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WCDG meets monthly September to May on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Meetings are public and include a light dinner & social hour followed by a speaker. To join our mailing list, email Follow us on Twitter
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WCDG Short Course: Fundamentals of Gas Chromatography
February 21, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at USP
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41st International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography & 14th GCxGC Symposium
Fort Worth, TX on May 14-19, 2017        Visit for more information


January Meeting
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

USP, Rockville, MD (Directions)
6:00PM social hour/dinner, 7:00PM presentation
Free event

Speaker: Abigail Turner, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD
Title: The NISTmAb: Capillary Electrophoresis-based Characterization and Life Cycle Management

Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has recently developed the NISTmAb Reference Material (RM 8671), an IgG1κ class-representative monoclonal antibody. The NISTmAb is intended to serve as a platform for harmonization and open innovation in the biopharmaceutical analysis community.  It is a widely and longitudinally available test material that will support novel technology and method development, serve as an external system suitability control, and provide a medium for open access information sharing.  Here, we describe NIST’s approach to characterization and lifecycle management of the reference material.  We discuss, by way of example, the role of capillary electrophoresis-based assays in NISTmAb quality assurance, including CE-SDS, cIEF, CZE, and CE-ESI-MS/MS.

Dr. Turner completed her doctoral degree in Chemistry in 2015 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the mentorship of Prof. Nancy Allbritton.  In the Allbritton lab, Dr. Turner developed capillary electrophoresis-based measurement tools for quantifying enzyme activity in single human cells.  Dr. Turner is currently a National Research Council post-doctoral research associate at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research, where she specializes in leveraging capillary electrophoresis and mass spectrometry for detailed structural characterization of proteins including the NISTmAb RM 8671.


Past Events


2016 Open House & Poster Session

September 22, 2016 at Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center

Congratulations to Sam Choi, our 2016 winner of the Georges Guiochon travel award for best student poster at the WCDG Open House & Poster Session on September 21!
Sam Choi from George Washington University won the award for his outstanding poster on "CE-nanoESI-MS for Untargeted Proteomic Characterization of Single Embryonic Cells and Small Neuron Populations". He will receive complementary travel to a separations-related conference of his choice. Congratulations, Sam!

We also want to acknowledge our Honorable Mentions, Erika Portero and Rosemary Onjiko from George Washington University, and thank all of our poster presenters, vendors, and attendees for making this year's event a success! Download 2016 Program


3rd Annual Chromatography & Separations Community Mixer

March 10, 2015 at Generations Hall New Orleans


2014 Open House & Poster Session

Rockville, MD


2014 Chromatography Community Mixer

Chicago, IL