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Gearing Up For Riva

The Column
Volume 10, Issue 7, pp. 21-22

The 38 th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography (ISCC) and 11th GCGC Symposium will be held at the Palazzo dei Congressi, in Riva del Garda, Italy, from 18–23 May 2014.

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The 38th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography (ISCC) and 11th GCGC Symposium will be held at the Palazzo dei Congressi, in Riva del Garda, Italy, from 18–23 May 2014. The six-day event will feature recent findings from leading academic and industrial experts in the form of lectures and posters. Sessions on capillary gas chromatography (GC), microcolumn liquid chromatography (LC), electromigration methods, and micro-fabricated analytical systems will be hosted and are expected to cover lab-on-a-chip, column technology, coupled and multidimensional techniques, comprehensive techniques (GCGC, LCLC), hyphenated techniques, sampling and sample preparation, trace analysis, and automation.

Over the years, the ISCC has established its reputation as a forum for microcolumn separation techniques. Since the first meeting in Hindelang in Bavaria, Germany, in 1975, the most important developments in capillary GC, microcolumn LC, and electromigration techniques have been presented in this symposium series.

Application sessions will include environmental applications, energy, petrochemical or industrial applications, and biomedical or pharmaceutical applications, in addition to natural product, food, flavours, and fragrance analysis. Workshop seminars hosted by vendors will run alongside the scientific programme, in addition to an extensive instrumentation, accessories, and supplies exhibition.

The 2014 Marcel Golay award, sponsored by PerkinElmer, will be presented at the symposium in recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of separation science. The Leslie Ettre award, sponsored by PerkinElmer, will be presented to a young scientist for outstanding research on capillary GC applied to environmental or food analysis. The Giorgio Nota award, sponsored by Waters, will be presented in recognition of a lifetime of achievement in capillary LC. Sponsored by Leco and Restek, the John Phillips award will be awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of GCGC analysis. The GCGC Lifetime Achievement award, sponsored by Leco and Restek, honours an experienced GCGC scientist who has made significant contributions to the field.

To encourage scientific exchange and networking, the scientific programme will be accompanied by the well-known "Riva Social Programme", which consists of a welcome reception, cocktail party, classical concert, wine and cheese evening, disco night, and farewell cocktail reception.

Considering the great interest in comprehensive 2D GC, the 11th GCGC symposium is organized during the same period to allow scientists to attend both meetings. The symposium will begin on 18 May 2014 with a course presented by experts in the field covering the fundamental aspects of comprehensive 2D GC and oral/poster sessions on 19–20 May 2014.

For both meetings, abstracts for consideration as last minute poster presentations can be submitted on-line at All abstracts will be reviewed on the basis of scientific merit, novelty, and practical application.



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