SinS - Abstract

Abstract Title: Reuse of Mass Spectrometry Systems for Academics in Developing Countries
Presenter Name: Dr Giles Edwards
Co-authors:Mr Sukhdev Bangor
Dr Fyaz Ismail
Mr Almas Khan
Dr Diane Turner
Company/Organisation: Recycling Organisation for Research Opportunities
Country: United Kingdom

Abstract Information :

The Recycling Organisation for Research Opportunities or RORO for short was registered as a charity in England and Wales in 2009. The main mission of the charity is to provide sophisticated scientific analytical instrumentation to academics in developing countries for teaching and research. RORO collects redundant instrumentation, refurbishes it, organises shipping, instalation, provides on site RSC practical based acredited training and continued technical support. To date we have deployed instrumentation mainly tandem quadrupole LC-MS/MS systems in Ethiopia, Kenya, Cameroon, Ghana, Namibia, Pakistan, Oman, Egypt, South Sudan, Mongolia, Uganda and Nepal. This work ensures that scientists who cannot afford the capital cost of instrumentation get the chance to perform their own analysis, have research opportunities and can take ownership of the entire analytical process. RORO aims to contributes to the United Nations sustainability development goals through capacity building, knoledge share and promoted international collaboration giving scientists from accross the world a more equal footing. The charities activities have been completed with assistance from many UK based industrial and academic supporters. The aim of this poster presentation is to highlight the voluntary work we do at RORO and see if there are any delegates at SinS who can assist us with attaining these sustainability development goals with their time, expertise or other offers of support.