Welcome to HPLC 2010

June 21, 2010
E-Separation Solutions

Good morning, and welcome to LCGC's first day of show coverage from HPLC 2010, held this year in Boston, Massachusetts, at the Hynes Convention Center.

Good morning, and welcome to LCGC’s first day of show coverage from HPLC 2010, held this year in Boston, Massachusetts, at the Hynes Convention Center. Without question, HPLC has become one of the premier events in the field of chromatography, attracting all of the biggest names in the industry and maintaining its prominent standing in what has certainly become an unsettled time for face-to-face events such as this.

One of the highlights of this year’s conference will undoubtedly be the Csaba Horvath Young Scientist Award, named for the legendary chromatography pioneer. This award is presented each year to a young professional who has made great strides in the field. The award includes a cash grant of $1000 and a trophy engraved with the winner’s name. The winner will also be invited to give an oral presentation at HPLC 2011. This year’s nominees include some of the brightest young scientists in the field, and we look forward to congratulating the winner. There will be a host of other awards handed out at this year’s show as well, including the annual CASSS Student Travel Grants, HPLC, Inc. Student Travel Grants, and the Pfizer Travel Grants, all providing critical funding to emerging professionals in the field of analytical chemistry.

Finally, the annual Best Poster Awards will be presented at the closing ceremony on Thursday, June 24 in Ballroom ABC at 5 pm. One of the most prestigious awards in the field today, the posters will be judged by a panel of international scientists led by Gerard Rozing and LCGC EAB member Peter Schoenmakers. The winners of this competition will be featured in the September issue of LCGC North America as part of Ron Majors’ annual HPLC Review article, so please look for more coverage there.In short, this promises to be an exciting week of chromatography, so please feel free to stop by our booth (#414) and say hello. We’ll see you on the show floor.