Analytical Biosciences Group

Analytical Biosciences

The Analytical Biosciences Group (ABG) is one of the many Interest Groups within the Royal Society of Chemistry, bringing together members with an interest in the use of analytical chemistry techniques in "bio" applications, and promoting the development and propagation of such techniques. 


The ABG came into being in 1945 as the Biological Methods Group when it first became obvious that the properties of complex new pharmaceuticals, such as penicillins, could not be adequately characterised by traditional analytical chemistry alone. Thus it acted as an early forum for the development of bioassays for drug potency.

The field of analytical biosciences has expanded massively from these beginnings and the ABG has evolved to promote the development and application of a wide range of bioanalytical techniques.


The principal purpose of the ABG is to sponsor and organise events in the field of analytical biosciences in order to disseminate information and promote networking. The committee use RSC funds to sponsor conferences, seminars, training courses, etc. in relevant subject areas. Sometimes such events arise directly from ABG discussions but often the ABG will co-sponsor events already being planned by other parties providing financial support, publicity, and/or administrative input. 

As well as carrying out activities directly supporting the ABG’s aims, together with the associated administrative tasks, committee members try to maintain good links with other groups and organisations which have complementary interests including other groups within the RSC.

For further information on how we can support you, please see our section on Awards and Sponsorship.


The Analytical Biosciences Group promotes its interests through various activities including meetings, sponsorships and bursaries. For updates on our recent activities, please visit our News Page.

Connect with us

The ABG stays up to date with its members through its twitter page. Follow us using @RSC_ABG.
Alternatively, see the Activities section of our website.


Further information about the ABG bursaries and awards

Join this Interest Group

If you are a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and would like to join an Interest Group, please contact Membership Department using the email link below with:

  • your name
  • your membership number
  • state the name of the group you wish to join    

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Contact and Further Information

Membership Department
Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432 141