Megan L'Heureux | Authors


Advancing Chromatography Methods for Cannabis Analysis

The cannabis industry has been taking a hard look at the science behind their products and the various contaminants that can inadvertently be added to consumer goods. As testing laboratories begin to implement new state-mandated regulations and other consensus methods for best practices, there is a need to review the analytical instruments and methods that can deliver the most accurate results in a timely fashion. Anthony Macherone, senior scientist at Agilent Technologies and visiting scientist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, recently spoke to us about his research in this area and the chromatographic techniques he has found to be most effective for profiling cannabinoids and terpenes, detecting pesticides, and residual solvents testing.

Recent Advances in Two-Dimensional Liquid Chromatography Separations

This Tuesday morning symposium, organized by Dwight Stoll of Gustavus Adolphus College, brings together experts in liquid chromatography (LC) to discuss recent advances in two dimensional (2D)-LC separations of small and large molecules. Different perspectives from instrument manufacturers, users in the pharmaceutical industry, and academic laboratories will be presented as well as a discussion on some samples related to pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical applications.

Overview of Recent Developments in Ultrafast Chromatography: From Theory to Applications

This Wednesday afternoon organized contributed session, organized by Erik L. Regalado and Christopher J. Welch, will provide an overview of recent developments in fast chromatography from theory to applications including high throughput analysis, second dimension of two-dimensional liquid chromatography (2D-LC), MISER (multiple injections in a single experimental run) techniques, ultrafast LC autosamplers, hyphenation with mass spectrometry, and microfluidic devices.

Advances in Environmental Analytical Chemistry: Impacts on Modern Petroleum Production Monitoring and Oil Spill Science

This Thursday afternoon symposium, organized by Ryan P. Rodgers and Kevin Schug, will address recent analytical advances in the environmental monitoring of petroleum production activities and impact assessment of oil spills. The session will focus on advances in produced water, production chemicals, and oil spill characterization.