Resources #1: Teach a Person to Fish

by | Liquid Chromatography

I’m sure you’ve all heard the proverb that says if you give a person a fish, you’ll feed them for a day, but if you teach a person to fish, you’ll enable them to feed themselves. There are lots of on-line options for “fishing lessons” through LC Resources and Separation Science, many with free access. In the next few HPLC Solutions instalments, we’ll look at other resources focused on specific tasks you need to undertake.

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Tom Jupille, my business partner at LC Resources, and I are educators at heart. We welcome the questions that you send to us and try to answer them promptly via email. Many of those questions take the form of “how do I separate A from B?” Although we may be able to answer such questions, we usually don’t give a direct answer.

   Along the same lines as the proverb above, Tom and I are not fishermen, but fishing instructors if you wish to fish in the liquid chromatography pond. We would much prefer to give you the tools so that you can solve the current problem as well as other problems that come up in the future, rather than just a specific answer to a specific problem. Where can you get these skill-building instructions? HPLC Solutions and the related inquiries you post to us at TechTips@sepscience.com are one way to get relevant information to hone your skills. You can look at all the past HPLC Solutions’ postings at...

https://blog.sepscience.com/liquidchromatography

...and even search for specific topics. When you submit a question, we try to answer each individual question promptly via email, but not all of these answers are available to the public. If you’d like to see what other people are asking about, or submit your questions to a public forum, try out Chromatography Forum (www.chromforum.org), the most widely used chromatography discussion group.

   We also teach a wide variety of classes, both in person and “live on the web”, details of which you can find at www.sepscience.com and www.lcresources.com. If you desire full classes in an easy-to-digest series of self-paced video segments of 5-25 min each, check out Analytical Training Solutions (www.analytical-training-solutions.com).

   So you can see that there are lots of on-line options for “fishing lessons”, many with free access. In the next few HPLC Solutions instalments, we’ll look at other resources focused on specific tasks you need to undertake.

This blog article series is produced in collaboration with John Dolan, best known as one of the world’s foremost HPLC troubleshooting authorities. He is also known for his research with Lloyd Snyder, which resulted in more than 100 technical publications and three books. If you have any questions about this article send them to TechTips@sepscience.com

Published  Feb 9, 2021

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