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CoSMoS sponsored EAS 2016 Method Development Olympics featured session


Are you interested in a challenge?  Would you enjoy designing experiments and competing against other state of the art laboratories developing an analytical method to characterize an unknown sample?  If so, the CoSMoS Method Development Olympics (MDO) 2016 is the challenge for you!  Judges will evaluate results based on accuracy and amount of ancillary information discovered as well as the creativity of the method development approach.

For an inside look please click on this link to read a review of the 2015 event (How to Tackle an Unknown: Notes from the Fourth Method Development Olympics at CoSMoS)

How does it work?
Click on this link and, using the submission form, notify the organizing committee of your interest in participating.

Participants will be provided a sample, defined objectives for the analytical challenge, as well as criteria to guide the method development process. Based on the submitted solutions, three finalists’ methods will be selected by the EAS/CoSMoS MDO organizing committee for presentation based on creativity, uniqueness and accuracy of the approach. The top 3 finalists will be invited to present their work at EAS which takes place in Somerset, NJ, Nov. 14-16, 2016.  The audience will vote to determine who is awarded the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals and associated honoraria.

Submission and Key Dates:
Sign up for participation – Deadline June 1
Samples sent to participants – August 1
Method results due to Committee for Finalist Selection – Oct 1
Finalists selected – Oct 15
Finalists will present on the first day of EAS, Monday Nov 14 with medals awarded the next day at a conference function.

The Conference on Small Molecule Science (CoSMoS) organized under the auspices of the Society for Small Molecule Science (a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization) creates a continuing discussion forum for research practices and instrumentation relevant to small molecule analysis and characterization and related practices.