2016 Represents the Diamond anniversary of The Chromatographic Society having been founded in 1956.  The remit of the Society is to support chromatographers and we do this through the organisation of symposia, funding of students and industrial chromatographers to attend chromatographic conferences (nationally and internationally) and funding of academic research.

In previous years, the Society also organised educational events and training courses.  In our Diamond year the Society proposes to hold a four day chromatography educational event in the Lake District for post-graduate students and novice 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), Dr John Lough (University of Sunderland) 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.

The event will be held in central Grasmere at the Wordsworth Hotel.  Attendees for the course may either register for the event including all accommodation and meals at the hotel, or alternatively find their own accommodation in Grasmere and register only for meals and refreshments organised in conjunction with the social programme.

Partial bursaries are only now available for the Grass Roots Course.

The event is being sponsored by a number of chromatography companies who will provide full funding for a limited number of UK based post-graduate researchers to attend this event.  Additionally, The Chromatographic Society will provide a number of post graduate student bursaries (£400) and industrial bursaries for chromatographers working in small and medium sized companies through our PASG industrial fund (£250).

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(Undergraduate applications will also be considered from final year students who intend to pursue a career in analytical chemistry or postgraduate research requiring the use of liquid chromatography.)

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