The following discussion groups are sponsored by and/or associated with the St Louis Section–ACS. If you wish to join one or more of these groups or get on their mailing lists, please contact the respective coordinator.
Chromatography Discussion GroupTo obtain the latest news and key dates for the Saint Louis Chromatography Discussion Group please check here regularly. For more information, contact Cheng Zhang: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Typical topics will include:
- Faster, better quantitative separations
- Bioanalysis and applications impacting science and society
- Chromatography interface to mass spectrometry
- Tutorials and short courses
While the Chromatography Discussion Group gears back up under new leader Cheng Zhang (as of August, 2022), you might be interested in the following links.
Education Topics Discussion Group
General TopicsContact Greg Wall, (314) 772-0037 for more information.
Midwest Mass Spectrometry Discussion GroupThis is Info Central for what’s happenin’ in the Midwest Mass Spec Discussion Group. Check here regularly. For more information, contact Henry Rohrs at the Washington University NIGMS Mass Spectrometry Resource, 314.935.8164 or email@example.com.
Talks on tap:
Note this webinar, cross-listed from the Chromatography Discussion Group:April 20, 11:00 am
Priyanka Chitranshi, LCMS Application Scientist, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments presents a webinar:
Productivity Issues? The Importance of Ultra Fast Mass Spectrometry for the Targeted Screening of Lipids
To join the webinar, follow this link.
A little more background on the topic:
Bioactive lipids play a key role in many physiological functions. Several techniques have been reported in literature for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of lipids, including thin-layer chromatography, gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, enzyme-linked mmunosorbent assays, nuclear magnetic resonance, and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS). Among them, LC-MS is the most appealing due to the accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity achieved by it.
In this presentation, we will discuss Shimadzu’s Lipid Mediator LC-MS/MS method package, which allows the simultaneous detection and quantitation of 197 lipids. The Ultra Fast scanning (30000 u/sec) and polarity switching (5 msec) of the LCMS-8060 system helps in the detection of lipids in both positive and negative mode in a single analytical run. Efficient chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry can be a gamechanger for lipid analysis in a high-throughput laboratory.
The following venues are used for most Mass Spec Discussion Group meetings. Note the campus maps available to help you locate the venues.
- SW 728 Southwest Tower, the same structure that houses Barnes-Jewish Emergency Department (see the Medical School campus map). You can park on Kingshighway or the St Louis Children’s Hospital (lower level of Northwest Tower). Alternatively, you can take Metrolink to the Central West End stop and walk to the Southwest Tower. Enter Wohl Clinic from the drive connecting to Children’s Place. Follow the main hallway south and watch for a sign on the right to “Emergency.” Turn right at sign and then left through next doorway. Proceed to Southwest Tower elevators on your right and go to the 7th floor.
- McMillen 311 McMillen Laboratory Building (key #71 on the Danforth Campus map, 3 MB pdf). Enter the campus from Forest Park Parkway at Throop Drive. Make a left turn into Milbrook parking garage, #85. Park as far east as possible, exit the parking garage at the easternmost pedestrian exit and cross Throop Drive. The entrance to the McMillen Laboratory Building is to your left, down a short flight of stairs and then to your right. Take the elevator or stairs to the 3rd floor. Room 311 will be to your left as you exit the elevator.
- LS 250 Laboratory Science Building (key #57 on the Danforth Campus map, 3 MB pdf). Enter the campus from Forest Park Parkway at Throop Drive. Make a left turn into Milbrook parking garage, #85. Exit the parking garage at the center pedestrian exit; the entrance to the Laboratory Science Building will be immediately across the street. Enter there, and go up the gentle ramp towards the end of the hall. LS 250 will be on your right.
- Stadtler Hall and Benton Hall are venues for seminars hosted by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UM–St Louis. The talks that are announced here may be of particular interest to Mass Spec Discussion Group members. Benton Hall is #17 and Stadtler Hall is #20 on the campus map.
The Midwest Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group is made possible with sponsorship by the following organizations:Agilent Technologies
Bioinformatics Solutions Inc
Bruker Daltonics, Inc
Cambridge Isotope Laboratories, Inc.
NMR Discussion Group
The NMR Discussion Group is on hiatus for the time being.
Questions? Reach out to Sophia Hayes.
St Louis Section–American Institute of Chemical EngineersOur brothers and sisters on the engineering side of the divide host an active monthly program featuring a guest speaker or special event. For up-to-date information, visit theAIChE website, and check out the current newsletter and schedule of future events.
St. Louis Rubber GroupContact Paul Pfaff at Weskem-Hall for further information (314) 725-2600.
Women Chemists Committee
College and university seminar seriesArea colleges and universities host seminar series throughout their academic year calendars. Details of each seminar are often unavailable until shortly before the event, so it is best to consult the website or email the faculty seminar coordinator for the most up-to-date information.
Seminars are on Fridays at 12 noon in Lecture Hall 5 unless noted otherwise. For the most up-to-date information, refer to the Resources section of the department’s home page and follow the link to the Seminar Schedule.
Mondays at 4 pm in 103 Benton Hall, unless otherwise specified. For timely information on visiting seminar speakers, contact the Chemistry Department, 314.516.5311, or visit the Chemistry Department’s seminar page. The department has additional seminar series which are also accessible from this page.
Seminars are in McMillen 311 at 4 pm unless otherwise noted. Coffee is available 20 minutes prior to the talk, and refreshments follow. For information, contact: Jonathan Barnes. An up-to-date list of seminars is available on the Chemistry Department’s seminar page.