Cancelled: Analytical Research Forum 2020 (ARF20)

16 June 2020, London, United Kingdom

The Analytical Research Forum (ARF) provides the opportunity for early career researchers from analytical communities to present their work, alongside high profile analytical scientists. This flagship event of the Analytical Division will showcase cutting-edge analytical chemistry and applications to stimulate new research, collaboration and engagement between academia and industry.

Our one day format includes keynotes and invited talks, panel discussions about careers in analytical chemistry plus additional oral contributions selected by the Scientific Committee from the submitted abstracts.

The poster session enables yet more participants to share their work in this exciting interdisciplinary meeting for the analytical science community. In addition to opportunities during lunch and refreshment breaks to view the posters, further networking will be possible during an early evening wine reception.

ARF 2020 is not to be missed and the Scientific Committee look forward to welcoming you to Burlington House, Piccadilly, London on 16 June.

Grants for carers

Grants for carers have been introduced following the Royal Society of Chemistry Breaking the barriers report where 78% of chemists working in UK academia felt that managing parenting and/or caring responsibilities has an impact on women’s retention and progression. This fund is not limited to women scientists and welcomes applications from anyone with caring responsibilities, for more information please refer to the ‘bursaries’ section on this page.
Amilra de Silva, Queen's University Belfast, Ireland

A.P. de Silva’s learning and teaching experiences occurred at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and at the Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland. He introduced molecular logic as an experimental field and established the generality of the luminescent PET (photoinduced electron transfer) sensor/switch principle. He also contributed to the chemistry module of the market-leading point-of-care blood gas/electrolyte analyzer, which has sales of 150 M USD for human use (OPTITM) and 400 M USD for veterinary use (VetstatTM) so far. He wrote the book ‘Molecular Logic-based Computation’ which is also available in Chinese and in Japanese.

Amy Managh, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

Amy Managh is a Lecturer in Chemistry at Loughborough University.  She graduated with a PhD in analytical chemistry from Loughborough University in 2015, which she followed by completing an Enterprise Fellowship at the same institution, before joining the academic staff.  Her research focusses on the development and application of enabling technologies for trace elemental measurement.  She worked with industry to develop a leading laser ablation platform, which she is currently using to image the distribution of metallodrugs and microscopic anomalies in tissue.

Philippe Wilson, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom

Philippe completed an MChem(Hons) Chemistry at the University of Bath, before studying for a PhD under Professor Ian Williams at the same institution. Remaining an active Visiting Fellow at Bath, Philippe then moved to an Early Career Academic Fellowship at De Montfort University, Leicester. Over the course of three years, he undertook further roles to be appointed Reader / Associate Professor of Bioanalysis in 2019. In 2020, he was appointed as Head of Conservation of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, to lead their scientific agenda, incorporating his expertise in analytical science and omics techniques, as well as scientific leadership. Additionally, Philippe was appointed as Honorary Professor within the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences at Nottingham Trent University, providing a dual role in terms of academic background and charitable leadership.
Philippe's work has involved applying computational methods to analytical science, coauthoring the 2020 volume in the Computational and Theoretical Chemistry series published by the RSC entitled Computational Techniques in Analytical Chemistry and Bioanalysis. His group were the first to demonstrate the application of robust omics frameworks on the analysis of human biofluids employing low-field, benchtop NMR technologies, and with Professor Williams at Bath, published the SULISO suite for vibrational characterisation and isotope effect calculations. Philippe was named in the 2018 Forbes 30 under 30 list as one of the top 30 young scientists in Europe; awarded a place on the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, International Year of the Periodic Table, regrouping 108 of the world's top young chemists; and was the 2019 recipient of the Royal Society of Chemistry Joseph Black Medal. Philippe sits on the Farm Animal Genetic Resources Committee at Defra, is a Policy Advisor for the EU Commission's ERFP, and part of the Food Standards Agency's Register of Specialists. 

  • Caroline Gauchotte-Lindsay University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Nick Stone University of Exeter, United Kingdom

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