Phishing warning 01-May-2024
We are aware of phishing emails targeting speakers of events whose names appear on our events pages. If you are unsure if an email regarding event registration or accommodation has come from us please contact us and do not provide any credit card details or personal information

POSTPONED LCMS Training: A Hands on Approach Kenya July 2020

6 - 10 July 2020, Nairobi, Kenya

After careful consideration of the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, we have made the decision to postpone the GCMS and LCMS courses. The courses are very important to us, but given the latest health news and travel restrictions that delegates are experiencing we have made the difficult decision to postpone. 

The wellbeing of everyone attending any of our events is our number one priority and we believe that postponing is the most sensible approach at the current time. We are grateful for the continued support and commitment of the local organising committees, and we plan to reschedule the conference in the near future. 

The selection process for applicants will still be going ahead, and all delegates will be contacted and an announcement made on this page as soon as new dates are available. 

Please contact us at if you have any questions.

This new LC-MS course is part of our analytical science training programme, supported by GSK.  It will cover the practical aspects of liquid chromatography, method development, quantitative analysis and spectral interpretation of LC-MS.

We will train more than 400 African scientists by the end of 2020, as well as training Local Trainers to train others, leaving a self-sustaining programme and a lasting legacy.

The Pan Africa Chemistry Network was set up by the Royal Society of Chemistry to advance the chemical sciences across Africa by building a self-sustaining science base. This expanded analytical science training programme will develop your practical analytical techniques to solve local challenges and contribute to global scientific knowledge.

Applications are invited for the above training course; we welcome applications from researchers, lecturers, technicians, MSc students and PhD students in the chemical sciences from Universities and research institutions across Africa.

The training course will cover the practical aspects of Liquid Chromatography, method development, quantitative analysis and spectral interpretation of LC-MS.


Places are limited to 15 delegates only. Application deadline 9 March 2020. Travel costs (including all travel, accommodation and food) will be covered.  Preference will be given to scientists in the host country, but there will be a number of places available for those traveling from elsewhere in Africa.
As these LCMS courses are only taking place in Kenya, applicants from Ethiopia, Ghana and Nigeria are eligible to apply for these courses.  We also welcome applications from across Africa.
Also, delegates who have attended a previous PACN LCMS course in Kenya are not eligible to attend again.  This is a repeat of the course run in 2019.

Selection Criteria

The participants will be selected based upon the information provided in your application, against the published selection criteria:
  • All participants should have a HND or BSc (or equivalent) in the chemical sciences, thus demonstrating suitable background knowledge
  • Participants can be MSc students, PhD students, lecturers, researchers, professors or technical staff. A range of experience levels in each course is preferred.
  • Demonstrable benefit to research or teaching in your home institution
  • Strong relevance to your current or planned research or teaching area
  • Potential impact upon the individual’s experience and career prospects
  • Immediate application of the techniques learnt
  • Access to equipment in your home country will be considered
  • Benefit to home institution and the wider chemistry community in your country

How to apply

To apply please use the link in this section, you must:
  • Complete the required online application form
  • Upload a current CV (maximum length of 2 pages)
  • Upload a letter of introduction and recommendation from one referee (for students only)
Delegates will be selected from the information provided in your application form.  Please click on the link at the top of this page to complete your application.  All applications must be received by the published deadline and we do not accept applications by email.

Please note – we receive high number of applications for these courses. So, please take your time to consider your answers to the questions in the form, as this will be the basis for your acceptance/rejection.

This course is also being run in August 2020, please indicate your preferred date at the end of your application.

Enquiries may be sent to Dr Helen Driver, Royal Society of Chemistry ( and the PACN Administrator in Kenya


This will be provided for all delegates, including food.  All delegates and trainers will be staying in a guest house close to the University.
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, 0, Kenya

Contact information
Showing all upcoming events
Start Date
End Date
Subject area
Event type


E-mail Enquiry