African Pride Irene Country Lodge hosts SACS 2012

13th Feb 2012 at 12:50 pm

SACS 2012 7-11 May.

PROGRESS OF CHEMOMETRICS IN SOUTH AFRICA

The second convention of the South African Chemometrics Society, SACS2012, will take place at Irene Country Lodge, Pretoria, from 7 to 11 May 2012. Numerous developments regarding Chemometrics have taken place since the previous convention in December 2008 in Stellenbosch: Chemometrics is applied more frequently in industrial as well as academic laboratories, and in analytical, production, and manufacturing processes.

Progress in Chemometrics will be outlined by invited speakers during the convention: local experts will talk about topics including Chemometrics for biological materials (Prof. Marena Manley, Stellenbosch University) and application of Chemometrics in research and development (Prof. Ben Zeelie, NMMU, Port Elizabeth). Well-known overseas specialists will describe the optimization of multi-responses in analytical Chemistry (Prof. Roy Bruns, Campinas State University, Brazil) and representative sampling and validation (Prof. Kim Esbensen, Copenhagen, Denmark)

Developments in Chemometrics and the advancement of applications will feature at the convention – to be shared and discussed with delegates and fellow users of the discipline. We invite contributions covering all aspects of chemometrics and experimental design.

Two workshops are to be offered at the convention, both presented by well-known overseas experts: one dealing with a topic that is often overlooked, generally underestimated in significance, yet valuable and important as far as economy and efficiency of processes are concerned, namely Experimental Design. The other covers the importance of sampling procedures, and how sampling is performed correctly and representatively in industrial processes, namely process analytical techniques (PAT).

Irene Country Lodge is situated in tranquil surroundings outside Pretoria in Gauteng; it can be readily reached from Pretoria, Johannesburg, and OR Tambo airport. We are looking forward to welcoming you at the SACS 2012 at Irene Country Lodge.