The Grass Roots 3 event will look to build on the fundamental chromatography taught on the previous Grass Roots courses in Grasmere or Church Stretton. The course will focus on reversed-phase method development for small molecules. This will be of particular relevance for attendees working with pharmaceutical compounds, but the concepts and approaches will be equally relevant to those working in the agrochemical, food, environmental and other industries. 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. Roman Szucs (Pfizer) and Dr Paul Ferguson (AstraZeneca)). While the meeting will be primarily educational, there will also be extensive opportunities for networking (on walks included in the programme) and socialising.
Full and partial bursaries are available for PhD students to attend this event. Additionally PASG bursaries are available for post-doctoral researchers, lecturers and industrialists in SMEs. Guidance on applying for these bursaries may be found on the
Grass Roots website.
Additional information including Registration, Accommodation and the Meeting Programme can also be found on the Grass Roots website.
Most naturally occurring systems can be characterised as complex mixtures. The focus of this Faraday Discussion is on mixtures of small molecules:
environmental matrices such as soil, dissolved organic matter, organic molecules contained in atmospheric aerosol particles, or crude oil; biofluids; and man-made mixtures of small molecules such as food, beverages or plant extracts. The techniques best positioned to tackle such mixtures experimentally include mass spectrometry, chromatography, NMR spectroscopy, or new alternative techniques, including combinations of the above methods.
Dealing with Complexity
Data Mining and Visualisation
Future Challenges and New Approaches
Faraday Discussions have a special format where research papers written by the speakers are distributed to all participants before the meeting, and most of the meeting is devoted to discussing the papers. Everyone contributes to the discussion - including presenting their own relevant research. The research papers and a record of the discussion are published in the journal Faraday Discussions.
27 August 2018 – Oral abstract deadline
4 March 2019 - Poster abstract deadline
25 March 2019 – Early bird registration deadline (for discounted rate)
15 April 2019 – Standard registration deadline
Reduced conference fees are available for Royal Society of Chemistry members and student delegates. Travel grants of up to £800 are also available for Royal Society of Chemistry members.