Royal Society of Chemistry commits to Lab Innovations 2017
30 Aug 2017
Lab Innovations continues its association with the Royal Society of Chemistry with a range of sessions at this year's event.
The UK’s only dedicated showcase for laboratory, analytical and biotech equipment will return to the NEC, Birmingham, for its sixth consecutive year on the 1st and 2nd of November 2017. The free-to-attend gathering is the largest of laboratory suppliers in the UK, and attracts professionals across a wide range of sectors, from pharmaceuticals to food and drink.
As part of more than 35 hours of seminars and conferences focused on current hot topics, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), theatre will put the spotlight on the analysis of illicit substances – including cannabis, so-called ‘legal highs’ and counterfeit pharmaceuticals – as well as laboratory automation and in-process analysis. For the first time, there will also be sessions from the Royal Society of Chemistry’s careers service.
Keynote presentations make an important contribution to the conference arena, and the RSC has drawn on its in-house knowledge and extensive network of contacts in the field to bring two exceptional speakers on board; science writer and broadcaster Adam Rutherford, and award-winning product design engineer Jude Pullen.
Adam, the host of BBC Radio 4’s flagship science programme, Inside Science, and a scientific adviser for films such as Björk’s Biophilia Live, World War Z, Kingsman: The Secret Service and Ex Machina, will be talking about Pipetting in Hollywood: my life as a scientific advisor in films.
This will be complemented by an anecdotal look into Scratching the inventor's itch, drawing on Jude’s fascination with solving unconventional problems and his experiences as a member of the BBC’s successful Big Life Fix team to foster different innovation strategies while maintaining commercial viability.