In 2014, AGRO in partnership with the American Chemical Society and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, will host the 13th IUPAC International Congress of Pesticide Chemistry in San Francisco, California. The IUPAC Congress is the only technical programming that AGRO will present in 2014. Abstract submissions will open January 13 and will end on March 10.
Pacifichem 2015 is accepting a second round of symposium proposals beginning on December 1st through March 1st.
A Course on Modeling Ecological Risks of Agricultural Pesticides is being hosted by Intrinsik Environmental Sciences and Stone Environmental on February 19-21, 2014 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
2013-2014 AGRO LUNCH AND LEARN WEBINAR SERIES
Co-sponsored by ABC Laboratories
December 11 – 12:00-1:00PM Eastern Time (17:00 GMT)
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Metabolite Identification: The Impact and Utilization of High Resolution Accurate Mass Spectrometry
High resolution accurate mass spectrometry (HRAM) plays an important role in this process, identifying metabolites and the site of metabolism. This presentation covers the merit of modern HRAM by addressing the power of mass resolution, accurate mass measurements, elemental composition determinations, and the use of data-processing techniques.
Many molecules in the Ag Chem arena can have the same exact mass and empirical formula but are structurally different. This can lead to false positives in screening assays, as well as difficulties during structure elucidation. Examples of how accurate mass spectrometry coupled with fragmentation analysis will be presented.
January 8, 2014 – 12:00-1:00PM Eastern Time (17:00 GMT)
Arriving at the truth: Weight of evidence for assessing risks of agrochemicals
2013 Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lectureship Award
Professor Keith R. Solomon, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Information and data on agrochemicals from studies published in the open literature are increasingly being used for assessment purposes by regulatory agencies in many jurisdictions, including North America and Europe. Because most of these studies are not conducted to the standards required of GLP studies for regulatory agencies, there is a need to assess these studies for their quality and relevance to the regulatory endpoints being considered. Weight of Evidence (WoE) offers a consistent, objective, and transparent method for assessing these studies and including them in risk assessments. The need for WoE and a method for conducting these analyses will be presented with the herbicide atrazine as a case-example.
March 12, 2014 – 12:00-1:00PM Eastern Time (17:00 GMT)
Immunochemistry in motion: Applications to agrochemicals
2013 Award for Innovation in Chemistry of Agriculture
Dr. Jeanette Van Emon of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Las Vegas, NV, USA
The US EPA became interested in immunoassays in the 1980s and undertook methods development and evaluation studies, as well as outreach and educational activities through several avenues including the Immunochemistry Summit Meeting series. This presentation will chronicle the journey of immunoassay from biomedical to agrochemical applications.
Nominations are currently needed for:
2013 Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry Research Article of the Year Award Lectureship Application Deadline, February 13, 2014. See the JAFC website for details.
2014 AGRO Education Awards. Graduate and Undergraduates may apply for support to attend the IUPAC International Congress of Pesticide Chemistry.
AGRO has co-sponsored many ACS Symposium Series Books.
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