The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists
See us at the 54th Annual Meeting of TIAFT
August 28th - September 1st, 2016
Booth 14, 15 and 16
TIAFT Program can be found here
Instruments on display
* For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures. Not available in the USA, Canada and China
- Evaluation of Drugs of Abuse Extraction from Whole Blood Using Supported Kiquid Extraction (SLE) Prior to GCMS Analysis
- Evaluation of Novel Automated Sample Preparation Compared to Manual Processing in Forensic Toxicology
Lee Williams. Ph. D.
Dr. Williams is the Application Laboratory Manager and Senior Scientist involved in sample preparation development for Biotage GB Limited. He has been with Biotage since 2004 starting as a Senior Scientist within the Research and Development department. He is primarily involved in development of new solid phase extraction and supported liquid extraction technologies, also providing supporting applications for pharma, environmental, clinical and forensic industries. All of this current research has been presented in the form of seminars or posters at various world-wide conferences. His role also involves method implementation and troubleshooting at various customer facilities across the world.
Dr Williams gained an under graduate degree in Chemistry with Business Studies from the University of Wales, Swansea, UK. Further studies at the university resulted in a Ph. D in Mass Spectrometry, thesis titled: Analysis of Pharmaceuticals and Agrochemicals by LC/MS and SFC/MS using Atmospheric Pressure Ionisation Techniques. Research involved the use of achiral and chiral chromatography using mass spectrometry as the detector endpoint.
In 2001 Dr Williams undertook a Post-Doctoral position through the ORISE scheme at the National Center for Toxicological Research, NCTR, at the FDA labs in Arkansas. He was involved in various LC-MS/MS assays investigating drug metabolism and pharmacokinetic research over the course of 3½ years resulting in multiple peer review publications. Analyte targets including beta-agonists, soy isoflavones, tamoxifen, tattoo pigments, pyrrolizidine alkaloids, and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors for HIV research were investigated.
TIAFT was founded in London on April 21, 1963. The founding meeting elected Dr. E.C.G. Clarke (UK) as President, Dr. Alan S. Curry (UK) as Secretary, Dr. Ian Holden (UK) as Treasurer and Dr. Fred Rieders (USA) as Newsletter Editor. The first newsletter was edited in November 1963 by Rieders, and from the very beginning it bore the name "Bulletin of the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists". It was a 3-page A4 size blue spirit duplicated leaflet which contained four case notes. The analytical methods relied much on TLC, spectrophotometry and spot tests. The first note was by L.W. Bradford (USA) giving advice on how to calibrate UV spectro-photometers with mercury vapour.
Nowadays, TIAFT comprises about 2000 members from all regions of the world who are actively engaged in analytical toxicology or allied areas. The aims of this association are to promote cooperation and coordination of efforts among members and to encourage research in forensic toxicology.
TIAFT members come from the police force, medical examiners and coroners' laboratories, horseracing and sports doping laboratories, hospitals, departments of legal medicine, pharmacology, pharmacy and toxicology.