Khalifa University Holds 2nd Annual Conference on Modern Laboratories

September 7, 2018

Conference explored advances in technology and improvements to modern laboratories

Khalifa University held the 2nd annual conference on “New Dimensions for Modern Laboratories” in collaboration with Cytomed Middle East LLC on November 25th 2014 at the Jumeriah Hotel in Etihad Towers. The conference was opened with a speech from Khalifa University President Dr. Tod Laursen.

The conference looked at many aspects of the management of modern day laboratories including new dimensions in material testing and surface analysis with confocal and interference microscopy proton-transfer-reaction mass spectrometry (PTRMS) technology and applications fume cupboards importance of high purity gases control equipment’s in complex analysis the art of geological sciences in analytical laboratories and innovations in cold chain management to meet the Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) requirements of modern laboratories.

The conference’s speakers came from a variety of international companies associated with the creation and maintenance of laboratories including Dr. A. Paul Ioannidis Vice President International Business for RJ Lee Group International who spoke on “Laboratory Accreditation Types and Requirements ” Tariq Shamsi Area Sales Director Middle East for Koettermann GmbH & Co KG Germany who gave insight into safety aspects in laboratory design Danilo Parlatano Sales Director Leica Microsystems High Growth Markets for Leica Microsystems Italy and Thomas Lingenberg Managing Director of GCE Gas Control Equipment GmbH Germany

“We are very pleased to have held this interesting and informative event for the second year ” said Dr. Tod Laursen President of Khalifa University. “As a leading technology and research driven educational institution Khalifa University possesses many state-of-the-art labs that are dedicated to exploring everything from robotics to nuclear energy and finding ways to improve and update these labs is among one of our highest priorities. By regularly updating our labs with the latest technological advances we ensure that we provide world-class facilities to our students and faculty to pursue their research and obtain the highest quality of education possible.”

Mr. Heballah Habib Director of Cytomed said “It is indeed our pleasure to organize this scientific event for the second consecutive year with Khalifa University. This event embodies the government and private sector partnership that aims to contribute in developing the scientific laboratory practices in various industry sectors by addressing laboratory challenges in ever demanding quality and high international standards. Scientific and technical solutions are presented by highly respected international experts this event is part of our social responsibility activities towards our society.”