Every water analyst who wants to learn how state-of-the-art LC/MS/MS systems, and high end QTRAP and accurate mass systems in particular, can enable them to screen for numerous drugs and other chemicals and also quantify and identify them unambiguously at low ppt levels should attend this webinar, which will be one hour in duration with live Q&A.
The two guest speakers represent scientific organizations which have a leading role in developing reference methods and offering help to European regulatory bodies to reach legislative decisions. As such they are using the most sensitive and versatile LC/MS/MS systems on the market, as well as the most advanced workflows, to analyse pollutants in surface, ground, and drinking water.
An AB SCIEX speaker will complete the program with a presentation on new tools and solutions for PPCP analysis in water.
Prof. Amadeo R. Fernández-Alba
Prof. Amadeo Fernandez-Alba is Head of the Department of management and regulation of point and diffuse pollution of IMDEA Water and Co-Head of the European Reference Laboratory for pesticide Residues in Fruits and Vegetables.
His most highlighted research lines at present are: the development and application of new effective analytical methodologies in determining emerging contaminants in water by advanced analytical techniques (GC-MS/MS, GCxGC-TOF-MS, LC-QTRAP-MS/MS, LC-QTOF-MS...) and the development of analytical methods for pesticides in food.
Dr. Robert Loos
Robert Loos is an environmental analytical chemist. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the Technical University Munich (Germany) in 1999. During 1999-2001 he worked in Damiá Barcelo's group in Barcelona (Spain). Since 2001 he has been working in the European Commission´s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra in the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES). He is a specialist in the field of LC-MS applications for environmental analysis and monitoring of polar organic chemicals in the aquatic environment. His current research interests are focused on the analysis and environmental fate studies of perfluorinated compounds (PFOS, PFOA), pesticides (and their degradates), pharmaceuticals, ingredients of personal care products, industrial chemicals (e.g. benzotriazoles), surfactants, microcystin algal toxins, and endocrine disrupting compounds such as bisphenol A, estradiols, or nonylphenol. He contributed to the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive and has published numerous research papers on his work.
Dr. Detlev Schleuder
Dr. Detlev Schleuder obtained his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster in 2000. The PhD thesis (characterization of proteins with MALDI- and ESI-MS) has been performed in the working group of Prof. Hillenkamp at the Institute for Medical Physics and Biophysics. He has worked with AB SCIEX since 2000 in various technical support roles starting with Proteomics Support on QqToF technology and Qtrap technology. Later he became team leader support for "emerging growth markets" (Forensics, Food & Beverage, Environmental, and Clinical). Presently Detlev is Support Manager for Central Europe (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) in the area of Applied Markets and Clinical Research.
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