Latest News MSB2018

Sciex Award Announced

SCIEX, a global leader in life science analytical technologies, has announced that the MSB Strategic Planning Committee has selected Dr. Amy E. Herr, Lester John & Lynne Dewar Lloyd Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Chan Zuckerberg (CZ) Biohub Investigator as the recipient of the 2018 SCIEX Microscale Separations, Innovations Medal and Award, for Current and Breakthrough Research in the Field of Electro-Driven Separations. The Medal Ceremony will be presented on Monday, February 19 as part of a Special Award Plenary Session at the 34th International Symposium on Microscale Bioseparations (MSB 2018) in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. For more details check this page and the plenary speakers page.

Final Version of the Scientific Program Published.

We are pleased to announce the publication of the final version of the Scientific Program on our website. You will also find a PDF file with the "program in a nutshell" on the same page.

Be aware!! --- 18 Feb 2018 - Daylight Saving Time Ends in Brazil

When local daylight time is about to reach Sunday, 18 February 2018, 00:00:00 clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Saturday, 17 February 2018, 23:00:00 local standard time instead. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on 18 Feb 2018 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning. (this announcement is quoted from


 Welcome from the chairs

On behalf of the Scientific and Organizing Committees, we invite you to join us for the 34th International Symposium on Microscale Separations and Bioanalysis (MSB 2018) to be held at the conference center of the Windsor Barra Hotel (Barra da Tijuca) in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, from February 18-21, 2018.

Since its inception in 1989 (Boston, Massachusetts, USA), MSB has evolved into an interactive forum for the discussion of cutting-edge research on the frontiers of separation science, spanning fundamental theory, method development, technology advancements to innovative applications relevant to human health, medicine, food and the environment.

MSB 2018 centers on science and people by creating a confidential ambience that facilitates vigorous exchange between delegates. This edition will feature stimulating pre-conference short-courses, distinguished plenary speakers and a parallel program covering a wide spectrum of current microscale bioseparation techniques.

The symposium format encompasses several significant features:

Unique to the MSB 2018 Symposium we plan to have a long afternoon break to enjoy the beach area surrounding the hotel and have sessions till late in the evening.

Abstract submission has opened September 1, 2017 with a final deadline set for December 1, 2017. Registration includes lunches, opening & closing receptions, and a symposium dinner at the iconic “Pão de Açúcar” (Sugar Loaf) scenic venue.

Since the MSB 2018 date is just one week after Carnival in Rio, we invite you to come a day earlier to join us for a pre-symposium social activity: the Champion’s Parade of Rio Samba Schools on Feb. 17, 2018. See more information about the offering on this page.

It is our sincere wish that your experience at MSB 2018 in Rio de Janeiro be both enjoyable and professionally rewarding. 

Symposium Chairs

Marina Tavares Emanuel
Marina F. M. Tavares
Institute of Chemistry,
University of Sao Paulo,
Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
Emanuel Carrilho
Institute of Chemistry, University of Sao Paulo,
Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil



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