Featured LCGC Interviews

Jul 24, 2015
The Column
Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada are collaborating with clinicians at Toronto General Hospital to develop preclinical and clinical applications of solid-phase microextraction (SPME). Bethany Degg of The Column spoke to Barbara Bojko from the team to find out more.
Jul 22, 2015
E-Separation Solutions
By LCGC Editors
Preventing environmental contaminants from getting in to the food chain is of paramount importance to us all. Yelena Sapozhnikova, a Research Chemist at the Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Wyndmoor, PA, USA, spoke to LCGC about her research into the development and evaluation of analytical methods for persistent and emerging organic chemical contaminants in food samples.
Jul 01, 2015
By LCGC Editors
The development of novel microfluidic systems opens up new opportunities to quantify clinically relevant biomolecules to further the understanding and diagnosis of disease. The 2015 recipient of the AES Mid-Career Award, Adam T. Woolley, from Brigham Young University, Utah, is working in this area to develop novel and sophisticated integrated microfluidic systems for enhanced biomarker quantitation and quantification. He recently spoke to LCGC about this work.
Jun 19, 2015
The Column
In developing countries, access to medicine is often limited. To make matters worse, widespread counterfeiting often means that even when patients get access to drugs, the drugs are of poor quality. Dr. Mélisande Bernard, of the Agence Générale des Equipements et Produits de Santé, the technical and pharmaceutical service of the public hospital system of Paris, France (Assistance Publique–Hôpitaux de Paris), is helping to address this problem by developing chromatographic methods to detect substandard cardiovascular drugs in Africa. She recently spoke to us about this work.
Jun 15, 2015
By LCGC Editors
Jonathan V. Sweedler, a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois, and the 2015 ANACHEM Award winner, has focused his group’s major research efforts on analytical neurochemistry, developing new measurement tools to characterize small-volume samples for their cell–cell signaling molecules, and applying these technologies to the study of the distribution and dynamic release of neuropeptides, classical transmitters, and other cell–cell signaling molecules from the brain.
Jun 01, 2015
LCGC North America
By LCGC Editors
Caroline West, the winner of the 2015 LCGC Emerging Leader in Chromatography award, has a diverse set of scientific interests—in high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC), hydrophilic-interaction chromatography (HILIC), and enantioselective separations—but all are primarily focused on the fundamentals of chromatographic selectivity.
May 22, 2015
The Column
Bryan Vining from SGS Environmental Services (Wilmington, North Carolina, USA) reveals some of the cutting-edge research his team has performed involving dioxin analysis, and proposes some future possibilities for the direction of this field.
May 06, 2015
The Column
The biopharmaceutical industry continues to expand in response to a demand for novel biopharmaceuticals. José Paulo Mota from the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FCT-UNL) of Universidade Nova de Lisboa and the Institute of Experimental and Technological Biology (IBET), Portugal, has been working on the development of chromatographic techniques to speed up the purification of biopharmaceuticals, specifically adenoviruses. Bethany Degg of The Column spoke to him about his work.
May 01, 2015
LCGC North America
By LCGC Editors
Joseph Jack Kirkland, considered by many to be one of fathers of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), is the winner of LCGC's 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Apr 22, 2015
E-Separation Solutions
By LCGC Editors
Tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world and needs to be protected from changing climate conditions as much as possible. Amanda Kowalsick and Albert Robbat of the Department of Chemistry at Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA, are working to understand how vulnerable the metabolites in tea are to climate conditions. They recently spoke to LCGC about their work with tea and natural products.
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