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.

Peanuts

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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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Top ten most accessed Analyst articles from January to March 2016

During the months of January – March 2016, the most downloaded Analyst articles were:

Caroline Bylda, Roland Thiele, Uwe Kobold and Dietrich A. Volmer
Analyst, 2014, 139, 2265-2276
DOI: 10.1039/C4AN00094C, Minireview

Jamie P. Smith, Oliver B. Sutcliffe and Craig E. Banks
Analyst, 2015, 140, 4932-4948
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN00797F, Minireview

Alexander Yavorskyy, Aaron Hernandez-Santana, Geraldine McCarthy and Gillian McMahon
Analyst, 2008, 133, 302-318
DOI: 10.1039/B716791A, Critical Review

David I. Ellis, David P. Cowcher, Lorna Ashton, Steve O’Hagan and Royston Goodacre
Analyst, 2013, 138, 3871-3884
DOI: 10.1039/C3AN00698K, Critical Review

Martin Jahn, Sophie Patze, Izabella J. Hidi, Richard Knipper, Andreea I. Radu, Anna Mühlig, Sezin Yüksel, Vlastimil Peksa, Karina Weber, Thomas Mayerhöfer, Dana Cialla-May and Jürgen Popp
Analyst, 2016, 141, 756-793
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02057C, Critical Review

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

Ming Li, Scott K. Cushing and Nianqiang Wu
Analyst, 2015, 140, 386-406
DOI: 10.1039/C4AN01079E, Critical Review

Gerdi Christine Kemmer, Sidsel Ammitzbøll Bogh, Michael Urban, Michael G. Palmgren, Tom Vosch, Jürgen Schiller and Thomas Günther Pomorski
Analyst, 2015, 140, 6313-6320
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN01180A, Paper

Guiqiu Chen, Zhi Guo, Guangming Zeng and Lin Tang
Analyst, 2015, 140, 5400-5443
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN00389J, Critical Review

Hongguang Sun, Weihong Tan and Youli Zu
Analyst, 2016, 141, 403-415
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN01995H, Minireview
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X-ray advances Aboriginal culture study

Written for Chemistry World by Sarah Rogers

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For the first time, Australian scientists have studied complex mixtures of natural pigments on intact Aboriginal Australian artefacts using x-ray fluorescence microscopy.

Previously applied to canvas paintings, the group at Flinders University applied the technique, which analyses the composition, application and layering of pigments, to two indigenous Australian objects – a boomerang and a bark painting. X-ray fluorescence microscopy allows complex elemental analysis of pigment mixtures of varying thickness without the need for damaging sample extraction. The objects are analysed directly in the x-ray beam.

Read the full article in Chemistry World >>>

Novel application of X-ray fluorescence microscopy (XFM) for the non-destructive micro-elemental analysis of natural mineral pigments on Aboriginal Australian objects
Rachel S. Popelka-Filcoff, Claire E. Lenehan, Enzo Lombi, Erica Donner, Daryl L. Howard, Martin D. de Jonge, David Paterson, Keryn Walshe and Allan Pring
Analyst, 2016
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02065D, Paper

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SPEC 2016 themed issue with Analyst

As with previous SPEC conferences, Analyst is proud to be publishing a themed issue on optical diagnosis 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.

You can submit your article using the Analyst portal

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Congrats to the Europt[r]ode poster prize winners

Congratulations to our Analyst Poster Prize winners at the recent Europt[r]ode XIII meeting in Graz, Austria. The biannual conference is one of the major conference series on optical sensors and since 1992 it has been a forum for scientists and engineers from academia, research institutes and industry from all over the world.

First place was won by Idoia Urriza, Complutense University of Madrid, whose poster was entitled “New luminescent indicator dyes for oxygen, hydrogen sulphide, mercaptans and ammonia detection in biogas streams”.

There was a tie for second place. One runner up was Gillian Duffy, Dublin City University, with her poster “A fully integrated centrifugal lab-on-a-disc optical sensing platform for measurement of phosphate in water”.

And the second runner up was Maciej Trzaskowski, Warsaw University of Technology, with his poster “Mobile SPR system for detection of biological threats”.

The winners were selected by a panel of judges and the prizes were awarded by Analyst Deputy Editor Rebecca Brodie. First prize was 300 Euros, with both runners up winning 150 Euros each. All received a certificate to recognise their achievement.

Congratulations to Idoia, Gillian and Maciej!

Idoia Urriza Gillian Duffy Maciej Trzaskowski
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