From May 29th to June 2nd, the world came to Portorož to discuss the latest information regarding Monolith Technology at the Monolith Summer School and Symposium (MSS2010).
With 150 participants from 18 countries located in N. America, Europe, and Asia, world renowned lecturers, and opportunities to network the meeting was rated a great success by the participants.
A record 34 Posters were also shown among which 3 outstanding posters received the following awards:
• First Place: Tihana Kurtovic from Institute of Immunology Inc., Zagreb, Croatia for her work Isolation of ammodytoxin A from Vipera ammodytes venom using two step chromatography
• Second Place: Elena Maksimova from Institute of Macromolecular Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia for her work Macroporous polymer monoliths for planar chromatography
• Third place: Bastian Brand from ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Zurich, Switzerland for his work on Reactive gelation
Under the Young Researcher Best Presentation Competition, Franci Smrekar from BIA Separations, Ljubljana, Slovenia was awarded for his work Characterization of monoliths for virus purification using bacteriophages as model viral particle.