When: May 6, 2020 12:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3912759868216244493

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

Guotao Lu, MS Chemistry

Empore Product Manager

CDS Analytical, LLC.

Guotao Lu

 

In this seminar, we explore the power of Empore membrane SPE technique for two unique applications in chromatography. The first application is to use Empore Disks to clean up LC mobile phase to improve LC method development efficiency by eliminating the ghost peaks and interferences. The second application is Empore Disks as StageTips in Proteomics.

Since its first invention by Professor Mann’s group from Germany in 2003, Empore StageTips technique has been widely used in Proteomics research. The main functions of Empore StageTips are protein desalting and peptide purification. Google Scholars showed over 6,000 publications about StageTips application in Proteomics. Researchers have used Empore StageTips for routine proteomics sample preparation, as well as special applications in phosphous-proteomics, single-cell proteomics and global proteomics. The unique advantages of Empore C18 StageTips for high-pH fractionation in proteomics are particularly addressed in this seminar.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Utilize Empore SPE Disks to clean-up mobile phase to eliminate interferences in LC method development
  • Empore SPE Disks to make StageTips for protein desalting and peptide purification in proteomics
  • Advantages of Empore C18 StageTips for high-pH fractionation in proteomics

Who Should Attend:

  • Method developers for HPLC methods in pharmaceutical, chemical, clinical, environmental, agrichemical, contract research organization, university and governmental laboratories.
  • Proteomics researchers

About CDS Analytical:

CDS Analytical has celebrated its 50th anniversary. We have been offering various GC sample introduction instrument, including 6150, 6200, 5200HPR Pyroprobe for Pyrolysis, 9300 series and 7550S for Thermal Desorption, 7000E and 7000C for Purge & Trap and Dynamic Headspace. CDS Analytical acquired 3M EmporeTM in 2019 as a new product line in Solid Phase Extraction.

Dear CACA Members and Chromatography Colleagues,

Due to the continued spread of the coronavirus worldwide, CACA executive committee evaluated its effects on our planned Dinner Event at Pittcon. While the rate of coronavirus spreading has been decreasing during the last few days, it still has some risk in a shared-meal situation. For that reason, we decided to cancel the CACA Dinner Event. Our primary concerns are for the health and safety of you and our members. For those of you who have already submitted the payment for the dinner event, you payment will be refunded in full.

The CACA committee members are closely monitoring the situation. While we have some concerns, the chances of coronavirus spread during the Pittcon is minimal. Therefore, CACA will move the Award and Sponsorship sessions to its networking event organized by Drs. Tao Jiang and Chuping Luo. The CACA networking event has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 4, from 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM in Room 470A at the convention center. Following is its agenda:

  • Introduction of CACA Xiang Zhang (President)
  • 2020 CACA Awards Perry Wang (Award Committee Chair)
    • Young Investigator Award winner: Dr. James Grinias (Rowan U.);
    • Student Excellence Award winners: Trisha Tucholski (U. Wisconsin), Lei Wang (Clemson U.)
  • Introducing Sponsors Yi He (Secretary)
  • Career Development Networking
  • Theme: How to be successful in your career
    • Panelists: Dr. Chengjie Ji of NovaBioAssays, Dr. Qin Ji of Bristol-Myers Squibb, Dr. Chuping Luo of Advanced Materials Technology, and Dr. Tao Jiang of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.

The 2020 CACA YIA is sponsored by Advanced Materials Technology (https://www.advanced-materials-tech.com/) and SEAs are sponsored by Mac-Mod Analytical (http://www.mac-mod.com/). 

The CACA events are supported by our Award Level sponsors Advanced Materials Technology, Genentech, MAC-MOD Analytical, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, and Thermo Scientific; Advanced Level sponsors CDS Analytical, Frontage, LabTech, Medicilon, and Millipore/Supelco; and Basic Level sponsors Daisogel, NanoMicro, PolyLC, Shimadzu, Tosoh Bioscience USA, Welch Materials, and YMC America.

Best regards and see you in Chicago!

CACA Executive Committee

Dear CACA Members and Chromatography Colleagues,

The Chinese American Chromatography Association (CACA) will host a Dinner Event and a Career Development Networking at Pittcon 2020 (March 1-5, 2020) in Chicago, IL.

The Dinner Event will be held on Tuesday (5:30 - 9:00 pm, March 3, 2020) at Phoenix Restaurant (2131 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616). CACA has arranged two shuttle buses to transport all attendees from the convention center to the restaurant and from the restaurant to hotels (see details in the flyer of CACA dinner event).  Buses will be at the Gate 26 of the  convention center during 5:00 to 5:30 pm. CACA will present several awards at the dinner event:

  • A 2020 CACA Young Investigator Award (YIA) to James Grinias at Rowan University. 
  • Two 2020 CACA Student Excellence Awards (SEA) to Trisha Tucholski at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Lei Wang at Clemson University.

James Grinias  Trisha Tucholski1 Lei Wang

      James Grinias          Trisha Tucholski                  Lei Wang

The 2020 CACA YIA is sponsored by Advanced Materials Technology (https://www.advanced-materials-tech.com/) and SEAs are sponsored by Mac-Mod Analytical (http://www.mac-mod.com/). 

Our invited speaker will be Dr. Jack Henion, Chairman and CSO of Advion BioSciences. He will present a 20 min speech on “How to Mix Business with Fun: Flying a Private Airplane to a Cannabis Science Conference”.  All attendees interested in broadcasting their job openings or seeking job opportunities will have networking time towards the end of the event.  We are expecting ~100-130 attendees.

The Career Development Networking on “How to be successful in your career” is scheduled on Wednesday, March 4, from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM in Room 470A at the convention center. The invited panelists are Dr. Chengjie Ji of NovaBioAssays, Dr. Jin Qin of Bristol-Myers Squibb, Dr. Chuping Luo of Advanced Materials Technology, and Dr. Tao Jiang of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. Note that this is a special networking and not an official Pittcon event.

The detailed agenda for the dinner event will be posted on the CACA website at ca-ca.org as well as broadcasted as LinkedIn posts. CACA will subsidize >50% of the dinner cost for students and unemployed attendees. If you are interested in participating in our dinner event, please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or prepay to secure your seat from the QR code in the flyer or the CACA website (preferred).

The CACA events are supported by our Award Level sponsors Advanced Materials Technology, Genetech, MAC-MOD Analytical, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and Thermo Scientific; Advanced Level sponsors CDS Analytical, Frontage, LabTech, Medicilon and Millipore/Suelco; and Basic Level sponsors Daiso, NanoMicro, PolyLC, Shimadzu, Tosoh USA, Welch Materials and YMC America.

See you in Chicago!

CACA Executive Committee