SFC2014: 8th International Conference on Packed Column SFC
Basel was chosen to host SFC2014 and Alex, Duncan and Peter were all in attendance. There was an excellent programme of lectures, discussion and presentations detailing the very latest in analytical and preparative advances. Posters included; Strategies for increasing throughput for chiral separations by SFC and Improvements in SFC – MS for achiral purification. The meeting certainly gave us a lot to think about.
Alex contributed his thoughts to many a group discussion, however we fear he may be best remembered for his bright pink suitcase!
As well as being a great city to visit, Basel is home to one of the oldest tram systems in Europe – so there was no excuse to be late for lectures!
Evaluating the UPC2
Diki's achiral SFC project is well underway with thanks to Waters for the extended demo of their UPC2 system. The 8 position column oven enables us to keep four chiral and four achiral columns on the system at all times, allowing us to carry out our key chiral screen and use the system for the achiral project without the daily hassle of removing and replacing columns.
Diki and Toria also attended the Waters Mass Spectrometry Symposium in Wilmslow last month giving them a great opportunity to see the new facilities up there.
Although it seems like Diki has only just joined us we are already thinking about next summer. We are currently looking for a placement student to work with us from Summer 2015 onwards. Applications will be accepted until December 1st. Please see our website for more details.