This year marks the return to hosting the 20th International GC×GC Symposium in person, this time at the Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre from May 28-June 1. The scientific program will showcase two GC×GC courses, the GC×GC Awards, and a ton of technical content that covers all of the most recent and cutting-edge developments in GC×GC. Come explore the most recent developments in multidimensional GC, covering subjects such as:
- Environment and Forensics
- Foods / Natural Products
- Instrumentation and Fundamentals
- Chemometrics and Data Handling
- Petroleum / Industrial
- Metabolomics / Health
Students can also win one of three travel awards worth $500 Canadian each. One of the $500 awards is given by TMIC to a student from a non-TMIC laboratory attending the conference and presenting results about metabolomics. Students who submit and have their abstracts accepted are automatically considered for these travel awards. Winners will be notified in April.
Two GC×GC short courses: Introductory GC×GC and Advanced topics in GC×GC run in parallel for about 4 hours. The Introductory Course is intended for those with limited experience with GC×GC or who have never used this technique but are interested in learning more. The Advanced Course is designed for people who are already familiar with GC×GC but want to take their analyses to the next level.
Another fresh idea for this year is to attempt to incorporate young scientist lectures into the agenda. Two young invited speakers are Ryland Giebelhaus from TMIC, University of Alberta, Canada [An interview with Ryland during the 4th Annual Metabolomics Association of North America (MANA) Conference last year was featured here] and Caitlin Cain from the University of Washington as a representative from USA. These sessions provide these future leaders with the opportunity to have their research highlighted alongside that of established scientists.
This is a great symposium to attend even if you are just getting started in this field or if you count yourself among the GC×GC-curious. It offers a couple of fantastic courses for both novices and experienced GC×GC users, and it’s a great chance to network in person with some of the world’s foremost experts in the field. Registration is open at regular pricing until May 12. Join the GCxGC experts this coming spring in Canmore, surrounded by a spectacular vista!