Emerging Separations Technologies

30 March 2017 09:00-17:00, London, United Kingdom

This meeting will provide an insight into the latest innovations in the field of separation science, including instrument and column technologies, novel applications and utilisation in life sciences. The program is designed to cover a range of topics including: multidimensional chromatography, hyphenated techniques including MS and IMS, column technology, SFC, modelling software and their application in profiling and characterisation applications.

The meeting has been separated into four separate sessions spread across the day:
Prof. Pauline Rudd (NIBRT, University of Dublin, Ireland/Bioprocessing Technology Institute, AStar, Singapore) will begin the day with a presentation on modern approaches for next level glycan characterisation. Pauline is working at the cutting edge of research in this area. She brings an important perspective on academic research and its application to the characterisation of glycosylation, glycomics, and glycan analysis including the automation of data acquisition and interpretation. These techniques underpin the evaluation of glycosylation for personal patient profiling and mammalian cell culture. 

The next speaker in the session will be Dr Szabolcs Fekete (School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland). Szabolcs has extensive expertise in the analysis of biopharmaceutics using a wide range of techniques and is a co-worker of Prof. Jean-Luc Veuthey and Prof. Davy Guillarme. He will discuss “Modern separations-based approaches for the characterization of biopharmaceuticals”.
The second and third sessions will include Assoc. Prof. Patrik Petersson (Novo Nordisk A/S, Måløv, Denmark) who will demonstrate the increasing importance of 2D-LC technology in industry and present on “Multiple Heart-Cutting 2D-LC-MS: Application within the bio-pharmaceutical industry for determination of related impurities”. This will be followed by several vendor-sponsored short talks covering a wide range of topics including CE-MS, SFC and advances in column technology.
Dr Roman Szucs (Pfizer, Sandwich, UK) will open the final session and discuss the theory, advances and applications of structure-based prediction of retention in Liquid Chromatography.
The aim is to streamline the chromatographic method development process in the Pharmaceutical industry based on the prediction of chromatographic retention times from molecular structures. This talk will include workflows for several chromatographic modes. Dr. Cris Lapthorn (GSK, Stevenage, UK) will then highlight the current status and latest developments in Ion-mobility spectroscopy-based technologies and the ever increasing application in a wide range of life-science fields.

The meeting will be closed by an equally interesting and thought provoking presentation by Prof. Apryll Stalcup (Dublin City University, Chemical Sciences Department, Ireland). Apryll will present on recent developments in separation science and discuss a new application area for HPLC that could be of interest to the Pharma industry. 
There will be the possibility to exhibit posters and interested presenters should submit an abstract to the organisers by 20th February 2017. ChromSoc student bursaries are also available for this event.

Registration Fees
  • Chromatographic Society, RSC or BMSS members
    • £70 (Use discount code RSCCHROMSOC)
  •  Non-members
    • £100
  • Students, unemployed and retired
    • £25
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The Royal Society of Chemistry

The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA, United Kingdom

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