EMSG Ardgour Symposium 16-20 Sept 2019

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The 14th Ardgour Symposium will be held from the 16th to 20th September 2019 at The Mermaid Inn (map), in the picturesque Peak District, in the UK.

Sponsored by Waters Inc.

We are very grateful to Waters for helping sponsor this meeting.

If you would also like to sponsor the meeting, then please email us using the contact information below.

About the Ardgour Symposium

The Ardgour Symposium is an interdisciplinary scientific meeting centered around the users and developers of scientific instrumentation.  Innovation often comes from joining up the gaps that are left between scientific disciplines – the Ardgour Symposium exists to provide a forum where scientists from different areas can meet, network and discuss solutions to real world analytical problems.  It was developed to counter the practical partitioning of scientists into disparate silos.

The Symposium structure has been refined over the years to provide an environment that is designed to foster the development of new productive networks.  The meeting has a mixture of scientific sessions (every attendee has a speaking slot), group networking sessions and free discussion time.

The meeting is kept small in size and is self catering; the meeting is split into cooking teams – each team cooks for one night.  Both of these features have been specifically included so that participants have the opportunity to get to know the other attendees in both scientific and non-scientific environments – something that we know is key to building long term working relationships.  The meeting also has a free bar – how many of the best scientific ideas had been cracked over a fine single malt or a bottle of wine?  By the end of the meeting, you should have had the chance to get to know your fellow attendees well enough to either have a great idea you want to work on with them straight away or that you will feel able to call them up two years later to ask their advice or get their input.

About the EMSG

The Exploratory Measurement Science Group (EMSG) is an independent scientific society that originally grew out of the University of Edinburgh’s Department of Chemistry under the leadership of Dr Pat Langridge-Smith.

Over the past 15 years, the EMSG has turned into an international society comprising a growing network of scientists and researchers, who are interested in the development and applications of advanced analytical instrumentation. The society’s aim is to encourage cross-discipline interaction and innovative problem solving between the users and developers of analytical instrumentation. Every society member is encouraged to help enlarge the network by introducing new people who can bring new expertise and perspectives to bear, and so foster exciting collaborations or cross-fertilisation of ideas between scientists of different disciplines who might not otherwise meet.

The Exploratory Measurement Science Group (EMSG) is an independent scientific society that originally grew out of the University of Edinburgh’s Department of Chemistry under the leadership of Dr Pat Langridge-Smith.
Over the past 15 years, the EMSG has turned into an international society comprising a growing network of scientists and researchers, who are interested in the development and applications of advanced analytical instrumentation. The society’s aim is to encourage cross-discipline interaction and innovative problem solving between the users and developers of analytical instrumentation. Every society member is encouraged to help enlarge the network by introducing new people who can bring new expertise and perspectives to bear, and so foster exciting collaborations or cross-fertilisation of ideas between scientists of different disciplines who might not otherwise meet.

The Ardgour Symposium is one of the tools used to advance the society’s aim by bringing together invited advanced instrumentation developers and users from a wide variety of fields, from within and without the existing EMSG, to promote innovation, problem sharing and networking in the field of analytical instrumentation.

Any field of science is of interest providing it can bring some influence to bear on exploratory measurement science and the development and applications of improved analytical instrumentation: including separation science, mass spectrometry, spectroscopy, computation, transduction, electronics and systems engineering.

Registration

Registration is now open. Please use this link to register for the symposium. Simply choose what type of registration you want (Standard or Student etc.), then click “register” which will take you through to our PayPal payment system:


Registration




Delegate Information

The Symposium will start and finish at Waters HQ in Wilmslow, Manchester.

The week starts with a meet-and-greet session, at Waters HQ, on Monday morning. After lunch, the group will travel to the venue in the peak district – we will provide transport.

The scientific programme will be held during Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  All attendees get a speaking slot.

We will travel back to Waters, in Wilmslow, on Friday after breakfast.

There are excellent walking and other activities around the Peak District – but please bring appropriate outdoors clothing if you want to explore.

Meeting Info Pages

  • These will be updated closer to the event.

Keep in Touch

Keep in touch with meeting information by joining one of our social media groups:

EMSG Ardgour Facebook Group
EMSG Ardgour LinkedIn Group

Contact Information

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