Training Programs

Prof. András Guttman, HLBS, Debrecen, Hungary
Prof. László Takács, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Prof. Tibor Chován, University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary

The Horváth Csaba Laboratory of Bioseparation Sciences serves as an important training center in Central and Eastern European, academic life. The Laboratory is hosting visiting scientists from all over the world, but especially from the Eastern European countries for education and training purposes, also providing temporary relief from their administrative and teaching obligations, thereby allowing them to fully concentrate on their chosen research plan. The Laboratory also serves as a transition base for scientists returning from the US to the EU, especially to the Eastern European countries. Typical fellowships awarded by the European Commission or other granting agencies are envisioned to last up one academic year. The average number of invited fellows staying at the Laboratory at any given time is planned to be about 4-6 scientists per year. We expect most of the research fellows to come with genomics or proteomics background to study how novel bioseparation tools can be efficiently utilized in biomedical and life science research.

Besides the regular research programs, short term training courses are also offered in the following fields of bioseparation sciences:

• HPLC and microbore HPLC:
Principles and basic separation modes, Microbore columns, Preparative applications, Advanced methods development and validation, Practical troubleshooting, Bioanalytical LC-MS, Drylab, Latest advances (in collaboration with the Molnar Institute, Berlin, Germany).

• Capillary electrophoresis (CE) of complex carbohydrates: Basic principles of CE and CEC, Capillary column technology, Capillary gel electrophoresis; CE and CEC equipment, Biomolecular applications, Sequencing and profiling, CE-MS, Practical methods Development, Validation and system suitability.

• Microchip Electrophoresis: Introduction to lab-on-a-chip systems, Micro-electrophoresis devices, Microfabrication techniques, Modeling and computer simulation, Injection and separation, Ultrathin-layer gel electrophoresis, Applications, Integrated Systems, Microreactors and unit operations (In collaboration with the Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Brno, Czech Republic)

• Hyphenated Techniques of CE-MS, in collaboration with Agilent Technologies Walbronn, Germany) and Beckman Coulter (Brea, California): The Agilent Ion trap Mass Spectrometer is connected to the Beckman Coulter MDQ Capillary electrophoresis unit via Beckman's porous sprayer interface for peptide mapping and comprehensive glycan analysis.