Lectures will be presented in two parallel sessions. The working language of the Symposium will be English.

Final Programme

Plenary Lectures

Plenary lectures are intended to focus the attention of all delegates on some key areas. This is achieved by world-class speakers with the ability to captivate large audiences with diverse backgrounds.

State-of-the-Art Overview Lectures

These lectures are intended to review recent important developments in a certain area. SotA overviews are “WHAT” lectures (WHAT has been happening in this area? WHAT is hot? etc.). SotA overviews are intended for scientists with a basic understanding of the subject, but with limited exposure to actual research in the area.

Achievements and Challenges in the Analysis of Macromolecules in Foods
Hans-Gerd Janssen, Unilever Research and Development Vlaardingen, The Netherlands

Polymer Characterization by NMR
Wolf Hiller, TU Dortmund, Germany

30 Years LC-MS of Synthetic Macromolecules – an old Story or Something left to Discover?
Jana Falkenhagen, BAM, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Germany

High-performance MS-compatible Separations of Intact Proteins
Govert Somsen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Keynote Lectures

Keynote lectures are meant to cover recent results and to put these in a broader perspective. For this reason, keynote lectures are a bit longer than regular oral presentations (30 min, including discussion).

Ultra-fast and Highly Sensitive Mass Spectrometry by SAWN
Alina Astefanei, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Recent Advances in Liquid Chromatography of Copolymers
Yefim Brun, Corporate Center for Analytical Sciences, DuPont, USA

Study of Polyelectrolyte Complexes by Capillary Electrophoresis and Isothermal Titration Calorimetry: Stoichiometry and Binding Constant
Hervé Cottet, University of Montpellier, ENSCM, France

Strategies and Tools for Understanding Metabolism of Peptide Drug Candidates
Filip Cuyckens, Pharmacokinetics, Janssen R&D, Belgium

New Strategies for the Physico-chemical Characterization of Nitrocellulose with Capillary Electrophoresis
Nathalie Delaunay, CNRS – ESPCI Paris, PSL Research, France

On the Advantage of Ordered Separation Media
Gert Desmet, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium

3D Printing of Chromatographic Media:
What Impact Will This Produce in the Separation Sciences?

Simone Dimartino, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

A Comprehensive Study to Protein Retention in Hydrophobic Interaction Chromatography
Sebastiaan Eeltink, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Mass Spectrometry of Large Hydrocarbons
Wim Genuit, Shell Global Solutions International B.V., The Netherlands

Understanding Aqueous SEC-MS Elution and Ionization Behaviour of Biomacromolecules
Rob Haselberg, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sensitive Vibrational Spectroscopy and Microspectroscopy of Plant Tissues
Janina Kneipp, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Tuning the Selectivity in AF4 by Using Patterned Membranes
Wim Kok, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Characterization of Physical and Chemical Properties of Polymers Using Ion-Mobility Mass Spectrometry
Shinsuke Kokubo, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany

Latest Results from the Analysis of Polysaccharide Derivatives
Petra Mischnick, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany

pH-Responsive Encapsulation/Release Behavior of Polymersomes
Albena Lederer, Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V, Germany

MAnIAC’s in the Industry
Ron Peters, DSM Coating Resins/Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Recent Steps in Macromolecular Characterization of Polyamides and other, Industrial Relevant Polymers
Harry Philipsen, DSM Resolve, The Netherlands

Application of Different Chromatographic Techniques to Obtain Insight in the Product Distribution of Graft Copolymers
Wolfgang Radke, PSS Polymer Standards Service GmbH, Germany

Functionality of Polysaccharides:
The Chemical Fine Structure Matters!

Henk Schols, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Size-Exclusion and Hydrodynamic Chromatography of Nanoparticles and Quantum Dots
André Striegel, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

MALDI-TOFMS Application to Polymer and Additive Analysis at SABIC
Christian Wold, SABIC The Netherlands

Oral Presentations

Regular submitted lectures are intended for the presentation of recent research results that are of interest to a large fraction of the delegates. 20 min are allocated for the presentation including discussion.

Combining Multi-Detector GPC Measurements with Ultra-High Performance GPC Separations
Serena Agostini, Malvern Instruments Ltd, UK

Comprehensive Characterization of Biopolymers and Synthetic Polymers using Asymmetrical Flow Field-Flow Fractionation and Thermal Field-Flow Fractionation coupled to Multi-Angle Light Scattering
Gerhard Heinzmann, Postnova Analytics GmbH, Germany

Characterization of Colloidal Drug Carriers by Electrical Flow Field-Flow Fractionation
Christoph Johann, Wyatt Technology Europe GmbH, Germany

Continuous Asymmetrical Flow Field-Flow Fractionation (cAF4) for the Fractionation of Biomolecules and Nanoparticles with the Use of Microstructured Membranes
Maria Marioli, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Molecular Hydrodynamic Analysis of Pharmaceutically-Relevant Macromolecules: Synthetic Poly(ethylene glycol)s Created by Varying Initiation Sites
Ivo Nischang, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

Improving Separations of Complex Polymers by Solvent Gradient Elution
Christopher Rasmussen, Corporate Center for Analytical Sciences, DuPont, USA

Water-soluble Polymers and Membranes to Separate Inorganic Pollutants
Bernabé L. Rivas, University of Concepción, Chile

Rapid Screening of Molar Mass Distributions of Industrial Lignosulfonates Using AsFlFFF
Irina Sulaeva, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria

Comparison of Performance of Polar Ionic Liquid and Non-Polar GC Column for the Analysis of Essential Oils
Eva Tyteca, University of Liège, Belgium

Development of Macromolecular and Molecular Methods for Complex Starches: Application to Starch-based Bioplastics
Chloé Volant, Institut Français des Matériaux Agro-Sourcés (IFMAS), France

The Challenge of Separating and Analyzing Polysaccharide Mixtures Utilizing Asymmetric Flow Field-Flow Fractionation (AF4) Coupled to Multiangle Light Scattering (MALS)
Claudia Zielke, Lund University, Sweden

Fast and Absolute – New Ways to Analyse Molar Mass Distributions of Technical Lignins
Grigory Zinovyev, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria

Application of New Enrichment and Separation Technologies for Natural Product Research
Günther Bonn, Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria

Analyzing Thermoreversible Polymer Networks by Temperature Dependent Size Exclusion Chromatography
Josef Brandt, Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V., Germany

Comparison of Analytical Methods For Profiling of Proteins in Small Tissue Amounts
Irena Dapic, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Towards Ultra-Fast Aqueous Size-Exclusion Chromatography of Natural Macromolecules
Jelle De Vos, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Separation of PEGs and End-Group Functionalized PEGs by HPLC under Critical Conditions
Xulin Jiang, Wuhan University, China

Chromatographic Separation of Polyolefins Based on their Adsorption and Desorption – An Overview
T. Macko, Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability (LBF), Germany

Triply Periodic Minimal Surfaces as Stationary Phase Microstructures
Suhas Nawada, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Molecular Structure Elucidation of Oxidized/Functionalized Polyolefin Waxes
Anthony Ndiripo, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Fast and Quantitative Determination of Polar and Non-Polar Moiety in Functionalized Polyolefins
K.N. Prabhu, SABIC Technology & Innovation, The Netherlands

Comprehensive Two-dimensional Liquid Chromatography of the Aromatic Fraction of Heavy Oil
Fleur van Beek, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Design and Application of an Immobilized-Enzyme Microfluidic Reactor for Rapid Online Digestion of Various Natural Macromolecules
Bert Wouters, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Vendor Seminars

Vendor seminars will be organized on Thursday during the morning and lunch break.


Improving Characterisation of Polymers and Polymer Additives with Waters Latest Analytical Solutions
Ben MacCreath
Ephesus room


Title and lecturer to be announced
Palmyra room

Showa Denko Europe GmbH

New columns for LS detection for Aqueous SEC
Dr. Christian Hirsch
Ephesus room

Wyatt Technology Europe GmbH

New Generation of Online Viscometer ViscoStar for Detailed Characterization of Polymer Molecular Structure
Prof. Dr. Stepan Podzimek
Palmyra room