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Analytical research forum 2023 (ARF 23)

8 June 2023, London, United Kingdom

The Analytical research forum (ARF) provides an opportunity for PhD students and early career researchers from analytical science communities to present their work alongside high profile scientists. The event will showcase cutting-edge analytical chemistry and applications to stimulate new research, collaboration and engagement between academia and industry.

This forum will be a hybrid event, allowing participation both in person and online. All oral talks will be livestreamed on 8 June 2023. The poster session will be in-person only.

Join us in London in June 2023.  Our one day format includes keynotes and invited talks, panel discussions plus additional oral contributions selected by the Scientific Committee from the submitted abstracts.

Helen Cooper, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Helen J. Cooper is Professor of Mass Spectrometry and EPSRC Fellow in the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham. She obtained her BSc and PhD in Chemistry from the University of Warwick, before undertaking postdoctoral research at Florida State University. On returning to the UK, she established her independent career at the University of Birmingham.  Her research focuses on developing mass spectrometry methods for in situ analysis of proteins. The aim is to combine ambient mass spectrometry, ion mobility spectrometry and native mass spectrometry to obtain spatial and structural information about proteins and their complexes directly from their physiological environment. She is a Director of the Rosalind Franklin Institute, Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry and serves on the Editorial Board of Analysis & Sensing. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. She was the winner of the 2022 RSC Theophilus Redwood Award.
Talk title: Native ambient mass spectrometry: In situ analysis of proteins in tissue

Camilla Liscio , Element Materials Technology, United Kingdom

Camilla Liscio is the Principal Scientist at Element Laboratory Solutions-Cambridge, passionate about helping scientists implement automation, and its synergy with data analytics, within their laboratories. After a master’s degree in Chemistry at the University of Genoa, Italy, she continued her academic education path with a PhD in Analytical Sciences, followed by a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship which brought her to the UK. Once her postdoctoral experience was complete, she moved to industry spending three years as a Researcher in the Organic Analysis team at the National Measurement Laboratory (NML),  LGC, Teddington. In 2016 she started her journey with automation when she joined Element (formerly Anatune) as an Application Chemist. In 2021 she accepted the Principal Scientist role and now looks after the operational and R&D side of the Applications team. When she is not in the lab developing new automated applications, she can be found in the kitchen cooking, walking her Japanese Spitz Scintilla or crafting.
Talk title: Stories of innovation: how to find the right tool in the "wrong" toolbox

Bhavik Patel, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

Bhavik Patel is a Professor of Clinical and Bioanalytical Chemistry at the University of Brighton. He completed his PhD in 2005 in Bioengineering at Imperial College London and shortly after secured an EPSRC Life Sciences Fellowship. He was appointed lecturer at the University of Brighton in 2010 and progressed to the ranks of Professor in 2019. He was awarded the GlaxoSmithKline Emerging Scientist Award in 2013, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Science Award in 2015 and the RSC Excellence in Higher Education Award in 2021. His research is focused on the development of electroanalytical sensors to understand the role of biological signalling molecules in the bowel and bladder with age and disease.
Talk title: Ex Vivo Intestinal Electrochemical Sensing Devices

Abstract Submission
Abstract submission is now closed.

This forum will be a hybrid event, allowing participation both in person and online. All oral talks will be livestreamed on 8 June 2023. The poster session will be in-person only.

We encourage abstract submissions from all areas of analytical and bioanalytical research across all applications including, but not limited to:
  • Spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and electroanalysis
  • Sampling and separation
  • Omics
  • Sensors
  • Chemometrics and data analysis
  • Applications in diagnostics, pharmaceutical analysis, forensics and environmental.
We welcome abstracts from PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and early career scientists.

Registration has now ended though if you would like to still join us, virtual registration will still be available.  Please email to organise this.

Planning your trip

We encourage delegates who are planning to attend events in person to arrange suitable travel and accommodation insurance, which should include cover for the postponement or cancellation of travel caused by regulations and guidelines relating to Covid-19. We also recommend considering flexible travel and accommodation booking options where possible.

This event will be a hybrid event, allowing participation both in person and online.

In-person registration includes:
  • Attendance at all scientific sessions
  • Attendance at the poster session
  • Access to online exhibitor/sponsor virtual rooms
  • Refreshments throughout the meeting and lunch
  • Attendance at the drinks reception
  • Access to the online abstract book
  • Access to recordings of all scientific sessions post-event
  • Access to careers panel
Fees are as follows:
Type Cost (excluding VAT) Cost (including VAT)
RSC Member* £56.88 £68.25
Non-member**    £65.63 £78.75
Student RSC Member £35 £42
Student Non-member £43.75 £52.50

Virtual registration includes
  • Attendance at all scientific sessions via the Royal Society of Chemistry’s virtual conference platform
  • Access to online exhibitor/sponsor virtual rooms
  • Access to the online abstract book
  • Access to recordings of all scientific sessions post-event
  • Access to careers panel
Fees are as follows:
Type Cost (excluding VAT) Cost (including VAT)
RSC Member* £21.88 £26.25
Non-member** £26.25 £31.50
RSC Student Member £8.75 £10.50
Student Non-member £13.13 £15.75

Retired members are offered a 40% discount on the member rate.  Please contact the events team for the discount code

* If you are an Royal Society of Chemistry member and wish to register for this meeting, please select the member option on the online registration page. You will need to enter your membership number.

**For non-member registrants, affiliate membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry for 2023 is available, the affiliate membership application will be processed and commence once the registrant has attended the event. 

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The Analytical research forum bursary scheme (funded by the ACTF)

The purpose of the Analytical research forum (ARF) bursary scheme is to assist PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, and employees of SMEs to attend and participate in the annual Analytical research forum (ARF) meeting at Burlington House, London.

Application & regulations

The maximum bursary is £250 per person. The only exceptions, at the discretion of the Trust Secretary, are for applicants traveling from distant locations within the UK or the Republic of Ireland. Only post-graduate or PhD students registered at UK or Republic of Ireland Higher Education institutes or employees of SMEs in the UK or Republic of Ireland are eligible for the bursary scheme. Applications must be received by Dr Ruth Hearn, Trust Secretary ( on the application form by 25 May 2023. For the bursary award to be activated, the applicant must register and initially pay the relevant in-person ARF registration fee. The registration fee will be reimbursed with other valid expenses after the event. 
Sponsorship & supporting organisations
A selection of sponsorship opportunities are available for companies who would like to promote their activities at the Analytical Research Forum 2023 (ARF23).

As well as booking an exhibition space and a virtual booth, there are opportunities to advertise in the abstract book. A sponsorship menu document is available to download from this page with more details and prices.

If you would like more information about sponsoring the Analytical Research Forum 2023 (ARF23), please contact the Commercial Sales Department at the Royal Society of Chemistry on Sponsorship Menu
The Royal Society of Chemistry

Royal Society of Chemistry, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA, United Kingdom

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