Strong role for HIMS in new Dutch research programme in Analytical Sciences

29 January 2012

The Analytical Chemistry Group of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) takes the lead in two of nine research projects within the framework of the so-called Technology Area Comprehensive Analytical Sciences and Technology (TA-COAST).

Within the framework of the so-called Technology Area Comprehensive Analytical Sciences and Technology (TA-COAST) the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) collaborates with the Dutch private sector on innovative measurement technologies. Recently, 9 projects were granted in which 24 private partners including 10 SME's and 17 academic groups will work on improvements of resolving power, analysis of intact systems and miniaturization of analytical instrumentation.

The Analytical Chemistry Group of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) takes the lead in two of the nine research projects.

Hyperformance liquid chromatography

Professor Peter Schoenmakers heads the project on Hyperformance liquid chromatography. This project aims to take (multi dimensional) liquid chromatography - mass spectrometry (LC-MS) methods to a higher level. This will enhance and speed up the analysis of complex samples of - for instance - biological, forensic or industrial origin.

Chromametrics

Assistant professor Gabriel Vivó-Truyols heads the Chromametrics project. In this project state-of-the-art statistical en chemometrical methods will be developed for faster and more functional processing of the ever growing amount of data from analytical chemistry techniques such as LC-Orbitrap-MS, GC-TOF-MS, LC-TOF-MS or GCxGC-MS. A key focus of the project will be to make the developed methods available to users who have no expertise in statistics and/or chemometrics.

The TA-COAST program is financed by private partners in the Agrofood, Life science, Hightech systems, Water and Chemistry sectors, the ministry of EL&I, NWO/ACTS-TASC and the participating universities.

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