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Welcome to ISC 2016

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the organising committee of the 31st International Symposium on Chromatography – ISC 2016 – it is our pleasure to invite you to come to Cork, Ireland, from the 28th August- 1st September 2016.

Cork City, the capital of Ireland’s south-west region, is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, and a powerhouse   of   economic,   industrial   and   business   development.   Cork is a major European centre for the life science industry with nine of the top ten global pharmaceutical companies in the world located in the greater Cork area and seven out of ten of the world’s best-selling drugs are produced here.

The major focus of the symposium will be on the impact and continuing contribution of chromatography and separation science to meet the needs of the pharmaceutical, food, health, science and medicine industry. The symposium programme will reflect these themes and highlight new challenges and emerging opportunities for the science and marketing of separation and detection systems and methods.

As an integral part of the scientific program of lectures and poster sessions, an international exhibition and vendor lecture series on instrumentation and services for chromatography, separation science and mass spectrometry will be organised. ISC 2016 will provide the perfect forum for attendees from academia, industry and government research institutions for scientific exchange and networking. Up to 800 participants from Europe and overseas are expected.

University College Cork is located in downtown Cork City, just ten minutes from Cork International Airport. The airport is easily accessible, providing direct flights to many locations throughout Europe, with nearby Shannon International Airport providing direct flights from the US and Canada.

Cork City has a rich history, dating back to a monastic settlement founded by St Finbar in the sixth century and between 915 and 922, when Viking settlers established a trading community. The River Lee  flows  through  the  beautiful city,  an  island  in  the  river  forming  the  main  part  of  the  city centre  just  before  the  Lee  flows onward into Cork  Harbour,  the world’s second largest natural harbour, after Sydney Harbour, Australia. The City still  retains  the  pleasant  charm  and  friendliness  of  a  country  town and nearby at Cobh, you can stand at the last port of call of the Titanic, on its fateful maiden journey.

One of Europe’s most beautiful regions, with popular tourist destinations such as Blarney and Kinsale, Cork is set alongside 1,110km of coastline and beaches, hiking and cycling routes, world-class golf courses, excellent hotels and restaurants, with famous traditional music, dancing and the warmest of welcomes.

We are looking forward to making you feel at home in Ireland.

Apryll Stalcup and Jeremy D. Glennon

(Chairpersons of ISC 2016)

Click here to view our scientific committee.