Challenges in Analysis of Complex Natural Mixtures – Faraday Discussion

Most naturally occurring systems can be characterised as complex mixtures. The focus of this Faraday Discussion is on mixtures of small molecules: environmental matrices such as soil, dissolved organic matter, organic molecules contained in atmospheric aerosol particles, or crude oil; biofluids; and man-made mixtures of small molecules such as food, beverages or plant extracts. The techniques best positioned to tackle such mixtures experimentally include mass spectrometry, chromatography, NMR spectroscopy, or new alternative techniques, including combinations of the above methods.

  • Dealing with Complexity
  • High-resolution Techniques
  • Data Mining and Visualisation
  • Future Challenges and New Approaches

Faraday Discussions have a special format where research papers written by the speakers are distributed to all participants before the meeting, and most of the meeting is devoted to discussing the papers. Everyone contributes to the discussion - including presenting their own relevant research. The research papers and a record of the discussion are published in the journal Faraday Discussions.

  • 27 August 2018 – Oral abstract deadline
  • 4 March 2019 - Poster abstract deadline
  • 25 March 2019 – Early bird registration deadline (for discounted rate)
  • 15 April 2019 – Standard registration deadline

Reduced conference fees are available for Royal Society of Chemistry members and student delegates. Travel grants of up to £800 are also available for Royal Society of Chemistry members. Additional information is available here.

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