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Short Course: Comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC×GC-MS): Fundamentals and state-of-the-art applications

Course Instructor:

Peter Q. Tranchida
University of Messina
Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Biologiche, Farmaceutiche ed Ambientali


9.30 - 9.50: Shortcomings of GC-MS
9.50 - 10.40: GC×GC-MS: The fundamentals
10.40 - 11.20: Cryogenic and flow modulation processes
11.20 - 11.40: Coffee break
11.40 - 12.30: GC×GC-MS: State-of-the-art applications
12.30: Discussion

Prof. Dr. Peter Q. Tranchida currently occupies a position as Associate Professor in Food Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences (University of Messina), and he holds the course “Food and Dietary Product Chemistry” (Magister Degree in Pharmacy).

His research activities are focused mainly on the study of complex food samples (even though not exclusively) by using advanced chromatography processes, such as fast and very-fast gas chromatographic systems. Furthermore, he has been devoted to the evaluation of ultimate generation stationary phases (i.e., ionic liquids), and, in particular, in the development and application of classical multidimensional and comprehensive chromatography systems. Specifically, he has performed a great deal of research work in the field of classical multidimensional gas chromatography, multidimensional liquid-gas chromatography, and comprehensive 2D gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC×GC-MS).

In the field GC×GC-MS, he has performed applications, method optimization studies, and introduced a new form of flow modulation. In 2012, at the"9th GC×GC symposium", held in Riva del Garda, he was awarded the "John Phillips Award", for his outstanding achievements in the field of comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography. In terms of mass spectrometry systems, he currently uses rapid-scanning single quadrupole, triple quadrupole, as well as low- and high-resolution time-of-flight devices.

Prof. Tranchida has co-authored over 110 scientific contributions, and given approx. 270 oral/poster presentations in national and international meetings.