SFC Europe 2023

May 14, 2023: Short Course

May15th-16th, 2023: SFC Conference

Novartis Pavillon in Basel, Switzerland

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Instructions for submission of oral abstracts and poster abstracts will be available soon.

Abstract Submission: Opening in November 2022

The Green Chemistry Group is pleased to announce the return of the SFC Europe 2023 conference at the Novartis Pavillon in Basel Switzerland on May 14th-16th, 2023. The conference will begin with a short course taught by experts in the field, followed by two days of oral and poster scientific presentations. Leading vendors of SFC instrumentation and supplies will exhibit their wares, and present numerous vendor workshops. Social events and complimentary lunches will provide excellent opportunities to network with fellow scientists and vendors, and to hear personal updates on the latest advances.

Pricing Registration fee: 

Industrial Scientist: €650
Academic Scientist: €400
SFC Short Course: €300

Confirmed Speakers

President & Chief Technology Officer
The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry

John received his BS in Chemistry from UMASS Boston, and his PhD in Chemistry from Princeton University. After working at the Polaroid Corporation for nearly a decade, he then served as tenured full professor at UMASS Boston and Lowell (Chemistry and Plastics Engineering). In 2007 he founded the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, with Jim Babcock (a research organization developing green chemistry technologies), and Beyond Benign with Amy Cannon (a non-profit dedicated to sustainability and green chemistry education).

While a senior research group leader at the Polaroid Corporation (1988-1997) Warner coauthored the defining text for the field of Green Chemistry with Paul Anastas and codified the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry. He is the editor of the journal “Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews”. Warner is on the advisory panel for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy has been elected a full member of the Club of Rome and is an advisor for Parley for the Oceans where in 2016 he helped create the technology for the Adidas Parley Recycled Ocean Plastics Shoe. He has served as sustainability advisor for several multinational companies. His research and publications in synthetic organic chemistry, noncovalent derivatization, polymer photochemistry and low temperature metal oxide semiconductors has provided the foundation for his theories of what he calls “entropic control in materials design”.

The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry (WBI) is an independent 42,000 sq ft (4000 sq m) research laboratory in Wilmington, Massachusetts fully equipped with state-of-the-art chemistry and engineering equipment. With over 270 patents across 80 patent families, he has worked with over 100 fortune 500 companies helping to invent commercially relevant (high performance and appropriate cost) green chemistry technologies across all sectors of the chemical industry. His chemistry inventions have served as the foundation for several new companies, examples include: Collaborative Medicinal Development (ALS Therapy, Phase II Clinical Trials), Hairprint (hair color restoration), Collaborative Aggregates (Delta-S and Delta-Mist, asphalt warm mix, rejuvenator, & spray coat), Ambient Photonics (Lowlight Indoor Photovoltaic Energy devices for IoT and BIPV) Formaldehyde and Isocyanate Free wood composite adhesive, and Lithium Cobalt Battery recycling technology.

In 2007 Warner cofounded the nonprofit organization Beyond Benign with Amy Cannon. Collocated at the WBI labs in Wilmington, MA, Beyond Benign creates curricula and training for K-12 and university educators to incorporate concepts of green chemistry an sustainability to improve STEM education. Beyond Benign administers the Green Chemistry Commitment, asking University Chemistry departments to incorporate the principles of green chemistry into their mainstream curricula.

John has received awards as an academic (PAESMEM – President G. W. Bush & NSF, 2004), industrial chemist (Perkin Medal – Society of Chemical Industry, 2014), inventor (Lemelson Ambassadorship – Lemelson Foundation & AAAS) and for governmental chemicals policy (Reinventing Government National Performance Review – Vice President A. Gore & EPA, 1997). He received the American Institute of Chemistry's Northeast Division's Distinguished Chemist of the Year for 2002 and the Council of Science Society President’s 2008 Leadership award. Warner was named by ICIS as one of the most influential people impacting the global chemical industries. In 2011 he was elected a Fellow of the American Chemical Society and named one of “25 Visionaries Changing the World” by Utne Reader. He serves as Distinguished Professor of Green Chemistry at Monash University in Australia and in 2017 the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and The Technical University of Berlin announced the naming of “The John Warner Center for Green Chemistry Star-Ups” in his honor.

Professor, University of Pardubice, Faculty of Chemical Technology
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Czech Republic

Michal Holčapek obtained his Ph.D. at the Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Pardubice. Now he is a full professor of analytical chemistry at the same university. The research focus is in mass spectrometry and its coupling with liquid chromatography and supercritical fluid chromatography, applied mainly in the lipidomic analysis and cancer biomarker research. He had short research stays in France, USA, and Norway, obtained several scientific awards, such as the Power List of 100 most influential people in the analytical sciences (2013 and 2015, The Analytical Scientist) and the Prize for Chemistry (1997, Rhône-Poulenc). He is a co-author of over 130 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, over 400 conference presentations, h-index 39, member of editorial advisory boards of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Lipids, chair of analytical chemistry panel in Czech Science Foundation, member of scientific council of FCHI VŠCHT Praha. He was an co-editor of books Handbook of Advanced Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry Techniques (Academic Press and AOCS Press, 2017) and Extreme Chromatography: Faster, Hotter, Smaller (American Oil Chemical Society, 2011), editor of topical collections in Analytical Chemistry, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, and Journal of Chromatography A, former head of Czech Mass Spectrometry Section in I.M.M. Spectroscopic Society and national representative in International Mass Spectrometry Foundation (2005-13), the chairman of over ten international and national conferences, e.g., HPLC 2017 Prague, 3rd European Lipidomic Meeting in 2013, 14. Czech - Slovak spectroscopic conference in 2010, etc. He is one of founding members of Lipidomics Standards Initiative and vice-president for conferences in the International Lipidomics Society.

Chair of Analytical Chemistry, Leipzig University, Germany

Detlev Belder is a full professor of analytical chemistry at Leipzig University.  He earned his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1994 at the University of Marburg with experimental work done at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim an der Ruhr.

From 1995 - 2006, he headed the Department of Separation Science at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung.

In 2006 he was appointed as a professor of analytical chemistry at the University of Regensburg. In 2007 he accepted the offer as a chair of Analytical Chemistry at Leipzig University.

Belder's research is focused on lab‐on‐a‐chip technology as an enabling science in chemistry. In the belder laboratories at the University of Leipzig, a broad field of research and application of lab-on-a-chip technology is carried out. The Belder Group is known for miniaturized separation techniques such as chip electrophoresis and chip HPLC. The Belder lab also works on detection techniques such as the coupling of microfluidic chips with mass spectrometry or ion mobility spectrometry, as well as on optical techniques such as fluorescence and Raman microscopy. A particular focus in recent years has been on integrated chip laboratories that combine chemical reactors and analysis units on one chip.

Professor Belder has been recognized with several awards, such as the Gerhard Hesse Prize (2015) and the Fresenius Prize (2019).

Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Messina, Italy

Luigi Mondello is Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Messina, Italy.

He is the author of more than 500 publications (research articles, book chapters, and reviews) and more than 1000 conference presentations (of which 184 invited/plenary lectures).

His research interests include high-resolution chromatography techniques (HRGC, HPLC, HRGC-MS, HPLC-MS, OPLC and SFE/SFC) and the development of hyphenated (LC-GC-MS, GC-GC) and multidimensional “comprehensive” (GC×GC, LC×LC) techniques and their applications to the study of natural complex matrices.

Prof. Dr. Elena Ibañez Ezequiel
Research Professor
Foodomics Laboratory
Bioactivity and Food Analysis Department
Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL-CSIC)

Professor Dr. Elena Ibañez is a Full Research Professor at the Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL) belonging to the CSIC in Madrid, Spain. She received her PhD in Analytical Chemistry at the UAM, Spain and carried out her postdoctoral training at Brigham Young University, USA and at the University of California at Davis, USA. Elena's main activity includes the study and development of new green extraction processes based on the use of compressed fluids to isolate and analyze bioactive compounds from natural sources such as food and agricultural by-products, plants and algae. She has received different national and international awards, co-authored more than 285 publications, 35 book chapters and 10 patents. Awarded as one of the 50 top women in Analytical Chemistry (2016 Power List, the Analytical Scientist, October, 2016) and one of the 10 Top 10s in Analytical Chemistry in the category of Public Defenders (2017 Power List, the Analytical Scientist, October, 2017). She has co-supervised 17 PhD thesis and supervised more than 40 foreigner students and postdocs. She is Editor of Journal of Supercritical Fluids, Contributing Editor of TrAC-Trends in Analytical Chemistry and Specialty Chief Editor of Frontiers in Nutrition (Nutrition and Food Science Technology) and Editor-in-Chief of Exploration of Foods and Foodomics.

Dr. Francesca Giuffrida is the head of Lipidomics team at Nestlé Research in Lausanne.

She was awarded her PhD in the field of food chemistry in 2005 from Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen, Denmark and subsequently joined Nestlé Research.
She has a background in analytical chemistry, authenticity determination and analysis of lipophilic compounds. Francesca oversees the science of lipid characterization and authenticity team, which comprises experts in the fields of gas and liquid chromatography and of high resolution mass spectrometry.
Currently, her primary research interest includes: the characterization of lipophilic compounds in human milk and the development of new and emerging technologies towards identification of fats/oil fraud.

Marie-Anne Lozac'h
Senior scientist II at Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research

Marie-Anne received her Master degree in “Analytical chemistry and Quality” from Orleans university (France). She joined Novartis in 2006 where her main area of responsibility was in method development (NP-HPLC) for chiral sample analysis and purifications. She, then expended her knowledge within SFC analytical and preparative separations and over the last few years established a SFC first approach strategy to all our separation/purification samples. This has led to the optimization of processes and improving the effectiveness of the chiral separation group in NIBR at Basel, where we support 300 medicinal chemists on-site. Driven by data, SFC screenings were enhanced to pick the optimal set of columns and mobile phases to deliver >80% hit rate for SFC separation. In collaboration with Novartis IT, she also developed an internal tool which supports lab workflow, data documentation and track the status of all analyzed samples. Today, she is responsible of the separation core business laboratory which includes mainly chiral and achiral separations.

This is the third time I’ve attended this conference, and believe it is one of the best yet

SFC Europe 2023