6th STARSS Conference on Separation Science, 17 - 19 October 2022


STARSS Conference 2022

Dear Colleagues,

Our STARSS project, “Establishment of Specialized Team for Advanced Research on Separation Science,” is approaching its end. The five years have quickly gone, and we are now in the last year of investigation. The annual STARSS conference, compiled of presentations of internationally recognized scientists in separation science, has become an essential tool to support the project goals. The topics cover chromatographic and electro-driven separations, sample preparation, hyphenation of separations with mass spectrometry, and multi-dimensional separations. And the applications focus on innovations in pharmaceutical, bioanalytical, natural product analysis, omics sciences, environmental, and food analysis.

Therefore, it is our greatest pleasure to invite you to the

6th STARSS Conference on Separation Science


The scientific program will be compiled of presentations by excellent speakers:

Prof. Ruth Andrew, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
An image of the future of steroid biochemistry

Prof. Ken Broeckhoven, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Modelling of analyte profiles and band broadening generated by interface loops used in multi-dimensional liquid chromatography

Assoc. Prof. Petr Česla, University of Pardubice, Pardubice, Czech Republic
Two-dimensional liquid chromatographic separations of complex samples of industrial products and intermediates

Dr. Valentina D´Atri, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Analysis of therapeutic proteins by multidimensional LC: How far can we go?

Prof. Sebastiaan Eeltink, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Guidelines for tuning the macropore structure of monolithic columns for high-performance liquid chromatography

Dr. Karine Faure,Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Using HILIC as a second dimension in two-dimensional liquid chromatography of carbohydrate derivatives

Dr. Jean-Christophe Garrigue, University Toulouse III, France
Study of molecular structures through retention mechanisms in liquid chromatography: New trends and applications

Dr. Davy Guillarme, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Simplifying the characterization of complex biopharmaceutical products through the use of ultra-short columns or multi-isocratic elution mode

Prof. Michal Holčapek, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
UHPSFC/MS as a powerful tool for high-throughput lipidomic quantitation in cancer screening

Prof. Sabine Heinisch, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
What can we expect from LC x LC compared to conventional LC in terms of analysis time, sensitivity and separation power? some applications in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical field

Prof. David McCalley, University of the West of England, Bristol, England
Understanding the mechanism, advantages and limitations of hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography

Assoc. Prof. Michal Kohout, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic
Strategies and chemistry in column development

Prof. Maria Kristina Parr, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Ecdysterone metabolism: A holistic view on compound identification for doping control

Dr. Margareta Sandahl, Lund University, Sweden
Supercritical fluid chromatography – tandem mass spectrometry for analysis of vitamin D metabolites in biological samples

Prof. P. Španěl, J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic 
Selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry, SIFT-MS, analyses of volatile metabolites in exhaled breath  

Prof. Charlotta Turner, Lund University, Sweden
Supercritical fluid extraction and chromatography in life science applications

Assoc. Prof. Jiří Urban, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Hypercrosslinked monolithic stationary phases in proteomics 



Prof. Petr Solich (project guarantor)

Prof. Lucie Nováková (project principal team manager)

Prof. František Švec (project key foreign researcher)


This conference is supported by the STARSS project (Reg. No. CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/15_003/0000465) co-funded by the European Union.


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