Lab Innovations is held on the 7 & 8 November 2012, in Birmingham NEC.
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is bringing together leading experts in chromatography, biopharmaceuticals and environmental forensics, lab health and safety plus career development specialists to speak at the event.
The two-day conference will focus on analytical chemistry - including the latest advances in measurement, life sciences and environmental research - plus continual professional development and health and safety.
The industrial researchers, world-renowned academics, spin-out researchers and technical sales managers addressing the conference include Lee Coney, Chief Scientific Officer – Biologics, at NDA Analytics who’s talking about ‘The application of bioassays for the development of biopharmaceuticals.’
Lee Coney will be discussing different assays formatted, used to screen lead candidates, characterise drug biology, batch release and determine neutralising antibody immunogenicity, highlighting the importance of sound scientific principles and multidisciplinary interactions during product development.
The conference will also feature a talk by David Collins from the Irish Separation Science Cluster (ISSC) based at Dublin City University. David will be talking about some emerging technologies within the group, specifically in instrumentation development.
On the environmental front, Dr Stephen M Mudge, Managing Scientist in Environmental Forensics at Exponent UK will discuss ‘what’s the right analysis for the job’, when it comes to identifying sources of contaminants in the environment.
The scientific sessions will also include talks by Katya Nesterenko, Dublin City University, Irish Separation Science Cluster – team leader, Paul Gabbott, Thermal and Elemental Analysis, PETA Solutions and Thermal Instruments Ltd, UK and Dr. Laura Waters of the University of Huddersfield.
In 2011 Dr Waters was awarded the JPAG Analytical Science Award for her pharmaceutical research, the British Science Association Darwin Award for public engagement and the Intelligent Formulation Award for the promotion of formulation. More recently she won the Geoffrey Phillips Analytical Science Award 2012.
In addition to latest scientific thinking, the two-day programme will also address a range of practical issues through workshops and walk-in sessions ranging from health & safety obligations to information on getting the most out of continual professional development (CPD).