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The Chemometric School of Genova

Every year the Research Group of Analytical Chemistry and Chemometrics, of the Department of Pharmacy of the University of Genoa organizes in Genoa a Chemometric School, divided in two one week independent modules, dedicated to multivariate analysis and multivariate design of experiments respectively.

This school provides the necessary theoretical background, giving special emphasis to the practical aspects related to the development and the application of chemometric strategies.

In both modules a preliminary session, with optional attendance, will be dedicated to the basics of univariate statistics and to the introduction to the topics of the other class (introduction to Experimental Design in the module of Multivariate Analysis; introduction to PCA in the module of Experimental Design).

Besides the theoretical lessons, hands-on-computer sessions will be performed by using CAT software (downloadable for free at;

Participants will be expected to have their own laptop using, even virtually, Windows Operating System.

Some indications concerning the preparation of the laptop will be provided to the students, after confirmation of registration.

The module of Multivariate Analysis introduces and deepens the main multivariate data analysis techniques. The main topics discussed are Principal Component Analysis (its diagnostics and its applications in multivariate quality control and multivariate process monitoring will also be treated, together with an introduction on N-way PCA), Classification and Class Modelling Techniques (mainly, LDA, QDA and SIMCA), Multivariate Calibration Techniques (mainly, MLR and PLS).

The module of Experimental Design presents the experimental design strategies describing the most commonly used designs (Full Factorial Designs, Screening Designs, Fractional Factorial Designs, Central Composite Design, Doehlert Design, D-Optimal Designs, Designs with qualitative variables having more than two levels, Mixture Designs, Mixture-Process Designs). Special emphasis will also be given to Multicriteria Decision Making (finding the best compromise with more than one response).

Each course starts, with the optional part, at 10 am on Monday and ends at 1 pm on Friday. 

The dates for 2022 are:

January 17-21: Multivariate Analysis (online course)
May 16-20: Experimental Design (online course)

September 26-30: Multivariate Analysis (in english ITALIAN online course)
November 7-11: Experimental Design (in english online course)

Registration fees (starting from May 2022):


Full fees (€):

Reduced fees (€):*




Universities and Non-profit Research Organizations



Students, PhD Students, Post-docs,…



*Reduced fees will be applied in case of more than one participant from the same Research Center (or Company), for participants that have already attended one of the two schools and for participants from the University of Genoa.

The number of seats is limited. For English editions, priority will be given to foreign participants.

Please, contact us to know the availability before paying the registration fees.

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