4th Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry BMSS SIG Meeting

The 4th Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry BMSS SIG meeting (IMMS 2016) will be held at the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology at Birbeck College London on the 4th July 2016.

“Following on from the successful events of the last 3 years, this IM-MS SIG meeting will showcase recent advances in, and applications of, IM-MS research.”

Prof. Edwin De Pauw will deliver the plenary lecture.

Registration closes on Friday 1st July – Register now!

For more information please visit the IMMS website here.

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Will you be at SPEC 2016 in Montreal?

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Will you be at SPEC 2016 on June 25-30 in Montreal, Canada?

This international conference series brings together clinicians and scientists who are developing and improving innovative pre-clinical and clinical applications of vibrational spectroscopy that can lead to health care delivery improvements.

If you are attending the meeting, why not find me and have a chat about Analyst, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and publishing in general, and let me explain why our journals are the best home for your research.

Analyst will be sponsoring a poster prize this year, so good luck to all the entrants!

Rebecca Brodie Rebecca Brodie

Deputy Editor, Analyst, Analytical Methods, JAAS.

Please feel free to get in touch with me before the conference to arrange a meeting.

As with previous SPEC conferences, Analyst is proud to be publishing a themed issue to feature papers from the conference and to highlight the latest advances in diagnosis and novel biomedical applications of infrared and Raman spectroscopy.

  • Submitted papers can be based on oral or poster presentations given at the meeting
  • There will be no upper limit to the number of papers an author can submit
  • All submissions will be subject to initial assessment and peer review in the usual manner and must meet the usual standards and requirements for the journal
  • This themed issue is scheduled to be published in early 2017

The deadline for submission is 26th August 2016.

I look forward to meeting you in Canada!

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New Analyst Impact Factor Announced

We are delighted to announce the latest Impact Factor for Analyst is 4.033 according to the 2015 Journal Citation Reports ®.

We would like to thank all of our authors, referees, Editorial and Advisory Board members for their contributions to the success of Analyst.

Submit your best work to Analyst today.

*The Impact Factor provides an indication of the average number of citations per paper. Produced annually, Impact Factors are calculated by dividing the number of citations in a year by the number of citeable articles published in the preceding two years. Data based on 2015 Journal Citation Reports®, (Thomson Reuters, 2016).

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Gordon F. Kirkbright Bursary Award, 2017

Graphical AbstractThe Gordon F. Kirkbright bursary award is a prestigious annual award that enables a promising student/non-tenured young scientist of any nation to attend a recognised scientific meeting or visit a place of learning.
The fund for this bursary was established in 1985 as a memorial to Professor Gordon Kirkbright in recognition of his contributions to analytical spectroscopy and to science in general. Although the fund is administered by the Association of British Spectroscopists (ABS) Trust, the award is not restricted to spectroscopists.

Applications are invited for the 2017 Gordon Kirkbright Bursary.

For further information contact John Chalmers at, email: vibspecconsult@aol.com

The closing date for entries is 31 December 2016.
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Themed issue on Carbon & Graphene in Analytical Science now published!

Analyst front coverWe are pleased to announce that the Analyst themed issue showcasing the latest discoveries and developments in carbon and graphene in analytical science has been published as issue 9 in Analyst.

Guest Edited by Professor Martin Pumera, Nanyang Technological University, this issue showcases the latest technology, method and application-based science among the top researchers working in both academia and industry.
Read his introductory editorial:

Carbon and Graphene in Analytical Science
Analyst, 2016, 141, 2618-2618
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN90028C

You can check out the complete issue here: rsc.li/1Nwezau

Happy reading!

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36th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants

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The 36th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants (DIOXIN 2016) will be held at the Palazzo Dei Cangressi in Florence, Italy between 28th August – 2nd September 2016

‘The 36th Dioxin Symposium will continue according to its long scientific tradition of monitoring the large area of Persistent Organic Pollutants in different aspects as origin, metabolism, toxic effects, epidemiology as well the impact on populated and wild areas.’

Main topics of Discussion:

Toxicology
Analysis and substance-specific aspects
Technology
Exposure Assessments: Sources, Transport and Fate
Risk Assessments
Epidemiology
Regulation
Special Sessions

Click here to see the full programme

For more information about the conference and to register your interest, please see their website

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Congratulations to Analyst award winner at MSB 2016

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Congratulations to Nazmul Alam of University of Waterloo, Canada who won an Analyst Poster Prize at the recent MSB Symposium at Niagra-on-the-Lake, Canada

The 32nd International Symposium on Micrscale Separations and Bioanalysis 2016 (MSB 2016) was held at Queen’s Landing in Niagra-on-the-Lake, Canada from April 3-7 2016.

MSB 2016 is an interactive forum for the discussion of cutting-edge research on the frontiers of separation science.
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Analytical Research Forum 2016


The next Analytical Research Forum is due to take place at Burlington House, London, UK on the 8th July 2016

“The Analytical Research Forum provides a high impact scientific meeting for the UK analytical community with both high profile speakers and opportunities for younger researchers to present their work. Our one day format includes keynotes and invited talks plus additional oral papers selected by the Scientific Committee from the submitted abstracts. The flash poster session enables yet more participants to share their work in this exciting interdisciplinary meeting for the analytical science community.”

There will be five plenary speakers invited from around the UK, presenting on topics including…

•    The sound of chemistry
•    Cracking crime with lasers
•    New horizons in medical diagnostics
•    Rosetta: the challenge of analysis beyond Earth

Dates for your diary:

3rd May 2016: Oral abstract deadline
9th May 2016
:
Poster abstract deadline
3rd June 2016
:
Early bird registration deadline
3rd June 2016
: Bursary application deadline
24th June 2016
: Final registration deadline

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT HERE

For more information about the event please see the Analytical Research Forum website. Hope to see you there!

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Is food allergen analysis flawed?

Dairy products

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It’s Allergy Awareness Week 25 April – 1 May, 2016.

There are around 21 million people who suffer from allergies in the UK alone.  Allergy UK is the leading national charity dedicated to supporting these people, and provides a dedicated helpline and online forums. Allergy Awareness Week hopes to draw attention to a number of allergies and promote well-being in those individuals who suffer from them.

Researchers at LGC, The Queen’s University of Belfast, Allergy Action, and the University of Manchester have combined to produce a critical review published in Analyst on the flaws in the analysis of food allergens that could jeopardise their future risk management, as well as ways to address those flaws. Follow the link below to read their review.

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Is food allergen analysis flawed? Health and supply chain risks and a proposed framework to address urgent analytical needs
M. J. Walker, D. T. Burns, C. T. Elliott, M. H. Gowland and E. N. Clare Mills
Analyst, 2016, 141, 24-35
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN01457C

Check out the Chemistry World comment on allergies from Michael Walker here.

Interested to read more about food testing? Try the ‘Detecting food authenticity and integrity‘ online collection: A compilation of papers showcasing the latest discoveries and developments in the analysis and detection of food fraud, contamination, adulteration and spoilage.

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Open Access papers in Analyst

We are very pleased to share with you below some of the latest Open Access papers published in Analyst that may be of interest to you. These research papers are free to access for all – we hope you enjoy reading them.

Rebekah Louise Sayers, Phil E Johnson, Justin T Marsh, Perdita Barran, Helen Brown and Clare Mills
Analyst, 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00359A, Paper

Marco Realini, Alessandra Botteon, Claudia Conti, Chiara Colombo and Pavel Matousek
Analyst, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00413J, Paper

Jakob Felix Hitzenberger, Claudia Dammann, Nina Lang, Dominik Lungerich, Miguel García-Iglesias, Giovanni Bottari, Tomás Torres, Norbert Jux and Thomas Drewello
Analyst, 2016, 141, 1347-1355
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02148K, Paper

Loanda R. Cumba, Christopher W. Foster, Dale A. C. Brownson, Jamie P. Smith, Jesus Iniesta, Bhawana Thakur, Devaney R. do Carmo and Craig E. Banks
Analyst, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00167J, Paper

Georgios Theophilou, Kássio M. G. Lima, Pierre L. Martin-Hirsch, Helen F. Stringfellow and Francis L. Martin
Analyst, 2016, 141, 585-594
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN00939A, Paper

Samuel J. Allen, Kevin Giles, Tony Gilbert and Matthew F. Bush
Analyst, 2016, 141, 884-891
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02107C, Paper

S. Casabella, P. Scully, N. Goddard and P. Gardner
Analyst, 2016, 141, 689-696
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN01851J, Paper

Woong Kim, Nara Kim, Eunbyoul Lee, Duckhoe Kim, Zee Hwan Kim and Joon Won Park
Analyst, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00035E, Communication

Blake M. Bluestein, Fionnuala Morrish, Daniel J. Graham, Jamie Guenthoer, David Hockenbery, Peggy L. Porter and Lara J. Gamble
Analyst, 2016, 141, 1947-1957
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02406D, Paper

Katherine Ganio, Simon A. James, Dominic J. Hare, Blaine R. Roberts and Gawain McColl
Analyst, 2016, 141, 1434-1439
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02544C, Paper

Satish Balasaheb Nimse, Mukesh Digambar Sonawane, Keum-Soo Song and Taisun Kim
Analyst, 2016, 141, 740-755
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN01790D, Critical Review

Suman Mallick, Falguni Chandra and Apurba L. Koner
Analyst, 2016, 141, 827-831
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN01911G, Communication

Bing Li, Yong Qiu, Hanchang Shi and Huabing Yin
Analyst, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02649K, Paper

Elias Blanco, Christopher W. Foster, Loanda R. Cumba, Devaney R. do Carmo and Craig E. Banks
Analyst, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00440G, Paper

Morphy C. Dumlao, Laura E. Jeffress, J. Justin Gooding and William A. Donald
Analyst, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00178E, Paper

Thomas P. McNamara and Christopher F. Blanford
Analyst, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00143B, Paper

Yuki Hiruta, Ryosuke Kanazashi, Eri Ayano, Teruo Okano and Hideko Kanazawa
Analyst, 2016, 141, 910-917
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN01996F, Paper

Julia Kuligowski, Marwa R. EL-Zahry, Ángel Sánchez-Illana, Guillermo Quintás, Máximo Vento and Bernhard Lendl
Analyst, 2016, 141, 2165-2174
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN01865J, Paper

Drupad K. Trivedi, Katherine A. Hollywood, Nicholas J. W. Rattray, Holli Ward, Dakshat K. Trivedi, Joseph Greenwood, David I. Ellis and Royston Goodacre
Analyst, 2016, 141, 2155-2164
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00108D, Paper

Miguel Aller Pellitero, Maria Kitsara, Friedrich Eibensteiner and F. Javier del Campo
Analyst, 2016, 141, 2515-2522
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02424B, Paper

P. Matousek, C. Conti, M. Realini and C. Colombo
Analyst, 2016, 141, 731-739
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02129D, Critical Review

L. E. Jones, A. Stewart, K. L. Peters, M. McNaul, S. J. Speers, N. C. Fletcher and S. E. J. Bell
Analyst, 2016, 141, 902-909
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02326B, Paper

Rachael Smith, Karen L. Wright and Lorna Ashton
Analyst, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00152A, Critical Review

Vijaya Sunkara, Hyun-Kyung Woo and Yoon-Kyoung Cho
Analyst, 2016, 141, 371-381
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN01775K, Minireview

John J. MacInnis, Trevor C. VandenBoer and Cora J. Young
Analyst, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00313C, Paper

James Ord, Holly J. Butler, Martin R. McAinsh and Francis L. Martin
Analyst, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00392C, Paper

Tanja Gaissmaier, Markus Siebenhaar, Vanya Todorova, Volker Hüllen and Carsten Hopf
Analyst, 2016, 141, 892-901
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02302E, Paper

Bhawana Thakur, Elena Bernalte, Jamie P. Smith, Christopher W. Foster, Patricia E. Linton, Shilpa N. Sawant and Craig E. Banks
Analyst, 2016,141, 1233-1238
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02469B, Communication

Santiago Medina-Rodríguez, Sergey A. Denisov, Yanouk Cudré, Louise Male, Marta Marín-Suárez, Alberto Fernández-Gutiérrez, Jorge F. Fernández-Sánchez, Arnaud Tron, Gediminas Jonusauskas, Nathan D. McClenaghan and Etienne Baranoff
Analyst, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00497K, Paper

Joshua M. Jackson, James B. Taylor, Małgorzata A. Witek, Sally A. Hunsucker, Jennifer P. Waugh, Yuri Fedoriw, Thomas C. Shea, Steven A. Soper and Paul M. Armistead
Analyst, 2016, 141, 640-651
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN01836F, Paper
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