The International Symposium on Extraction Technologies (ExTech) series started in 1999, and has been held annually around the world [Waterloo, Canada (1999-2000), Barcelona, Spain (2001), Paris, France (2002), St. Pete Beach, FL, USA (2003), Campinas, Brazil (2004), Liepzig, Germany (2005), York, UK (2006), Ålesund, Norway (2007), Bruges, Belgium (2008), Rapid City, USA (2009), Poznan, Poland (2010) and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2011)].
The Symposium represents the premier event for sample preparation and provides the perfect opportunity for all researchers and practitioners to present, discuss and exchange ideas in all areas of sample preparation and extraction. Each symposium is focused on the fundamentals, development of novel approaches and new technologies of extraction and sample preparation in different areas of analytical sciences. These fields include eco- and enviro-analytic, forensic, bioanalytic, nanoanalysis, natural products chemistry and food and flavor chemistry.
For the first time an ExTech event will be held in Italy, in Messina, in September 2012. On behalf of the International Advisory Board and of the Organizing Committee I would like to invite to Messina all researchers and practitioners of sample preparation and extraction, from academia to commercial laboratories to join ExTech 2012 - the 14th International Symposium on Advances in Extraction Technologies which will be hosted jointly by the University of Messina and Chromaleont, a spin-off of the University of Messina, at the School of Science in September 24-26, 2012.
Prof. L. Mondello
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