Dear colleagues,

Due to the decision of the management of the European Society for Separation Sciences (EuSSS) to dissolve it (decision of the Register Court of Bayreuth; Bayern, of November 8, 2023), the rights to administer and reward outstanding scientists in the field of separation techniques and related ones, the Tswiett and Nernst Award (statuette and diploma), were transferred to the Central European Group for Separation Sciences (CEGSS).

The Board of this award, in accordance with the statute and regulations, in the first stage nominates candidates, and in the second stage, together with the winners from previous editions (the list is available on the CEGSS home page in the Award table), selects them (max. two, one from each country- Western, Central and Eastern Europe).

We would like to invite all organizations that operate in Europe in the field of separation techniques and related techniques to the work of the Chapter. The new, modified rules of the award will be published on the CEGSS website and in the J. Sep. Sci. The award will be presented at one of the International Symposium on Chromatography (ISC) or International Symposium on Separation Sciences (ISSS), both symposiums organized in Europe. 


Kind regards, 

Prof. Dr. Boguslaw Buszewski 

President of CEGSS and T&N Board Award 

Members of the Family of Professor Milan Hutta immersed in sorrow, Friends, Ladies and Gentlemen

I have the honourable but sad duty to give voice to the farewell of the Steering Committee of the Central European Group for Separation Sciences at the funeral of Professor Milan HUTTA.

A FAREWELL TO PROFESSOR MILAN HUTTA (July 18, 1955 –February 20, 2021)

An eminent scientist and devoted teacher at university, Professor Milan HUTTA made substantial contributions to  the  field  of  separation  sciences  and analytical  chemistry.  His  inaugural  lecture  on Theoretical  and  practical  aspects of the separation of humic substances by combined methods of liquid chromatography given in 2012 evoked much attention. Milan HUTTA  was  appointed  Professor  of  Analytical  Chemistry  by  the  President  of  the  Slovak  Republic in  2013, becoming the guarantor of the master and doctoral study programmes, as well as the habilitation and inauguration procedures in analytical chemistry at the Comenius University in Bratislava.

Professor  Milan  HUTTA  was  a  great  colleague  and  a  good  friend  to  many  of  us,  with  a  kind  and  friendly personality,  always  available  when  someone  asked  for  support  and  never  short  of  a  good  word  of  encouragement for those around him.

As representative  of  the  Slovak  Chemical  Society  at  the  Central  European  Group  for  Separation Sciences, Professor Milan HUTTA developed a rich and fruitful scientific activity. His best remembered activity was  the  organization  of  the  24thInternational Symposium on Separation Sciences in Jasná – Low Tatras,  in  June 2018, organized with great commitment and much effort in such a beautiful place.

His colleagues and friends on  the Steering Committee of the Central European  Group  for Separation Sciencesgreatly appreciated his personal qualities, skills, character and attitude.

The success  of  this  symposium  as  well  as  the  entire  scientific  activity  and  permanent  cooperation  of  Professor Milan HUTTA were recognised by the Steering Committee of the Central European Group for Separation Sciences, awarding him with the Diploma and the Medal of Recognition of this Group at the next symposium held in Łódź, Poland, in September 2019.

We  have  lost  a  great  man  at  a  premature  age  when  he  was  in  the  full  force  of  scientific  creation. With  a  rich professional experience, he would still have had many ideas to realize in science, teaching, mentoring and advising the young generation.

Without knowing this at that time, the Jasná Symposium was a kind of farewell to all of us. We will remember him from this special and memorable event, with his smiling face and warm voice when we said goodbye. We will all miss him very much.

Rest in peace! Now he will have a place on the “In Memoriam” section of the CEGSS website.

In  deepest  sadness,  all  members  of  the  Steering  Committee  of  the  Central  European  Group  for  Separation Sciences express their sincere heartfelt condolences and sympathy to his colleagues and friends from the Comenius University  in Bratislava,  Faculty  of  Natural  Sciences,  Analytical  Chemistry  Department  and  particularly  also  to  his family, so hard tried by this great loss. The family lost a very kind and lovely member, wise and profound, who has always been their support and advice.

Dear  distinguished  Professor  Milan  HUTTA,  dear  family  members,  dear  colleagues  and  friends, the Steering  Committee  of  the Central  European  Group  for  Separation Sciences  says  to  you  “Goodbye”.

We will keep your memory alive

>> Prof. Milan Hutta_commented_ER.pdf <<

The 26th International Symposium on Separation Sciences (ISSS 2021)

Due to COVID-19 circumstances we have come to a decision to postpone the ISSS 2020 and HPTLC 2020 symposia to next year. The 26th International Symposium on Separation Sciences (ISSS 2021) and the 25th International Symposium for High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography (HPTLC 2021) will take place together in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 29th June - 2nd July 2021.
New deadlines for registration and abstract submission will be published on the websites: