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Course Title: Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) and Other Sampling and Sample Preparation Technologies for Laboratory and On-site Applications
Categories: 1 - Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
2 - Clinical Analysis
3 - Environmental Analysis
4 - Sample Preparation
5 - Food
6 - Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Instructor(s): Nathaly Reyes-Garces, Janusz Pawliszyn Course Number: 88
Affiliation: University of Waterloo
Course Date: 03/06/2016 - Sunday Course Length: 1 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $550 ($750 after 2/12/16) Textbook Fee: $100

Course Description
In this course several microextraction technologies will be discussed, namely solid phase microextraction (SPME), thin film microextraction (TFME) and needle trap devices (NT). The main principles of these techniques, different calibration methods, coupling strategies to GC, LC, and MS, method development steps, and advantages and disadvantages of each microextraction approach will be covered. In addition, during this short course, recent advances, developments and applications of each technique in fields such as forensic, environmental, food and flavour, and clinical analysis will be described. Other topics that will be covered involve the application of SPME for ligand-receptor binding and plasma protein binding studies, in vivo sampling of freely moving animals for pharmacokinetic and metabolomic studies, direct tissue analysis, and automation and high-throughput analysis using SPME and related technologies.

Target Audience
This course is designed for new and current SPME, TFME and NT users. This course will be of interest to analytical chemists, laboratory supervisors, scientists and industry regulators in the environmental, food, flavour, pharmaceutical, clinical and other fields. The features of in vivo sampling will be of interest to biologists and life scientists.

Course Outline
Introduction to solventless technologies
Theoretical principles of SPME, TFME and NT Interfaces
Method development
In vivo sampling
Drug and clinical analysis
Food, flavour and fragrance analysis
Environmental analysis
Direct coupling of different SPME formats with mass spectrometry

Course Instructor's Biography
Dr. Janusz Pawliszyn is the inventor of SPME and a professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Canada. He is the author of over 500 journal publications, 20 book chapters, and over 250 invited/plenary lectures. He has received several prestigious awards for his scientific achievements, and SPME is considered one of the six “Great Ideas of a Decade” by ACS Analytical Chemistry journal. He presently holds the Canada Research Chair and NSERC Industrial Research Chair in New Analytical Methods and Technologies. Nathaly Reyes-Garces is a PhD candidate working at Professor Pawliszyn research group. First as a Master student and now as a PhD candidate, Nathaly has been working with SPME for the last 5 years developing both GC and LC applications. Currently, her research work involves the development and application of SPME for both targeted and untargeted analysis of various biological samples.