Complete GC & GC-MS Training

12 - 16 October 2015, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Course accreditation

This course has been approved by the Royal Society of Chemistry for purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

What will you learn on this course?

The 5-day Complete GC & GC-MS course is built from the 3-day Practical Essentials of GC & GC-MS and the 2-day GC & GC-MS Clinic courses to provide a complete training solution enabling you to understand your Gas Chromatograph or GC-MS instrument, develop applications, troubleshoot & maintain it.

This course covers all the practical theory you need to know about Gas Chromatography and its related techniques including gas chromatography-mass spectrometry; gases and plumbing; sample introduction like split, splitless, on-column and large volume injection techniques; data analysis; and sampling techniques like headspace, SPME, pyrolysis, thermal desorption, purge & trap, liquid-liquid and solid-phase extraction.

It also looks at how to choose the GC & GC-MS techniques for an application, set-up the instrument, how to develop & optimise methods and then finally how to maintain & troubleshoot the instrument, techniques and method. It also takes a brief look at advanced techniques to help solve those very tricky applications including Selective Discrimination, Deconvolution, Two-Dimensional GC (GC+GC & GCxGC) and Chemometrics.

This 5-day course is Recognised by the Royal Society of Chemistry for purposes of Continuing Professional Development. Members of the RSC will receive a 15% discount on this course if booked at least 4 weeks in advance.

A FREE glossary on GC & GC-MS is provided with this 5-day course!

Learning Outcomes

You will learn the importance of good chromatography
You will learn how to select and use the GC carrier gas
You will learn about various injection techniques and when to use each
You will learn how to select a GC column
You will learn the operation and selection of an appropriate GC detector
You will learn about the principles and components of the mass spectrometer
You will learn how to undertake data analysis
You will learn about different sampling techniques for GC
You will learn strategies for method development
You will get an introduction to GC & MS advanced techniques
You will recognise areas requiring maintenance on the instrument
You will learn the logical steps of instrument troubleshooting

Who is this course for?

The Complete GC & GC-MS course is for those who have basic knowledge of gas chromatography and would like to greatly enhance it, learning the practical theory about all available GC & GC-MS techniques.

For complete beginners it is advisable to first attend the 1-day Absolute Basics of GC & GC-MS, as you may be overwhelmed by the amount of information on this course.

Cant attend for the whole course?

You can attend the 5-day course all at once or, learn about the techniques in the first 3 days, go back to the lab to implement the knowledge and then join us at a later date to attend the more advanced 2-day GC & GC-MS Clinic course.

If you would like to improve your knowledge in a particular area and don't want to attend a 5-day course you can choose to attend individual days from the Complete GC & GC-MS course.

Please see our website for more details.
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Hosted by the School of Biosciences, The University of Nottingham
University of Nottingham

Committee Room, Main Building, University of Nottingham, School of Biosciences, Sutton Bonington Campus, Sutton Bonington, Leicestershire, LE12 5RD, United Kingdom

Organised by
Anthias Consulting Ltd are experts in the separation sciences in the fields of Gas Chromatography (GC), Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) and related techniques.
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