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GCxGC Courses

Introductory GCxGC Course:

P. Marriott, Monash U.

L. Wang Hantao, U. Campinas

The introductory course for 2023 will be coordinated by Professor Philip Marriott. This course is designed for people who are relatively new to GCxGC and those who have never used the technique and are are curious about it. In this course we plan to cover the following:


What is a GCxGC separation? Why and when do we need GCxGC separations? Basics of GCxGC data handling and visualization.


All about modulation - what is a modulator? how do modulators work? What should I think about when building/choosing a modulator?

Configuration and Optimization:

How to pick a column set for a separation and how to go about optimizing a GCxGC separation.

Advanced GCxGC Course:

The advanced course for 2023 will be coordinated by Professor Leo Hantao. This course is designed for people who work with GCxGC and are looking to take their analyses to the next level. Tentative topics for this year include data processing concepts and workflows for large studies.

Basic Processing: 

Data processing steps for GCxGC data and quality checks for data processing.

Data Alignment:

Understanding the purpose and process of alignment and quality checks for alignment.

Data Analysis:

How to plan your experiments properly so that you can successfully apply multivariate statistical tools to understand your data, and how to effectively visualize your results.

How do I register for a course?

It's simple!  Just add a course option to your registration when you register for the conference!

Already registered and you want to add a course?  Look for your registration confirmation email. It will have a link and password that will let you go back to edit your registration. You can just add a course (or other add-on) and then pay online by credit card.

When are the courses and what do they include?

Courses will run on the afternoon of May 28 at the conference venue.

The courses will start at 12:00 with a tasty lunch and a short presentation from SepSolve, our sponsor for this year's courses.


Registration includes lunch, snacks at the break, and approximately 4 hours of content and discussion with our instructors plus printed notes pages and digital pdf copies of course notes.

As the courses run in parallel, you cannot take both courses; however, you will be able to chat with other course attendees and instructors at the breaks and the welcome social on Sunday evening.

While we gratefully acknowledge SepSolve for sponsoring the courses, rest assured that course content is vendor agnostic, and a variety of commercial and custom offerings for hardware and software solutions will feature in the courses, as always.

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