WG2. Objectives

The main aim of WG2 is to promote sample preparation technologies and facilitate their implementation in analytical laboratories.

WG2 will work with WG1 and WG3 to disseminate latest developments in automation, sample preparation procedures and materials.

WG2 will also encourage collaboration with the private sector by spreading the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.

The organization of short workshops and/or presentations on innovation and entrepreneurship along with articles in science magazines describing the innovation experiences of research teams are also foreseen.

The Sample Prep Task Force and Network collaborates with "LCGC" and "The Analytical Scientist".

To join WG2, click here and follow the instructions.

WG2. Leaders

Jonas Bergquist is Full Chair Professor in Analytical Chemistry and Neurochemistry at the Biomedical Centre, Department of Chemistry at Uppsala University, Sweden, Adjunct Professor in Pathology at the Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Utah, USA, and Distinguished Professor in Precision Medicine, Binzhou Medical University, Yantai, China. His group is continuously developing general analytical tools for molecular diagnostic screening and discovery of biomarkers of pathological states. Email: Jonas.Bergquist<at>kemi.uu.se

Carlo Bicchi has been Full Professor of Pharmaceutical Biology at the University of Torino since 1990. His main fields of research are development of analytical technologies for profiling and fingerprinting of biologically active secondary metabolites in vegetable matrices and food crops. Technologies include: Sample preparation; GC, GC-MS, Fast-GC, Multidimensional GC), Enantioselective GC, HPLC, HPLC-MS, SFE and SFC, Chemometric methods. He has authored or co-authored more than 280 publications and 350 oral presentations. Email: carlo.bicchi<at>unito.it

Frank David is Principal Scientist at the Research Institute for Chromatography (RIC) in Kortrijk, Belgium. He is the author of more than 100 scientific papers in different areas of separation science. His expertise includes capillary gas chromatography, supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC), GC-MS, multidimensional chromatography (GC-GC, GCxGC, LC-GC) and miniaturisation and automation of sample preparation. Frank David is also consultant for instrument manufactures and for industrial laboratories in environmental, petrochemical, food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.  Email: frank.david<at>richrom.com

Luigi Mondello is Full Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Messina, Italy. His research is focussed on the development of multidimensional chromatographic instrumentation and software (GC×GC, LC×LC, LC-GC×GC, LC-GC-GC-GC-prep.), coupled to state-of-the-art MS, for the study of complex matrices constituents and contaminants. Email: lmondello<at>unime.it