HPLC 2022 Poster Award

Congratulations to Jessica and Karen for winning one of the HPLC 2022 Best Poster awards for their work on “Novel fluorescent labelling of amino acids for detection of past life via CE-LIF“.

Photo of the list of poster award winners.
Oops, we were back at the lab when the awards were announced

We are very excited that they were recognized for this work, particularly given it was a conference on column chromatography, and they are doing capillary electrophoresis based work. We hope to have the paper out for review and publication later this summer.

The Harrison Lab at SciX 2019

Last week (Oct. 13-17, 2019) part of the Harrison Lab took a trip up to Palm Springs to present some of their research at the annual SciX conference. SciX is a great conference for the group, both as it is just the right size to have a lot of great science presented and not be overly packed, and also because it serves at the annual meeting for the AES Electrophoresis Society (Chris is currently VP of the society).

Adrian presenting his cIEF poster to a fellow conferee.
Madee with her poster from her summer Brazil REU program.

So this meeting provided us with a great opportunity to present our latest research, and to catch up with colleagues from other universities and to learn from them. Jessica, Adrian, and Madee each presented posters on Sunday, during the opening mixer, and in Monday’s AES poster session. Arrion presented her poster on Wednesday, in the environmental analysis section. And Chris gave a talk on CE separations in one of the Tuesday AES oral sessions.

Arrion with her THS analysis poster.
Jessica presenting some of her non-JPL research.

All in all it was a great time, and capped off by the SciX Wednesday night Gala “A Night at the Oscars”, where everyone was dressed to kill, and Madee got the dancing started in style.

The lab members on the red carpet heading into the Gala.

Chris also coordinated a Sunday morning SciX bicycle ride, which is something far too few conferences have on their schedules.

Chris riding past one of the many wind turbine farms around Palm Springs.

Harrison Lab at MSB 2019

This past week was the 35th annual meeting of the Microscale Separations and Bioanalysis conference. This is one of the best meetings for the Harrison lab, as it hits on all the topics that we are interested in, and brings together the top experts in the field from around the world.

The view wasn’t quite as dramatic at the OSU campus, but the science was great.

At the conference Chris gave a talk about our development of a dynamic EOF reversal process. Jessica presented a poster about her new capillary coating and its impact on the separation of small molecules and proteins. Both presentations were really well received, and great feedback was given on how both projects can continue to move forward.

All in all, it was a great few days of seeing friends and their research, and getting inspired for new projects to undertake now that we are back. Plus we got new coffee mugs!

The commemorative coffee mug from the conference, a nice change from bags and USB drives.

Research Presentations

Once again a number of the students from the Harrison lab were presenting their work at the annual Student Research Symposium. Jessica and Kai presented a poster on their work with a new capillary coating compound, showing how it can reverse the EOF, and protect the capillary surface from protein adsorption.

Jessica, Kai, and their poster.

Madee presented a poster on her work to develop a means of identifying hemoglobin glycosylation with capillary electrophoresis.