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The 26th International Symposium on Separation Sciences (ISSS 2022) and The 25th International Symposium for High‑Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography (HPTLC 2022) will be held from 28 June–1 July 2022 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. ISSS 2022 is organized jointly with HPTLC 2022 to allow scientists to attend both symposia. This will be a special opportunity to join the two symposia, meet more speakers and participants, and gain access to more workshops and content. Several renowned keynote speakers from 23 countries have already confirmed their participation.
ISSS 2022 will cover new advances and challenges in all fields of separation sciences, and includes a scientific programme that will encompass everything from the fundamentals of separation science to metabolomics and biomarker discovery, as well as applications in all fields. A special scientific section will be dedicated to Professors Pavel Jandera and Milan Hutta to memorialize their contributions to the field of separation sciences.
HPTLC 2022 will cover new advances and challenges in the field of high‑performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC). Scientific contributions will include all areas of HPTLC, such as fundamentals, advances in instrumentation, hyphenated techniques, and their applications in all fields. A special scientific section will be dedicated to Professors Rudolf E. Kaiser and Joseph Sherma to memorialize their contributions to the field of HPTLC.
The programme of both symposia will consist of invited lectures, oral and poster presentations, young scientist oral presentations, and workshops. Each symposium will also conduct a Best Poster Award competition that all poster presentations will enter. The presenting author of the winning poster at ISSS 2022 will be awarded with free participation at ISSS 2023. Additionally, in recognition of important contributions to the development of separation science, the Central European Group for Separation Sciences Awards will be presented at ISSS 2022. The events will also feature a comprehensive exhibition of key sponsors and exhibitors.
For the first time all participants will have the opportunity to take part in a special creative competition called CHROM‑ART. Interesting HPTLC plate images, chromatograms of unusual shapes, and other images created during chemical analysis will be presented in a CHROM‑ART gallery from an artistic point of view. One creative CHROM-ARTWORK will receive the CHROM‑ART Award.
The series of ISSS and HPTLC symposia have historically been an excellent means for young researchers to expand their knowledge about state-of-the‑art methods and approaches used in separation sciences, as well as build vital social connections. An attractive and rich social programme will create the perfect atmosphere to connect with old acquaintances and build long‑lasting friendships that may blossom into fruitful joint adventures. We hope to inspire future research, innovation, and scientific collaboration, as well as offer participants a taste of Slovenia’s natural beauty, intriguing history, culture, and cuisine.
We invite researchers from all relevant areas to submit abstracts to both ISSS 2022 and HPTLC 2022.