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Three FACSS Distinguished Service Awards will be presented at the SciX Conference this year in Providence, RI. One of those awards will be presented to Keith Olson, the current president of ANACHEM. The presentation will take place on Thursday, October 1, 2015.
The FACSS Governing Board presents a Distinguished Service Award to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional, long-term service to the FACSS organization. Typically, that person has served with excellence in many different capacities and has contributed to the continuing success of FACSS through consistent dedication and sacrifice.
Keith attended his first FACSS / SciX conference in 1982 when he served as the assistant chair for the Continuing Education Committee. He continued as the FACSS Continuing Education Chair for three years, from 1983 to 1985. He then served as the FACSS Governing Board Secretary for six years, from 1987 to 1993. During those years the FACSS conference resumed a rotation policy that now takes the SciX Conference to locations across North America. During those years the FACSS organization also transitioned from an all-volunteer federation to a management structure that led to the creation of the FACSS National Office.
Over the past decade (2004 – 2015) Keith has been a delegate to the FACSS Governing Board from ANACHEM. ANACHEM is proud to present its annual award at the SciX conference. Since 2004 Keith has been actively involved in arranging for the award and the award symposium. For more information visit www.scixconference.org/awards/facss-distinguished-service-award.
Jonathan Sweedler received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Arizona in 1988, spent several years at Stanford before moving to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1991 where he has been ever since. At Illinois, he is currently the James R. Eiszner Family Endowed Chair in Chemistry, Director of the School of Chemical Science, and affiliated with the Institute of Genomic Biology and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. His research interests focus on developing new approaches for assaying small volume samples, and in applying these methods to study novel interactions between cells. These analytical approaches include micro and nanofluidics, miniaturized separations, mass spectrometry and NMR. He has used these tools to characterize small molecules and peptides in a range of animal models across metazoan life and in samples as small as individual cells and cellular domains. Sweedler, with large international teams of biologists and technologists, has performed comprehensive interrogation of the genome, transcriptome and peptidome in Aplysia californica, Schmidtea mediterranea, Apis mellifera, Taeniopygia guttata, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, and other models to uncover signaling peptides and pathways involved in wide range of functions and behaviors.
Sweedler has published more than 350 manuscripts and presented 400 invited lectures. He has received numerous awards including the American Chemical Society (ACS) Analytical Division Arthur Findeis Award, the Benedetti-Pichler Award in Microanalysis, the Gill Prize in Neuroscience, the Instrumentation Award from the Analytical Division of the ACS, the Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award, and the 2014 ACS Award in Analytical Chemistry. He is a fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Chemical Society. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief for Analytical Chemistry.
The Association of Analytical Chemists is presenting the ANACHEM Lifetime Service Award to Thomas Korniski for his many years of service. Tom became an ANACHEM Fellow in 1987 because of his exceptional service to the society. Since then he has continued to make invaluable contributions including host for monthly meetings, Arrangements Chair for the fall ANACHEM / SAS Symposium, and distinguished member on the Board of Directors. Tom will be honored on May 6, 2015.