Join us for one of three fantastic short courses being held during this year's Spring Symposium. They will be held in-person at Earle Brown Heritage Center on Tuesday, May 3rd and Wednesday, May 4th. Course descriptions and instructor bios can be found below!
"Liquid Chromatography – Basic concepts and recent advances"
Course Description: In this one-and-half day course, we will cover basic concepts in liquid chromatography and touch on recent advances in technology and methodology in the field. Users with a variety of experiences (none to intermediate) will benefit from the course content which will be entirely new for some, and serve as a refresher for others. Topic areas will include instrumentation, column technologies, detailed about reversed-phase separations, other separation types (HILIC, SEC, etc), quantitation, extra-column dispersion, and two-dimensional separations. The course will be interactive, with ample opportunities for participants to ask questions, and active learning exercises using web-based simulation tools. Instructor Bio: Dwight Stoll, Ph.D. Dwight Stoll is Professor of Chemistry at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and five book chapters in separation science, and speaks internationally on the topic. He has also written the monthly “LC Troubleshooting” column for LCGC Magazine since 2017. His primary research focus is on the development of two-dimensional liquid chromatography (2D-LC) for both targeted and untargeted analyses. Within this area he has made contributions on many aspects of the technique including stationary phase characterization, biopharmaceutical analysis, new 2D-LC methodologies and instrumentation, and fundamental aspects including re-equilibration in gradient elution liquid chromatography and analyte focusing. He has taught several short courses on 2D-LC in recent years at venues including Pittcon and the international HPLC20XX series. He is the 2011 recipient of LCGC’s Emerging Leader in Chromatography Award, the 2015 recipient of the American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Award for Young Investigators in Separation Science, and in 2017 he received the Georges Guiochon Faculty Fellowship.
"Optimizing GC Methods and Troubleshooting"
Course Description: This GC course will explore how to properly develop a method utilizing and applying GC theory, software programs and common sense. Problems will arise and so Troubleshooting will also be examined at length. Analysts should come away with the necessary skills to optimize existing and future methods for faster run times, better resolution, and/or overall robustness. Instructor Bio: Daron Decker Daron Decker is a Gas Chromatography Applications Specialist for the Chemistries and Supplies Division at Agilent Technologies. Prior to Agilent, Daron worked for nearly a decade for J&W Scientific in the area of technical support. Daron has given many seminars, courses and technical papers on GC both domestic and international. Daron’s seminars are well known in the industry for being excellent, informative and entertaining! In May 2003, Daron was awarded the Palmer Award by the MCF. Daron has over 30 years of GC experience and currently lives in the Houston, TX area with his wife of 31 years.
"Mass Spectrometry for Chromatographers - With Real World Scenarios"
Course Description: This is NOT a forensic analysis class and DOES require willful suspension of disbelief that unknown spectra cannot be found in the NIST spectral library database. Users will go over the following topics while looking at certain real life situations; Introduction to Fundamental Concepts, GC-MS Ionization techniques, Electron Ionization, Positive Chemical Ionization, Mass Analysis, Time of Fight, along with many others!
Instructor Bio: Bob Kobelski, Ph.D. Principal Scientist at Resolution Sciences Dr. Kobelski’s career as an analytical chemist has spanned more than 35 years in a variety of roles and environments. From bench positions in private industry to a leadership role in government he has been driven by his desire to solve problems through chemical analysis and transfer the techniques and technologies for problem solving to others. At CDC he was responsible for developing high throughput clinical analysis methods, creating a mechanism for training more than 40 public health laboratories in the performance of those methods and establishing and maintaining a proficiency testing program to demonstrate the lab network’s capability.