Scope and topics


The focus of the 12th Balaton Symposium on High-Performance Separation Methods will be on the various analytical, preparative, and industrial separation methods and techniques. The symposium will place special emphasis on new developments in pharmaceutical, environmental, biomedical, forensic, life sciences and industrial separation methods. Further, research trends on various stationary phases and column technology, advances in separation techniques, fundamentals of separation science and applications are to be emphasized.

Topic areas

New Technology for LC, SFC, and GC
  • Column technology and stationary phases
  • Miniaturized separation and microscale detection systems
  • Novel detection techniques and detectors
  • Multidimensional techniques
  • Hyphenated separations
  • New instrumentation
Advances in Liquid Phase Separation Techniques
  • Ultra-high pressure LC
  • High-temperature LC
  • High-efficiency and high-throughput separations
  • Electrodriven separations
Advances in Gas Chromatography
  • Theory
  • Column Technologies
  • Instrument Development
  • Method Development
Fundamentals of Separation Science
  • Theoretical models and insights
  • Retention mechanisms and retention models
  • Data analysis and chemometrics
Industrial Aspects of Separations
  • Preparative and process-scale chromatography
  • Supercritical fluid extraction and chromatography
  • Regulatory issues
  • Quality by design
Life Sciences
  • Proteomics, metabolomics, glycomics
  • Biomarker discovery
  • Pharmaceutical analysis
  • Clinical, forensic, and toxicological analysis
  • Biopharmaceutical and biomedical analysis
  • Sample preparation
  • Chiral separations
  • Food safety
  • Environmental and agricultural analysis
  • Natural product analysis
  • Polymer analysis