- The chairman of the Symposium, Norman Dovichi, following the old tradition of opening the Symposium by ringing the old cowbell of the first Symposium in Interlaken (1973).
- Chris Pohl from Thermo Fisher Scientific receiving the Uwe D. Neue Award in Separation Science sponsored by Waters Corporation.
- Jonathan Bones from NIBRT talking about the separation of charge variants of biotherapeutics by pH-gradient cation-HPLC and characterization by mass spectrometry.
- Christian Huber meeting Fred Regnier, one of his most prominent teachers in stationary phase chemistry and basics of DNA and protein chromatography and real pioneer of HPLC of biomolecules.
Christof Regl's and Therese Wohlschlager's study into the performance characteristics of HPLC-MS for analyzing multiple attributes of therapeutic antibodies at the intact protein level was accepted for publication in mAbs. The study was initiated by Johann Holzmann and first experiments were performed quite some time ago by Iris Wagner and Martin Samonig.