Emerging Analytical Professionals 2013
Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa, Leeds
17th - 19th May 2013

A Euro Vision: Analytical Science In Tune

Harmonisation across Europe in a range of analytical disciplines: Environmental Science, Standards and Methodologies, Pharmaceuticals; Forensic Science, Safety and Security.

EAP is an all inclusive weekend conference aimed at early career scientists and researchers both in industry and academia. There will be an emphasis on networking opportunities and continuing professional development activities as well as back-to-basics technique workshops as well as general interest analytical presentations and talks.

Bursaries available - contact the EAP conference chair for details, Tom Hardy Tom.Hardy12@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Deadlines for abstract submission: Oral presentations - February 22nd 2013, Posters - March 31st 2013.

Short Oral presentations - February 22nd 2013
Posters and Poster Pitch - March 31st 2013”

Abstracts will be considered for all disciplines related to analytical science

Date: 17th - 19th May 2013
Location: Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa, Leeds
Application and Fees: Earlybird £240 (until 22nd February)
Full rate £270
Day rate £180
Attending partners £100
Free for Invited speakers and free for NERC sponsored PhD students
For Further Information: Please contact Samantha de Mello.

The Analytical Science Network (ASN) is pleased to announce the confirmed programme for the Emerging Analytical Professionals (EAP) 2013 Conference which is talking place 17th – 19th May 2013 in Leeds.

Friday 17th May 2013
16:00 Registration Opens 19:15 Evening Buffet Meal
18:30 Drinks Reception 20.15 Casino Themed Networking Activity
(Sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific)
Saturday 18th May
09:00 Session A Session Chair – Ásta Pétursdóttir
09:00 Welcome and opening remarks from the Conference Chair.
09:10 When Big is Brilliant and Small is Beautiful – Mass Spectrometry Diversity for a Huge Range of Analytical Challenges in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Anthony Bristow, AstraZeneca
09:50 Effective Analytical Outsourcing:  Getting the best results from your external suppliers
Rob Aitchison, Osmovian Ltd
10:20 Bright Sparks 1 - Immersion Fixation as a Route to Improved Characterisation and Imaging of Lipids in Tissue by Mass Spectrometry Techniques
Rian Griffiths, University of Birmingham
10:40 Poster Pitch Session 1
10:50 COFFEE
11:20 Session B Session Chair – Gemma Ellison
11:20 Equine Medication and Doping Control – The Journey Towards European Harmonisation
Susanna Fenwick, HFL Sports Science
11:50 Back to Basics: Introduction to and Applications of Infrared Spectroscopy
Bergqvist, BMS
12:10 Soft Chemical Ionisation Mass Spectrometry and Applications in Homeland Security
Chris Mayhew, University of Birmingham
12:40 Bright Sparks 2 - Extensive Equine Hair Analysis Utilising GC-MS/MS, UPLC-MS/MS and UPCL-HRMS/MS for Medication and Doping Control Purposes
Marjaana Viljanto, HLF Sports Science
13:00 Use of Proton-Transfer-Reaction-Mass-Spectroscopy (PTR-MS) for the Detection of Designer Drugs
Matteo Lanza, Ionicon Analytik
13:20 Poster Pitch Session 2
13:30 LUNCH
14:15 Session C PART I – Continuing Professional Development
Personal Effectiveness Leading to Organisational Performance.
Riddhi Shukla, University of Bradford
Making Your Mind Up: Interpretation of MS Spectra
Chris Williams, University of Swansea
RSC's Spectroscopy in a Suitcase
Dayna Mason, University of Cardiff
RSC Professional Qualifications and Registers: Recognising and rewarding competence and commitment to professional development
Andrea McGhee, RSC
15:15 COFFEE
15:30 Session C PART II - Continuing Professional Development
Second iteration of workshops
16:30 Session D Session Chair – Carys Jones
16:30 Analysing Tissue Architectures in Three-Dimensions using Volume Scanning Electron Microscopy
Andrew Quantock, University of Cardiff
17:00 Closing announcements followed by free time
19:30 Drinks reception with “Eurovision” fancy dress – Prizes for the best costumes!
20:15 Dinner followed by Disco
Sunday 19th May 2013
09:30 Session E Session Chair – Susanna Fenwick
09:30 A Guide to Environmental Monitoring Analysis that's in tune with European Regulations.
Simon Minchin, Biotage
10:00 European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Common Evaluation Process (CEP) for Security Equipment
Philip Mason, Home Office
10:20 Working on a Data-Rich Environment: How to Extract Knowledge from Complex Analytical Data Sets
Ana Ferreira, BMS
10:40 Bright Sparks 3 - “Keep off the Grass” – Extraction and Detection of ‘Synthetic Cannabis’ Legal Highs in Urine
Dave Strong, HFL Sports Science
11:00 COFFEE
11:20 Session F Session Chair – Charlene Butler
11:20 Watching Illegal Drug Precursors in Europe: Tuning in to Market Trends
John Adler, Retired Professor
11:50 Bright Sparks 4 - Mercury Speciation in Globicephala Melas (long-finned pilot whales)
Zuzana Gajdosechova, University of Aberdeen
12:10 Use of Multidimensional Chromatography Techniques for the Analysis of Complex Mixtures
Imran Janmohamed, Anthias Consulting Ltd
12:30 Advances in Analytical Techniques for the Characterization and Detection of Explosive Traces - From the Macroscale to the Nanoscale
Karine Bonnot, NS3E
13:00 LUNCH
13:45 Session G Session Chair – Charlie Davies
13:45 Preliminary Development of PAT Methods for Controlled Release Pellet Coating within Early Development
Kathryn Bradley, Merck Sharpe & Dohme
14:15 Separation and identification of supercomplex mixtures of organic acids by GCxGC-high resolution mass spectrometry
Charles West, University of Plymouth
14:45 Bright Sparks 5 - Boron-Doped Diamond - Boron-Doped Diamond Feedback Electroanalytical Detectors
Grace Lewis, University of Bath
15:05 COFFEE
15:20 Session H Session Chair – Clare Rawlinson-Malone
15:20 Thinking Outside the Cage: Refinement and Replacement of Animal Models in Drug Discovery
Ben Whalley, University of Reading
16:00 Closing Remarks and Prize Presentations
Prizes Include:
  • Institute of Physics Molecular Physics Group Poster Prize
  • Separation Science Group Poster Prize
  • Texere Publishing Poster Pitch Prize
  • Separation Science Group Best Bright Spark
16:15 Conference Closes