• May 19, 2022 at 10:00 to May 20, 2022 at 17:00
  • Location: Chester Race Course Chester, Cheshire CH1 2LY, United Kingdom
  • Latest Activity: Mar 23

This two-day symposium will look at the developments and challenges in the field of small molecule work with emphasis on pharmaceutical applications. It will look at a range of topics including; challenges and approaches to impurity profiling, applying QbD to method development, HTS and its role in finding new drug candidates, challenges within environmental analysis, latest developments in instrumentation/column technology and discussions on the future of small molecule analysis.

 Leading specialists from industry and academia will explain how they apply theory and latest developments to solve very difficult challenges in this area.

Instrumentation and consumables will be displayed in a comprehensive supporting exhibition from relevant manufacturers.


 Dr Anthony Edge (Avantor), Dr Lewis Couchman (ASI), Prof John Dean (Northumbria University), Tim Underwood (GSK), Sylvain Demanze (AZ), Dr Andrew Feilden (Hall Analytical Laboratories), Keira Bailey (Reach Separations), Dr Simon Hird (Waters), Lewis Jones (Sensient), Dr Leon Barron (Imperial College), Dr Brian Montgomery (Avantor), Prof Peter Myers (Liverpool University)



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Event Registration



Delegate Admission Prices

Member of the Chromatographic Society or one of its affiliated societies

(BMSS, ELRIG or RSC) - £200 + VAT = £240

Non-member rate - £250 + VAT = £300

Bona fide student/Retired rate £100 + VAT = £120

CHROMSOC Industrial and student bursaries are available, for more information and to apply, visit our website.

Student Bursaries - ChromSoc

Please find below the link to register online for the meeting.

If you are attending the conference as a paying delegate, an exhibitor,

or as a complimentary delegate (Chromatographic Society Committee, organiser or invited speaker)

Please click on the link below to register

ChromSoc: Spring Symposium 2022 - Choose Registration (eventscloud.com)


Refreshments will be provided throughout the day for paying delegates, exhibitors and speakers.




This includes a tabletop exhibition stand plus 20 mins lecture time integrated into the programme and 3 free delegate admission places.


This includes a tabletop exhibition stand plus 10 mins lecture time integrated into the programme and 2 free delegate admission places.


This includes a tabletop exhibition stand and 1 free delegate admission place.


To discuss your sponsorship level please contact heather.linnell@agilent.com

Delivery of equipment to Chester Racecourse from exhibiting companies

Chester will accept deliveries of tabletop size equipment & marketing materials a few days before the event, but you MUST let them know the approximate size and weight of all packages sent to:

Exhibiting companies are invited to set up on their allocated exhibit tables in the morning between 8am and 10am Thursday 19th May. 

NOTES:  The exhibition tables available to use are approximately 1 m 50 cm long x 75 cm deep



 DAY ONE - 19th May 2020

9am to 10:30am - Registration desk open:  Tea and Coffee available

10:30 to 10:40am - Introduction and welcome from The Chromatographic Society

 SESSION 1   Small Molecule Analysis - Pharmaceuticals

Part I – The application of HTS to finding new drugs

10:40 to 11:10am - Keynote Speaker – The Use of HTS in the Pharma Industry (title TBC) Tim Underwood, GSK                                                                                                                                        

11:10 to 11:30am - Ultra-fast analysis of small molecules (title TBC) – Dr Lewis Couchman, Analytical Services International Ltd

11:30 to 11:50am  - Automating analytical data batch-processing in Drug Discovery with MGears – Sylvain Demanze, AZ

11:50 to 12:10am  - Supplier Talk

12:10 to 12:30pm - Q&A session with speakers

12:30pm to 14:00pm -  Lunch and Exhibition


SESSION 2   Small Molecule Analysis – Pharmaceuticals

Part II – The analysis of impurities

14:00 to 14:30pm - Counterfeit testing (title TBC) – Lewis Jones, Sensient Flavors

14:30 to 14:50pm - Method development strategies for nitrosamine analysis - Dr Brian Montgomery, Avantor

14:50 to 15:10pm - Extractables and Leachables (title TBC), Dr Andrew Feilden, Hall Analytical

15:10 to 15:30pm - Q&A session with speakers

 15:30 to 16:00pm   Tea Break


 SESSION 3     Small Molecule Analysis – Pharmaceuticals

Part III – Applying QbD to MD

16:00 to 16:30pm - Keynote Speaker – QBD for Small Molecule Analysis – Prof John Dean (Northumbrian University)

16:30 to 16:50pm - TBC

16:50 to 17:10pm - Supplier talk

17:10 to 17:30pm - Q&A session with speakers


DAY TWO - 20th May 2020

 SESSION 4    Challenges in small molecule analysis

Part I – Polar & Chiral compounds


9:00am to 9:30am - Keynote speaker – The role of chrial screening in the analysis of small molecules; asymptotic growth?  Prof John Lough, University of Sunderland

09:30 to 09:50am - Title TBC – Keira Bailey, Reach Separations

09:50 to 10:10am - The use of PGC for the analysis of polar molecules (title TBC) Dr Luisa Pereira, Unilever

10:10 to 10:30am -  Q&A session with speakers

10:30 to 11:00am - Tea Break


SESSION 5   Challenges in small molecule analysis

Part II – Environmental analysis


11:00 to 11:30 - Keynote speaker – Scaling Up Environmental Analysis: Challenges and Opportunities  -  Dr Leon Barron, Imperial College

11:30 to 11:50am -  Bringing reliable determination of anionic polar pesticides in food to the routine laboratory - Dr Simon Hird, Waters

11:50 to 12:10pm - Supplier Talk

12:10 to 12:30 - Q&A session with speakers

12:30pm to 14:00pm -  Lunch and Exhibition


SESSION 6   The future of small molecule analysis


14:00 to 14:30pm - Keynote Speaker   Prof Peter Myers (University of Liverpool)

14:30 to 14:50pm - New developments in the field of Separation Science, Prof Tony Edge (Avantor)

14:50 to 15:10pm - TBC

15:10 to 15:30pm -  Q&A session with speakers



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