Is Separation Science in the UK on life support?
Separation Science is a frontline measurement tool in academia and across the chemical and bio industries. For the UK to remain competitive globally, we must address the state of teaching and research for separation science in the UK.
In June 2023 The Community of Analytical Science (CAMS), the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and The Chromatographic Society (ChromSoc) organised the event ‘The State of Separation Science in the UK' with the aim of identifying, with the help of prominent UK and international experts in Separation Science, specific actions that the Separation Science community can take to rectify the situation and address future needs. The event highlighted recommendations and requirements for the field with a view to encourage policy dialogue with funding and other bodies.
The morning session consisted of a series of presentations reflecting on the current state of UK separation science and included international researchers who can provide insight into their countries’ thriving separation science communities.
The afternoon session, attendees participated in a workshop to discuss questions, brainstorm ideas, identify problems and develop solutions to improve the state of Separation Science in the UK.
Since then we are reaching out to the community and gathering feedback. Informative sessions have taken place in the SINs Conference 2023 and REID Bio Analytical Forum 2023.
If you would like to contribute to the discussion you can contact the CAMS secretariat firstname.lastname@example.org or leave comments on the Jamboards. (See top left to access Jamboards)