Schedule for GC

Course I: Forensic Chromatography (focus on GC-FID for EtOH testing and introduction to toxicological samples)

[no prior knowledge or prerequisite to take]


This is a tentative schedule.

Day 1

8:45 am Registration and Snacks
  Course Overview and Welcome Remarks
  Introduction to Gas Chromatography
  Inlet Systems for Liquid Injections
  GC Theory
  Lunch: Fun Chicago Lunch Included
  Lab 1: GC Familiarization and Parameters
  GC Resolution
  Capillary Columns
  Lab 2: Column Installation
5:30 pm End of Session

Day 2

9:00 am Quantitative Analysis
  Method Validation Introduction to Uncertainty Measurement
  Lab 3: GC Quantitation
  Lunch: Fun Chicago Lunch Included
  Lab Review
  Headspace GC
  Lab 4: Headspace Demo
5:30 pm End of Session

Day 3

9:00 am FID Detector
  Introduction to GC/MS
  Labs 5-7: Wet Lab –Sample Preparation/ Integration / GC-MS Instrumentation
  Lunch: Fun Chicago Lunch Included
  Pre-analytical Related Error
  Live Demo: Sample prep from beginning to injection of a blood ethanol sample
  Optional Lab 11: Beers and Data Roundtable (Bring your own data set evaluate with your small group)
5:30 pm End of Session

Day 4

9:00 am General Review of Major Concepts
  Lab 8: Walking Down a Case-How to Sort, Identify and Examine Data (Confrontation Clause)
  Developing Themes for Cases
  Cross examination of an Analyst
  Direct Examination of an Expert
  Review & Closing
1:00 pm End of Course