Anatune: Future Focus – Full Event Itinerary


1st June 2022

Event, Sustainability,

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Anatune: Future Focus

29 – 30 September 2022

Hilton City Centre, Cambridge, UK


Anatune: Future Focus is a 2-day event focussing on the future of sustainable analytical chemistry and the future of Anatune as a brand.

Featuring academic sessions and presentations from some of the most respected leaders of our industry, as well as solution demonstrations and Q & A forums, this is an event not to be missed for any member of the scientific community seeking to be as prepared as possible for the challenges and opportunities of the future.

The full agenda for Anatune: Future Focus has been now been confirmed and we are delighted to be able to present an exciting line-up of expert speakers from a range of scientific specialisms.

The event is free to attend, and we are delighted to be able to offer a tour of the Anatune Laboratory for those who register early.


Full Agenda Itinerary


Day 1

9:45 – 10:00: Welcome & Introduction – Camilla Liscio, Anatune


SESSION 1: The Future of Sustainable Analytical Chemistry

10:00 – 10:20 Sean O’Connor, Anatune – How Automation Drives Efficiency & Sustainability in the Laboratory

10:20 – 10:40 Prof. Elia Psillakis et al., University of Crete – AGREEprep – Analytical Greenness Metric for Sample Preparation

10:40 – 11:00 The future of analytical chemistry: Panellists discussion


SESSION 2: The Future of Sample Preparation: Reinventing the Old to Tackle the New

11:10 – 11:30: Jonathan Dunscombe, Anatune – Overview of automated sample preparation capabilities to tackle extraction

11:30 – 11:50: Dr A Ruth Godfrey, Swansea University- QuEChERS approach for the analysis contaminants in biota and surfactants

11:50 – 12:10: The future of Sample Preparation: Panellists discussion


SESSION 3: The Future of Collaborations and Partnerships

12:10 – 12:30: Dr Camilla Liscio/ Dr Colin Hastie, Anatune – Pushing the boundaries of automation: collaboration with University of Crete and Neoteryx

12:30-12:50: Alan Griffiths, LECO – The need of 2D GC to tackle increased chromatographic complexity

12:50-13:00 Panellists discussion


SESSION 4: Future Analytical Challenges

14:00 – 14:20: Dr Ilaria Degano, Dr Jacopo La Nasa University of Pisa – SIFT characterisation of volatile organic compounds emitted from macro- and microplastics

14:20 – 14:40: Dr Jack Stuff, GERSTEL Inc – Analysis of Microplastics by GERSTEL Pyro Module

14:40 – 14:50: Microplastics: Panellists discussion

14:50 – 15:10: Dr Colin Hastie – Anatune – PFAS in water: solutions and challenges still to tackle

15:10- 15:30: Kurt Thaxton, GERSTEL Inc- Analysis of PFAS in air by GERSTEL Thermal Desorption Unit (TDU)

15:30 – 15:40: PFAS: Panellists discussion

16:00 – 16:50: Product Demonstration – LECO Road show

16:50 – 17:00: Day 1 Summary – Camilla Liscio.



18:30 – 19:20: Anatune Element Rebrand Presentation + Q&A (Alan Lockley, Camilla, Liscio, Scott Fletcher, Element personnel). Drinks and snacks will be provided

19:30 – 21:30: DINNER


Day 2



8:45 – 10:15


SESSION 5: The Future of Real-Time Volatile Analysis: Exploring the Boundaries of the Chemical Space

10:40-11:00: Dr Mark Perkins, Anatune- Foundation of SIFT-MS as analytical techniques for environmental applications

11:00-11:20: Dr Mark Perkins, Anatune on behalf of York University- SIFT-Ms in a van

11:20 -11:30 Future of Real time Volatile Analysis: Panellists discussion


SESSION 6: The Future of Data Analytics: When Analytical Chemistry is Not Enough

11:40 – 12:00: Dr Camilla Liscio, Anatune – Data analytics to the rescue of the analytical chemist when the going gets tough =

12:00 – 12:20: Dr Leon Barran, Imperial College London – A miniaturised passive sampling-based workflow for monitoring chemicals of emerging concern in water

12:20-12-40: Panellists discussion


SESSION 7: The Future of Customer Care

13:40 – 14:00: Sean O’Connor & Dr Alix Garth-Greeves, Anatune – The Future of Customer Relationships and Technical Support in the Research Sector

14:00 – 15:20 Service Team, Anatune- Ask your engineer- Experts Q&A

15:20 – 15:30: Day 2 & Event Summary – Camilla Liscio, Anatune


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Each session will be hosted by one of Anatune’s Applications Chemists or Account Managers, and will each feature a panellists discussion with the chance for attendees to ask questions of their own.



Lab Tours

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We will be providing a tour of laboratory facility in Cambridge for the opportunity to see automated analytical solutions in action and explore how they can be optimised for a working lab environment.

Places for the tours are limited so register early to secure your place.



Anatune’s Future

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There will also be an evening reception featuring an exciting presentation about the future of Anatune as a brand. We are very keen to share more details about how our increasing capabilities will enable us to serve our customers better than ever before.


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Register for Anatune: Future Focus today and we will be in touch very soon to confirm your registration, any dietary requirements you may have and your Anatune Lab Tour.

The whole Anatune Team looks forward to welcoming you to Cambridge in June!


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