International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Separation Technology (HTC-18)

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LCGC EuropeNovember/December 2023
Volume 36
Issue 10
Pages: 420

Here, we preview the International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Separation Technology (HTC-18), which will be held from May 28–31st 2024 in Leuven, Belgium.

The International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Separation Technology (HTC-18) will be held from May 28—31st 2024 in Leuven, Belgium. The HTC symposium series started in 1990 and is firmly established as a unique meeting place for scientists and practitioners from academia and industry to exchange state-of-the-art knowledge and gather new insights and ideas covering all aspects of chromatography and separation techniques, sample preparation, detection and data handling. Organized under the auspices of Ghent University (UGhent), the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), HTC-18 is expected to gather over 250 participants.

Historical architecture of Great Beguinage of Leuven, Belgium | Image Credit: © monticellllo - stock.adobe.com

Historical architecture of Great Beguinage of Leuven, Belgium | Image Credit: © monticellllo - stock.adobe.com

The symposium will encompass parallel sessions consisting of plenary lectures, keynote lectures, tutorials and oral presentations. The symposium will also host an attractive technical exhibition where vendors will present their newest instruments and developments, topped with technical seminars.

The symposium will cover fundamental and practical aspects of liquid-phase (LC) and gas chromatography (GC), including multidimensional LC, multidimensional GC, supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC), LC—mass spectrometry (LC–MS), and GC–MS. The programme will include topics such as automated sample preparation, online analyzers and sensors, electro-driven separations, ion-mobility and native mass spectrometry, emerging detectors and separation modes, method development and artificial intelligence, column technology and stationary-phase developments, system design and optimization, miniaturization, labon-a-chip, 3D printing, and data processing, mining and curation.

The symposium will also address bottlenecks and describe trends and new technologies for a wide range of applications, including (bio-)pharmaceuticals, medical diagnostics and clinical applications, forensic analysis and doping control, food analysis and safety, environmental analysis, energy, green approaches, high-throughput analysis, -omics (lipidomics, metabolomics, proteomics), and biomarker discovery, as well as modern industrial applications and natural products. As always, the organisers will ensure abundant networking opportunities during the conference and social events.

Participants are invited to register and submit abstracts for review using the abstract submission menu available on the website: www.htc-18.com. The deadline for oral abstract submission is 15 January 2024. The poster abstract submission deadline is 14 February 2024.

The organisers very much look forward to welcoming you in the historic centre of Leuven! For more information and registration, visit the HTC-18 webpage at www.htc-18.com or E-mail: info@htc-18.com

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