39th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography &
12th GCxGC Symposium

May 16th - 21st, 2015 × Fort worth, texas usa


May 16th - 21st, 2015 - fort worth, texas usa

The 39th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography (ISCC) is the premier meeting for pressure and electrodriven microcolumn separations and related techniques.  The next meeting will be from May 16 - 21, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas USA.

The program will include prestigious plenary lectures, keynote lectures by emerging scientists, a broad array of poster presentations, vendor and instrument exhibition, combined with exciting social events to give you a true feel for Texas.

The 12th GCxGC Symposium will be organized in conjunction with the ISCC meeting so attendees can attend both meetings simultaneously.  The symposium will start with a short course on Saturday May 16th covering the fundamentals and applications of comprehensive GCxGC.  The symposium will continue with a plenary session on Sunday May 17 followed by key-note lectures, posters, and instrument displays.  

Download Preliminary Program ScheduleS now!

Researchers in all areas relevant to the subjects of the symposia, are invited to submit abstracts and be apart of the poster sessions.

Exhibitors and sponsors are encouraged to participate by submitting abstracts, reserving booth space, and becoming a sponsor.

Please continue checking the web site as new information will be added regularly.

Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you to Fort Worth in 2015!


We are especially proud to announce our plenary lectures - George Whitesides from Harvard University and Sandy Dasgupta from The University of Texas at Arlington.  

It is also our pleasure to announce that the Marcel Golay Award and the Leslie S. Ettre Award will once again be awarded thanks to the generous support of PerkinElmer.

The goal of ISCC & GCxGC 2015 is to provide a venue for the widest range of themes related to capillary chromatography including but not limited to:

Pharmaceutical, Forensics, and Process Analysis
•Advances in Instrumentation and Software•Techniques for Analysis in Oil, Gas, and Energy industries
•Ionic Liquids in Chemical Analysis
•Contaminants in Food and the Environment
•Biomarker Discovery and Disease State Analysis
•Miniaturized Systems and Streamlined Processes
•Novel Stationary Phase Chemistries and Supports
•Proteomics and Protein Analysis
•Atmospheric and Air Analysis

•Integrated Sample Preparation
•Lab-On-A-Chip and Microfluidics
•Fundamentals and Theory of Separation Science
•Novel Detection Techniques for Chromatography
•Multidimensional and Multimodal Separations
•Portable Systems







Hilton Fort Worth
815 Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76092

Preliminary program schedule

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ISCC & GCxGC 2015 is being organized by Daniel W. Armstrong of the University of Texas at Arlington.

The Local Organizing Committee includes:

The ISCC Scientific Committee

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GCxGC Scientific Committee

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Daniel W. Armstrong
University of Texas at Arlington
2015 Conference Chairman



An excellent lineup of speakers has been arranged for the 2015 ISCC & GCxGC meetings.  We are proud to announce the following speakers will be among those presenting:



Dr. George Whitesides
Harvard University

Dr. Sandy Dasgupta
The University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. Milton Lee
Brigham Young University



An excellent lineup of speakers has been arranged for the 2015 ISCC & GCxGC meetings.  We are proud to announce the following speakers will be among those presenting:


Thank you to the generous sponsors who have shown their support of ISCC & GCxGC 2015.  There is still time to exhibit at ISCC & GCxGC!  Details about becoming a sponsor as well as information for current sponsors is located below the list of our great sponsors!

A Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsors:

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Gold Sponsors:


More proud sponsors:


Interested in becoming an exhibitor?

These meetings provide the perfect venue to showcase your organization's brands and expertise.  There are a wide range of sponsorship and vendor opportunities which can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your company.  




The Leslie S. Ettre Award

The organizers of the International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography are pleased to announce that PerkinElmer is once again generously sponsoring the Leslie S. Ettre Award at this year's meetings.  The award is a cash grant of $2,500 US, a $500 US travel grant to attend the next ISCC meeting in Riva del Garda, Italy in 2016, as well as the opportunity to give an oral presentation at next year's meeting.

The Jury for the Award will be chaired by Ruben Garnica and includes six to eight prominent scientists as well as previous winners.  The winner will be announced at the closing sessions of the Symposium.  All presenters of both oral and poster presentations related to capillary gas chromatography who are less than 35 years of age or younger at the time of the meeting are eligible.  Please indicate your eligibility at the time of registration.

The Marcel Golay Award

The Marcel Golay award was instituted in honor of the inventor of capillary columns, Marcel Jules Eduard Golay,  As one of the pioneers of gas chromatography, Dr. Golay was responsible for introducing the theory of dispersion in open tubular columns (capillary columns) and demonstrated their efficacy in 1958 at the second International Symposium on Gas Chromatography.  By 1962, Dr. Golay joined PerkinElmer as a senior scientist and invented the Golay infrared sensor, the most sensitive infrared sensor available at the time. Dr. Golay's invention played a part in establishing PerkinElmer as a major source of infrared technology. He also examined the properties of various chromatography sampling systems and  extended the theory of preparative columns.  As a result, the open tubular gas chromatography column is still the most popular analytical gas chromatography column in use today. Dr. Golay remained at PerkinElmer as a senior scientist and worked there until his death until 1989.  

This year, it has been announced that two deserving members of the scientific community will be presented with the Golay Award:  Dr. Harold McNair from Virginia Tech (USA) and Dr. Thomas Welsch from the University of Ulm (Germany).  Both will presented with this prestigious award at the opening ceremony of the International Symposium on Gas Chromatography and in turn, both men will give a plenary lecture.

More information about the awards is available on the PerkinElmer website at the following link:

PerkinElmer Award Information 



The Georgia Nota Award

Instituted in honor of Giorgio Nota, who first introduced open tubular LC, the Giorgio Nota award is presented to a scientist in recognition of a lifetime of achievement in capillary liquid chromatography.




This award, presented jointly by both LECO and Restek, was instituted to recognize an experienced scientist what has made pioneering contributions in promoting GCxGC instrumentation, method development, and/or applications.


The late Professor John Bruce Phillips of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, in conjunction with his then graduate student, Dr. Zaiyou Liu, invented the comprehensive two dimensional gas chromatograpy, or GC x GC.  The Phillips Award will be awarded by both LECO and Restek to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of GC x GC analysis in Prof. Phillips' honor.  


Chromaleont, an enterprise associated at the University of Messina, as made several scholarships for young scientists available for 2015.  You must be a student traveling from outside the United States to be eligible.  There will be six awards granted in 2015 (four for ISCC and two for GCxGC).  For more information, please contact us at info@isccgcxgc2015.com or indicate you would like to apply when submitting an abstract.  The deadline to apply is March 15. 2015.  Applicants must have an abstract accepted for an oral or poster presentation and must be PhD candidates or academic post-docs. 


The 2015 meetings will feature two different categories of poster awards.  For the GCxGC Symposium, the Richard Sacks Poster Awards will be awarded to a deserving poster contributor.  The other poster award is appropriately called the ISCC Poster Award.


The 2015 meetings are fortunate to have a significant amount of travel awards and grants available.  Please find more detailed information about the application process and deadline on our TRAVEL page.

This award, presented by CASSS, was instituted to recognize an experienced scientist what has made pioneering contributions in promoting GCxGC instrumentation, method development, and/or applications.


Short Courses

Short Courses will be held in conjunction with ISCC & GCxGC at the Hilton Fort Worth.  Specific details about the courses being offered are outlined on the following page.  It is possible to add one or more of the courses to your shopping cart during the registration process.  If you require additional information, please contact us at info@isccgcxgc2015.com.


Saturday, May 16th - Full Day  8:30AM - 4:30PM
$50 for Symposia Registrants

Jean-Marie Dimandja, Spelman College
Philip Marriott, Monash University
Jack Cochran, Restek
Frank Dorman, Penn State University
James Harynuk, University of Alberta
Peter Tranchida, University of Messina
Robert Synovec, University of Washington

DESCRIPTION:  As the most extensive short course on comprehensive GC, the course will begin with a basic outline of the principals and development of GCxGC.  It will describe modulation strategies and formats plus detection strategies and formats as well as data processing and visualization.  Applications in a variety of areas will include the following: petrochemical, environmental, foods/flavors/fragrances, metabolomics, and more.  While the morning session will focus on the basics, the afternoon session will explore more advanced topics.

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


Sunday, May 17th - Morning (8:30AM - 12:30PM)

Daniel W. Armstrong, The University of Texas at Arlington

Leonard M. Sidisky. Supelco/Sigma-Aldrich

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.


Sunday, May 17th - Afternoon (1:30PM - 5:30PM)

Nicholas H. Snow, Seton Hall University
Harold H. McNair, Virginia Tech

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.  

Course Outline:
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.





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The 2015 meetings are fast approaching.  If you need any assistance, please contact us! 

Danielle Schug
Conference Organizer

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