May 08, 2024

2024 Executive Seminars In Analytical Chemistry (ESAC)

On May 7, AmCham welcomed more than 150 researchers, chemists, suppliers and industry experts to the Scandic Copenhagen for the 23rd annual Executive Seminars in Analytical Chemistry (ESAC 2024).

Peter Wiwel, R&D Manager at Haldor Topsoe, opened the event with his keynote address: Sustainable Aviation Fuel, giving participants insights into the pivotal role analytical chemistry plays in shaping sustainable solutions for the aviation industry.

And for the first time in the event’s long history, the afternoon program was kicked off by a poster pitch session. Participants were able to dive into the world of groundbreaking research, engage with presenters about their work and discuss the latest advancements in analytical chemistry.

Finally, the event was topped off by a fun mixer including a wine tasting by AmericanWine, giving participants a chance to network, and celebrate the advancements in analytical chemistry with their peers. The prize for Best Poster, voted for by participants, was also announced. The winner was PhD student Leander Van de Hoeven with his poster on “Identification of the human sperm progesterone-receptor mediating nongenomic steroid-signaling in human sperm cells“.

Overall, this event showcases the latest developments within three distinct areas of analytical chemistry: Life Science/Biotech, Pharmaceutical, and Applied Sciences. Participants could choose between 15 different seminars organized in three parallel sessions, to visit informational booths by the progressive vendors, including this year’s guest vendors Peak Scientific and Fidabio, and to network with industry professionals.

ESAC 2024 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 Scientific, & Waters. The companies’ efforts culminate each year in this popular conference, which enables scientific researchers to network, share their experiences, and learn more about the latest methods and results in their specific field of research.

Planning is already underway for the next ESAC conference, to be held in spring 2025.

Get the ESAC 2024 program here.