Event Preview: ISSS 2023

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Column, September 2023, Volume 19, Issue 9
Pages: 23–24

The 27th International Symposium on Separation Sciences (ISSS 2023) will be held 24–27 September 2023 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Here’s a sneak preview of what attendees can look forwards to.

The 27th International Symposium on Separation Sciences (ISSS 2023) will be held 24–27 September 2023 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and will be focused on fundamental and practical aspects of separation and detection methods, as well as hyphenated, multidimensional, and miniaturized techniques applied for analytical, preparative, and industrial purposes.

ISSS symposia are itinerant scientific meetings organized annually, in turn, by each of the 11 member countries of the Central European Group for Separation Sciences, namely in membership order: Croatia (1998), Slovenia (1998), Slovakia (1998), Hungary (1998), Czech Republic (1999), Austria (2000), Italy (2000), Poland (2000), Ukraine (2007), Romania (2008), and Serbia (2019).

This year, for the second time, the ISSS symposium is organized in Cluj-Napoca by the Separation Sciences’ Section of the Romanian Chemical Society, under its auspices as well as those of the Central European Group for Separation Sciences, the European Society for Separation Science, the Babeș-Bolyai University, and the Romanian Ministry of Research, Innovation, and Digitization.

The scientific programme includes plenary (7) and keynote (20) lectures by invited speakers and recognized scientists, as well as numerous oral, flash, and poster presentations by participants working in the field of separation sciences, senior scientists, young researchers, PhD students, and others.

Topics cover the fields of gas chromatography (GC), liquid chromatography (LC), thin-layer chromatography (TLC), ion chromatography (IC), supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC), capillary electrophoresis (CE), electromigration techniques, hyphenated techniques, multidimensional separations, miniaturized separation techniques, sample preparation techniques, environmental analysis, food analysis, pharmaceutical analysis, clinical analysis, forensic analysis, natural product analysis, industrial analysis, chemometrics, and more.


ISSS promotes separation sciences among the younger generation by providing opportunities to become valuable scientists in this interdisciplinary field. The best posters presented by the young generation will be awarded after the decision of an international jury.

An exhibition of equipment, columns, accessories, chemicals, and literature on various separation techniques will be organized, as well as demonstration exhibitions.

On Sunday 24 September the opening ceremony will take place, followed by the plenary lectures of the laureates Peter J. Schoenmakers, professor at Van’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Amsterdam, and Irena Vovk, senior scientist at the Laboratory of Food Analysis, National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, who is also nominated for the European Tswett-Nernst Award.

An attractive social programme will be offered to the participants to help them discover the beautiful spirit of Cluj-Napoca. Known as the Treasure City, it is the unofficial capital of Transylvania, famous for its economic, artistic, and cultural values accumulated throughout history.

Email: isss2023.conference@ubbcluj.ro

Website: https://isss2023.conference.ubbcluj.ro