Conference | Lab Innovations 2021

Content to future-proof your laboratory and speed up your lab processes

The laboratory industry is constantly evolving with new technologies, regulations and ways of working. Over 40 hours of exciting content will be available from the Royal Society of Chemistry Theatre, the Innovations & Insights Theatre, Live Lab, Cleanroom Hub and Sustainable Lab to ensure you keep up-to-date with the latest knowledge. The combination of renowned speakers, dynamic sessions, panel discussions and practical learning makes attendance an essential part of both days. 

CPD accredited education from 4 free-to-attend theatre programmes

This year sustainability and digitisation are high on the agenda in the free-to-attend conference programme. Expert speakers will outline how you can future-proof your lab by identifying the right technology to increase lab efficiency, and advise how to make sustainable procurement decisions.

Royal Society of Chemistry Theatre

Innovation & Insights Theatre

Cleanroom Hub

Live Lab Theatre

Hear from leading industry experts

We gathered together a range of industry experts from your industry to address key issues that affect you as a laboratory professional. From sustainability and waste reduction to future-proofing your laboratory and digitisation, the key topics are covered across our four stages.

This year’s speakers will be announced in August. For now, take a look back at the 2019 speakers.

Professor Allan Walton

Professor of Critical and Magnetic Materials, Birmingham Centre for Strategic Elements & Critical Materials

Alison Livsey


Professor Andrea Sella


Andy Evans

Green Light Laboratories

Danika Khong


David Price

Field Application Scientist
Perkin Elmer

Dr Diane Turner

Senior Consultant & Director
Anthias Consulting Limited
President-elect of RSC ADC

Dr June McCombie

Senior Research Officer
The University of Nottingham

Gareth Hatch

Managing Director
Strategic Materials Advisors

Gavin Harper

Faraday Institution Research Fellow at the Birmingham Centre for Strategic Elements & Critical Materials

University of Birmingham

Helen Arney

Science presenter and geek songstress

Jeff Ruddle

Strategic Development Director

Professor Dr Ji Zhou

Phenomics Group Leader
Earlham Institute

Dr John Mckenzie

Wickham Laboratories

Jonathan Hedger

Marketing Director

Julie Franklin

Career and Professional Development Advisor
Royal Society of Chemistry

Kit Chapman

Freelance Writer

Laurence Dawkins-Hall

Lab Manager
Science Council

Martin Farley

Sustainable Laboratory Advisor

Melissa Hanna Brown

The Community for Analytical Measurement (CAMS) Initiative

Natalie Kennerley

National Technician Development Centre

Nigel Slater

CM Supply

Pawel Gawkowski


Philip Broadwith

Chemistry World

Walid El Azab

Technical Service Administrator
STERIS Corporation

Professor Jason Love

Professor of Molecular Inorganic Chemistry
University of Edinburgh

Professor Steve Liddle

Professor and Head of Inorganic Chemistry.
Co-Director, Centre for Radiochemistry Research.
The University of Manchester

Dr Raymond Wong

LC Product Manager
Shimadzu UK

Rhys Kelham

IR Product Specialist
Perkin Elmer

Richard Wells

Patent Attorney
Potter Clarkson

Roy Betts

Head of Microbiology
Campden BRI

Sam Armer

Technical Manager
Connect 2 Cleanrooms

Sarah Westall

UK Sales Manager
Eusoft Ltd

Sarah Wilson

Technical Manager
Sellafield Ltd

Sarah Wolff

Area Sales Manager Security & Energy

Siobhan Murphy

Regulatory Specialist

Tim Mann

TEA Product Manager
PETA Solutions

Sarah Wilson

Technical Manager
Sellafield Ltd

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Over 40 hours of exciting content in the Royal Society of Chemistry theatre, Insights and Innovation theatre, Cleanroom Hub and Live Lab
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A range of industry experts to address key issues that affect you as a laboratory professional
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