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Apr 12, 2019

2019 Executive Seminars in Analytical Chemistry (ESAC)

On April 11, AmCham welcomed more than 210 researchers, chemists, suppliers and industry experts to the Scandic Copenhagen for the 19th annual Executive Seminars in Analytical Chemistry (ESAC 2019).

This year the ESAC program was highlighted by two keynote speakers. David Zilber, Director of Fermentation at Noma Copenhagen, kicked off ESAC with his presentation “At the Interface of Art, Science, and Dinner”.

David Zilber introduced the audience to his fermentation lab at Noma, explaining and elaborating on the many hours of research and hard work that transforms into the unique experiences served on a plate at the Michelin Restaurant in Copenhagen.

Through a partnership with Waters, Noma was able to adopt this technology and employ it themselves in the restaurant.

Later the second keynote, Enrico Cappellini, Associate Professor in Paleoproteomics, coordinator of the “TEMPERA” European Training Network at the Department of Biology of the University of Copenhagen, gave an introduction to proteomics applied to art, archeology, and paleontology.

Enrico Cappellini explained how he uses high-resolution mass spectrometry to sequence ancient protein residues recovered from paleontological and cultural heritage materials.

This year’s event featured the latest developments within Life Science/Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Food/Environment and, Clinical/Forensic applications. Participants had the opportunity to choose between 20 different seminars organized in 4 parallel sessions, to visit informational booths by the progressive vendors, and to network with industry professionals.

ESAC 2019 also featured guest exhibitor Ramcon and Peak Scientific.

The conference concluded with the traditional prize drawing, with this year’s lucky winner, Victor Garcia Montoto, P.hd. at University of Copenhagen, going home with an iPad mini. Following the conference, speakers and company representatives gathered at Restaurant Palægade for the traditional ESAC conference dinner featuring great American food and wine.

ESAC 2019 was sponsored by AmCham Denmark’s Analytical Instruments Committee and is the result of an ongoing collaboration between five independent companies: Agilent Technologies, Bruker, Sciex, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Waters. The companies’ efforts culminate each year in this popular conference, which enables scientific researchers to network, share their experiences, and to learn more about the latest methods and results in their specific field of research.

Planning is already underway for ESAC 2020.

Click here to download the ESAC 2019 program.