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Due to the Coronavirus. This date has been postponed until 16th-19th July (TBC).

Sponsors: RSC, YMC, Shumadzu, Verulam Scientific

In October 2016, as part of the Society’s Diamond anniversary celebrations, The Chromatographic Society held its first Grass Roots event in Grasmere in the Lake District. The course focussed on teaching the fundamentals of liquid chromatography to graduate students and novice chromatographers from industry. The event hosted over twenty attendees. The event was such a success that the Society repeated the course in Church Stretton in October 2017, with over twenty-five delegates from academia and industry attending.

Since then, two more Grass Roots courses have been held (Grass Roots 3; Small molecule method development and Grass Roots 4; Introduction to biopharmaceutical analysis) but the Society have been asked on numerous occasions when we would re-run our fundamental liquid chromatography course. We are therefore pleased to announce that the Grass Roots 5 event will return to our original content. This will be a four-day event relevant to post-graduate students (MSc, PhD and post-doctoral researchers new to the field) and novice industrial chromatographers. The course will focus on the fundamentals of liquid chromatography and how this can be applied practically in industry and academia. The event will be delivered by a number of chromatographers with extensive training and industrial experience (Prof. Mel Euerby (Shimadzu), Tony Taylor (Crawford Scientific), Prof. Tony Edge (Agilent) and Dr Paul Ferguson (AstraZeneca)). While the meeting will be primarily educational, there will also be extensive opportunities for networking and a walking social programme for those who wish to join us.
The event will be held in Ambleside at the University of Cumbria which is accessible by car, or by train to Windermere and a short bus or taxi journey from the train station. Direct trains run from Manchester international airport to Windermere for overseas colleagues interested in attending the event.
We are delighted that we have vendor companies and learned bodies sponsoring the event by providing full funding for a limited number of UK based post-graduate researchers (MSc or PhD/D.Phil) to attend (value £420). Additionally, The Chromatographic Society will provide industrial bursaries for post-doctoral researchers, lecturers and chromatographers working in small and medium sized companies through our Ted Adlard industrial fund (£250).

Grass Roots 5 registration notes preliminary v4

Link to registration: https://na.eventscloud.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=510947&

Notes to support registration


Notes and application form for a bursary