ASASS 2

ASASS (ACROSS International Symposium on Advances in Separation Science) is an International Symposium dedicated to showcasing the latest and greatest achievements in the field of separation science and related techniques, bringing together the leading scientists and practitioners within Australia, with invited international experts of world renown.

ASASS will be taking place from 30th November to 2nd December in Hobart, Tasmania.

To find out more details about ASASS 2016, please click here. You can also see here for registration information.

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Congratulations to the SPEC 2016 poster prize winner

Congratulations to our Analyst Poster Prize winner at the recent SPEC meeting 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.

The winner was Anna Balbekova of the Technische University Wien with her poster Multimodal (FTIR and LA-ICP-MS) Imaging of a Tumor Treated With Sunitinib and Cisplatin.

Well done Anna!

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Editorial Board member Boris Mizaikoff wins RSC Emerging Technologies Competition prize

Congratulations to Editorial Board member Boris Mizaikoff and researchers at Ulm University for winning a second prize in the RSC Emerging Technologies Competition 2016.

The Emerging Technologies Competition is the Royal Society of Chemistry’s annual innovation initiative, turning promising ideas into commercial reality. Now in its fourth year, the competition brings cutting edge science to the real world for the benefit of society.

Entrants were required to pitch their ideas to a panel of expert judges, in front of a live audience, at Chemistry Means Business on 15 June 2016.

Professor Mizaikoff and researchers at Ulm University, were awarded second prize in the Health & Wellbeing category for their advanced infrared breath diagnostic devices.

Ulm University is using substrate-integrated hollow waveguides to facilitate the development of label-free miniaturised breath diagnostic devices, based on mid-infrared sensing technology. This allows quantitative determination of volatile organic biomarkers in exhaled breath within minute sample volumes, with high time resolution, and with inherent molecular selectivity at trace levels.”

You can read more about the winners of the competition here and also register your interest for next years competition.

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SCIX 2016


The national meeting of Society for Applied Spectroscopy co-meeting with 23rd International Symposium on Electro and Liquid Phase-Separation Techniques (ITP2016) is due to take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, MN between 18th – 23rd September 2016.

‘Leading researchers will convene to present their cutting edge developments in analytical sciences, instrumentation and unique applications.  The meeting hosts a world class exhibition, presentations from leading scientists, educational courses, and many networking opportunities.’

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

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Nanoprobes to guide cancer radiotherapy dosing

Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) can help optimise radiotherapy treatment regimes for prostate cancer, UK scientists have shown.

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer worldwide in men, and the fourth most common cancer overall. It is usually treated with radiotherapy, and doctors would like to tailor doses for individual patients. This would help maximise tumour cell destruction, while minimising damage to normal tissue.

To read the full article by Sarah Rogers, please visit Chemistry World.

Measuring the effects of fractionated radiation therapy in a 3D prostate cancer model system using SERS nanosensors

Victoria L. Camus, Grant Stewart, William H. Nailon, Duncan B. McLarend and Colin J. Campbell
Analyst, 2016
DOI:  10.1039/C6AN01032F



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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?

SPEC 2016 Logo image

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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