Scope

The focus of the 11th Balaton Symposium on High-Performance Separation Methods will be on the various analytical, preparative, and industrial separation methods and techniques. The symposium will place special emphasis on new developments in pharmaceutical, environmental, biomedical, forensic, life sciences and industrial separation methods. Further, research trends on various stationary phases and column technology, advances in separation techniques, fundamentals of separation science and applications are to be emphasized.

Topic areas

New Technology for LC, SFC, and GC

  • Column technology and stationary phases
  • Miniaturized separation and microscale detection systems
  • Novel detection techniques and detectors
  • Multidimensional techniques
  • Hyphenated separations
  • New instrumentation

Advances in Liquid Phase Separation Techniques

  • Ultra-high pressure LC
  • High-temperature LC
  • High-efficiency and high-throughput separations
  • Electrodriven separations

Advances in Gas Chromatography

  • Theory
  • Column Technologies
  • Instrument Development
  • Method Development

Fundamentals of Separation Science

  • Theoretical models and insights
  • Retention mechanisms and retention models
  • Data analysis and chemometrics

Industrial Aspects of Separations

  • Preparative and process-scale chromatography
  • Supercritical fluid extraction and chromatography
  • Regulatory issues
  • Quality by design

Life Sciences

  • Proteomics, metabolomics, glycomics
  • Biomarker discovery
  • Pharmaceutical analysis
  • Clinical, forensic, and toxicological analysis
  • Biopharmaceutical and biomedical analysis

Applications

  • Sample preparation
  • Chiral separations
  • Food safety
  • Environmental and agricultural analysis
  • Natural product analysis
  • Polymer analysis