THIS EVENT: Wednesday 17th November 2021 - The pharmaceutical analysis research awards and careers symposium 2021...
Wednesday 17th November 2021 The pharmaceutical analysis research awards and careers symposium 2021 Royal Society of Chemistry, London
JPAG presents the pharmaceutical analysis symposium for postgraduate students and early career stage scientists, including those in industry. This will provide the opportunity for delegates to showcase their work and network with peers, academics and industrial scientists through oral and poster presentations. There will be a £1,000 first prize and £250 second prize for the best oral presentations as well as £200 first prize and two runner-up prizes of £100 for the best posters. Registration is free for all students, early career stage scientists and their supervisors/managers, but we highly encourage students and early career stage scientists delegates to submit an abstract for poster or oral presentation to this exciting annual JPAG event.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is Tuesday 31st August 2021
Keynote speaker: Prof David Cowan OBE FKC FRPharmS FRSB, King's College London Professor David Cowan holds a personal chair in Pharmaceutical Toxicology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society , the Royal Society of Biology and King’s College London. He is the former director of the Drug Control Centre and was its co-founder; this is the only laboratory in the UK to be accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and formerly the International Olympic Committee (IOC), to analyse samples from sports competitors. It was the first anti-doping laboratory in the world to be accredited to ISO 17025. He was Head of Department of Forensic Science and Drug Monitoring at King’s College London from 2002-2011. He directed the laboratory that analysed the samples collected at the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. He served on the IOC Medical Commission and its Games Group from 2000 until 2018. He was the first president of the World Association of Anti-Doping Scientists. He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to anti-doping science in 2016. Other awards include the IOC Trophy for Sport Ethics by the British Olympic Association in 1998, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Pharmaceutical Scientist of the Year Award in 2013 and the Larry D. Bowers Award for Excellence in Anti-Doping Science Presented by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in 2019. He currently sits on several national and international committees including the WADA Endocrine Analytics working group, the Partnership for Clean Competition Collagen Turnover working group and the UK Anti-Doping Innovation Commission. He has an extensive background in bioanalysis with special emphasis on chromatography coupled mass spectrometry and his current research interests include protein quantification in biological matrices using LC-MS.
In addition, there will be Networking and Careers Fair with the opportunity to meet with big industry pharma and other key contacts and take advantage of the great networking opportunities. This could be the event to provide a step-change to your professional career. Perhaps your future employer will be here.
NOTE: If the current Covid-19 situation continues and government guidance is to not allow in-person events, then we will run this as a virtual event instead, and the details shown on this website will be updated to reflect this.
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THE JPAG PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS RESEARCH AWARDS & CAREERS SYMPOSIUM 2020
The deadline for submission of abstracts is Tuesday 31st August 2021
This is an opportunity to win a prize for your research work and showcase it to others. It is a real chance to give your career a big lift to a new level, if your future employer is watching.
Following the success in past years of the pharmaceutical analysis symposia for postgraduate/undergraduate students and early career stage scientists, JPAG announces this year's event.
The careers fair will be held on Tuesday 16th November 2021 and the Awards symposium will take place on Wednesday 17th November 2021. Both will be held virtually.
The symposium will provide the opportunity for delegates to showcase their work - either as an oral or poster presentation - to a network of peers, academics and industrial scientists. This is the time to showcase your work to a friendly, sympathetic audience. Presentations that have been given at another conference within the last 12 months are eligible.
Free registration is available for all.
Prizes The Geoffrey Phillips Analytical Science Award *, with a bursary of up to £1,000, will be awarded for the best oral presentation, and there will be a cash prize of £ 250 for the runner-up. There will also be a cash prize of £200 for the best poster presentation and two cash prizes of £100 each for the runners-up.
* The winner of the Geoffrey Phillips Award is presented with a bursary of up to £ 1000. Please note that because of the Covid-19 pandemic the use to which the bursary can be put has been changed, as follows. The purpose of the Award is to provide a bursary to enable the recipient to benefit from a relevant programme of personal professional development. This may include, but not be limited to, registration for any number of on-line seminars or courses. Full terms and conditions may be found here.
Eligibility Early career stage scientists with less than 10 years postgraduate experience are eligible for all the prizes.
Abstracts Abstracts for oral or poster presentation should relate to the analysis of drugs in all forms. This is interpreted very widely and includes:
• method development • the novel use of techniques • pharmaceuticals • material science • ADME • forensics and enforcement • process chemistry • therapeutic drug monitoring • in silico prediction • excipient characterisation • formulation and development • any other related drug topic
The deadline for submission of abstracts is Tuesday 31st August 2021
» More details, including how to submit an abstract, are found by clicking 'Abstracts' on the blue tabs above.
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Past symposia What did delegates say about their experience of past symposia? • The symposium provided an opportunity to learn more about pharma and current developments. • The careers fair was excellent and informative. • The opportunities to speak to careers advisors were very useful. • The company representative gave tailored advice and asked for a CV.
Companies and organisations attending these events were: Almac, AstraZeneca, Envigo, GlaxoSmithKline, MHRA, Mylan, Pfizer and Pharmaron
2020 EVENT REPORT It has been another successful year for the Pharmaceutical Analysis Research Awards and Careers Symposium held virtually on Tuesday 17th November 2020. Over 50 delegates attended the meeting with a highly inspirational keynote lecture, six high-quality podium presentations and twelve poster presentations by early career, PhD and industrial researchers.
The winner of the THE GEOFFREY PHILLIPS ANALYTICAL SCIENCE AWARD for the best podium presentation has been announced. The winner was Mr Thomas Hibbard, University of Reading, who gave a presentation on "Solid state modification of ciprofloxacin for high dose dry powder inhalation". Thomas received a certificate and a bursary of up to £1,000 to support attendance at a conference of his choice.
The highly commended podium award of £250 was made to Ms Rhamiya Mahendran, University of Hertfordshire, for her presentation on "Screening the biological activity of trans-stilbene benzenesulfonamide analogues".
The winner of the best poster award of £200 was Mr Zachary Enlo-Scott, King's College London, for his presentation on "Computational prediction of xenobiotic respiratory bioavailability in an occupational exposure setting".
Commended poster awards, each of £100 were made to Mr Mohammed Alsalhi, King's College London, for his presentation on "Molecular interaction and complexation of indomethacin with various amino acids" and to Ms Hannah Caruthers, University of Strathclyde/ Pfizer UK, for her presentation on "Three-dimensional spectroscopic chemical imaging of pharmaceutical tablets".
The awards were presented by Dr Amira Guirguis. Many congratulations to all of the 2020 award winners.
120 delegates attended the third pharmaceutical analysis research awards and careers symposium at the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, on Tuesday 26th November. There were 26 postgraduates presenting their research and a further 80 attending the event. Academic institutes represented included , King’s College London, UCL, and the universities of Bath, Belfast, Cambridge, Central Lancashire, Greenwich, Hertfordshire, Huddersfield, Reading, Surrey and Warwick. Presenting authors were supported by their academic supervisors.
The event opened with presentations on careers advice “Job hunting in the pharmaceutical industry” given by Dr Robert Bowles and Sarah Salter from the Royal Society of Chemistry.
The Keynote lecture on “Moving pharmaceutical research into products for patients” was given by Professor Abdul Basit, UCL School of Pharmacy.
Eight submitted abstracts had been selected from those submitted to be given as podium presentations by early-career scientists to showcase their research work. For some it was the first opportunity to present orally to a friendly and sympathetic audience. Twenty authors presented their findings as posters for viewing by their peers, academics and industrial scientists. All were adjudged to be excellent quality.
The Careers fair, supported by staff from the pharmaceutical industry and the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, provided an opportunity for young scientists to seek advice about career opportunities. Eight organisations supported the Careers fair to offer advice and information about careers in their organisations. The feedback was very positive, both from the young scientists and the career advisors.
The winner of the Geoffrey Phillips Analytical Science Award for the best podium presentation was Ms Delaram Ahmadi, King's College London, who gave a presentation on "Revealing the hidden details of nanostructure in a pharmaceutical cream". Delaram received a certificate and a bursary of up to £1,000 to support attendance at a conference of her choice.
The highly commended podium award of £250 was made to Cecile Frampas, University of Warwick; Diamond Light Source, for her presentation on "Monitoring antipsychotic medication from a single fingerprint".
The winner of the best poster award of £200 was Ms Elizabeth Bolitho, King's College London, for her presentation on "In-cell mapping of osmium anticancer catalysts".
Commended poster awards, each of £100 were made to Mr Nicolas Gilbert, Manchester Metropolitan University, for a presentation on "Discrimination and quantification of fluorinated fentanyl regioisomers" and to Mr Prince Bawuah, University of Cambridge, for a presentation on "Towards the development of a fully automated online terahertz porosity sensor for measuring disintegration and dissolution of tablets during manufacture".
The awards were presented by Dr Dave Elder, JPAG Chair. Many congratulations to all of the 2019 award winners.
Over one hundred delegates attended the Second pharmaceutical analysis research awards and careers symposium at the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, on Tuesday 20 November. There were 30 postgraduates presenting their research and a further 40 attending the event. Academic institutes represented included , King’s College London, UCL, and the universities of Aberdeen, Bath, Bournemouth, Central Lancashire, Copenhagen, Greenwich, Hertford, Kingston, Leeds, Newcastle, Queens Belfast, Sunderland, Surrey and Wolverhampton. Presenting authors were supported by academic supervisors
The event opened with presentations on careers advice “Job hunting in the pharmaceutical industry” given by Julie Franklin and Sarah Salter from the Royal Society of Chemistry
The Keynote lecture on “Drug to patient and industrial manufacture. The Pharmaceutical Scientist; there never has been a better time to join the industry” was given by Professor Gino Martini, Chief Scientist, Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
Eight submitted abstracts had been selected from those submitted to be given as podium presentations by early-career scientists to showcase their research work. For some it was the first opportunity to present orally, to a friendly and sympathetic audience. A further 18 authors presented their findings as posters for viewing by their peers, academics and industrial scientists. All were adjudged to be excellent quality.
The Careers fair, supported by staff from the pharmaceutical industry and the regulatory agency, provided an opportunity for young scientists to seek advice about career opportunities. Ten organisations supported the Careers fair to offer advice and information about careers in their organisations. The feedback was very positive, both from the young scientists and the career advisors.
The Geoffrey Phillips Analytical Science Award 2018 was presented to Mr James Gooch, Kings College, London, by Paul Graham, Chairman of JPAG for his presentation on “Biosensors for the detection of biological evidence”. James received a certificate and a bursary of up to £1,000 to support his attendance at a conference of his choice.
The highly commended podium award of £250 was made to Mr Maximilian Karl, Technical University of Denmark, for his presentation on "Micromechanical thermal analysis for solid state characterisation of pharmaceutical formulations".
The winner of the best poster award of £200 was Mr Zachary Enlo-Scott, Kings College London, for his presentation on "Understanding respiratory trans-epithelial bioavailability and comparative toxicology for human exposure assessments".
Commended poster awards, each of £100 were made to Mr Oliver Ingham, University of Central Lancashire, for a presentation on "Preparation, stability testing and in-vitro antiproliferative determination of ester and amide analogues of Temozolomide" and to Miss Alice Culkin, Queens University Belfast, for a presentation on "Mechanochemical synthesis of a molten complex containing metronidazole and maleic acid for improved drug release".
On Tuesday 28th November 2017, ninety delegates gathered at the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, for the Inaugural Pharmaceutical analysis postgraduate research awards & careers symposium. Over half of the delegates were students representing 13 different academic institutes from all corners of the UK: Bath, Greenwich (London), Hertfordshire, Imperial (London), Kings (London), Kingston (London), Liverpool John Moores, Manchester Metropolitan, Newcastle, Nottingham, Queens Belfast, UCL (London) and Wolverhampton. Also in attendance were academic staff from most of these universities and in addition staff from Oxford university were present. Delegates were treated to two Keynote lectures, from Professor Trevor Jones CBE, whose topic was “Pharmaceutical innovation; change is NOT a choice” and Professor Melissa Hanna-Brown, Pfizer Global R&D who spoke on “Driving future acceleration in the molecule to medicine journey”. The symposium provided the opportunity for early-career scientist to showcase their work, and to network with peers, academics and industrial scientists. Eight young scientists presented their work in podium presentations to a sympathetic audience, and there were 20 poster presentations for delegates to view. By general consensus these presentations were all of high quality. In addition, the Careers fair, attended by personnel from the pharmaceutical industry and the regulatory agency, were available to provide advice to young scientist about career opportunities. In total 7 organisations: Almac, AstraZeneca, Envigo, GlaxoSmithKline, MHRA, Mylan global respiratory group and Pfizer provided staff to support this event and the general feedback was very complimentary. Students also thought that the careers fair provided unique opportunities for one-to-one discussion with potential employers and experienced individuals from the pharmaceutical i8ndustry and regulatory agency. Prizes were awarded for the best oral presentations and for the best poster presentations at the symposium. Professor Hanna-Brown presented Matthew C Hulme, Manchester Metropolitan University a certificate and a prize of £500 for the best podium presentation “Separation and identification of polyfluorinated regioisomers using 60 MHz benchtop NMR techniques”. The Commended podium award of £200 was made to Daniel Baker, University of Hertfordshire, for his presentation on “SPME: ex vivo drug distribution in tissues and organs”. The winner of the best poster award of £200 was James Gooch, Kings College London, for his presentation on ”Fluorogenic substrates for the detection of biological fluids and fingerprints”. Commended poster awards, each of £100, were made to Ms Rhamiya Mahedran, University of Hertfordshire, for a presentation on “Screening the biological activity of stilbene sulphonamide analogues” and to Miss Emmanouela Kampouraki, Newcastle University, for a presentation on “CYP4F2 genotype affects circulating plasma vitamin K concentration in children on chronic warfarin therapy”.
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Well organized. This was an amazing session. Prior sharing of the presentation was a great add on! (Dec 2020)
Speakers were clear and the option to ask questions (including anonymously) was a great benefit. (Dec 2020)
Liked the format of watching presentations and then summary with questions - gave a more joined feel to meeting. Thought the meeting was going to be quite dry but turned out to be engaging. (Dec 2020)
While I really enjoy getting the opportunity to visit Burlington House for JPAG events, I thought this was excellent digital alternative. Thank you to all JPAG organizers for organizing and managing the meeting. Thanks also to the speakers for their excellent slides, pre-recorded presentations as well as their summaries and Q&A sessions during the event. (Oct 2020)
Thank you for providing the presentations in advance made this a very efficient way of bringing us up to date. (Oct 2020)
Given the current worldwide circumstances, the format of the meeting with the videos and materials available beforehand, followed by the 'live' summaries and Q&A worked well. (Oct 2020)
Well done to all the speakers and the organisers for being able to successfully hold highly informative conferences virtually! (July 2020)
The most useful aspect of the webinar was the variety in the presentations across industry and the regulators. Really good to review the presentations beforehand. (July 2020)
A great alternative to real conference. (May 2020)
It was nice to hear that others were experiencing the same issues that we have had and that the solutions were very similar. (May 2020)
Q&A - very informative discussion, and knowledgeable presenters. (May 2020)
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