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44th ISCC and 17th GCxGC 2020: Italy May 24-29

Mar 01 2020 Read 771 Times

Over the years, the International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography (ISCC) has established its reputation as a forum for microcolumn separation techniques. Since the first meeting in Hindelang in 1975, the most important developments in capillary gas chromatography, microcolumn liquid chromatography and electromigration techniques have been presented in this symposium series. The format and the atmosphere of the 44th meeting will be similar to the previous meetings.

This year the “Palazzo dei Congressi” in Riva del Garda, Italy, will accommodate the 44th ISCC and 17th GC×GC meeting from May 24-29, 2020. The six-day event will feature recent findings from leading academic and industrial experts in the form of lectures and posters. Apart from the most recent advances in the fields of pressure and electrodriven microcolumn separation techniques and comprehensive two dimensional gas chromatography (2D GC), this year particular emphasis will be directed to all Comprehensive Separation Technologies in combinations of capillary chromatography and 2D GC with various forms of MS from unit-mass to high resolution and from single to hybrid analysers. The conference offers sessions on capillary GC, microcolumn liquid chromatography (LC), electromigration methods and microfabricated analytical systems, which are expected to cover lab-on-a-chip, column technology, coupled and multidimensional techniques, comprehensive techniques, hyphenated techniques, sampling and sample preparation, trace analysis and automation. Application sessions include environmental applications, energy/petrochemical/industrial applications, biomedical/pharmaceutical applications, and the analysis of natural products, food, flavors, and fragrances.

Workshop seminars of instrument manufacturers and an extensive exhibition of instrumentation, accessories, and supplies will run in parallel to the scientific program.

At the meeting, the 2020 Marcel Golay award sponsored by PerkinElmer will be presented in recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of separation science. The Leslie Ettre award, sponsored by PerkinElmer, will be presented to a young scientist for research on capillary GC applied to environmental or food analyses. The

Giorgio Nota award, sponsored by Waters, will be presented to a scientist in recognition of a lifetime of achievement in capillary LC. The John Phillips award, sponsored by LECO and Restek, will be awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of GC×GC analysis. The GC×GC Lifetime Achievement award, sponsored by LECO and Restek, honors an experienced GC×GC scientist who has made significant contributions to the field.

At the symposium, Chromaleont, ISCC & GCxGC, Fort Worth, Texas 2021, Division of Analytical Chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI) and the Interdivisional Group of Separation Science of the Italian Chemical Society, Elsevier, Secyta and Interdivisional Group on Food Chemistry, will promote scholarships for young researchers.

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To encourage scientific exchange and friendship building, the scientific program will be enhanced with the well-known “Riva Social Program.”

Considering the interest in comprehensive techniques, the 17th GC×GC Symposium will be organised during the same period to allow scientists to attend both meetings. The 17th GC×GC Symposium will start on 24 May 2020 with a courses presented by experts in the field covering the fundamental aspects of comprehensive techniques and a plenary session on 15 May 2020. For both meetings, abstracts for consideration as lecture or poster presentations can be submitted on-line. All abstracts will be reviewed on the basis of scientific merit, novelty and practical application.

Presenters at the meeting may also have their work published in a special volume of the Journal of Chromatography A.

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