There is a long history of providing a selection of excellent short courses at ISCC & GCxGC and the 2019 meetings continue this long standing tradition. Descriptions for the short courses are listed below as well as times and dates they are being held.  All courses will be held at the location of ISCC & GCxGC 2019, the Hilton Fort Worth.  Registration for short courses is free to all full priced registrants. Post-docs, students, and other attendees qualifying for discounted registration will be charged $50 to attend a short course and then an additional $25 to attend each additional course. Please email if you require further assistance.



Sunday, May 12th - Half Day  9:00AM - 1:00PM

Tadeusz Gorecki, University of Waterloo
Hans-Gerd Janssen, University of Amsterdam
Rob Synovec, University of Washington
Philip Marriott, University of Monash
John Dimandja, Georgia Tech

DESCRIPTION:  As the most extensive short course on comprehensive two-dimensional GC, the course will begin with a basic outline of the principles and development of GCxGC.  It will describe optimization strategies, data processing and visualization, and applications in a variety of areas that will include the following: petrochemical, environmental, foods/flavors/fragrances, metabolomics, and more.  The course will end with an interactive session that will address frequently asked questions on how best to use GCxGC in your laboratory.


9:00 - 9:45 AM Introduction – Tadeusz Gorecki

9:45 - 10:30 AM Optimization – Hans-Gerd Janssen

10:30 - 10:40 AM Coffee Break

10:40 - 11:25 AM Data Processing – Rob Synovec

11:25 - 12:10 PM Applications – Phil Marriott

12:10 - 12:20 PM Coffee Break

12:20 - 1:00 PM Interactive Session on GCxGC in Your Laboratory -- John Dimandja 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  Scientists & technicians familiar with GC but who need to analyze more complex samples.  Individuals in the petroleum, food and environmental science disciplines.


Monday, May 13th - Morning (8:30AM - 12:30PM)

Daniel W. Armstrong, The University of Texas at Arlington
Leonard M. Sidisky, MilliporeSigma

DESCRIPTION:  Ionic Liquids (ILs) comprise the first new class of GC stationary phases in over 40 years. Today these phases are having a significant impact on the way we approach GC, GC-MS and GCxGC. They have outstanding thermal properties, unique selectivities, and are resistant to water, oxygen, and other species that decompose traditional stationary phases. This course provides an introduction to the structures and properties of IL's that make them unique and useful stationary phases. Their orthogonality to all known molecular stationary phases make them ideal for GCXGC. The lectures will also focus on using IL columns to solve problems in areas of food, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and environmental science. Additionally, there will be a focus on the GC analysis of water in solvents and solid or liquid products..

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  Individuals who use GC, GC-MS, and/or GCxGC in industry or research will find this course to be essential. Specific applications will be covered for those in the food industry, pharmaceutical industry, petrochemical industry, and in environmental science. It is expected that all participants have a basic knowledge of gas chromatography and organic chemistry.


Monday, May 13th - Morning (8:30AM - 12:30PM)

Lee Polite, Axion Labs

DESCRIPTION: This half-day course will provide an expedited overview of basic HPLC techniques.  

Workshop = participant problems

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  Analytical scientists


Monday, May 13th - Afternoon (1:30PM - 5:30PM)

Nicholas H. Snow, Seton Hall University

DESCRIPTION: This half-day course will provide a hard-hitting overview of sample preparation for capillary chromatography  The course will include an overview of extraction techniques and theory with special consideration for sampling the extract into a capiillary column.  Extractions involving solid, liquid, and vapor phases will be discussed with key examples including static and dynamic head=space extraction, sorptive micro-extractions (SPME, SBSE, SPE), and liquid=phase extractions (LLE, MLLE). Participants will be asked to bring a sample preparation problem from their own work experience for discussion by the group.  Examples and discussion will be geared toward techniques being presented in the main symposia following the course.  

Overview, Extraction Theory (LLE) and Capillary Sampling Consideration
Headspace Extraction
Sportive Micro-extractions
Workshop = participant problems

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  Analytical scientists seeking a quick overview of sample preparation techniques for chromatography as well as ISCC & GCxGC attendees seeking information to prepare for discussions at the symposia.  This course is also recommended for chromatographers seeking advice and ideas for difficult sample preparation problems.


Monday, May 13th - Afternoon (1:30PM - 5:30PM)

James Grinias, Rowan University
Justin Godhino, Advanced Materials Technology, Inc

DESCRIPTION:  This course is designed to introduce those familiar with analytical scale HPLC to capillary (or “nano”) liquid chromatography. Although both techniques are based on the same fundamental principles, capillary LC has a number of distinct advantages and challenges that will be detailed. Commercial instrument options, as well as the basics of preparing your own capillary LC columns, will be described. Because one of the most prominent uses of capillary LC is its coupling to mass spectrometry for complex biological sample analysis, special attention will be given to this important area. 

Making & Packing Capillary Columns
Trends in Capillary Columns
Capillary LC Instrumentation
Capillary LC-MS and 'Omics
Future Trends in Capillary LC

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  Analytical scientists who are familiar with analytical scale HPLC and want to learn about the differences with capillary (or “nano”) liquid chromatography.  Academic and industrial chromatographers who want to learn how to overcome the challenges faced when using this essential technique.