POSTPONED: GCMS Training: A Hands on Approach Kenya - June 2020

22 - 26 June 2020, Nairobi, Kenya

Due to the ongoing global situation with the new coronavirus, the Kenyan authorities have taken the decision to close all schools and universities due to coronavirus.  This means we have to postpone the GC-MS course that was due to take place from 22nd June. We will be rescheduling this for another time and we thank you for your patience while arrange this.

This workshop is supported by GSK as part of our five-year partnership to enhance the capabilities of African scientists in modern analytical techniques. 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. These courses will take place in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria in 2020.

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.

The training course will cover the practical aspects of Gas Chromatography, method development, quantitative analysis and spectral interpretation of GC-MS.  This course has been independently verified through peer review and formally approved by Royal Society of Chemistry to be of high quality and suitable for professional development of chemical scientists.


Places are limited to 15 delegates only. The delegates for this course will be selected from those who applied for the March GCMS course.  No new applications will be received.   
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 at each course for those traveling from elsewhere in Africa.

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

Please note – we have added this course in response to the  high number of applications for the March GCMS course.
Enquiries may be sent to Dr Helen Driver, Royal Society of Chemistry ( and Erick Awas, University of Nairobi (
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

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

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