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Dr. Irmgard A. Werner

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zürich), Institut für pharmazeutische Wissenschaften

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Dr. Irmgard A. Werner

Irmgard A. Werner studied pharmacy and completed a doctorate at the ETH Zurich before spending 15 years as a part-time employee at the Kantonale Heilmittelkontrolle Zurich specialising in analysis and quality assurance, during this time raising her two sons. Since 2005 she has been a lecturer at the ETH Zurich, Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences. Together with Ruth Alder and Dani Lüthi she trains students in the practical course “pharmaceutical analytics” as well as a trainee as an analytical chemical laboratory assistant. Chromatographic and spectroscopic methods are mainly used in research and teaching.The focus is on the interest in chiral impurities and separations. In addition, everyone is involved in the development and improvement of monographs of the European and Swiss pharmacopoeia. The analytical knowledge is the basis for various projects with industry and for basic courses in the field of chromatography.

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