Advanced Protein Purification Workshop
by New Generation of ÄKTA™ avant and

Speaker: Ms. Liu Jing, Application Specialist, GE Healthcare

AKTA avant


Session 1 - Lecture

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

10:30-12:30 New Generation of ÄKTA™ avant and UNICORN™ 6.0 software & Hardware training
14:30-16:30 Design of Experiment (DOE) – Theory & Functions for Fast and Secure Method Development for Protein Purification

Room 4334 (Lift 3), HKUST

All are welcome


Session 2– Wet demonstration & Operation training*

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Room 6127, BioCRF (Lift 22), HKUST

*This advanced training is limited to one seat per faculty and previously trained personnel only.

Please contact Ms. Crystal Lai ( for reservation.



AKTA avant is a next generation of preparative chromatography system intended for method and process development. It offers a complete solution for fast, high-quality protein separations while maintaining flexibility and reliability. Included as standard, UNICORN 6 software has an integrated Design of Experiments (DoE) functionality, a powerful tool for an efficient approach to method optimization. Traditionally, optimal conditions may be determined by varying one parameter while the rest of the parameters remain fixed. In DoE, selected parameters are varied simultaneously, which increases productivity by obtaining more information from fewer experiments (Fig 9). Since DoE is seamlessly integrated in UNICORN 6, methods are automatically generated from DoE schemes, allowing for fast and efficient process development.

Co-organized with GE Healthcare