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.
How to Join
RSC members can join the Analytical Biosciences Group by updating their details in the “My communities and subscriptions” tab of the online RSC membership area. Please click here to login and add to your list of Interest Groups.
The Analytical Biosciences Group honours the contributions of outstanding members.
Forthcoming events organised by the Analytical Biosciences Group.
Contact the Secretary
For further information on the Analytical Biosciences Group you can contact the Secretary, Dr Nikola P. Chmel.
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