The objective of this GCMS course, hosted by ChromSA and SAAMS, is to teach analysts and students in practice how to use the systems correctly, how to develop methods successfully, and how to understand and interpret results. This will be achieved through a better understanding of how the instruments work, their strengths and limitations, and the basic fundamentals of the techniques. It is aimed at relatively inexperienced users to develop their skills and understanding, and at more experienced users who want a better knowledge of the instruments they use. This will be handled in depth in a simple and easy to understand set of presentations.
This workshop is an excellent opportunity for everyone working in the field of gas chromatography and mass spectrometry to strengthen their knowledge in this field by learning from an expert, Dr Peter Gorst-Allman.
Peter Gorst-Allman received a Ph D from the University of South Africa in 1978, and has been involved in chemical research for over 45 years. He spent 15 years at the CSIR, both at the National Chemical Research Laboratory (NCRL) and at the Division of Processing and Chemical Manufacturing Technology (DPCMT) where he was in charge of the GC-MS Group. He headed the GC-MS/NMR Group at AECI for 7 years, and subsequently worked for LECO Africa from 2000 as the Director of Separation Science Applications, for Africa and Asia Pacific.
He has worked in the United States in a Postdoctoral position at Purdue University, and as an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow with Prof G. Spiteller at the University of Bayreuth, Federal Republic of Germany. He is the author or joint author of over 60 scientific papers and reviews in International Journals, and numerous Technical Reports and Application and Performance Notes for AECI, LECO Corporation and Leco Africa. He has also contributed chapters to several books on mycotoxins. He has presented at Conferences in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia as a plenary or invited lecturer.
He is an expert in GC-MS and has worked extensively in this field for over 35 years. His interests are (i) mass spectrometry instrumentation, performance and applications, (ii) gas chromatography instrumentation, performance and applications, (iii) industrial and environmental problem solving and the analysis of organic molecules.