The RSC SSG sponsors several conferences and symposia on separations science-related topics throughout the year, and promotes similar events organised by other groups across the UK and Europe.

The Analytical Science Network is a branch of the Analytical Division of the RSC, established for and run by early-career analytical scientists. Their upcoming ‘Emerging Analytical Professionals’ meeting from May 12th-14th in Kettering promises to be an exciting one; the meeting’s theme for 2017 is ‘The Theory of Everything: Launching the Careers of Analytical Scientists’. EAP offers outstanding opportunities for networking and professional development to early-career scientists in both industry and academia. The weekend-long event features speakers from the pharmaceutical, environmental and forensic analytical communities, on topics including analytical challenges in drug discovery (Dr Melissa Hanna-Brown from Pfizer), biomedical optics (Dr Sarah Bohndiek from Cancer Research UK), visualisation of latent fingerprints using electroactive films (Prof Robert Hillman from the University of Leicester), chemical analysis at the Natural History Museum (Dr Stanislav Strekopytov from the Natural History Museum), the real-time analysis of the human body (Dr Tony Bristow from AstraZeneca) and many more. The full meeting programme, speaker list and registration details can be found here; the early-bird registration and poster abstract submission deadline is March 31st.

+ Past SSG meetings

Emerging Separations Technologies
March 30th, 2017
RSC Burlington House, London, UK
Organised with the Chromatographic Society. This meeting followed on from the success of a similarly-themed event in 2015, and included speakers such as Prof Pauline Rudd, from the University of Dublin, Prof Apryll Stalcup from Dublin City University, Dr Szabolcs Fekete from the University of Geneva, Prof Patrik Petersson of Novo Nordisk Denmark, and Dr Cris Lapthorn from GSK UK.

What’s new in the analysis of complex environmental matrices?
March 3rd, 2017
RSC Burlington House, London, UK
Organised together with the RSC’s Environmental Chemistry Group and the Water Science Forum; a one-day meeting featuring speakers from across the UK and Europe.

Advances in Clinical Analysis
November 30th,2016
RSC Burlington House, London, UK
Organised with the Chromatographic Society. The meeting focused on the latest technological developments for clinical applications, in particular the application of novel sample preparation techniques and the wider utilisation of mass spectrometry in clinical analysis. Speakers presented applications involving separation and complementary/alternative techniques, along with case studies from the hospital and academic areas, and emphasised both routine and problem solving in clinical analysis.

40th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography and 13th GCxGC Symposium
May 29th, 2016 – Jun 3rd, 2016
Congress Centre, Riva del Garda, Italy
The program included plenary lectures, keynote lectures by young scientists, prominently featured poster presentations, an instrument exhibition displaying the latest instrumental innovations, and a highly attractive social program offering opportunities to meet with world-renown scientists.

Advances in the Chemical Analysis of Food
April 29th, 2016
RSC Burlington House, London, UK
Organised together with the RSC Food Group. The 2016 meeting on ‘Advances in the Chemical Analysis of Food’ was held on the 29th of April, at the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Burlington House venue. The meeting was jointly organised by the RSC’s SSG and the Food Group, and featured leading scientists from across the UK and Europe. Speakers focused on the application of novel and established separations techniques to solve challenges in food analysis, nutrition and allergen studies, flavour and odour chemistry, and food authentication. The following video, presented by the SSG’s very own Lewis Jones and Anatune’s Kathy Ridgway, features highlights of the day’s events, and provides a glimpse of some well-known faces and of course, the historic and awe-inspiring venue.

Advances in Microcolumn and Related Separation Technologies
March 22, 2016
The Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET) 2 Savoy Place, London, WCR 0BL
Organised with the Chromatographic Society. The meeting encompassed GC, HPLC, SFC and CEC. The lecture programme featured prominent international speakers and was complemented by a vendor exhibition.

14th International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Separation Technology
Jan 27, 2016 – Jan 29, 2016
Ghent, Belgium
The HTC series is the premier platform for state-of-the art developments in hyphenated separation techniques.

What can ion mobility do for me?
Nov 26, 2015
RSC Burlington House, Piccadilly London, W1J 0BA, UK
One day symposium discussing the application of ion mobility to current analytical problems.

Emerging Separations Technologies
Mar 26, 2015
RSC Burlington House, Piccadilly London, W1J 0BA, UK
Organised together with the Chromatographic Society

New Developments in the Analysis of Complex Environmental Matrices
Feb 6, 2015
RSC Burlington House, Piccadilly, LONDON, W1J 0BA
Organised together with the RSC Environmental Chemistry Group

Meeting the Petrochemical Challenge with Separation Science and Mass Spectrometry
Nov 14, 2014
RSC Burlington House, Piccadilly, LONDON, W1J 0BA
Speakers from academia and industry presented recent analytical advances being applied to address challenges posed by the petrochemical industry.

Advances in Clinical Analysis 2014
Sep 19, 2014
Robens Suite, 29th Floor, Guy’s Hospital Tower London, SE1 9RT.
Organised with the Chromatographic Society and Accredited by the Royal College of Pathologists.