Spring 2020 - CHEM 819 G100

Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry (3)

High Throughput Analysis

Class Number: 4696

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
    AQ 5046, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 19, 2020
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby



In-depth coverage of a particular area of analytical chemistry. Example subject areas include separation science, mass spectrometry, optical spectroscopy, electrochemistry, or surface science. Occasionally the subject matter of this course will be a survey of recent advances in the field.


This course offers an introduction of cutting-edge high-throughput quantitative analysis techniques, including proteomics, genomics, metabolomics, and imaging. The focus will be given to the working principles of these techniques and how have they driven the current innovations in chemistry, biology, medicine, environmental science, and beyond. The knowledge will be acquired through both in class lectures, lab demonstrations, and team projects. Guest lectures will be given by experts in the field.

4 lecture hours/week


  • Assignments 10%
  • Report (Subject Specific) 30%
  • Presentation (Subject Specific) 30%
  • Final Exam (Comprehensive) 30%


Undergraduate students enrolled in this course will be conducting similar presentations, reports, and examinations as graduate students, but the student’s performance at each assessment step will be evaluated at their appropriate standard. In addition, the term presentation and report for undergraduate students can focus on literature reviews instead of a proposal.



Course reading materials will be provided throughout the lecture (no labs).

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:

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