• 50 years of IQS in GCTA-SECyTA

Thursday, 15 December, 2022
Comunicación y Marketing Corporativo IQS

Top row, from left to right: Dr Gemma Gotor, Ms Mar Losada, Dr Cristian Gómez, Ms Júlia Goyenechea, and Mr Diego Laquintana.

Bottom row, from left to right: Ms Marina Bellot, Dr Xavier Ortiz, and Mr Pol Domínguez


A delegation from the Analytical and Applied Chemistry Department at the IQS School of Engineering participated in the 21st conference of the Spanish Society of Chromatography and Related Techniques (SECyTA), which also commemorated the 50th meeting of the Chromatography and Related Techniques Group (GCTA), the seed from which the Society subsequently grew.

Specifically, four professors and five master's and doctoral students presented a total of five scientific reports in the field of the analysis of drugs, cyanotoxins, and messenger RNA with biotherapeutic applications, which generated great interest at the conference that was held at the end of October in Cabo de Gata (Almería).

During the course of the event, Dr Jordi Díaz, Dean of the IQS School of Engineering and SECyTA Treasurer, read a few words on behalf of Dr Miquel Gassiot, an IQS alumnus and founding member of the GCTA 50 years ago, who was unable to attend.

SECyTA was established in April 2001 and replaces the Chromatography and Related Techniques Group with the Royal Spanish Chemical Society. Its objectives are to promote, support, and spread the knowledge, progress, and applications of chromatography and other separation techniques in all their fields and applications and to provide advice to institutions and entities that request it on scientific and educational matters.