Grass Roots 2018
October 5 - October 8
The lecture programme for Grass Roots 3 will include approximately 21 hours of lectures alongside a social walking programme and evening events. The lecture programme will be ‘fixed’ content, but there is significant scope to include additional topics as requested by attendees in the initial session and informal discussion during walks. We would also be happy to discuss any specific chromatographic queries or issues which attendees bring from your workplace. Colleagues who wish to bring chromatography posters to the event are welcome and these will be discussed as appropriate times linked to the programme.
15:00 – 17:30
Introduction to course and presenters
Molecule physical chemistry and importance to method development
Sample selection and preparation aspects
Revisiting the resolution (Purnell) equation. The impact and modification of efficiency and selectivity on resolution
Isocratic and gradient retention
Walk (3.5 hours)
Understanding what your method needs to do. Selecting an appropriate separation technique or chromatographic mode for your analytes quantification approaches
Understanding high throughput versus high efficiency methods
Understanding stationary phase selectivity
Understanding mobile phase selectivity
Introduction to in-silico retention modelling . Pre-requisites for accurate retention modelling
Walk (3.5 hours)
Hands-on in-silico retention modelling
Choosing the right detection approach
Method robustness, validation and transfer
Method assessment. Common method issues
* ** The programme may be subject to slight change depending on the latest technical developments in the field or regulatory considerations.
The event will be held at the Waterhead hotel which sits close to the entrance to Ambleside (approaching on the A591 from Windermere) and next to the jetty for steam boats travelling along the lake. The hotel is ideally located to access the village (approx. 15-20 mins walk to town centre) and the planned walks – while being far enough away to avoid the bustle of the town centre. The hotel has recently opened a specialist gin bar for those who enjoy such a drink.
All meals will be provided from Friday evening to Monday lunchtime inclusive. The hotel can cater for specific requirements such as food allergies or faith requirements, but please make us aware of these in advance during registration.
- Industrial – £670
- Industrial (previously attended Grass Roots 1 or 2) – £620
- Academic (including post-doctoral researchers and lecturers) – £550
Course fees include:
- 3 night’s accommodation at the Waterhead hotel, Ambleside (Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings)
- All meals and course refreshments (breakfast, packed-lunch (for walks) and evening dinner)
- Course notes
- Certificate of attendance
- 3 months ChromSoc membership
We have a limited number of full bursaries for the event provided through industry sponsorship. The Society will also provide a similar number of bursaries which will reduce the cost of registration and accommodation to £150. These are available to doctoral students. Additionally,we can provide bursaries worth £250 to post-doctoral researchers,university lecturers and industrial chromatographers working in small and medium sized companies (<250 employees as defined by UK law) to help them to attend this event.
- Download Grass Roots Bursary Application Form (Word)
- Download Grass Roots Bursary Application Form Example (pdf)
- Download Grass Roots Bursary Application Form Notes (pdf)
We are very grateful to a number of companies and societies for continued support of our meetings and activities. These groups have either provided financial support enabling students to attend our event or have provided instrumentation and colleague time to help with the Grass Roots events. The Society is indebted for their continued support.
The Chromatographic Society welcome interest from companies wishing to sponsor post-graduate students (doctoral and post-doctoral) to attend this event. This is an opportunity to help develop the chromatographers and chromatography buyers of the future.
In return for sponsoring a student to attend this event, the Society will provide:
- A £200 reduction for the sponsor company to exhibit at one of our 2017 meetings
- A half-page advert in the next edition of Society magazine ChromCom
- Advertising in course literature and advertising material
- Input into course content
Sponsoring organisations may also be interested in sending colleagues from their organisation on the event and we offer a £50 fee reduction for each colleague from a sponsor company on registration.
Please contact us to express your interest in sponsoring this event.