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Overview of Webinars
Thursday, September 8th
11:00 AM SGT
How to Choose Your C18 Column
Speaker: Genevieve Hodson – Senior Technical Specialist, Phenomenex
   Key Learning Points:

  • Learn about the small differences between columns of the same phase
  • Take a deep dive into advanced particle and phase properties that can assist in method development and transfer.
  • Review Silica properties and their parameters
Thursday, September 15th
11:00 AM SGT
HPLC Column Care & Troubleshooting
Speaker: James Turner -- European Technical Manager, Phenomenex
Key Learning Points:

  • HPLC column care - some general advice to help prevent issues and increase column lifetime
  • Troubleshooting
  • Approaches – considering the quickest routes to get to the root cause of the issues faced
  • Diagnostic tools – what information is helpful or relevant in understanding the problem
  • Overview of common problems faced including variable retention times, peak tailing, ghost peaks and carryover
Thursday, September 22nd
11:00 AM SGT
Five Basic Chromatography Tools for LC or LC-MS Method Development
Speaker: Dr. Rajesh Babu Dandamudi – Technical Manager, Phenomenex 
Key Learning Points:

  • Understanding the chromatographic interactions
  • Choosing the right column
  • Preparation of the mobile Phase
  • Column protection
  • Column care
Thursday, September 29th
11:00 AM  SGT
Reversed Phase HPLC Method Development: A Selectivity Perspective
Speaker: Helen Whitby, PhD – Senior Product Manager, Phenomenex 
Key Learning Points:

  • How Resolution is Affected by Retention, Selectivity and Efficiency 
  • Profiling Mechanisms of Reversed Phase Selectivity 
  • Chromatographic Resolution Parameters and Selectivity Implications 
  • Benefits of High Efficiency 
Meet Our Speakers
Genevieve Hodson
Senior Technical Specialist, Phenomenex
Dr. Rajesh Babu Dandamudi
Technical Manager, Phenomenex
Helen Whitby, PhD 
Senior Product Manager – Bioseparations Phenomenex
James Turner
  European Technical Manager, Phenomenex
Genevieve graduated from the University of Texas with a BS in Chemistry located in her home town of Austin Texas. She spent 2 years of her undergraduate performing research in an Organic Chemistry Lab synthesizing intermediates. Out of school she spent 4 years as an Analytical Chemist in the QC and R&D Department of Cerilliant (a Sigma Millipore Company). There she worked with many analytical instruments but became an expert at LC by performing purity analysis, customer specific methods, validations, qc testing and stability studies on a wide range of small molecules including pharmaceuticals, pesticides, explosives and illegal substances.

From there she moved to Los Angeles California where she worked at Johnson and Johnson and then a small dietary supplement company. After Genevieve spent a year living abroad in Israel raising her first son, she moved back to LA where she got hired as a Technical Specialist at Phenomenex. At Phenomenex she enjoys continuing to learn about chromatography every day through helping customer with all their chromatography needs!
Dr. Rajesh Babu Holds M.Phil and Ph.D. from Sri Sathya Sai University, Andhra Pradesh. He has 13 years of experience in analytical chemistry. He has set up a mass spec facility and has done extensive analytical method development in the area of natural products, nutraceuticals, and clinical metabolomics. He has method development experience in LC, LC-MS/MS, LC-HRMS, GC, and GC-MS instruments. 

Dr. Rajesh worked as a faculty member at the same university and was involved in extensive research work. He has published more than 30 papers in international journals and has presented at more than 25 international and national conferences. 

In his current role as Technical Manager, Dr. Rajesh is involved with technical training and helps customers with their product recommendations, method development, and troubleshooting issues. Dr. Rajesh also delivers regular webinars on several interesting topics across the globe. He is also part of the global technical team that handles Live chat and all technical issues relating to our products globally.
Dr. Helen Whitby is the senior product manager for biopharma at Phenomenex. Helen has been with Phenomenex since 2007, starting in the UK sales team as a bulk and prep specialist before joining the technical team in 2016. Helen spent 6 years as a biopharma specialist in the technical team supporting all our biopharma products globally before moving to product management in 2022. Helen has a PhD from the University of Manchester working on analogues of Shikimic acid to treat malaria. Prior to joining Phenomenex, Helen spent a year as a Post-doctoral researcher at the University of Illinois in Chicago, where she studied electron-deficient divalent reactive intermediates, specifically nitrenium ions for the development of antiviral agents to treat Ebola.
With more than 15 years of experience at Phenomenex, James has been responsible for providing specialist technical support to customers across Europe with method development assistance, troubleshooting advice and chromatographic solutions to various customer problems. James has also been involved with the technical training of many Phenomenex technical consultants, across the multiple techniques we serve.