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The SLAM Is Back!


Welcome to the HPLC 2022 Separation Science Slam Competition

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Calling all future champions to compete on the Separation Science Slam Stage. How will you captivate the crowd in 480 seconds?

Welcome to the second Separation Science Slam! We are delighted to invite all young scientists (35 years old and younger) from academia, industry, and government agencies to jump up on the stage to share their research related to separation science.

HOWEVER… These are no ordinary conference talks. Instead, young scientists are asked to deliver energetic talks of only 6-8 minutes to the cheering crowd and designated jury.

Presentations will be evaluated by the jury for scientific content, style, and audience engagement – so be creative and use interesting props, live demonstrations, or anything else that will “wow” the crowd!

The competition is sponsored by Genentech and The Analytical Scientist, and monetary prizes will be awarded as follows:

Gold = $1500 USD

Silver = $1000 USD

Bronze = $500 USD

PLUS, all three winners will be interviewed by The Analytical Scientist for a special “Separation Science – Slammed: 2022!” feature (in print, digital, and online).


[please ensure you select SEPARATION SCIENCE SLAM COMPETITION in “Submission type”]


The first Separation Science Slam at HPLC 2019 was an outrageous success – and you can read more about the gold, silver, and bronze winners at The Analytical Scientist.


Who Can Apply?

  • Young scientists (35 years old and younger) from academia, industry, and government agencies with MS or PhD degree or currently in a graduate program.
  • The research project to be presented should be related to , and based on the scientist’s own results.
  • Shortlisted candidates will need to deliver their Separation Science Slam to a live audience at HPLC 2022.

How to Apply?

The abstract (100 words and less) must be submitted online by May 20, 2022 and you should select “Submiss Type: SEPARATION SCIENCE SLAM COMPETITION” in order for the abstract to be considered.

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May 20, 2022 is the deadline to submit your abstracts to be considered in the Slam competition.

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Slam Your Science - Use Your Imagination to Wow the Audience

Based on submitted abstracts, a maximum of six young scientists will be selected by the designated jury to compete. These slammers will have 6-8 minutes on the Separation Science stage to inform, engage, and thrill the audience and jury with their research, style, and enthusiasm.

The competition will be fierce, so we urge “slammers” to be creative and use their imagination to “wow” the crowd.


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