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Course Title: Separations: Fundamentals of Advanced Gel Permeation & Size Exclusion Chromatography Detection
Categories: 1 - Analytical Metrology
2 - Liquid Chromatography
3 - Pharmaceutical Sciences
4 - Polymers
5 - Quality/Regulatory/Compliance
6 - Life Sciences
Instructor(s): Ulf Nobbmann Course Number: 139
Affiliation: Malvern
Course Date: 03/09/2017 - Thursday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 12:30 PM
Fee: $325 ($425 after 2/18/17) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
This 1/2 day course covers principles of advanced detection in GPC & SEC: Conventional chromatography relies solely on a concentration detector (RI, UV) to find Mw, Mn, PDI, %aggregation, by linking the elution to similar known standards. Universal Calibration avoids the need for similarity, exploiting the universal scaling of intrinsic viscosity. Light scattering provides the ‘absolute’ molecular weight directly, irrespective of the sample’s chemistry and structure. The different calibration techniques (conventional, universal, light scattering) will be covered with examples. The details of intrinsic viscosity and light scattering detection will include basics (principle of operation, math, caveats) and applications in real laboratory research & QAQC scenarios.

Target Audience
Those with some general practical GPC or SEC experience who want to maximize the value obtained from their existing advanced detectors and those who are considering the potential benefit of adding such to their chromatography characterization portfolio: - Scientists, R&D personnel - Laboratory Technicians - Quality assurance and quality control staff

Course Outline
(15min) Introduction & Course Objectives: What is advanced GPC/SEC?
(30min) Fundamentals of Conventional Calibration Chromatography
(30min) Fundamentals of Universal Calibration Chromatography & Intrinsic Viscosity
(15min) Coffee/Tea Break
(45min) Fundamentals of Light Scattering: RALS, LALS, MALS
(60min) Case Studies of Applications in Polymers, Biopolymers & Proteins
(45min) Practical Take Home Messages, Question and Answer Session

Course Instructor's Biography
Carrie Schindler, PhD in Materials Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Schindler is Technical Specialist - Nanometrics & GPC/SEC for Malvern Instruments. She has a broad background in polymer science and characterization, in both industrial settings as well as life science applications. Ulf Nobbmann, PhD in Physics, Oklahoma State University. Dr. Nobbmann is Zetasizer Product Manager – Americas for Malvern Instruments. He has extensive experience in light scattering as a tool for chemical, biochemical and biophysical laboratories. Mark Pothecary, PhD in Biochemistry, Queen Mary College, University of London. Mark is the Product Manager for GPC/SEC products in the Americas. He has considerable experience running multi-detector GPC/SEC systems for protein and polymer applications and in the development of these systems. Course presentation material will be available in advance, downloadable in appropriate electronic form. Material will be scientific and not commercial.