Gabriela Cimpan reflects on her career in chromatography with a specific look at the influence of Professor Simion Gorcan of Babes-Bolyai University. As she summarizes "Chromatography, like many other things, can be loved or hated. If you happen to love it maybe, like me, you too can attribute it to an inspiring personality in your life. I was taught a long time ago: 'Put a little passion in everything you do and you will succeed'."
As the Analytica Trade Fair in Munich came to a close in April, I realized that I had witnessed a tradeshow unlike many others in our industry today. It is probably the largest meeting I’ve participated in with 35,000 visitors and 1,244 exhibitors from 40 countries. The exhibition space spanned five halls in which any and every type of organization linked with laboratory research was represented. Analytica seems to have withstood shrinking travel budgets, mergers and acquisitions, and challenges that have hit the tradeshow circuit In fact, this year’s venue was so large I wish I had taken my trainers (sneakers) to traverse the exhibition space.