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Welcome to HPLC 2023

Dear colleagues,

dear friends,

It is our great pleasure to announce that the International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques (HPLC 2023) will be held from Sunday through Thursday, June 18-22, 2023 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The HPLC symposium series is known as the world leading conference on liquid phase separations and related technologies. Its program covers all aspects of separation sciences in liquid and supercritical fluid phases as well as hyphenation with advanced detection technologies in particular mass spectrometry. The program will span from fundamentals and theory of chromatographic separations and detection principles, over methodological and technological advances including separation materials, column technologies and instruments, to applications in various fields and quality assurance aspects. The symposium will feature workshops and tutorials, plenary and keynote lectures from the leading scientists in the field. Yet, the majority of lectures will be selected from submitted abstracts to make sure that participants can share and discuss their newest results with the audience. Besides, HPLC 2023 will have a big exhibition and vendor seminars in which attendees can see the latest innovations from the leading vendors in the field.

It will be the fourth time that the HPLC symposium series will come to Germany in 2023, after Baden-Baden in 1983, Hamburg in 1993, and Dresden in 2009. Düsseldorf (equivalent to Duesseldorf), the capital city of the region North Rhine-Westphalia, is located at the river Rhine. It is a hot spot of modernism and Rhenish tradition in the center of one of the most populated regions not only of Germany but Europe in general (approximately 155 million residents within a 500-kilometre radius – corresponding to around 35% of the EU's population). It is easy to reach through its large airport that directly connects Düsseldorf to all major European cities and many oversea destinations.

Düsseldorf is an important and interesting city at the heart of Europe. It ranks among the six foremost cities worldwide in terms of quality of life. Guests will be spoilt for choice with attractions such as the Altstadt – as the historic part of the city – or its classy shopping mile – Königsallee –, the Rhine embankment promenade, which is perfect for biking and strolling, or the architecturally and gastronomically appealing MedienHafen (Media Harbour) with its quality museums, theatres, concerts, cabarets, the opera house, and annual event highlights.

Mark your calendar! We look forward to your participation.

Experience Science. Discover Düsseldorf, by the River Rhine. @HPLC 2023

Michael Lämmerhofer (Tübingen) and

Oliver J. Schmitz (Duisburg-Essen)

Chairmen of HPLC 2023 Düsseldorf, Germany

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