4th HPTLC Online User Meeting, hosted by the HPTLC Association

November 10, 2022 Chapter News Events 0 0

On Thursday, December 1st, 2022, join the 4th of a series of HPTLC Online User Meetings hosted by the International HPTLC Association.

4th HPTLC Online User Meeting, hosted by the HPTLC Association

Organized by the Australia Chapter.

Session 1: Thursday, December 1, 2022, 07:00 GMT / 8:00 CET / 12:30 IST / 15:00 HKT / 18:00 AEDT

Session 2: Thursday, December 1, 2022, 8:00 PST / 11:00 EST / 13:00 BRT / 16:00 GMT / 17:00 CET


High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography (HPTLC) is an essential tool used extensively in the pharmaceutical industry, from general pharmaceutical analysis to identifying herbal medicines under regulated environments. Australian HPTLC Association members have been working on numerous methods from quick HPTLC screening of native super foods to comprehensive fingerprinting incorporating intensive data for automated identification and quick “in analysis” sample preparation of difficult samples used in pharmaceutical preparations.

Presentation 1: Authentication and quality control of Western Australian honeys using HPTLC - Md Khairul Islam, Division of Pharmacy, School of Allied Health, University of Western Australia

As a highly priced natural product, honey is appreciated for its nutritional value and its medicinal properties. Quality control is important but also challenging, especially for honeys collected from botanically rich and diverse areas. In this session, Md Khairul Islam, Lecturer at the University of Western Australia, explores the use of HPTLC for the authentication and quality control of honey using methods for:

  • The authentication of its predominant floral source via HPTLC fingerprinting of its organic extract.
  • The detection and quantification of honey constituents that might contribute to its antioxidant activity via HPTLC-DPPH analysis.
  • The qualitative and quantitative analysis of its major sugars by a HPTLC assay.


Presentation 2: HPTLC and machine learning – How to use machine learning with the outputs from HPTLC - Kevin Vinsen, Senior Research Fellow, International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), University of Western Australia

In this session, Kevin Vinsen, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia, will discuss methods of using machine learning to analyse the light spectra produced by HPTLC and TLC Scanners (190 – 900 nm). He will discuss how autoencoders can be used to improve Dynamic Time Warping (DTW) for samples with many heterogeneous peaks (such as honey or herbal extracts), and how Gaussian Mixture Models can be used to cluster the samples.

Space for discussions – Meet the speakers and representatives from the HPTLC Association in a follow-up meeting held via Zoom:

After session 1 at 08:00 GMT / 09:00 CET / 13:30 IST / 16:00 HKT / 19:00 AEDT

After session 2 at 09:00 PST / 12:00 EST / 14:00 BRT / 17:00 GMT / 18:00 CET


Who should attend?

  • Researchers interested in food safety and quality testing and/or HPTLC
  • Students interested in learning more about HPTLC
  • Analysts and technicians working with HPTLC
  • Members of the HPTLC Association

Key learning objectives

  • Extend your knowledge about HPTLC and understand the benefits of HPTLC for diverse applications.
  • Get insights into the daily work of HPTLC users.
  • Learn how to optimize your HPTLC application(s).

How to participate
The HPTLC Online User Meetings hosted by the international HPTLC Association are taking place on SelectScience®, a professional platform to promote scientists and their work, accelerating the communication and advancement of successful science. The meetings are sponsored by CAMAG, World Leader in Planar Chromatography. 


Register here to join the third of a series of HPTLC Online User Meetings on December 1, 2022: 
Enroll free on the SelectScience® Registration page following this link


Meet the speakers and representatives from the HPTLC Association on Zoom

A moderated Zoom meeting is scheduled immediately after Session 1 at 08:00 GMT / 09:00 CET / 13:30 IST / 16:00 HKT / 19:00 AEDT and after Session 2 at 09:00 PST / 12:00 EST / 14:00 BRT / 17:00 GMT / 18:00 CET.

Take the opportunity to engage in discussions with speakers, colleagues, and representatives from the HPTLC Association. A separate registration for the Zoom meeting is not required – an access link will be sent to all registrants one day prior to the main event.

Additionally, a QR code and a shortlink will be displayed after the Q/A session on SelectScience®. 

The HPTLC Association is looking forward to welcome you to the HPTLC User Online Meetings.
Don’t miss out and thanks in advance for joining!


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