Oral and poster presentations are the backbone of the scientific program in the symposium.
In the MSB Symposium Series it is intended to have a forum for the discussion of fundamental and application-driven aspects of microscale separations and bioanalysis at an international venue that assembles the thought-leaders and emerging scientists from both the academic and industrial communities. Towards that end, the MSB 2018 Organizing Committee has embraced the following guidance of the MSB Series Strategic Program Committee (see also "Essentials of the MSB Symposium Series"):
- Session topics dealing with new, hot, actual and/or controversial developments in microscale separations and bioanalysis matching the MSB Series Strategic Intent
- Oral presentations that are time wise split in 2/3 talk and 1/3 for discussion.
- Highly engaged session chairs who will be actively involved in arranging the session, will have speaking time to introduce the session topic and the keynote speaker, and moderate and orchestrate the discussion.
Therefore at MSB presentation time will be rigorously kept to adhere to the time split.
At MSB2018 following type of presentations are offered
- Plenary lectures (by invitation only)
- Keynote lectures (by invitation or selected from submitted abstracts)
- Contributed oral presentations (selected from submitted abstracts)
- Poster presentations with short oral presentation
- Poster presentations
- Science cafés
The scientific program of MSB 2018 will be arranged along two major tracks viz. Fundamentals of Microscale Separations and Application of Microscale Separations. The organisation committee will define session topics along these tracks and eventually invite session chairs (see next page). Session topics can be proposed by others who will become a session chair but require the proposer to contact the organizers via the contact form and provide an abstract describing the motivation for the topic of a session and suggest a keynote speaker.
The main motto regarding the MSB Symposium Series is: "Anyone submitting a scientifically strong abstract may be accepted for oral presentation at a MSB symposium".