The SSG supports a number of awards and prizes for early-career researchers as well as established separations scientists. These include several recurring awards including:

  • Best poster prize at the annual International Symposia on Advances in Extraction Technologies (ExTech) meetings
  • Best student presentation at the London Biological Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group (LBMSDG) meetings (together with the BMSS)

ExTech Best Poster Prize

In 2006, the SSG launched a prize for the best poster presented at an ExTech meeting. The prize is £500 and the winner is invited to attend the subsequent ExTech meeting.

+ Past winners

Best poster prize: awarded to Meral Karaca (Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey) for his poster titled on ‘Solid Phase Micro Extraction (SPME) of Flavonoids’

Best Sep Sci Poster: Lauren Hymns (Quotient Bioresearch) – ‘Multiple analytes, multiple hurdles – Balancing the requirements of three analytes in a single bioanalytical assay’

Best Sep Sci Bright Spark presentation: Asta Petursdottir (University of Aberdeen) – ‘Post column hydride generation coupled to ICP-MS as a selective and sensitive method for the determination of inorganic arsenic in seafood’

Best poster prize: awarded to Elbaleeq Adam (School of Chemical Sciences, Universitiy Sains Malaysia, Malaysia) for his poster on ‘Eggshell membrane as sorbent material for the extraction of biogenic amines in food samples’

London Biological Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group – Best Student Presentation

Description of award
In 2015, the SSG and the London Biological Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group (LBMSDG) announced a ‘Best Student Talk’ prize of £400. The prize is to be put towards travel/accommodation costs for a conference of the student’s choosing.

To be eligible for the prize you must be currently a student (part or full time) or have completed your studies within six months of submitting an abstract.

The award-winner will be selected at the end of each year, when the LBMSDG committee reviews the presentations from each of the meetings.If selected to speak we can accommodate travel expenses to the LBMSDG meeting.The winner of the annual prize will be formally announced at the March meeting.

+ Past winners

In 2016, the LBMSDG and the SSG presented the ‘Best Student Presentation’ prize to Kate Groves, from LGC.

Kate Groves receiving the award for Best Student Presentation