The Multidimensional Chromatography (MDC) Workshop draws experts in this exciting field to share and discuss their research. The informal workshop also provides an excellent opportunity for those interested in multidimensional chromatography to learn more about this unique analytical technique. Research topics include advancements in multidimensional chromatography technology and applications of this highly selective chromatographic approach.
The first 9 editions of this workshop took place at Ministry of Environment and Climate Change in Toronto, Canada. They were organized by Prof. Eric Reiner. The workshop developed from a small group of experts brainstorming about multidimensional chromatography challenges to a vast workshop allowing the sharing of important work and networking between experts and users in the field.
The 10th workshop was held in Liege, Belgium at the University of Liege. For the first time, focus group discussions were held on major topics to discuss the major challenges in the field. The 11th workshop took place in Honolulu at Chaminade University. It was again an opportunity to discuss the upcoming developments in the field.
The 12th and 13th workshops took place virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These versions of the workshop were exciting because they incorporated the first poster sessions ever to take place. In 2021 and until present, two student poster awards were initiated in Multidimensional GC and Multidimensional LC sponsored by the ACS Subdivision of Chromatography and Separations Chemistry (SCSC), which continues to present. In 2022 only, a poster award was also given for Industry Research and Development by CerTech.
The 14th MDCW in 2023 was held in person in Liege, Belgium and incorporated a live stream option. Notable events in 2023 included the first in-person poster session and the first session held on ASTM method development for GCxGC methods.
The 15th MDCW commemorated the first time the conference was held on the West Coast of the US. Dr. Petr Vozka hosted the conference at California State LA, which officially now joins our location rotation.
Future Conference Events:
- Feb 3-5, 2025: Liege, Belgium
- 2026: TBD
- 2027: TBD