15th International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Separation Technology

HTC will been held in the UK for only the second time on 24th - 26th January at Cardiff City Hall and will be the premier analytical meeting in the UK for 2018, attracting national and internationally renowned scientist. The Meeting is organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry Separation Science Group with the Royal Flemish Chemical Society.

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The Conference will include 5 Plenary lectures, 16 Keynote lectures, 8 Tutorial lectures, 48 Oral presentations and 24 early career researcher (ECR) presentations plus daily poster sessions. The programme will include topics such as Big Data, Fundamentals and Exploiting Separation Science, (R)evolutions in Biopharmaceutical Analysis, Food and Drink, Environmental, Comprehensive Chromatography and many more. There will also be a dedicated ECR programme as one of the three parallel sessions. We have successfully secured sponsorship for ECRs and will be able to offer free registration for presenters in this session, see Bursary guidelines.

Confirmed Plenary Lectures will be:
  • Prof Rob Beynon (University of Liverpool)
  • Prof Tuulia Hyötyläinen (Örebro University)
  • Dr Eric Little (Othus Inc)
  • Prof Peter Schoenmakers (University of Amsterdam)
  • Prof Peter Myers (Knox Lecture)
Confirmed Speakers will be:
  • Alex Hodgson (VUV Analytics)
  • An Adams (Dow)
  • Angela Taylor (University of Birmingham)
  • Anthony Gravell (Natural Resources Wales)
  • Aysegul Dogan (Hacettepe University)
  • Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern (University of Bath)
  • Benjamin Woolford-Lim (GlaxoSmithKline)
  • Bob Boughtflower (GSK)
  • Camilla Liscio (Anatune)
  • Caroline West (University of Orleans)
  • Christianne Wicking (BP)
  • Claire Eyers (University of Liverpool)
  • Corentin Decroo (Umons)
  • Cris Lapthorn (GSK)
  • Dandan Yan (Unversity of Tasmania)
  • Davy GUILLARME (University of Geneva)
  • Diana Palacio (University of Warwick)
  • Elise Lemasson (Institut de Chimie Organique et Analytique (ICOA))
  • Elizabeth Want (Imperial College London)
  • Erwin Adams (Pharmaceutical Analysis - KU Leuven)
  • Erwin Kaal (DSM)
  • Felicity Elder (University of Bath)
  • Filip Cuyckens (Janssen R&D)
  • Florian Fuessl (NIBRT)
  • Frank Steiner (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
  • Gabriel Vivo-Truyols (Tecnometrix)
  • Hans Gerd Janssen (Unileve Research and University of Amsterdam)
  • Jack Rice (University of Bath)
  • James Diekmann (VUV Analytics)
  • Joanne Roberts (Glasgow Caledonian University)
  • Johannes Hoepfner (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT))
  • John Barr (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
  • John Dean (Northumbria University)
  • John Walsby-Tickle (University of Oxford)
  • Jose Luis Dores-Sousa (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
  • Julie Herniman (University of Southampton)
  • Kai Chen (University of Liege)
  • Kevin Giles (Waters Corporation)
  • Konstantin Shoykhet (Agilent Technologies)
  • Lara Kelly (Markes International Ltd)
  • Laura McGregor (SepSolve Analytical)
  • Leon Barron (King's College London)
  • Luigi Mondello (University of Messina)
  • Marco Ruijken (MsMetrix)
  • Marion Iguiniz (Universite de Lyon)
  • Mariosimone Zoccali (University of Messina)
  • Mary Thomas (University of Warwick)
  • Mathijs Baert (Ghent University)
  • Michael Laemmerhofer (University of Tuebingen)
  • Michal Holcapek (University of Pardubice)
  • Monika Dittmann (Agilent Technologies)
  • Natasha D. Spadafora (University of Calabria/Markes International)
  • Nico Apel (Fraunhofer LBF)
  • Paola Dugo (University of Messina)
  • Peter Myers (University of Liverpool)
  • Rachel Townsend (Swansea University)
  • Ralf Zimmermann
  • Ravindra Hegade (Ghent University)
  • Remy Gavard (University of Warwick)
  • Ruben Epping (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM))
  • Samuel Ellick (University of Bristol)
  • Sara Stead (Waters Corporation)
  • Sebastiaan Eeltink (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
  • Sheelan Ahmad (GlaxoSmithKline)
  • Stephen Lock (Sciex)
  • Szabolcs Fekete (University of Geneva)
  • Tomas Leek (AstraZeneca)
  • Tung-Hu Tsai (National United University / National Yang-Ming University)
  • Vincent Pepermans (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
  • Yannick Van Wanseele (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
  • Yvan Vanderheyden (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
  • Zsuzsanna Kuklenyik (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Conference registration is open now and abstract submission closes on 16th October 2017. The aim is for 50-60% of presentations to be via abstract submission so please submit your abstracts now .

Alongside the core scientific programme, the symposium will host an attractive technical exhibition where companies active in the field will present their latest developments in instrumentation, software and applications related to the hyphenation of separation, detection and sample preparation techniques topped with technical seminars.

Cardiff is the closest capital city to London and Cardiff Airport is just a 20 minute journey, easily accessible by car or shuttle, and Bristol International Airport is only 1 hour away with fights from 112 difference countries.

If travelling via London remember to book your onwards journey in advance. We can offer an exclusive deal from Great Western Railway (GWR). This offers reduced rates for delegates traveling at any time to Cardiff Central Station from all main GWR stations, including London Paddington, as well as many connecting routes to Great Western Railway from Home Counties, You can see the details for this here.

The conference will be preceded by three short courses on the 23rd January 2018 covering Practical SFC, Biopharmaceuticals and the other Statistical analysis of chromatographic data: a practical guide.

There will be the usual networking opportunities outside the scientific sessions with a full social programme and conference dinner which will be held at the Museum of Wales.

On behalf of the Organising Committee I look forward to welcoming you to HTC-15 in the historic city of Cardiff, and to Cardiff City Hall, the centrepiece of one of the world's finest civic centres and an area of impressive buildings, landscaped gardens and tree-lined avenues.

The HTC conference will be held in the UK for only the second time in its history, and will be the premier analytical meeting in the UK for 2018, attracting national and internationally renowned scientists. The meeting is organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry Separation Science Group, together with the Royal Flemish Chemical Society (KVCV).

Professor John Langley, Chair of HTC-15