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Event Summary

Following the success of the world’s first cannabis science and testing online symposium, we are delighted to be the hosting the second annual The Science of Cannabis Online Symposium on September 27, 2018.

The Science of Cannabis 2018 will bring together expert speakers from established testing companies, academia and, world-leading vendors. The aim of the symposium is to highlight some of the most interesting and exciting developments in the field whilst giving great scientists a platform to disseminate their research.

The online symposium will cover:

  • Cutting edge scientific research
  • Industry specific technical and regulatory challenges
  • Methods and techniques for cannabis testing
  • Technologies for cannabis testing

The Online Symposium will run from 9am PDT until 3.15pm PDT on September 27 2018.

Keynote speaker:

  • Dr Keith Allen, Director of Bioinformatics, Steep Hill
Dr. Keith Allen
Dr. Keith Allen
Director of Bioinformatics
Steep Hill


  • Professor Peter de B. Harrington, Ohio University, Director of the Center for Intelligent Chemical Instrumentation
  • Seth Wong, President, TEQ Analytical Laboratories
  • Dr Jeff Raber, CEO & CVO, The Werc Shop
  • Gilson speaker TBC
Peter de B. Harrington
Professor Peter de B. Harrington
Center for Intelligent Chemical Instrumentation Ohio University
Dr. Jeff Raber
Dr. Jeff Raber
The Werc Shop
Seth Wong
Seth Wong
TEQ Analytical Laboratories
Dr. Swetha Kaul
Dr. Swetha Kaul
Chief Scientific Officer
Cannalysis Labs
Dr. Douglas Horejsh
Lauren Pahnke
Application Specialist
Gilson, Inc
Dr. Douglas Horejsh
Dr. Toby Astill
Sr. Business Manager for Cannabis & Hemp Markets
Dr. Douglas Horejsh
Dr. Douglas Horejsh
Senior Research Scientist
Protein and Nucleic Acid Analysis Division of Research & Development, Promega Corporation


September 27 2018

900-1000 PDT

12noon-1300 EDT

Enabling the Next Generation of Craft and Medicinal Breeding: Understanding Terpene Chemotypes in Cannabis

Dr Keith Allen, Director of Bioinformatics, Steep Hill
1000-1005 PDT

1300-1305 EDT


1005-1055 PDT

1305-1355 EDT

Chemotyping Cannabis by Spectral Fingerprinting

Professor Peter de B. Harrington, Ohio University Center for Intelligent Chemical Instrumentation, Director
1055-1100 PDT

1355-1400 EDT


1100-1120 PDT

1400-1420 EDT

Automated Purification of Nucleic Acids from Plants and Edibles

Dr. Douglas Horejsh, Senior Research Scientist, Protein and Nucleic Acid Analysis Division, Promega Corporation
1120-1125 PDT

1420-1425 EDT


1125-1215 PDT

1425-1515 EDT

The Contribution of Matrix Effects to Cannabis Pesticide Analysis

Dr Swetha Kaul, CSO, Cannalysis Labs
1215-1220 PDT

1515-1520 EDT


1220-1305 PDT

1520-1605 EDT

Purification by Centrifugal Partition Chromatography: A Cost Effective and Scalable Solution for Obtaining High Purity Cannabinoids from a Crude Extract

Lauren Pahnke, Application Specialist, Gilson, Inc
1305-1310 PDT

1605-1610 EDT


1310-1400 PDT

1610-1700 EDT

The Cannabis Testing Evolution

Dr Jeff Raber, CEO & CVO, The Werc Sho
1400-1405 PDT

1700-1705 EDT


1405-1425 PDT

1705-1725 EDT

Optimized Testing for Residual Solvents and Terpenes

Dr. Toby Astill, Sr. Business Manager, Cannabis & Hemp Markets, PerkinElmer
1425-1430 PDT

1725-1730 EDT


1430-1520 PDT

1730-1820 EDT

Sampling in Cannabis Products and Matrices

Seth Wong, President, TEQ Analytical Laboratories
1520 PDT

1820 EDT