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Annual Symposium to Highlight UHPLC Techniques and Instrumentation
Feb 17 2019
The Pittcon Organising Committee is pleased to announce the details of the 30th James L.Waters Symposium: Ultra High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC). The objective of the 30th annuaWaters symposium is to recognise researchers and the development and application of instrumentation by preserving the early, and in some cases, more mature history of the important contributions as well as the cooperation between inventors, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and marketing organisations.
Dr Annette Wilson, organiser of the annual symposium commented, “In the past 20 years, liquid chromatography has been improved to provide better and faster separations than ever before with the evolution of UHPLC. The experts in this symposium will describe the basis for and the realisation of, better particles plus the advances in instrumentation to make UHPLC possible.”
Liquid chromatography is a separation technique used in practically every application that involves identification of components found in complex mixtures that everyone comes across in everyday life. These include biomedical applications to identify potential biomarkers of disease, pharmaceutical applications to identify active components of drugs and/or impurities in formulations, global agri-food and food analysis in general to determine minimum quality requirements of food products and ingredients found on food labels everyone reads, environmental analysis of pollutants in our waterways to name a few.
Amongst the innovators welcomed to Pittcon 2019 are:
James Jorgenson, Kenan Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina and one of the originators of capillary electrophoresis, with his first publications on this topic appearing in 1981. His research interests over the years have included single cell analysis, multidimensional separations, and ultra-high pressure liquid chromatography.
Ed Bouvier, Principal Consultant at Waters Corporation, responsible for developing several commercial products, surfactants and SEC columns for protein and polymer separations.
William E. Barber, Ph.D., M.B.A, Retired from Agilent Technologies, formely Director of R&D (Chemistries), managing the development of HPLC Columns and Sample Preparation products. A co-inventor of eight granted patents, he has published twelve peer-reviewed papers and delivered 50+ invited and contributed presentations.
Peter W. Carr, University of Minnesota, who has been a consultant to Leeds and Northrup, Hewlett-Packard, the 3M Company and Agilent Technologies and was the founder and first President of ZirChrom Separations Inc. A founder and first President of the Minnesota Chromatography Forum and Chairman of the Subdivision of Chromatography and Separation Science of the Analytical Chemistry Division of the ACS, he has served on numerous editorial boards and advisory panels of the NSF and NIH. He has received national awards in analytical chemistry and separation science.
Christopher J. Welch, Indiana Consortium for Analytical Science & Engineering (ICASE). Chris has worked in diverse discovery and development areas of the chemical industry including synthesis of agrochemicals, immunodiagnostic assays, chromatographic stationary phases, reagents and enantioselective catalysts and pharmaceutical process research.
This session will take place during Pittcon on Monday, March 18, 1:30 pm. Speaker details and bios can be found at www.pittcon.org
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