Session Chair: Quezia Cass

Keynote Speaker: Dwight R. Stoll, Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN, USA

Where we stand in terms of technological advances for 2D LC? 
The modern instruments can provide a solution for different application areas, but does they match the demand created by muldimensional liquid chromatography in which a high number of components in a single run and the level of information obtained are usually obtained?  How is the software control and data acquisition analysis of these instruments? Are they managing to control the 2D LC system coupled to mass spectrometer or still we need to work using UV-detector on both dimensions? The miniaturization for target analysis platforms has attained the technological demand to furnish the necessary orthogonality? Which are the application areas that have been getting more benefits from using muldimensional liquid chromatography? Thoughts as that needs to be discussed if we expect that 2D LC will leave the academic word, where a number of beautiful work have been developed, to be used in the real world of clinical, environmental applications, and system biology studies, for example. Submissions which address these and other questions as well methods for both qualitative and quantitative applications are most welcome.