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Date:7/20/2010

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  • Susan Klasing, Ph.D., Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California Environmental Protection Agency, Seafood Safety Following Oil Spills: Fishery Closure and Re-Opening Decisions
  • Paul Bishop, Ph.D., National Science Foundation, Intensively Studied Oil Spills: The National Science Foundation's RAPID Response to the Gulf Oil Spill
  • David Russell, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry as a Structural Characterization Technique for Petroleomics
  • Alan Marshall, Ph.D., Florida State University, Petroleomics: Molecular Level Characterization and Archive for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
  • Tim Short, Ph.D., SRI International, In Situ Characterization of Distributions of Dissolved Gases, Volatile Organics and Light Hydrocarbons Using Underwater Membrane Introduction Mass Spectrometry

    Those presentations are among 8,000 reports scheduled for presentation during the ACS' 240th National Meeting & Exposition, which runs from Aug. 22-26. The central theme is "Chemistry for Preventing & Combating Disease." In addition to the oil spill and theme symposia, the conference will offer print, broadcast, and online journalists a rich assortment of spot news and feature possibilities with that span science's horizons from astronomy to zoology.

    The ACS Office of Public Affairs will operate a Press Center in Room 152 of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. It will host daily press conferences and a news media workroom fully staffed to assist in arranging interviews. The Press Center will have wireless Internet access, telephones, computers, photocopy and fax services, and refreshments. Free news media registration for the meeting is still open.


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