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Analytical chemistry is vitally important to the food industry, the UK’s biggest manufacturing sector, and separation science contributes to its role in ensuring food is safe, authentic, nutritious and enjoyable. The RSC’s Separation Science Group and the Food Group are thus pleased to announce the second bi-annual, one-day meeting on ‘Advances in the Chemical Analysis of Food’. The meeting will be held at Burlington House in London, on the 27th of April (2018). Confirmed speakers include Prof Andy Taylor (Flavometrix/University of Nottingham), Dr Dara Fitzpatrick (University College Cork), Prof John Dean (Northumbria University), Dr James Donarski (Fera UK) and the SSG’s own Prof John Langley (University of Southampton). Special registration rates for RSC members and students, and a limited number of travel bursaries are available for undergraduate and postgraduate students.  Registration details are available here, and a full agenda will be available soon. Abstract submissions for oral presentations will be accepted till the 2nd of March (that’s this Friday!), and you can register all the way till the 26th of April – though you really should register today!