Dr. Andrew J. Alpert Memorial Symposium

September 13 - September 15, 2023

Dr. Andrew J. Alpert (1951-2023)

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It is with heavy hearts and profound respect that we announce this memorial symposium to honor the life and legacy of the esteemed Dr. Andrew J. Alpert. Dr. Alpert is a brilliant scientist, a dedicated mentor, a devoted collaborator, and a legend in the field of chromatography. Dr. Alpert's significant contributions left an indelible mark on the world of chromatography! Andy touched the lives of so many, he was always willing to stop what he was doing and help others. Dr. Alpert was also a talented artist, linguist (four languages), musician (pianist), sportsman (pole vaulter), chef, naturalist, and above all - a beloved husband, father, brother, and grandfather to five grandchildren.

The symposium will feature distinguished speakers, colleagues, and friends together with his family members who will reflect upon his groundbreaking research, his pioneering ideas, and the lasting impact he had on the liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry/proteomics. This event will provide an opportunity for family members, friends, colleagues, mentees, and admirers of Dr. Alpert to come together and share their memories, stories, and research. We aim to celebrate his legacy by highlighting the extraordinary contributions he made to the field of chromatography and mass spectrometry-based proteomics as well as the personal connections he forged throughout his life.

In addition to the speakers, there will be opportunities for attendees to join the virtual reception, engage in networking sessions, and pay their respects through heartfelt tributes. The symposium aims to foster an atmosphere of intellectual exchange, inspiration, and remembrance, just as Dr. Alpert did throughout his distinguished career.

We encourage all those whose lives were touched by Dr. Alpert to join us in this meaningful event. Whether you were a colleague, a student, a collaborator, or an admirer from afar, your presence will help us create a fitting tribute to a remarkable individual who will forever remain in our hearts and minds.

Please stay tuned for further details regarding the agenda, speakers, and registration process. Let us come together to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Andrew J. Alpert!

With deepest respect,
Organizers (CACA, PolyLC, Inc, 仪器信息网, and Ge Research Group)

"In Memoriam of Andrew James Alpert (1951- 2023)" by Michael Dong
"Lessons I’ve Learned, with Andrew Alpert" by The Analytical Scientist


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Confirmed Speakers

Dr. Alpert's Family

  • Stacey Keen, MD, Dr. Alpert's wife
  • Rachel Alpert, JD, Dr. Alpert's daughter
  • Michael Alpert, MD, Dr. Alpert's son

Dr. Alpert's PhD Mentor

  • Fred Regnier, PhD, CTO- Novilytic, LLC & Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus at Purdue University

Dr. Alpert's Former Mentee

  • Bifan Chen, PhD, Principal Scientist at Genetech
  • Jake Melby, PhD, Scientist at AstraZeneca
  • Trisha Tucholski, PhD, Program officer at National Academies

Collaborators and Friends

  • Dave S. Bell, PhD, Column Watch Editor, LCGC, Research Fellow, Restek
  • Barry Boyes, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Materials Technology
  • Ben Garcia, PhD, Raymond H. Wittcoff Distinguished Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Ying Ge, PhD, Professor of Cell and Regenerative Biology and Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Martin Gilar, PhD, Separations Research, Waters Corporation
  • Yong Guo, PhD, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department Chair, School of Pharmacy and Health Science, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Lingjun Li, PhD, Charles Melbourne Johnson Distinguished Chair in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Professor of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Aihua Liu, PhD, Senior Director of Bioanalysis, Resolian
  • Amos Heckendorf, PhD, President of the Nest Group Inc.
  • David McCalley, PhD, Professor in Bioanalytical Science, University of the West of England, UK
  • Susan Olesik, PhD, Distinguished University Professor and Dean of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, The Ohio State University
  • Ron Orlando, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Chemistry, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia
  • Mark Schure, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Kroungold Analytical
  • Newman Sze, PhD, Professor of Health Sciences, Canada Research Chair in Mechanisms of Health and Disease, Brock University
  • Naidong Weng, PhD, Senior Director, Global Head of LC-MS Bioanalysis and Biomarkers, GSK, Former President of CACA & President of CASMS
  • Christopher Wike, Vice President, PolyLC Inc.
  • Si Wu, PhD, Professor of Chemistry, University of Alabama
  • Guowang Xu, PhD, Professor, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Yan-bo Yang, PhD, President and CEO at BioPharmaDev, Inc., Founder of CACA
  • John Yates, PhD, Ernest W. Hahn Professor, The Scripps Research Institute
  • Nicolas Young, PhD, Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Lihua Zhang, PhD, Professor, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Xiang Zhang, PhD, Professor of Chemistry, University of Louisville, Former President of CACA


[ Full Info ]

Opening Remarks from Christopher J. Wike, Vice President of PolyLC [ View Video ]
Session 1: "Innovations Empowered the Chromatography Separations (HILIC/HIC)" [ Info ]

Wednesday (Sept. 13) 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM - US Eastern Time (EST)

Wednesday (Sept. 13) 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Central European Time (CEST)

Wednesday (Sept. 13) 9:30 PM - 12:00 AM - Beijing Time (BJ)

Session 2: "HILIC and the Applications" [ Info ]

Wednesday (Sept. 13) 9:00 PM - 11:15 PM - US Eastern Time (EST)

Thursday (Sept. 14) 3:00 AM - 5:15 AM - Central European Time (CEST)

Thursday (Sept. 14) 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM - Beijing Time (BJ)

Session 3: "Innovations Empowered the Chromatography Separations" [ Info ]

Thursday (Sept. 14) 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - US Eastern Time (EST)

Thursday (Sept. 14) 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Central European Time (CEST)

Thursday (Sept. 14) 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM - Beijing Time (BJ)

Session 4: "LC-MS-based Proteomics and Metabolomics" [ Info ]

Thurs. (Sept. 14) 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM - US Eastern Time (EST)

Friday (Sept. 15) 2:30 AM - 5:00 AM - Central European Time (CEST)

Friday (Sept. 15) 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM - Beijing Time (BJ)

Session 5: "Chromatography Innovations Enabled Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics" [ Info ]

Friday (Sept. 15) 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM - US Eastern Time (EST)

Friday (Sept. 15) 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Central European Time (CEST)

Friday (Sept. 15) 9:30 PM - 12:00 AM - Beijing Time (BJ)

Contact Us

For questions about the symposium, please contact:
Prof. Ying Ge, University of Wisconsin-Madison, ying.ge@wisc.edu
Prof. Yi He, Current President of CACA, yhe@jjay.cuny.edu
Dr. Chuping Luo, Former President of CACA, ChupingLuo@Advanced-Materials-Tech.com
Christopher J. Wike, Vice President of PolyLC, cwike@polylc.com
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