"Data becomes useful knowledge when it builds a bridge between question and answer"

- Stephen Few, Signal: Understanding What Matters in a World of Noise (2015)

Date: Thursday December 3, 2015

Location: Interscience BV, The Netherlands

Welcome from 9h00. We start at 10h00 and end at 16h00.

Price: 550,00 €

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“Data becomes useful knowledge when it builds a bridge between question and answer”, says Stephen Few in his book “Signal: Understanding What Matters in a World of Noise” (2015). In order to find that bridge, we, chromatographers, tend to rely quite heavily on previous experiences and trial-and-error tactics. For rather straightforward challenges, this approach is superior because it has the advantage of speed and agility, but when complexity rises, it will fall short. Uncovering knowledge under that circumstance, without the risk of wasting time and/or drawing wrong conclusions, is only possible by applying specific data handling techniques. Grouping samples, finding differences between samples and faster root/cause analysis are some of the benefits these techniques hold. In order to bridge the gap in your knowledge, IS-X organizes a masterclass on data handling for chromatographers. The masterclass is organized with theoretical sessions and to raise awareness by discussing several relevant topics. Each topic is presented by respected specialists. No prior knowledge is assumed.


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  • Session 1: Basic statistical principles and their relevance to chromatography

    10.00 u – 11.00 u: Yvan Vander Heyden, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

  • Session 2: Common pitfalls of quality monitoring

    11.00 – 11.45 u: Bas Van den Bogaert, CQ Consultancy

  • Session 3: Design of experiments (DoE) as unbiased troubleshooting tool

    12.30 u – 13.30 u: Bas Van den Bogaert

  • Session 4: Theory and principles of uni- and multivariate data analysis

    13.30 – 14.30 u: Yvan Vander Heyden

  • Session 5: Deconvolution, uni- and multivariate data analysis in chromatography

    14.30 – 16.00 u: Marco Ruijken, MSMetrix

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The idea to organize this masterclass grew after reading the book ‘Statistics done wrong’ by Alex Reinhart. It really highlights some of the common mistakes made by scientists when they apply statistics in their research. You get a free copy when you attend!

For more information, contact Joeri Vercammen (IS-X).
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