5th RSC Analytical Biosciences Early Career Researcher Meeting

Thursday 22 March 2018, 10.00AM

The meeting will be held on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd March 2018

Location: Department of Chemistry

Welcome to the Royal Society of Chemistry Analytical Biosciences Group Early Career Researcher Meeting (ECRM2018) at the University of York. The meeting aims to engage early career researchers in debate and discussions about all areas of analytical biosciences, and provide the opportunity to network with other researchers in the field.

Plenary speakers will begin each session with an exciting founding perspective and vision of a technique, followed by peer-reviewed papers from early career researchers. Together, this will provide an overview of current research into new technologies and applications.

We aim to give delegates a broad overview of the current state of the art for analytical techniques, with detailed examples of their applications in biosciences. As such, each contribution will aim to demonstrate the quality and value of each methodology.

Meeting Schedule: ECRM Schedule (PDF  , 232kb)

More information about the meeting 

Registration and abstract submission

Book your place at the meeting via our online store

Registration is open to anyone with an interest in analytical biosciences! Registration costs include abstract book, coffee and lunch breaks for the two days, and a wine reception and informal conference dinner on the Thursday evening. 

The deadlines for abstract submission have now passed. For late registrations, please contact kirsty.high@york.ac.uk directly

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the numerous bursary schemes offered by the RSC if required. 


Early bird registration deadline    2 February 2018
Oral abstracts and poster abstracts deadline  23 February 2018

Standard registration deadline

2 March 2018

Keynote Speakers

Adrian Charlton, Food and Environment Research Agency, United Kingdom

Julie Evans, Forensic Toxicologist, Alere Forensics, United Kingdom

Sarah Fiddyment
, University of York, United Kingdom

Kate Groves
, Research analyst, LCG, United Kingdom

Nick Tucker
, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

Blanaid White
, Dublin City University, Ireland

Robert Bowles, Royal Society of Chemistry Careers Specialist

Careers workshop and panel discussion, CV clinics available to RSC members.

Organisation Committee

The ECRM conference is organised by the Analytical Biosciences Group, Royal Society of Chemistry.

The local organising committee are: 

  • Kirsty High, Department of Chemistry, University of York
  • Elizabeth Dickinson, Department of Chemistry, University of York

For further information, please contact: Kirsty.high@york.ac.uk

You can also follow the analytical biosciences group on Twitter for news about the meeting: @RSC_ABG

Venue and logistics

The Department of Chemistry is located on the main university campus, located to the southeast of the city of York.

York is easily accessible by rail, being located on the mainline between London and Edinburgh. By road, both the city and university are well linked to the M1 via the A64. 

For more information and an interactive map, please visit: 


York has a wealth of accommodation options, ranging from small B&Bs to luxury hotels. The following budget hotels are ideal for access to the Department of Chemistry: 





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Thanks to generous support from Agilent, Sygenta and Jasco, we are pleased to be able to give prizes for the best poster and short talk.