Education & Networking
These events were delivered by a number of chromatographers from the Society committee with extensive training and industrial experience. Although Grass Roots is primarily an educational event, there were extensive opportunities for networking through a walking social programme. Significant finances were (and continue to be) provided to enable academic students to attend through vendor or Chromatographic Society sponsorship.
We are currently developing more advanced courses which build on the previous fundamental theory events. The next courses will focus on small molecule LC method development (2018) and characterisation of biopharmaceuticals (2019).
The small molecule LC method development course will be of particular relevance to attendees working with pharmaceutical compounds, but the concepts and approaches will be equally relevant to those working in the food, environmental and other industries.