Short courses at HTC-15: SFC, biopharmaceuticals and statistical analysis in chromatography

The 15th International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Separation Technology is being held in Cardiff this January, and there’s still time to register! Students and members of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Chromatographic Society, BMSS and the KVCV can take advantage of special registration rates, details of which can be found on the conference website.

We’re very excited by the quality of the final conference programme – lots of high-quality oral and poster presentations on all aspects of separation science, a well-attended vendor exhibition, fantastic plenary speakers, the Knox Medal Lecture – as well as the outstanding social and networking events planned for the week (a ‘beer degustation’ event for those so inclined, and the gala conference dinner). And of course, we’re looking forward to the three excellent short courses on offer the day before the main conference:

  1. Introduction to Biopharmaceutical Analysis, taught by Dr Koen Sandra (Research Institute of Chromatography), Dr Szabolcs Fekete (University of Geneva) and Tony Taylor (Crawford Scientific)
  2. Supercritical Fluid Chromatography: From Theory to (Industrial) Application, taught by Prof Caroline West (University of Orleans), Dr Davy Guillarme (University of Geneva) and Dr Claudio Brunelli (Pfizer)
  3. Statistical Analysis of Chromatographic Data: A Practical Guide, taught by Dr Gabriel Vivo-Truyols

The day-long short courses are designed for both complete beginners as well as established practitioners, and will be led by topic experts, giving attendees the opportunity to learn from leaders in each field. Given the increasing importance of biopharmaceutical candidates in drug-discovery pipelines, expanding interest in the use of green-chemistry separations techniques like SFC, and the ubiquity (and complexity) of big datasets in the analytical sciences, these courses are all highly relevant to the practicing separations scientist. Registration details for these courses can be found here, with special registration rates for students.