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Road Warriors, off to Winter Conference!

Tucson CactusBrooks Applied Labs is going to the 2020 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry in Tucson January 13 – 18. Technical Director Hakan Gürleyük and Associate Research Chemist Nausheen Sadiq will be in attendance this year. In addition to the conference presentations, Hakan and Nausheen will attend various short courses at the conference, such as Arsenic and Mercury Speciation in Biological Samples, QQQ ICP-MS, Theory and Practical Use of Reaction Cells and Collision Cells for ICP-MS, and Identification and Correction of Interferences in Practical ICP-MS. Initiatives that support the on-going analytical chemistry education of our scientists, such as attending top-notch technical conferences, is just one way that BAL demonstrates our commitment to our staff and to exceeding our clients’ expectations.

BAL is On the Road to NEMC

NEMCBrooks Applied Labs’ VP of Operations, Annie Carter, will be very active at next month’s National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC), held August 5-9 in Jacksonville, FL. First, Annie will be presenting in the “Best Practices for Managing Environmental Laboratories” session on the topic of applying Amazon’s leadership principals to the management of an analytical laboratory (view abstract here). Later in the week, Annie will be chairing a session on “Metals Analysis and Remediation”. Feel free to contact Annie if you’d like to connect with her at the conference or request a copy of her presentation.

BAL is On the Road Again…

EWCPS - Pau, France 2019BAL’s methods are predominantly based on ICP-MS technology so it should surprise no one that the Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry is one of the highlights of our year. This year’s conference takes place February 3-8 in Pau, France, and Dr. Nausheen Sadiq will be presenting exciting new research on iodine isotopic ratio analysis in kelp samples. BAL’s Dr. Hakan Gürleyük and CEO Michelle Briscoe will also be attending this year’s conference. Please contact us if you will be attending and you’d like to connect, or if you would like more information about this new method!

Battelle’s Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments will be held February 11-14 in New Orleans and BAL’s  Dr. Stephen Springer and Jamie Fox will be attending. Stephen will be presenting a poster on an exciting new method that he developed for the determination of elemental mercury in soils. Please contact us if you will be attending or if you would like more information about this new method!

ACCBIOBAL’s Business Development Director, Russ Gerads, will be attending the International Conference on Accelerating Biopharmaceutical Development in Carlsbad, CA from February 17-20. Schedule a meeting with Russ to learn more about our novel technologies for not just advancing biopharmaceutical development but achieving greater yield and reducing risk in your current operations through chemistry.

Come Visit BAL at the Business & The Environment Conference and Expo

logo business and environmentBrooks Applied Labs will be exhibiting at the Business & the Environment Conference & Expo in Portland December 11-12. This conference, organized by the Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC), is the Northwest’s largest environmental conference, with educational sessions covering topics such as environmental protection, sustainable business practices, and trending policy issues. Elizabeth Madonick will be there to answer any questions you may have about how our specialty elemental analyses and speciation services can support your projects. If you are going to be at the conference, be sure to come by and say hello!

BAL is On the Road Again…

SETAC logoThe SETAC North America 39th Annual Meeting will be held in Sacramento November 4-8 this year. Come learn more about the unexpected ways alligators can potentially cause you harm you when Elizabeth Madonick, BAL Technical Services Specialist, presents a poster on the concentrations of total mercury and methylmercury in alligator meat on Tuesday, November 6th! Contact us any time after November 8th if you would like to receive a PDF copy of this interesting research.


The same week, Russ Gerads and Jamie Fox will be attending the International Water Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Jamie will be presenting on “Compliance with Selenium Aquatic Life Criterion and the Importance of Speciation for Treatment Selection and Monitoring” during the session on Trace Contaminants: Detection, Removal, and Recovery on November 5th. If you are interested in receiving a copy of this presentation, please feel free to contact us after November 12th.