LS³UK | LECO Separation Science Symposium UK

08 Feb 2023 - 09 Feb 2023
Science and Industry Museum




For experts and novices, LECO users and intrigued analysts. LS³UK is an opportunity to meet other LECO users from multiple disciplines, learn from experts, begin collaborations, network and discuss ideas. The symposium is over two days including a night out in Manchester with dinner and drinks.

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Whether you are a current user or interested in how the LECO GC-TOFs could improve results and change your approach to analysis, register your interest and reserve a place!

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LS³UK 2023 speakers and title

Plenary speaker:
Prof John Langley | Southampton University and President of the International Mass Spectrometry Society
“Baby-steps into the Second Dimension and Fully Automated Inlets”

Delivery of the fully automated sample introduction BT and HRT+ at the beginning of 2020 signalled the start of our adventure with 2D GC-MS, this instrumentation forming a SW regional facility funded via an EPSRC strategic equipment grant. This presentation will touch on of the planned and new projects that utilise this equipment, together with comments and highlights of adoption of the new technology during Covid times, and the opening up of the research hotel model for use of this facility across the region and beyond.

  • Jonathan Dunscombe | Senior Applications Specialist, Element Materials Group
    ”Lab on a rail: Combining the Pegasus BT with automated sample preparation and sample introduction techniques”
  • Dr Falko Drijfhout | Forensic Science Research Theme Lead at Keele University
    "Beehive volatiles, where to sample?"
  • Dr Kathy Ridgway | Senior Application Chemist at Element Group and RSC Separation Science Group secretary
    “Seeing through the Scotch Mist; 1D and 2D analysis of spirits”
  • Dr Geraint (Taff) Morgan | The Open University, part of the design and validation team for instrumentation on the Rosetta and Beagle2 space missions
    “New Dimensions in Beverage Analysis: Translating research insights into commercial benefits”
  • Dr Mark Stillings | Research Associate, Strathclyde University
    “Using non-targeted analysis of dissolved organics to trace meteoric groundwater”
  • Prof Jacqui Hamilton | Science Director, National Centre for Atmospheric Science and Professor at York University’s Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories
    “Using GC×GC to investigate the sources of poor indoor and outdoor air quality.”
  • Prof Warwick (Rick) Dunn | University of Liverpool, co-chair of the Metabolite Task Group and ex-director of the international Metabolomics Society
    “The role of metabolomics, GC-MS and GC×GC-MS in understanding human health and disease
  • Alan Griffiths | LECO UK Separation Science Product Specialist
    “The Effect of the Hindenburg airship disaster on GC-MS”
  • Dr Caroline Gauchotte-Lindsay | University of Glasgow Senior Lecturer in Environmental Engineering
    “Affinity propagation on data from non-targeted analysis by comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry to characterise engineered processes”
  • Dr Stephanie Wright | Lecturer at the School of Public Health, Imperial College London
    "Microplastics" (talk title tbc)
  • Dr Vanessa Nunes | Laboratory Research Scientist at The Francis Crick Institute
    “Chemical speciation of petroleum and bio-oil coprocessing products using GC×GC-TOFMS”
  • Molly Wilson | PhD student at University of Southampton
    “Tackling complexity of modern fuels”
  • Dr Lena Dubois | Application Chemist at EATC, LECO Berlin
    "An instrument overview, then a deep dive into the latest GC and GC×GC analysis software"
  • Anthony Toms | Product Specialist and Senior Engineer, LECO USA
    “Toms’s Top TOF Tips”

The LECO 2023 Separation Science Symposium program covers two days. To make the traveling as convenient as possible for all attendees, the event will start at 10:30 (GMT) on the 8th and finish in the early afternoon on the 9th.

DAY 1:
Start: 10:30 GMT with registration
End: 17:30 GMT

19:00 CET Dinner, Fazenda

DAY 2:
Start: 09:00 GMT with registration
End: 16:00 GMT


Participants need to take care of their travel.



The LS³UK 2023 will take place at the Museum of Science and Industry

Science and Industry Museum
Liverpool Road
M3 4FP

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The Museum of Science and Industry is located in a Grade II listed building in the Great Western Warehouse. The museum is dedicated to Manchester’s scientific history including steam locomotion, mass spectrometers and ‘Baby’ – a replica of the first stored program computer. This is the perfect location to hold LS³UK 2023. All participants have the opportunity to explore the museum galleries and collections.

How to get to the museum and LS³UK event:

Travelling by Metrolink (greater Manchester tram network)
Our nearest Metrolink stop is Deansgate-Castlefield, which is serviced by all trams except for:
Bury to Abraham Moss (blue line)
Cornbrook to MediaCityUK (brown line)
Deansgate-Castlefield tram stop is 10 minutes’ walk away.
Visit the Transport for Greater Manchester website for more information about the Metrolink tram service.

Travelling by train
Our nearest railway station is Deansgate, which is 10 minutes’ walk away. We are 15 minutes’ walk away from Manchester Oxford Road station, 25 minutes’ walk away from Manchester Victoria station, and 30 minutes’ walk away from Manchester Piccadilly station. You can travel to Deansgate station on the train from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road railway stations. The free Metroshuttle bus service stops at all city centre railway stations. All 3 Metroshuttle services will bring you within 5 minutes’ walk of the museum.
Visit the Transport for Greater Manchester website for more information about travelling by train to Manchester.

Travelling by car
If you’re travelling into the city from the motorway, head towards the M60 ring road around Manchester, and look out for the brown tourist signs directing you to the Museum of Science and Industry. The postcode for your GPS satnav is M3 4FP. Unfortunately we do not have parking facilities on site. There are 3 blue badge parking spaces in front of the museum on Lower Byrom Street, and there are limited council-run pay and display on-street parking spaces on Liverpool Road. Our nearest car park is the NCP Great Northern Warehouse on Watson Street and is a five minute walk away.

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Participation / entrance fee

The participation is free of charge.


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