43rd Symposium of HPLC and Related Techniques (HPLC 2015 Beijing)
Column, The Column-08-07-2015, Volume 11, Issue 14
The 43rd Symposium of HPLC and Related Techniques (HPLC 2015 Beijing Conference) will take place at the Beijing International Conference Centre, Beijing, People’s Republic of China, from 21–25 September 2015.
The whole word faces a number of challenges - such as quality control of drugs, the production and packaging of food, disinfection of drinking water, air pollution in large cities, and disease (including tumours and diabetes mellitus). High performance liquid-phase separations and related techniques are the core and paramount means to understand and to seek solutions to these issues. It is these and other topics that will be the focus of the HPLC 2015 Beijing Conference. Scientists from around the world - Canada, the United States, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Turkey, Norway, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and China - will come together to present research highlighting recent advances in HPLC and related techniques. The programme includes the following highlights:
Capillary Electrophoresis: Professor Dovichi from the University of Notre Dame (Indiana, USA) will present a study of deep bottomâup proteomics using capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE). Professor Sweedle from the University of Illinois at UrbanaâChampaign (Illinois, USA) will show single-cell analysis via high-throughput single cell mass spectrometry (MS) profiling and capillaryâbased separations. Professor Kennedy of the University of Michigan (Michigan, USA) will present the development and application of rapid electrophoretic and mass spectrometric assays as novel approaches to highâthroughput screening.
Two-Dimensional LC: Professor Schoenmakers, from the University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), will review the “why, when, and how” of comprehensive 2D LC.
Column Design: Professor Svec, at the E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (California, USA), will report the less common techniques using porous polymer monoliths. Professor Yeung from Iowa State University (Iowa, USA) will deepen our understanding of chromatography at fundamental levels using single molecule imaging and analysis.
UHPLC: Professor Mary Wirth at the Purdue University (Indiana, USA) and Dr. Michael Dong from Genentech (San Fransisco, USA) will put emphasis on the understanding and applications of ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography.
Proteomics: Professor Yukui Zhang, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing, China), will talk about the latest progress in quantitative proteomics, and Professor Hanfa Zou, at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, will present the recent work of his group on proteomics, but with an emphasis on protein modification. Professor Andy Tao, from Purdue University (Indiana, USA), will report specific isolation and detection of phosphorylation for proteomic analysis.
Environmental Analysis: Professor X. Chris Le and Professor Xingfang Li, both from the University of Alberta (Alberta, Canada), will show their extraordinary contributions to the development of advanced analytical techniques and methods for solving issues in environmental health. Professor Le will emphasize the chemical species of heavily polluted metals and their fate in the environment and in organisms; Professor Li will discuss the disinfection of drinking water, an issue faced by global populations.
In addition to the general and parallel sessions packed with plenary, keynote, invited, and contributed talks, is the exposition where companies are invited to launch new products and showcase the latest instrumentation, software, and tools related to all types of liquid-phase separations.