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Solutions in Science (SinS) set to be the major analytical event of 2023
May 01 2023
Representing an amalgamation of several different analytical conferences, events and special interest group meetings, the Solutions in Science (SinS) Conference and Exhibition will take place in Cardiff over three days from 4th to 6th July 2023.
SinS is organised by leading experts from around the world, including Royal Society of Chemistry special interest groups, the British Mass Spectrometry Society, ChromSoc, the British Society for Nanomedicine, the Institute of Physics and the Institute of Food Science & Technology. With such a broad range of support, SinS is set to be the major analytical event of 2023.
Delegates will include a wide variety of scientists from academia, research organisations, regulators, industrial laboratories, analytical service providers and many more. The event will focus on the latest analytical challenges in separation science and spectroscopy; providing a forum for interested parties to exchange views and experiences in the development of solutions to meet these challenges.
Conference Chair Professor John Langley says: “Prior to the development of SinS, there was a concern that there were too many meetings, and that the situation was not sustainable. The idea behind SinS was therefore to bring everyone together in one large, more sustainable analytical meeting, to network, share ideas and discuss solutions,” John explains. “Clearly, the COVID pandemic prevented all physical meetings from taking place, and we believe that this was devastating for early career scientists because these events provide an opportunity to meet people that become long-term colleagues, employers, collaborators and friends.”
The SinS Conference is focused on the characterisation of molecules in a wide variety of applications including medical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, environmental, oil and gas, forensics, and many more, with sustainability running as a common thread through all three days of the conference. For example, Professor Frederic Lynen from Ghent University in Belgium will deliver a keynote presentation on the use of just water in liquid chromatography, offering the potential to remove organic pollutants from the waste stream.
Each day of the conference will provide registered delegates with an opportunity to choose from different oral presentations and tutorials that will run simultaneously; allowing attendees to customise their participation to meet their specific needs and interests, including for example, CPD certified sessions. All three days will feature plenary presentations on sustainability or environmental themes. An exhibition will run alongside the conference, offering delegates the opportunity to see the latest analytical technologies, and to discuss their measurement challenges with instrumentation experts.
The first day will address analytical challenges and solutions in environmental, water, food and ‘One Health’ (research in both human and veterinary clinical medicine). Simultaneously, delegates will be provided with an opportunity to attend a tutorial with an open discussion on green techniques and emerging modalities in GC-VUV spectroscopy, followed by a tutorial on automation. At the end of the day, all sessions will combine for a forum discussion on chromatography.
Following a plenary by Paul Ferguson from AstraZeneca, the second day will provide a series of presentations with clinical and forensic themes in one of the conference rooms. Another will start with methods for measuring trace levels of contamination in receiving waters, followed by a session on hyphenated techniques and emerging modalities, and a further series of presentations will focus on measurements in environmental applications. In a separate room, delegates will have the option to participate in a tutorial and open discussion on One Health, next generation medicines, and particle measurement, as well as a session on applied troubleshooting for GC and GC-MS.
The final day will offer a choice of sessions themed One Health - next generation medicine, or alternatively: Green Techniques and Emerging Modalities. Both sessions will conclude after lunch with two plenary sessions. The first, titled Environmental/Digital, will be delivered by Dr Saer Samanipour from the Van’t Hoff institute in Amsterdam, and the second, titled One Health, will be delivered by Professor Steve Conlan from Swansea University Medical School. Finally, following the presentation of awards, SinS will close at 2:45pm on Thursday 6th July.
Summarising, John Langley says: “Delegates will be able to share their own experience and learn about new technologies and new solutions to challenges such as how does a modern, sustainable analytical laboratory work? and how do we reduce solvent usage in a highly regulated laboratory?
“With so much on offer, combined with the ability to mix and match participation, we are expecting a high level of participation, and I hope that everyone will register as soon as possible.”
Preferential rates have been secured on rail transport and at local hotels, and online registration is now available.
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