The Benefit of Hindsight in Chromatography
In the relaxed and unconventional talks in this symposium, highly experienced speakers from industry and academia will impart key learnings from their long experience with chromatography—from heroic failures that have taught them valuable lessons, to moments of inspirational serendipity, and everything in between. ChromTalks will deliver lifetimes of learning in condensed form, covering topics across implementation, troubleshooting, and method development of analytical techniques. Time spent at ChromTalks will pay back as soon as you enter your laboratory!
Top Five Reasons To Attend
Those who do not learn from the errors of the past (including others’ errors) are doomed to repeat them
You will gain the benefit of hindsight that these highly experienced analytical chemists will share
The insights you gain will save you hours or days (or weeks) in the lab
We have techniques for everyone: HPLC, GC, Sample Preparation, and Mass Spectrometry
We have topics for everyone—across implementation, troubleshooting, instrumentation selection, and method development
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Chief Scientific Officer of Arch Sciences Group
and the Technical Director of CHROMacademy
Tony Taylor is the Chief Scientific Officer of Arch Sciences Group and the Technical Director of CHROMacademy. His background is in pharmaceutical R&D and polymer chemistry, but he has spent the past 20 years in training and consulting, working with Arch Sciences Group clients to ensure they attain the very best analytical science possible. He has trained and consulted with thousands of analytical chemists globally and is passionate about professional development in separation science, developing CHROMacademy as a means to provide high-quality online education to analytical chemists. His current research interests include HPLC column selectivity codification, advanced automated sample preparation, and LC–MS and GC–MS for materials characterization, especially in the field of extractables and leachables analysis.
Thursday, May 13, 2021
ChromTalks: The Benefit of Hindsight in Chromatography
Meet the Speakers
Steven J. Lehotay
Lead Scientist, USDA Agricultural Research Service
Since 1992, Steven J. Lehotay has conducted scientific investigations and method development research involving improvement in the analysis of pesticides, veterinary drugs, and other contaminants in food and environmental samples. Research has addressed all aspects of the analytical process, including sample processing, preparation, cleanup, separations, detection, screening, quantification, identification and confirmation, and data processing, using many types of analytical techniques applied in novel and useful ways. Lehotay co-invented, with Michelangelo Anastassiades, the quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe (QuEChERS) approach to sample preparation in 2003. Lehotay received his PhD in Analytical Chemistry, with a minor in Environmental Sciences, from the University of Florida. He has won numerous awards, including the ACS Division of Agrochemicals Award for Innovation in Chemistry of Agriculture and the AOAC International Harvey W. Wiley Award. According to the Stanford c-score metric, he resides among the top 0.19% of published analytical chemists.
University Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo,Ontario
The primary focus of Professor Janusz Pawliszyn's research program is the design of highly automated and integrated instrumentation for the isolation of analytes from complex matrices and the subsequent separation, identification, and determination of these species. Currently his research focuses on elimination of organic solvents from the sample preparation step and miniaturization of sampling devices to facilitate on-site monitoring and in-vivo analysis. Several alternative techniques to solvent extraction are investigated, including the use of coated fibers, packed needles, membranes, and supercritical fluids. Pawliszyn is also exploring application of the computational and modeling techniques to enhance performance of sample preparation, chromatographic separations, and detection. Pawliszyn is an author of over 700 scientific publications and a book on solid-phase microextraction (SPME). He is a Fellow of Royal Society of Canada and Chemical Institute of Canada and the editor-in-chief of Trends in Analytical Chemistry. He initiated a conference, “ExTech,” that disseminates new scientific developments in sample preparation. He has received numerous awards; a few highlights include the Tswett Medal, the Jubilee Medal from the Chromatographic Society of the UK, the COLACRO Medal, the Marcel Golay Award, the Halász Medal Award from the Hungarian Society for Separation Sciences, the Benedetti-Pichler Award, the ACS Award in Separation Science and Technology, the Pittsburgh Conference Analytical Chemistry Award, and the Talanta Medal.
Department Head and Associate Professor, South Dakota State University
Doug Raynie is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at South Dakota State University (SDSU) and the head of that department and the Department of Physics. Prior to joining SDSU, he was employed for 11 years as a senior scientist at Procter and Gamble's Corporate Research Division. He earned his PhD at Brigham Young University under the direction of Dr. Milton L. Lee. Raynie’s broad research interests are in sustainability and green chemistry. His major areas of research are analytical separations and chemical processes using green solvents, including supercritical fluids, deep eutectic solvents, and natural products. Analytical separations research in his group includes high-resolution chromatography (high-temperature liquid chromatography and supercritical fluid chromatography), chromatographic sample preparation (ASE, SFE, SPME, and SPE), chromatography theory, green analytical chemistry, and problem-based learning in analytical chemistry. He is actively involved in efforts to develop materials to introduce toxicology into the chemistry curricula. He has taught professional short courses covering ASE, SFE, SPME, sample preparation, green chemistry, and analytical problem-solving. He is on the editorial board of LCGC, where he is also author of the “Sample Prep Perspectives” column.
Session 1: Real-World Lessons from Sample Prep Leaders
9:30am EDT - 10:15am EDT
Missed Technical Answers to Questions with Elegant Solutions (MisTAQuES) in QuEChERS
Steven Lehotay, USDA Agricultural Research Service
10:15am EDT - 11am EDT
SPME Mysteries (Causing Miseries?)
Janusz Pawliszyn, University of Waterloo, Ontario
11am EDT - 11:45am EDT
Heroic Failures in Sample Preparation: Know Your Sample. Know Your Process.
Douglas Raynie, South Dakota State University
11:45am EDT - 12:15pm EDT
Live question-and-answer period with all speakers in the session.
Session 2: Sample Prep Applications, Tips, and Best Practices from Our Sponsors
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Friday, May 14, 2021
R&D Manager, Avantor Sciences
Tony Edge is an R&D Manager at Avantor Sciences, heading a team of specialist scientist in developing next-generation stationary phases for high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). He has worked in both manufacturing and industry, having periods of employment at LGC, AstraZeneca, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Agilent Technologies. In 2008, he was awarded the Desty Memorial Lecture from the Royal Society of Chemistry for his contributions to innovating separation science, and in the same year also won a clinical excellence award from AstraZeneca.
Dwight R. Stoll
Professor of Chemistry, Gustavus Adolphus College
Dwight R. Stoll is a professor of chemistry at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. He received his PhD from the University of Minnesota, under Professor Peter Carr, working on the development of fast, comprehensive two-dimensional liquid chromatography (2D-LC). Stoll’s current primary research focus is on the development of 2D-LC for both targeted and untargeted analyses. Active research projects in his laboratory touch upon most aspects of multidimensional separation methodologies, including optimization strategies, characterization of selectivity in reversed-phase LC, instrument development, and applications in biopharmaceutical analysis. Stoll is the author or co-author of more than 75 peer-reviewed publications and four book chapters in the area of separation science, is a named co-inventor on several granted patents, and has instructed numerous short courses in 2D-LC. In 2011 he was the recipient of LCGC’s Emerging Leader in Chromatography Award. In 2017 he received the Georges Guiochon Faculty Fellowship, and was recognized with an Agilent Technologies Thought Leader Award, which has supported research in his laboratory on the development of 2D-LC methodologies for biopharmaceutical analysis. He is also a member of LCGC’s editorial advisory board and is the editor of the “LC Troubleshooting” column in LCGC.
Professor of Chemistry, University of Amsterdam
Peter Schoenmakers has been a full-time professor in Analytical Chemistry (including its applications in forensic science) at the University of Amsterdam since 2002. His research focuses on analytical separations in general and on multi-dimensional liquid chromatography in particular. He obtained a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands, and performed his PhD research with Professor Leo de Galan in Delft and with Professor Barry Karger in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Thereafter he worked for Philips in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) and for Shell in Amsterdam and in Houston, Texas, USA. While at Shell became a part-time professor in Polymer Analysis at the University of Amsterdam in 1998. Schoenmakers is also the director of the van ‘t Hoff Institute of Molecular Science (HIMS) of the University of Amsterdam, and the Education Director of COAST, The Netherlands’ public-private-partnership organization on analytical chemistry. In 2016 he was awarded an ERC Advanced grant for the project STAMP (Separation Technology for A Million Peaks). He has published more than 250 papers. Recent international awards include the Dal Nogare Award, The Fritz-Pregl Medal, the CASSS Award, the Csaba Horváth Memorial Award, the John H. Knox Medal of the RSC, the Martin medal of the Chromatographic Society, and the EAS Award for Excellence in Separation Science.
Session 1: Asking the Right Questions in HPLC
9:30am EDT – 10:15am EDT
The Chromatographic Life and Times of a Failed Physicist
Tony Edge, Avantor Sciences
10:15am EDT – 11am EDT
Two-Dimensional Liquid Chromatography — What's It Really For?
Dwight Stoll, Gustavus Adolphus College
11am EDT – 11:45am EDT
Can't We Get Rid of the Chromatographers?
Peter Schoenmakers, University of Amsterdam
11:45am EDT – 12:15pm EDT
Session 2: HPLC Applications, Tips, and Best Practices from Our Sponsors
Thursday, May 20, 2021
CEO, RIC group, Kortrijk, Belgium, and Visiting Professor, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Koen Sandra received his PhD degree in Biochemistry from Ghent University in Belgium in 2005. After his PhD, he joined Pronota, a molecular diagnostics company, where he was active in developing analytical platforms for disease biomarker discovery and in setting up external collaborations. In 2008, he joined RIC, a company that provides chromatographic, electrophoretic, and mass spectrometric support to the chemical, life sciences, and pharmaceutical industries, where he holds the position of CEO. As a non-academic scientist, Koen Sandra is author of over 50 highly cited scientific papers and has presented his work at numerous conferences as an invited speaker.
Kevin A. Schug
the Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, The University of Texas Arlington
Kevin A. Schug is the Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas Arlington (UTA). He is also the Director of the Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation (CLEAR) at UTA. He received his PhD in Chemistry from Virginia Tech under Prof. Harold M. McNair and performed post-doctoral research at the University of Vienna in Austria with Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lindner. His research focuses on the theory and application of separation science and mass spectrometry for solving a variety of analytical and physical chemistry problems, in the fields of environmental, pharmaceutical, biological, and energy research, and he has more than 160 peer-reviewed publications. Schug is the founder and director of a K-12 science diversity outreach program and was a project leader in UTA’s National Science Foundation STEM Talent Expansion Program. Schug has received several awards, including the LCGC Emerging Leader in Chromatography award, the American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Young Investigator in Separation Science Award, and several awards for teaching. From 2013 to 2020, he was the sole author of a blog for LCGC on various aspects of separation science.
the Arthur Sease Williams Professor of Chemistry, University of South Carolina
Susan D. Richardson is the Arthur Sease Williams Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of South Carolina (USC). Prior to joining USC, she was a research chemist at the US EPA’s National Exposure Research Laboratory. For the last several years, Richardson has been conducting research in drinking water—specifically in the study of toxicologically important disinfection by-products (DBPs). Richardson is currently President of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) and is the recipient of the 2008 American Chemical Society Award for Creative Advancements in Environmental Science & Technology. She received an honorary doctorate from Cape Breton University in Canada, and was recently recognized as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow, an ACS Fellow, and with the Herty Medal (2020). Richardson also serves as an associate editor for the journals Environmental Science & Technology and Water Research, and on the Editorial Advisory Board of several other journals. She has published >170 journal articles and book chapters and writes an invited biennial review for Analytical Chemistry, entitled “Water Analysis: Emerging Contaminants and Current Issues.” She has a PhD in Chemistry from Emory University.
Session 1: Mass Spectrometry Insights Gained the Hard Way
Analysis of Biologics with LC-MS: Everything I Learned Not to Do
Koen Sandra, RIC Group
It Was ESI That Hooked Me
Kevin Schug, University of Texas at Arlington
11am EDT – 11:45 am EDT
Needles in Haystacks and Other Follies of Mass Spectrometry: The Practical, the Serendipitous, the Heroic Failures, and the Weird Observations Straight Out of the Twilight Zone
Susan Richardson, University of South Carolina
Session 2: Mass Spectrometry Applications, Tips and Best Practices from Our Sponsors
Friday, May 21, 2021
Sr. Research Scientist, Serveron
John Hinshaw is a recognized leader in gas chromatography research and applications. He has worked in chromatography for more than 40 years, and he was the editor of LCGC's “GC Troubleshooting” and “GC Connections” columns from 1987 to 2019, covering separation fundamentals, column care, instrument troubleshooting, and many other topics. Hinshaw received his PhD in Analytical Chemistry in Charlie Lochmüller's research group at Duke University, working in capillary GC chiral-phase separations. After a four-year stint in GC column and instrument research at Varian, he worked at PerkinElmer corporation for 16 years, as the GC Applications Manager, and then as the Worldwide GC Engineering Manager and as a Senior Scientist. In 2002 he moved back to the West Coast to Portland, Oregon, for a startup company called Serveron, where he developed GC-based online monitoring systems. He is currently a Senior Research Scientist and Engineer with Serveron, where his work has taken him into spectroscopic applications. Still active in the chromatography world, Hinshaw is a member of LCGC's editorial advisory board, the Chair of ASTM Committee E13.19 on Chromatography, and a working member of the USP Chemical Analysis Expert Committee, as well as an avid 12-time marathoner.
Jaap de Zeeuw
International Specialist, Gas Chromatography, Restek Corporation
During the last 14 years with Restek, Jaap de Zeeuw’s role has involved technical marketing and training. Located in The Netherlands, de Zeeuw has 41 years of experience in gas chromatography (GC) capillary technology. He has developed many porous layer open tubular (PLOT) columns, and also the first bonded wax column. He has published more than 100 articles in the field of GC related to column technology and applications. He is also the originator for applying a new GC technique for the fastest GC–MS using a high vacuum inside the capillary column, for which several patents were granted. He also made the world’s longest fused silica capillary, for which a Guinness World Records listing was granted. In 2016 he developed a new technique for coating PLOT columns based on spin deposition, showing that crescent-deposited layers are potentially the future of PLOT columns. De Zeeuw travels widely and is well known for his technical expertise, publications, and teaching skills.
Nicholas H. Snow
the Founding Endowed Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Seton Hall University
Nicholas H. Snow is the Founding Endowed Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Seton Hall University and an Adjunct Professor of Medical Science. During his 30 years as a chromatographer, he has published more than 70 refereed articles and book chapters and has given more than 200 presentations and short courses. He is interested in the fundamentals and applications of separation science, especially gas chromatography, sampling, and sample preparation for chemical analysis. His research group is very active, with ongoing projects using GC, gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS), two-dimensional GC, and extraction methods including headspace, liquid–liquid extraction, and solid-phase microextraction. His research group is especially interested in trace analysis of drugs and pharmaceuticals in a variety of sample matrices including biological fluids, pharmaceutical formulations, and the environment. They are especially interested in extending the boundaries of existing analytical techniques to lower detection limits and wider ranges of application. He is also the editor of the “GC Connections” column in LCGC.
Session 1: Practical Considerations for the Practice of GC
Go with the Flow: Tales from a Career in GC
John Hinshaw, Serveron
10:15am EDT – 11am EDT
Do GC Columns Need to Be Better Than They Are? Practical Experience About How GC Columns Have Evolved and How They Are Used
Jaap de Zeeuw, Restek Corporation
Should a Mass Spectrometer Be Your Only Detector for GC?
Nick Snow, Seton Hall University
Session 2: Vendor Talk: GC Applications, Tips, and Best Practices from Our Sponsors