Liquid Chromatography Course

Dates:  Oct 3-5, 2023

Description: This multi-day course offers sufficient theoretical and practical background to perform independent work in liquid chromatography. Lectures encompass all major areas of liquid chromatography likely to be encountered by workers practicing in the field.

 The course will be delivered in half-day sessions, lasting approximately four hours each. Each session involves a live instructor and opportunities for questions and discussion. Course notes will be delivered in PDF format to all students prior to the course.

Registration fee: $995, $500 for Students
Registration Deadline: 9/30/2023



Printed course material is provided, at no extra cost to the student, by the Chicago Chromatography Discussion Group.

Course Instructor:
Merlin K. L. Bicking, Ph.D.
Woodbury, MN 55125
Phone: (651) 731-3670
Fax: (651) 730-0965


  • Bachelor of Science – Chemistry
  • University of Wisconsin – River Falls, WI
  • Doctor of Philosophy – Organic-Analytical Chemistry
  • Iowa State University – Ames, IA

More than 30 years post-graduate experience in academia, contract research, contract laboratory, and independent consulting.
A problem-solving, organic-analytical chemist.
Currently an independent contractor/consultant for organizations with analytical laboratories, including industries such as pharmaceuticals, medical device, food, scientific instruments, manufacturing, and environmental testing.
Experienced trainer and consultant for users of Agilent chromatography hardware and software.
Provides basic through advanced level training on laboratory skills and use of analytical equipment.
Extensive technical writing experience in preparation and review of technical summaries, literature reviews, risk assessment summaries, project reports, manufacturing procedures, and SOPs.
Design, manufacture, and testing of implantable medical devices.

Specialties: Analytical separations
Chromatography – HPLC, GC
Sample preparation
Laboratory staff training